Tour Reviews, testimonials from Netherlands

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

Very pleasant driver and guide… A beautiful country with splendid nature and culture and very friendly people…

3 Dec 2015

Peter and Marijke Kok
Peter and Marijke Kok

Hello Jith

Thank you again for the super trip organized by your company and the pleasant Friday evening.

Here follows the promised review:

We had a very pleasant trip and enjoyed it very much.

in the first place we had a very pleasant driver and guide: Tillany. He was friendly, always trying to do and plan the best for us, nothing was too much for him.  He was always on time and every day we had a clean car, inside and outside. It was a very pleasant person to do our two weeks holiday trip. We never felt any annoyances or anything like that, and that is remarkable when you are on a holiday trip with a person you did not know before.

We certainly recommend Walk With Jith

12 Dec 2014

Tijmen van Doornik and Miranda van Doornik with Nandana
​Tijmen van Doornik and Miranda van Doornik with Nandana

10-12-2014

IN February 2014 we were making plans for a trip to Sri Lanka in November / December. We wanted to see to see the (endemic) birds but also animals (leopards) and some culture. We booked our trip with Walk With Jith and we are very glad we booked it here.

The tour was perfectly organized by Walk With Jith. The accommodations were good and we had a perfect guide. The reason why we booked with Walk With Jith is because of a good recommendation from friends and because it’s a small company with personal contact.

33 endemics, 213 birds | it was a wonderful introduction to birding in Asia

27 Feb 2014

Rob and Alice at Kitulgala village
Rob and Alice at Kitulgala village

See Rob's fantastic 400+ photos here >>

Rob's bird checklist PDF is here >>

27 February – 10 March 2014

Rob and Alice

Tour party of 2 with the first 2 days Jith as a guide, and the remainder with Upali as a guide

Dear Jith and Upali,

Thank you very much for a birding trip which surpassed our expectations.

Managed to see all 33 endemics and more

22 Dec 2012

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Nandana, Hans Westerlaken and Caroline

Bird Trip Sri Lanka, 22nd of December 2012 – 3rd of January 2013

We used the services of Walk With Jith. This is one of the lesser known companies than for example Bauer or Jetwing. Walk With Jith charged us $500 less than Bauers, namely $1550/1180Euros. We managed to see all 33 endemics and more. This was mainly thanks to our excellent guide Nandana. He is a free-lance guide who also works for Bauers and other companies and his skills and determination in the field are excellent. He worked hard to show us all the required species and we actually only missed seeing one much sought-after species, Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher.

Read the complete trip report here >>

We will recommend your company to others

25 Jul 2012

Nancy Van Gelder & Jeroen Dam
Nancy Van Gelder & Jeroen Dam

Photo by Jeroen Dam - Chestnut backed Owlet
Photo by Jeroen Dam - Chestnut backed Owlet

Photo by Jeroen Dam - Crested Hawk Eagle
Photo by Jeroen Dam - Crested Hawk Eagle

Photo by Jeroen Dam - Leopard at Yala National Park
Photo by Jeroen Dam - Leopard at Yala National Park

25th July 2012

Our guide Nanadana :

We saw a lot of wildlife during our walks including monitors, lizards, mongooses, snakes, eagles, but no crocodiles!

4 Apr 2012

Jith and Colin in Sigiriya
Prasanjith n Colin Schaverien in front of Sigiriya

4/4/2012

Thank you very much Jith for a great vacation! We very much appreciated your organization, enthusiasm to explain about Sri Lanka and for showing up things that we would never have spotted ourselves. When everything goes so smoothly the organization also seems easy, but we know that you were constantly busy in organizing, arranging the various parts of our divers walking, cultural tour around the archeological sites & ruins!

It certainly does not seem just 8 days ago that you & Mr. Silva picked us up at Colombo airport. The time has really flown by & we have done so much! The weather was great too, so rain at all. We particularly liked the way you approached the locals & where we saw them busy with coconuts, making cinnamon sticks & so much more.