Tour Reviews, testimonials from Netherlands

With effective help, we could change the program according to our wishes at the very last moment

12 Feb 2020

Our guide was very kind, was an excellent and careful driver, was full of energy, put a lot of effort in finding birds for us.

  • For us as birders the whole day visit of Udawalawe could have been skipped because it hardly had added value.
  • We spent 3 days in total in a jeep. It is a pity that in the national parks, it is not allowed to leave the jeep and explore the surroundings.
  • Hotel in Nuwara Eliya was a bit “darked” but staff was very friendly.
  • Communication could sometimes have been a little bit better.
  • With the advice and effective help of our guide, we could change the program according to our wishes at the very last moment         

Hans Custers group
Venlo
Netherlands

12th – 26th February 2020

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.

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.

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.