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“Just for us” trip made all the difference

19 Oct 2019
Olivia Pokras and Bob with Hetti

Olivia Pokras and Bob with Hetti

Dear (Walk With) Jith,

It’s hard to imagine a better trip to Sri Lanka for our interests; birds in particular, but nature in general, your efforts in working with my wife, Olivia, to design a “just for us” trip made all the difference. This trip focused on the south. It may take a few years before return (it’s a long trip to the U.S), But we are already talking about seeing the north of your wonderful country.

Many thanks,
Bob and Olivia

P.S. what can I say about Hetti?
If we are lucky enough to return, it would have to be with Hetti. He is a wonderful guide; He is an even better person.

19th  October 1st November 2018

 

Birds and other wildlife -- we got everything and much more from our tour.

21 Sep 2019
Robb Dunn and Barbara Liddle

Robb Dunn and Barbara Liddle

As two people interested in birds and other wildlife, we got everything and much more from our tour. While the national parks were amazing, walk with Jith’s contacts with local villages were equally memorable. The knowledge and enthusiasm of our expert guide and friendliness of all the special jeep drivers made for a wonderful experience in a beautiful country. Go to Sri Lanka for your own walk with Jith! You wont be disappointed!

Itinerary masterpiece, excellent crafting, well-balanced

14 Sep 2019
EK and Michele with Dhammika

EK and Michele with Dhammika

Walk With Jith (WWJ) is excellent of crafting a well-balanced itinerary centered around Heritage, Nature, Birding, Safari, Agriculture, Beaches, Whaling all in one island. Indeed, Sri Lanka has almost everything in one island and Jith is patient, listen to our requirement presented a valued proposition.

A good itinerary masterpiece requires an exedient executor and this is none other than Dammika. With his hawk eye acuteness and vast knowledge database and intelligence of an owl. Dammika walked through our itinerary with understanding, professionalism, client orientedness and safety. He was always on the lookout to ensure we maximize and experience the beauty of Sri Lanka.

Thank you Jith and Dammika. Hope to catch up again in our next trip

Take care !

All 34 endemics seen at a tricky time of the year

14 Aug 2019

A good adventure with all endemics seen at a tricky time of the year.

Met by Jith and Upali at the agreed time and this continued to be punctual throughout the tour. The contrast between the hot, humid lowlands to the cold windy highlands, then back to the dry south and then to the wet rainforest of Sinharaja was an experience but luckily Jith prepared us by telling us to bring warm cloths.

Upali was a great driver, manage the long drives, including twisty mountain roads carefully even with challenging car conditions. He was very knowledgeable about the birds and other animals seen and knew of special locations to find more secretive birds.  

Additional guides were used in some places Bundala, Yala and Sinharaja. They were also good drivers and excellent at spotting birds and animals as we were moving along! No binoculars needed.   

Expert birding with culture - enabled us to do the impossible

12 Aug 2019

Walk with Jith did a great job of mixing specialist bird watching and cultural tourism, all packed into 8 days! The tour was very well planned to enable us to do the impossible: mix expert guided birding with visiting the main cultural centres.

The driving guide they gave us, Chamil, was superb at finding birds for us. In just 4 days of birding we saw 135 species including 26 of the 33 birds endemic to the island. It was well beyond anything I expected. He was brilliant as a bird guide and as a driver, but he also made a very good job of taking us to the key cultural sights that we could fit into the short time we had. He was very courteous and considerate throughout. 

Hetty was always helpful and kind - Wonderful family tour

12 Aug 2019
Ignacio family and Nicolau family

Ignacio family and Nicolau family

Dear All,

It has been a wonderful trip. We have spent great 20 days with a good and balanced combination at wildlife, nature, culture and leisure. We really enjoyed your country.

Our guide Hetty was always helpful and kind trying to make our vacations as easy as possible. Special thanks to him and to all staff. Nalin is a great helper, always ready to help. The driver Suranga very prudent and carefully. We were feeling very safe with him on the roads.

Same suggestions for the next families: please advise customers that doing a one-day safari is really exhausting. Parks are not well preparing with areas to rest enough. Better suggest 2 game drives even it increasing budget.

It has been a good selection of the hotels. Some of them very very pleasant with the exception of the last one. We understand however that options are more limited in this area.

All in all it has been a wonderful trip that we will keep in our memories long time.

Recommend Walk With Jith to anyone visiting this beautiful country

19 Jun 2019
Erik Enbody and Grace Sprehn in Rain Forest with Thilina

Erik Enbody and Grace Sprehn in Rain Forest with Thilina

We chose Walk With Jith and his outstanding guide Thilina for our bird watching holiday in June. We wanted a guide for logistics and for find the more difficult birds. We couldn’t have chosen better. Jith communicated with us for months to plan the perfect itinerary and arranged all the logistics.

On tour Thilina worked day and night to find the birds and mammals. He found all that we wanted and more. More than just a wildlife guide, Thilina was also great at looking after our needs, always flexible and extremely friendly. Along the way Thilina ensured we experienced the best local food and culture, in between focused and productive birding sessions. We can especially recommend him to anyone interested to seeing owls, as he is the most capable and dedicated owl finder we have met.

We work hardly recommend Walk With Jith to anyone visiting this beautiful country.    

Incredibly rare Ceylon Bay Owl – only with Athula’s expert service

9 Jun 2019
Timothy Liew and Group

Timothy Liew and Group

Thank you so much Athula for an absolutely amazing six days of birding. Not only is Athula professional in his guide services, he ensured that everything was well taken care of including the accommodations and food. Athula is an expert bird guide and he knows each bird species and calls which he can easily identify. Throughout the six days he has put in a lot of hard work and dedication to ensure that we were able to see all the endemics.

Birding only in Sinharaja and Nuwara Eliya we were able to see all endemics except the Wood Pigeon.  Highlight of the trip included photography the endemic Serendib Scopes Owl, Sri Lanka Frogmouth, Scaly Thrush and the all-time elusive and incredible rare Ceylon Bay Owl. It is only with Athula’s expert service that we were able to achieve this and we would highly recommend Athula to any prospective bird watches or photographers. 

Timothy Liew, Donovan, Jin Rui, HuiXian

Singapore

09th June to 14th June 2019

  

Sad time to be in Sri Lanka. But it didn’t spoil our trip.

19 Apr 2019
Safari in Yala National Park -- Lisa Correl and Julian with Thilina

Safari in Yala National Park -- Lisa Correl and Julian with Thilina

Everything was fabulous. Great bird sightings. Great safari.

Excellent hotels (apart from Lake view) Lovely Sri Lankan people

Fabulous food.

Thilina is an amazing guide. Very knowledgeable – polite – nothing too much trouble. He made this a perfect tour. Very sad time to be in Sri Lanka with the awful troubles. But it didn’t spoil out trip. Thank you to Jith and Thilina !!!

Guide Thilina recommended especially of bird photographers -- outstanding!

7 Apr 2019

Tony and Christine with Thilina
Tony and Christine with Thilina

We could not have wished for better.

Our guide Tilly (Thilina) was outstanding and we would recommend him to anyone- especially bird photographers. Accommodation was very good and the gardens around Hibiscus and Blue Magpie were “dripping” with birds.

We had a great holiday and would definitely use WWJ again. These guys really know their birds and where to find them.

Tony and Christine

Australia

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