United Kingdom

Fantastic trip in a fantastic, clean and picturesque country

1 Mar 2020
Darren and Paula with Hetti

Darren and Paula with Hetti

I arranged a 7-day birdwatching tour for me and my non birding wife, focusing on the endemic birds of Sri Lanka. This was to be followed by a week at our chosen beach resort. All arrangements and events were dealt with impeccably by Jith and our guide “Hetti”, a very good meet and greet,  and we were of on our tour.

Our guide Hetti was superb throughout. His knowledge of all things from butterflies, dragonflies and lizards was fantastic, his binding skills were excellent. Hetti was a joy to be with, he has 25 years as a guide and this shows, all our needs taken care of, nothing too much for him. Hetti should be very proud of the service he provides.

All in all a fantastic trip in a fantastic, clean and picturesque country.

This trip will not be forgotten. No hesitation recommending Walk With Jith.

Darran Stanyard

01/03/20

Fantastic tour! Communication excellent and prompt

24 Feb 2020
Jennifer Thomasson and Ian Billenness at Yala

Jennifer Thomasson and Ian Billenness at Yala

We have had a fantastic tour, with a great mix of birds, wildlife & cultural sites. We have seen over 220 bird species several leopard and numerous elephants. Our guide Thilli was fantastic and his ability to hear and find birds was amazing. He worked tirelessly to make our trip enjoyable.

The communication with Jith before and during the trip was excellent and prompt. The Sri Lankan people are so friendly and welcoming.

It’s unfortunate that our grip was cut short by Coronavirus before we reached Sinharaja, so we have a good reason to return and find the 7 endemics that we missed!

We would certainly recommend Walk With Jith and Thilli our brilliant guide.

Many thanks

Jennifer Thomasson and Ian Billenness
Kent
United Kingdom
15 03 2020

24th February – 19th March 2020

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Dear Thilli,

Birds, Wildlife And Cultural Tour

1 Feb 2020
Anny Kilbourne and Ian Dodds with Thilina

Anny Kilbourne and Ian Dodds with Thilina

We could not have enjoyed our first visit to Sri Lanka more. We came as near-beginner birders, with only four or five years' experience. We were a bit worried that since most of Jith's clients seemed to be hard-core bird-watchers, dealing with us would be like looking after the village idiots. But that fear dissipated once we met out guide, Thilina, who assumed we would have the same ambitions to see birds as any expert.  Here, I have to say this man is something of a phenomenon. His ability to find a bird simply from the reactions of other wildlife, or from the slightest, barely audible whistle (which we often couldn't detect) is little short of uncanny. Thanks to his skill, we saw all but one of Sri Lanka's endemic bird species. And the one that got away was the victim of abnormally dry conditions in his habitats, something we were forced to admit after Thilina led us in two and a half days' hunts. We knew that if he couldn't find it, it wasn't there.

We have been well looked after throughout...

19 Feb 2020
Dave Cox and group with Hetti

Dave Cox and group with Hetti

We were a group of 2 couples and 4 single males. On behalf of the group I cannot fault the organization, the team, transport, or accommodation. We have been well looked after throughout seeing all the garget bird species and more, total birds seen by Group were 217 which included all 34 endemics. Jith and his team and contacts worked tirelessly to ensure our trip met all our objectives even finishing with 2 leopards at Yala and Excellent view of some buffalos.

Our flight was delayed by over 16 hours due to weather in London but this was taken in stride and did not inhibit us from getting everything from the …. The late change hote,, Hill Pride, could have done with heating as we experienced & …. Of c…. wet …… . The Rooms were good and staff and food excellent so al in all work out well.

All of the endemic species were seen in a very short time. Tx Saman!

3 Feb 2020
Wingspan Group with Saman

Wingspan Group with Saman

03rd – 16th February 2020

This was the third tour of Sri Lanka by Wingspan bird tours organized by Walk With Jith and as usual it was a resounding success. All of the endemic species were seen in a very short time. Thanks to the effort of our guide Saman.

The trip was well organized and well-coordinated, drivers and mini bus were superb and all accommodation excellent.   

Thank you Jith for another wonderful trip. Windspan Bird group will be back next year.

Bob Buckler

Best price and fast response. Highly recommend “Walk With Jith” and Sri Lanka

10 Dec 2019
Abdul Rahman,Chris Lansdell , Graham Sorrie and Hetti in Tissamaharama

Abdul Rahman,Chris Lansdell , Graham Sorrie and Hetti in Tissamaharama

It was a great tour with Jith. The logistics, transport, accommodation and places we visited were excellent.

Our guide Hetti was able to find us all the endemics, and the rare wintering birds. I do highly recommend “Walk With Jith” and Sri Lanka in general. You had the best price and fast response.

Abdul Rahman Al-Shiran Arenezi
Kuwait city
Kuwait

10th to 20th December 2019

100% satisfaction guaranteed if you book him through WALK WITH JITH!!

12 Dec 2019
Paul Pugh and Thilina

Paul Pugh and Thilina

I guess that coming back to Sri Lanka, just 15 months after my first visit speaks volume about the place…. But the main reason I came back was that I didn’t visit the highlands on my first visit. So needed the last 4 endemics plus Bay Owl … And better view of the “bloody” Starling!!

My expert and friendly guide Thilina is simply the best birder if you want if you want to see things quickly and well… My second time with him also… 100% satisfaction guaranteed if you book him through WALK WITH JITH!!

Birds, Butterflies, Dragonflies, Moths Mammals, and a great time with a great person…My sincere thanks THILY – you are the best – Thanks for my BAY OWL and especially for that “Bloody” Starling.

Kindest Regards

Paul Pugh

12th – 23rd December 2019

 

You have earned our trust as a company - 5th year touring

24 Nov 2019
Exmoor Zoo group with Saman and Jith

Exmoor Zoo group with Saman and Jith

 

Thank you for all your organizational expertise for the tour. You never fail to provide a memorable experience. Your guide Saman , the driver + footman have all showed us your country, culture + wildlife. We will be back, I’m sure
Lynn Reynolds

As usual the whole experience from booking, discussing the itinerary, agreeing the standard of accommodation, provide the right standard of guide, the most beneficial transport and the length of stay at the destinations resulted in a smooth and worry free relaxing holiday. You have earned our trust as a company. Thank you!
Danny Reynolds

Fifth time and another amazing tour. Thank you Jith and your team
Pat and Tracey

First visit for us. Wonderful, good wildlife, good culture, food and a wonderful holiday
Dick and Rosie

Great time for all of us especially me, first time visit. Your team are great and thanks again for a great night on Friday 6th December
Steve

His experience proved invaluable, especially when it comes to recognizing calls.

30 Nov 2019

A very intensive but ultimately successful tour, despite poor weather in Nuwara Eliya area. Hetti and the driver Indunil (who doubled up as a bird- spotter) worked very hard to make sure I saw as many of my targets as possible. His experience proved invaluable, especially when it comes to recognizing calls.  I usually know what I am looking at, but often not what I am hearing. So I am sure that had I been on my own, I would not have seen half of what I did.  

4. Bird watching tour

30th November – 02nd December 2019

 

Athula - amazing birder, excellent eyes and hearing, recommended

26 Nov 2019

Hi Jith, Firstly I would like to thank you for organizing a great birding and wildlife tour for me. I have given some written feedback to Athula for you but I guess I wanted to summarize my thought to you in an email.
In total I was able to see in excess of 180 birds and I realize that my focus was on the target birds I have not seen rather than seeking higher number of species. I am glad I was persuaded to change the plan from Bundala to Lunugamverah? as I had fantastic views of a leopard which I had not expected or hoped for.

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