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Birding, architecture, culture, wildlife - excellent all the way!

24 Apr 2017

Simon and Andrew with Athula
Simon and Andrew with Athula

Excellent in every way. During the planning stages Jith was prompt, responsive and always full of suggestions. Once in Sri Lanka, both our guides were excellent – they knew their birds and where to find them, and they were just as helpful in other ways (this was as much an architectural / cultural trip as a wildlife trip). What was most impressive was the way everything was handled when a close relative of our guide, Saman, passed away overnight in the middle of the trip. Everything was seamless – a new guide was there in the morning, allowing Saman to go home and us to continue without a hitch, and despite having driven half the night to get to us with almost no notice, our new guide was chirpy, happy and on the ball from the outset.

Eenjoyed our trip and were very impressed with the organisation

19 Mar 2017

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Just to say thank you for organising our tour in Sri Lanka. We really enjoyed our trip and were very impressed with the organisation. Saman, our driver, was very knowledgeable about everything and even changed the itinerary to fit in with our individual needs. Dumb was also good for the trip to the beach.

Just a few comments about the hotels:-

Very pleased with our experienced guide and his tenacity to find us the specialties.

17 Mar 2017

Mark Alliban and Leila with Senarath-Walk With Jith 2017
Mark Alliban and Leila with Senarath-Walk With Jith 2017

Very pleased with our experienced guide and his tenacity to find us the specialties. Very welcoming people.

9/3/17

Mark Alliban

UK, Peterborough

Bird watching; best driver-guide we have ever had

22 Feb 2017

Tim and Susie Kemp  - Walk With Jith tour
Tim and Susie Kemp - Walk With Jith tour

We have just spent three extraordinary weeks in Sri Lanka on a predominantly birdwatching holiday with some culture.

The arrangements have been perfect and the trip has run like clockwork. Jith even visited us halfway through to make sure we were happy.

It has been the most wonderful experience, entirely due to Athula, our guide, who was totally committed to our wellbeing and satisfaction. He has a great sense of humour, a ready smile and a zest for life & birds which is infections. His friendly demeanor meant that everywhere we went, we met lovely smile, friendly people & felt very at home. He was mine of information about his country & we learnt an amazing amount from him.

Vehicles were clean & comfortable, both driving safely, checking we were OK & stopping to see birds

17 Jan 2017

2017-02-11 Stephen Dean &  Upali
2017-02-11 Stephen Dean & Upali

We had two guides (in addition to Jith) during our tour, both of whom were excellent. Tilly guided us at Talangama & Kitulgala.  At Kitulgala we stayed at a place that Tilly had not been to before, where he was very good, not only at finding the birds but “reading” the habitat to identify the possibilities.  He worked really hard to find the birds, always making sure we could see them properly.  He was great company.

Delivered just what we wanted: some wild-life, some culture, some history.

9 Jan 2017

TRICIA MULWANY's Walk With Jith tour
TRICIA MULWANY's Walk With Jith tour

We wanted to experience what Sri Lanka has to offer over a relatively short period. This tour came right at the end of 6 weeks’ traveling, and we didn’t want to spend a long time trying to find accommodation and where to go. This tour delivered just what we wanted: some wild-life, some culture, some history. Whilst we usually don’t like doing “touristy things”, we felt we needed to get a “flavor” of Sri Lanka in only 6 days, and this tour hit the spot!

Thank you for the batik gift!

Tricia & Jamie Mulvary

9/1/17

Well planned and executed. Extremely committed birdwatcher showed all endemics.

23 Dec 2016

Rosen Family - Sweden Birding Tour in Sri Lanka 2016-17
Rosen Family - Sweden. Birding Tour in Sri Lanka 2016-17

A well planned and executed trip for nature, birds & culture. Mr. Upali has done a very good job with logistics, atmosphere and not least sharing his deep knowledge on birds and culture. We really appreciate him sharing local customs, food and treats.

Last but not least, Mr. Upali is an extremely committed birdwatcher and managed to show 34 (all) endemics with good views. In addition we saw much more and had a good birding experience.

The choice of accommodation has been varied but always with “location” in focus. We like this concept, and with Mr. Upali reminding us to bring a few beers to Martins Lodge, we were all set.

Rosen Fanily, Sweden

23/12 16 – 6/1 17

Our tour guide was excellent and very knowledgeable.

15 Mar 2016

Sharon Whitaker and Valerie Mock with Indunil - March 2016
Sharon Whitaker and Valerie Mock with Indunil - March 2016

Walk with jith more than met our expectations. Our tour guide was excellent and very knowledgeable. He not only knew his bird species, he also knew which ones were endemic and which ones were migrant. He was able to compare them with ones that were in the us where we live and other Counties where we have visited, like South Africa. And most important for us. We also learned at our request about other flora and fauna, especially the unique lizards and flowing Shrubs and trees.

The driver was not only careful on the very crowded roads, but also good at spotting birds and lizards. He was much attuned to our needs. Slowing and stopping where possible for photos and bird watching opportunities.

The trip has been a magical journey for me and my family.

9 Mar 2016

Joshua, John and Pamella

9/3/2016 – 23/3/2016

The trip has been a magical journey for me and my family. To be with my mother and uncle as they visited place in Sri Lanka from their childhoods was marvelous, and all to   other locations, cities, hotels, shrines, temples and wildlife reserves was suspended not to mention all the birds. What really was special, was the comfort and ease of the whole holiday. We were in marvelous hands with Jith and attitude – always cared first and it made the journey effortless and marvelous.

I can’t walk to come back again further adventures with Sri Lanka and will. Happily WALK WITH JITH Again.

Thanks for everything.

very good eye-sight… passionate… well organized

8 Feb 2016

The tour guide is a bird expert with very good eye-sight. It’s very important that the guide could point out birds from far/ long distance. He’s very passionate about bird / animals.

The itinerary   is good and well organized. However, the elephant safari could be removed from the itinerary and more time should be spent in Yala National Park. It’s because there are lots of animals. including elephants in Yala National Park.

Good local restaurants should be introduced to the tourists. so that we can taste the very local food and culture.

 Karen Lee Group 2016

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