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For a combined wildlife and cultural trip, the bird list exceeded my expectations

24 Jan 2019
Murrya Lord and Family

Murrya Lord and Family

“Organising the trip could not have been any easier. It only took a couple of emails to agree the plan and then we got pricing which made clear what was and was not included. Quick turnaround on questions gave a very positive impression.

Dhammika was a good, professional guide and a safe driver. He was always good humoured and worked hard to make the holiday work smoothly yet flexibly. For a combined wildlife and cultural trip, the bird list exceeded my expectations. We all enjoyed the variety of interesting activities, good accommodations and good wildlife sightings.

As a suggestion for how to improve things, it would have been good if we had a more detailed briefing of what was happening in advanced each day, and sometimes being given a few more options to choose from would be helpful.

For example:

-if we’d known in advanced that the Yala safari included a two-hour lunch break we could have bought a book to read or activities for children.

Our “tailor made” trip was very well organized. Highly recommend...

24 Jan 2019
Klas and Utta Fresk

Klas and Utta Fresk

If you want a bird trip in Sri Lanka, we can highly recommend “Walk With Jith”. Our bird guide was excellent in all meanings, skilled, perfect English, social and very helpful.

The company was easy in all contacts. Our “tailor made” trip was very well organized. We saw many more birds than we expected.

Klas and Utta Fresk
Västerås, Sweden

Best possible birding holiday. Fantastic service!

24 Jan 2019

We have had the best possible birding holiday. Our guide (Upali) has taken excellent care of us throughout and found 215 species, including all the endemics. We have been able to relax totally, knowing that our guide (driver too) would take care of everything, whilst not being intrusive. We had great views of all the species. Upali has also been passionate about the cultural sites.

Jith engaged with our ideas prior to the trip and organised our tailor – made itinerary. All was so easy. At the beginning of the holiday, Walk With Jith drove us to our Air BnB accommodation near Matara, which we had arranged ourselves. The accommodation wasn’t easy to find, but the drives helped locate it and would not leave until we had checked the accommodation and were happy- even though it was our own booking. Fantastic service!  

Alison and Nick Blinston

Nottingham, UK

Our guide, knowledgeable, enthusiastic, looked after us very well

20 Jan 2019
David and Crhis Evans with Athula

David and Crhis Evans with Athula

The trip was very well organised, and we travelled in a comfortable, air-conditioned van. Athula, our guide, was knowledgeable, enthusiastic and looked after us very well, even giving us an insight into Sri Lankan life and its culture, along with plants and their uses. We saw 238 birds on our trip- an excellent total, including nearby all the endemics (or all, depending on which list) with plenty of time for photography.

The hotels were of a good standard.

Tamarind Tree Hotel – very convenient for airport food buffet. Style – ok

Plantation hotel – Quirky and interesting good food and service. Nice location.

Glenfall Reach – Standard hotel room, comfortable staff, very attentive, but food could be poor.

Hibiscus Garden – Good hotel, nice garden good for birds. Excellent staff and very good food. Only problem - hot water had run out by the time we got back from safari.

Thilina - hearing and ability to spot birds is just amazing

12 Jan 2019

Thilina was a great driver and excellent guide. He is very knowledgeable about birds, animals, vegetation etc. His hearing and ability to spot birds is just amazing. He is very courteous at all times and listened and took on our suggestions.

Your next visitors will benefit from hot tea/ coffee from his newly acquired flask.

We had an amazing luck with 33/34 endemics spotted.

Thilina spilt us with additional snacks and treats on the journey and always made sure we were ok.

Manda and Spencer Simmons

London, UK

Advanced ones or beginners this program will be excellent to enjoy, learn and fully inspired

12 Jan 2019

Overall this is a lovely trip with walk with Jith, very clear briefing upon arrival with detailed booklet, the success of this trip cannot be without our guide Mr. Senerath, who is very knowledgeable about Sri Lanka birds in all the areas that we visited, he has impressive eyesight.

All accommodations are comfortable, excellent Sri Lankan food and fresh fruit juice during our visit in 11 days.

For natural birds, wildlife lovers, advanced ones or beginners this program will be excellent to enjoy, learn and fully inspired. Again, thanks to the arrangement by Walk With Jith, and special thanks to the guide. Mr. Senerath.

Sincerely,
Mr. and Mrs. Graham

Wide variety of habitats, great overview of the bird life

13 Aug 2018

Owen and Tina with Upali
Owen and Tina with Upali

We would like to thank you for a fabulous three-week tour of Sri Lanka covering both bird watching and cultural activities. One of the strengths has been the wide variety of habitats we have visited, giving us a great overview of the bird life of Sri Lanka. As the result of the skill and knowledge of our guide, we have seen the majority of the endemics. However, one of the highlights must be our unexpected spotting of a Loris in Sinharaja forest.

We have stayed in a variety of different accommodation, which have all been in stunning locations, from basic motels to colonial bungalows. The standard of these has been at least good. We would like to thank you and your team for a well-organized and well balanced program.       

Tina and Owen Watkins
Chester, United Kingdom
 

Thilina - best bird guide we have ever encountered

7 Aug 2018

Yolande Cozijn Warren Wilson and Guide Thilina
Yolande Cozijn Warren Wilson and Guide Thilina

Take a look at there Photo Book here: https://my.album.works/2NFFcyG

Bookings, itinerary, airport reception all very good.

All hotels very good except hotel “Leisure Village” hotel, Nuwara Eliya. Much below standard for our company clients. Must be better standard in future.

For us, the full day at Yala National Park was too long. Emphasis for us – perhaps OK for others.

Vehicle always clean, comfortable and felt safe.

I have never had a guide so good

12 Jul 2018

Paul Pugh and Olga with Thilina
Paul Pugh and Olga, with Thilina

I will email my full appraisal with photographs upon my return to home. But I would like to say this. I have never had a guide so good. So friendly, so dedicated and so nice Thilina. He is an absolute credit to Walk With Jith. We will be walking again soon. Thank you so much Paul and Olga.

Paul Pugh

12 – 17 July 2018

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