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Fantastic trip in a fantastic, clean and picturesque country

1 Mar 2020
Darren and Paula with Hetti

Darren and Paula with Hetti

I arranged a 7-day birdwatching tour for me and my non birding wife, focusing on the endemic birds of Sri Lanka. This was to be followed by a week at our chosen beach resort. All arrangements and events were dealt with impeccably by Jith and our guide “Hetti”, a very good meet and greet,  and we were of on our tour.

Our guide Hetti was superb throughout. His knowledge of all things from butterflies, dragonflies and lizards was fantastic, his binding skills were excellent. Hetti was a joy to be with, he has 25 years as a guide and this shows, all our needs taken care of, nothing too much for him. Hetti should be very proud of the service he provides.

All in all a fantastic trip in a fantastic, clean and picturesque country.

This trip will not be forgotten. No hesitation recommending Walk With Jith.

Darran Stanyard


Fantastic tour! Communication excellent and prompt

24 Feb 2020
Jennifer Thomasson and Ian Billenness at Yala

Jennifer Thomasson and Ian Billenness at Yala

We have had a fantastic tour, with a great mix of birds, wildlife & cultural sites. We have seen over 220 bird species several leopard and numerous elephants. Our guide Thilli was fantastic and his ability to hear and find birds was amazing. He worked tirelessly to make our trip enjoyable.

The communication with Jith before and during the trip was excellent and prompt. The Sri Lankan people are so friendly and welcoming.

It’s unfortunate that our grip was cut short by Coronavirus before we reached Sinharaja, so we have a good reason to return and find the 7 endemics that we missed!

We would certainly recommend Walk With Jith and Thilli our brilliant guide.

Many thanks

Jennifer Thomasson and Ian Billenness
United Kingdom
15 03 2020

24th February – 19th March 2020


Dear Thilli,

Birds, Wildlife And Cultural Tour

1 Feb 2020
Anny Kilbourne and Ian Dodds with Thilina

Anny Kilbourne and Ian Dodds with Thilina

We could not have enjoyed our first visit to Sri Lanka more. We came as near-beginner birders, with only four or five years' experience. We were a bit worried that since most of Jith's clients seemed to be hard-core bird-watchers, dealing with us would be like looking after the village idiots. But that fear dissipated once we met out guide, Thilina, who assumed we would have the same ambitions to see birds as any expert.  Here, I have to say this man is something of a phenomenon. His ability to find a bird simply from the reactions of other wildlife, or from the slightest, barely audible whistle (which we often couldn't detect) is little short of uncanny. Thanks to his skill, we saw all but one of Sri Lanka's endemic bird species. And the one that got away was the victim of abnormally dry conditions in his habitats, something we were forced to admit after Thilina led us in two and a half days' hunts. We knew that if he couldn't find it, it wasn't there.

Saw all 34 endemics with ease!

15 Feb 2020
Corey and Diane Callaghan with Athula

Corey and Diane Callaghan with Athula

Diane and I are sitting at the airport now waiting for our flight. I wanted to email you and thank you (and Athula) for the amazing experience and trip we had. Feel free to copy and paste any or all of this commentary onto your website, and especially onto Athula's reviews.

From the very beginning, the experience was great as the response to our initial inquiries was very quick and professional. The trip was organized well with a great itinerary.

We have been well looked after throughout...

19 Feb 2020
Dave Cox and group with Hetti

Dave Cox and group with Hetti

We were a group of 2 couples and 4 single males. On behalf of the group I cannot fault the organization, the team, transport, or accommodation. We have been well looked after throughout seeing all the garget bird species and more, total birds seen by Group were 217 which included all 34 endemics. Jith and his team and contacts worked tirelessly to ensure our trip met all our objectives even finishing with 2 leopards at Yala and Excellent view of some buffalos.

Our flight was delayed by over 16 hours due to weather in London but this was taken in stride and did not inhibit us from getting everything from the …. The late change hote,, Hill Pride, could have done with heating as we experienced & …. Of c…. wet …… . The Rooms were good and staff and food excellent so al in all work out well.

