Reviews by Tour Type


Wise advice. Sharing, flexible and patient guide

13 Dec 2017

Belinda with her father and Hetti
Belinda with her father and Hetti

The flexibility and wise advice you offered at the planning stages were much appreciated as was your clear communication. I knew we were in safe hands from the start.

Our guide, Hetti, was fantastic at sharing his detailed knowledge of Sri Lanka, especially its wildlife. He was always flexible and patient; he often made helpful suggestions about how we could alter our programme, good places to eat and where to see wildlife, especially birds. It was a real privilege to spend two weeks with such and expert.

Belinda Wallace

UK, Bristol


Belinda with her father and Hetti
Belinda with her father and Hetti

6th visit since 2007 - 10 Years of memories

16 Jun 2017

Australian + Irish Group
Australian-Irish Group - June 2017

Thanks again Burgher brother
Like a bad smell I’ll be back.
Next time 35 people!


We really do appreciate your earnest attention to detial in planning the itinerary and selection of hotels. Your selection of Sri Lanka’s flora & fauna and your patience in assisting with all the details to ensure that once again we have had a wonderful holiday.
Many thanks.
Trish & Kichard Groom.
Melborne, Australia


To my Dear friend Jith,
Many years of tours with you and many pleasurable memories. Thank you yet again for all your attention to detail and company. I am getting ideas for our next tour. 
Another success. 
Thanks Jenn xx.
(your co-guide).
Melb. Australia.
P.S. look forward to a visit from you to Melbourne.

Horton Plains - lovely walk, beautiful surroundings.

2 Jun 2017
Clare Askham and Marie Benson with Upali
Clare Askham and Marie Benson with Upali

Askham / Benson Trip

2 June – 16 June 2017

Met at airport by Upali taken to Goldi Sands Hotel


Goldi Sands Hotel

Nice room

Good Pool

Food was mediocre

Internet, a little patchy


Trip to market very enjoyable


Riverside Villas, Kandy

2 star at best

Room, large but had lots of mosquito guests!

Food, very basic. Internet, very good.

Staff, charming.

Wouldn’t want to stay there again.


Spice gardens v.good

Botanical gardens good

[Cultural] show interesting.

Tooth Palace interesting.


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



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.


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


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