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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

Most well organised Birding tour we’ve ever undertaken

30 Mar 2019

Dave Tanner with Guide Athula
Dave Tanner with Guide Athula

Hi Jith​

Mary & I are now back home and fully recovered from our long flight from Colombo to Scotland via Dubai (26 hours travelling).

Firstly, we would like to thank you personally for organising a wonderful tour. We’re both of the opinion that this was the best and most well organised Birding tour we’ve ever undertaken, a credit to your planning .

We would also like to take this opportunity to once again thank Athula, who primarily was an excellent guide, driver and general all-round fixer . At a number of our hotels the staff didn’t seem to understand the concept of being vegetarian, on one occasion even thinking that Chicken soup was vegetarian . Not to worry, all sorted by Athula.

Big success due to the expertise and leadership of our guide Thilina

30 Mar 2019
Tim Snieder and Ramata Cisse with Thilina

Tim Snieder and Ramata Cisse with Thilina

Our birding trip was a big success due to the expertise and leadership of our guide Thilina Karunanayaka. His combination of passion for passion for nature, enthusiasm, resourcefulness and jovial character ensured that we found all 34 endemic species of Sri Lanka, plus a few bonuses! Thilina carried out detailed reconnaissance on the most difficult species, especially owls, seeming to have local contacts assisting him in every place we went. Lastly, we encountered a couple of tricky situations during the trip which our guide took care of in an extremely professional manner. We highly recommend Thilina of Walk With Jith tours to anyone serious about observing birds and / or wildlife in Sri Lanka.

We are birdwatchers not “twitchers”

26 Mar 2019

We are birdwatchers not “twitchers” and so were unsure what to expect. We were reassured firstly by Jith’s prompt and helpful information.

Our guide, Upali was amazing – he made us feel safe and secure, drove really carefully and carried out the itinerary to the letter. His knowledge about birds is first class. He was always polite and very helpful and never lost patience with our lack of bird watching experience. We managed to see the majority of the endemics and most of the birds shown in the bird book I had purchased. We were generally happy with our accommodation – it did vary considerably but we felt was value for money. The evening meals at Rock View motel were not to our liking. We particularly enjoyed the plantation hotel at Kithulgala and the Hibiscus hotel or Tissamaharama.

Exceptionally positive experience

19 Mar 2019
Linda Lennon and Clive Duncon

Linda Lennon and Clive Duncon

This has been an exceptionally positive experience from our initial enquiry and creation of a bespoke itinerary to Jith personally meeting us at the airport and introducing us to our superb guide Susa.

Our third trip. Guide's knowledge is astounding.

19 Mar 2019

This was our third trip and as enjoyable as the others, Our guide made it particularly enjoyable – his knowledge of the birds and wildlife generally was astounding.

His knowledge of location, habitat and calls ensured we saw more different birds than on earlier trips to Sri Lanka with “walk with jith”.

His organising and time schedules ensured we were out birding at the best/most comfortable times of the day.

Hetti’s English and sense of humour were particularly entertaining whilst driving between locations.

My wife and I thoroughly recommend “walk with jith” for birding in Sri Lanka.

 

Athula, he is a birding expert.

3 Mar 2019
Athula with Phina and Group

Athula with Phina and Group

Phina Liang

04/ 03/ 2019

Through Walk With Jtih arrangement. We had a wonderful birding trip experience in Sri Lanka starting from Feb 23rd to March 04th 2019.

During this journey, we watched 203 species of birds which includes all the 33 endemics. Thanks to Athula, our bird guide, he is a birding expert, without his help we couldn’t achieve our target.

Birding and exploring the ecosystems - fabulous trip

3 Mar 2019

Peggy McLeod and Lisa Soli
Peggy McLeod and Lisa Soli

For those who are interested in birding and exploring the ecosystems of Sri Lanka,

this is a fabulous trip. Our guide Susantha was extremely knowledgeable and

accommodating to our interests.

Our hotels were a mix of quality most of the staffs were exceedingly helpful and

friendly. We loved the quietness of the Ferncliff Inn.

This was a great experience for us.

Seattle, USA

A trip for hardcore birdwatchers

21 Feb 2019
Steen Sorgaard Group

Steen Sorgaard Group

Transport : Very convienient, very skilled driver, always a very clean car, (we felt safe inspite of the traffic). He always knew where to go.

 

Hotels/ Accommodation – Kithulgala rest house: Nice rooms, good food – Nice hotel.

Inn on the tree: Charmingly. Food rather basic.

Kandy Lake Lodge: Little charming lodge, very good food.

Leisure Village Hotel: Nice situated, but cold and a lot of people. We were the only guests.

Hibiscus Garden Hotel: Nice rooms, service is top. A very good accommodation.

Rock View Motel: far away from the location, a little empty; but good service.

 

Birding and the Guide:   Very clever guide, skillful, very enthusiastic and he made great efforts to satisfy our ornithological wishes. He made great efforts further on to show and tell me about the culture, the local people, the plants and many other things. He arranged a row of small extra arrangements and he has a good humor.

 

Guide Dhammika - very knowledgeable, affable and fun to be with

18 Feb 2019

Jon Wilson - Lynne Martin
Jon Wilson - Lynne Martin

We had an excellent trip.

Our guide Dhammika was very knowledgeable, affable and fun to be with.

The care and attention and emphasis on meeting our individual needs was always a priority. Sri Lanka is a treasure house for birding, and we were guided wonderfully well to see all we wanted to see. In addition, the driving, drivers, tracker, hotels and extra activities were fabulous. Overall, we would highly recommend walk with Jith and Dhammika.

Thank you.

Jon Wilson - Lynne Martin
Jon Wilson - Lynne Martin

 

Jon Wilson - Lynne Martin
Jon Wilson - Lynne Martin

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