All of the endemic species were seen in a very short time. Tx Saman!

3 Feb 2020
Wingspan Group with Saman

Wingspan Group with Saman

03rd – 16th February 2020

This was the third tour of Sri Lanka by Wingspan bird tours organized by Walk With Jith and as usual it was a resounding success. All of the endemic species were seen in a very short time. Thanks to the effort of our guide Saman.

The trip was well organized and well-coordinated, drivers and mini bus were superb and all accommodation excellent.   

Thank you Jith for another wonderful trip. Windspan Bird group will be back next year.

Bob Buckler

Words alone cannot describe

27 Dec 2019
Oriole group with Saman

Oriole group with Saman

Words alone cannot describe this incredible tour to see all endemic birds of Sri Lanka. It was extremely well planned and organized and capable to adapt to each situation or requirements. The accommodation was of good quality and very well located. Our bird guide, Saman, did an excellent work, with the help of local people and co-workers of Walk With Jith, that ensured amazing views of some of the most difficult species to get. His knowledge of Sri Lanka wildlife, with mammals, reptiles, and butterflies enriched an already worth trip.

I just can say a big thank you!

Quim- Oriole group

27th December – 05th January 2020

FROGMOUTH MADE MY DAY! Lucky with good weather, nice bird flocks &devoted guides.

1 Jan 2020
Inger Kjellander in Sinharaja

Inger Kjellander in Sinharaja

I had an excellent week together with my expert bird guide Susantha. He took so good care of me and found so many birds and with lot of time to study them. 

We started in Yala national park where we spotted 100 different species of birds including rarities as Sirkeer Malkoha, Blue faced Malkoha, Grey bellied Cuckoo, Marshall’s Iora, and Brahmini Starling. A good spot at Indian Little Nightjar. We also had close observations of a Leopard, elephants, deers, wild boar, wild buffalo, crocodile and more.

In Bundala national park and its surroundings, we spotted a lot of water birds, bird of prey, kingfishers, bee-eaters and more.
Highlights: A pair of Brown Fish Owl, Coppersmith Barbet, White naped Flameback, Bay-back Shrike, Rosy Starling, Grey headed Fish Eagle, Western Reef Heron, Indian Stone Curlew, Malabar Pied Hornbill…  

Well organized program and everything worked very smoothly

13 Dec 2019
Lennart in Kitulgala

Lennart in Kitulgala

Well organized program and everything worked very smoothly. Excellent guide, very knowledgeable and a good and safe driver of the car. We will highly recommend him.

Nice hotels in good areas well located, no disturbances during the night. Food good especially Sri Lankan food, we even got spicy food (as we like)

A little bit moist cold in our hotel room; Hill Pride Hotel, Nuwara Eliya (no heating system). Insight hotel was bit too touristic for our taste. (beach hotel last night of the trip) 

Leech socks excellent present.
Lennart and Britt


Lennart Stenberg

13th to 29th December 2019

You have earned our trust as a company - 5th year touring

24 Nov 2019
Exmoor Zoo group with Saman and Jith

Exmoor Zoo group with Saman and Jith


Thank you for all your organizational expertise for the tour. You never fail to provide a memorable experience. Your guide Saman , the driver + footman have all showed us your country, culture + wildlife. We will be back, I’m sure
Lynn Reynolds

As usual the whole experience from booking, discussing the itinerary, agreeing the standard of accommodation, provide the right standard of guide, the most beneficial transport and the length of stay at the destinations resulted in a smooth and worry free relaxing holiday. You have earned our trust as a company. Thank you!
Danny Reynolds

Fifth time and another amazing tour. Thank you Jith and your team
Pat and Tracey

First visit for us. Wonderful, good wildlife, good culture, food and a wonderful holiday
Dick and Rosie

Great time for all of us especially me, first time visit. Your team are great and thanks again for a great night on Friday 6th December


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