Set off on a relaxing boat safari along the placid Madu River. Observe the traditional lifestyle of inhabitants living on the quiet islands and the fascinating coastal wetland ecosystem teeming with plant and animal life. There are several places to see in Sri Lanka on the way. You can visit a Buddhist temple, also home to endearing mountains; a cinnamon plantation where you can buy cinnamon oil, sticks and powder; a fish farm where you can feed fish and hold a baby alligator; and sip on a tender coconut bought from an islander. For a cruise with a difference.