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Excellent tour with Good Guide (Saman) and all endemics seen.

30 Jan 2017

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Excellent tour with Good Guide (Saman) and all endemics seen.

A few things that could be improved:

Kandy – Could be left out of the itinerary. No special birds there.

Yala – Total Kaos! Too many jeeps in the park. This should be registered by park authorities. Not good, stressful, for the wildlife.

Mirissa – The wetland, Kirala Kele (?), should be included in itinerary not as option for 50 USD.

Time for transports: Where stated 5 hours in itinerary, was 3 hours. Could have spent more time in Mirissa instead of at the airport. ….. Itinerary should be adjusted so mornings are spent birdwatching as much as possible, not for transport. I think we spent too much time in transport also on mornings.

GÖRAN Altstedt

2017-01-30

We had a great time on our tour with Walk With Jith

26 Jan 2017


Lynda Arthur, with Upali

We had a great time on our tour with Walk With Jith. Our guide, Hettie, was so funny and easy going. His English was excellent. He always made sure we were comfortable. Hettie really knows the birds and their calls. He made sure we saw them. We would recommend Walk With Jith to any birdwatchers anywhere.

Linda Arthur

Jan 26, 2017

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

Expert on the birds in all the locations and National Parks

8 Jan 2017

Jith gave in an excellent service, tailormade for our requirements. I can strongly recommend Walk With Jith!!

The birding trip itself was very well organized and managed by our bird guide – Athula.

Athula was an expert on the birds in all the locations and National Parks -  The Parks are so big that you need to know the best places, to go to avoid the crowds.

Athula also took in to some other great places in the hill to find the endemics. We had a good haul of photos to take home.

Of course, it’s not all about birding for a perfect trip. The guide needs to be patient with guests and Athula was always helpful and attentive.

Overall – Great trip much enjoyed.

Thank you Athula and Jith!!!

David Lischka

8/1/17

Did everything for us both for birding and having a smooth trip

4 Jan 2017

Ies Goedbloed and Johanna Heikoop at Kitulgala bird watching
Ies Goedbloed and Johanna Heikoop at Kitulgala bird watching

We had a fantastic time with Athula. He is a very nice guy and did everything for us both for birding and having a smooth trip. “If we had asked him to change the weather he certainly would have tried it.”

Our main goal was to see all endemic birds and we only missed Legge’s Hawk Eagle. A fantastic result especially because we had only 8 days.

Advise for future “short endemic trips” à Skip Kandy and Udawatta Kelle and spend more time in Kitulgala or Sinharaja.

Other advise: a telescope for serious birding trips.

Ies Goedbloed

04-01-2017

What an excellent enjoyable holiday we had in Sri Lanka

24 Dec 2016
Geoff Potter and Arisara with Upali
Geoff Potter and Arisara with Upali

Hi Jith, Firstly let me say what an excellent enjoyable holiday we had in Sri Lanka. The whole trip was brilliant and I will be recommending my friends to go there and to use your services!

The Guide: Mr. Upali was an excellent guide and companion on our trip. He was very well informed about the birds, locations and local knowledge. He was also very knowledgeable when it came to the cultural sites and their history together with some very insightful information about Sri Lankan Buddhism. He was reliable, punctual and a safe driver. Please pass on our thanks to him for all his help.

A well planned and executed trip for nature birds and culture

23 Dec 2016

Rosen Family with Upali
Rosen Family with Upali

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, foods and treats.

Last but not least, Mr. Upali is an extremely committed bird watcher and managed to show 34 (All) Endemics with views, in addition we saw much more and had a good birding experience.

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

Thank you

Rosen Family, Sweden

23/12 16 – 6/1 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

A group from Turkey

17 Dec 2016

Tour comment in Turkish language
Tour comment in Turkish Language

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