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Well planned to optimize birding in different habitats

3 Nov 2019

Walk With Jith is an excellent company to go birding with. Everything was well planned to optimize birding in different habitats.

The guide (bird) Athula is a very knowledgeable bird guide. He is very dedicated and very passionate in his work and looking for endemic species. He goes all out to look for endemic birds and has sharp eyes. He is a very good spotter… can find birds even while driving.

I would highly recommend Athula and Walk With Jith for birding in Sri Lanka.

Well planned to optimize birding in different habitats

3 Nov 2019

Walk With Jith is an excellent company to go birding with. Everything was well planned to optimize birding in different habitats.

The guide (bird) Athula is a very knowledgeable bird guide. He is very dedicated and very passionate in his work and looking for endemic species. He goes all out to look for endemic birds and has sharp eyes. He is a very good spotter… can find birds even while driving.

I would highly recommend Athula and Walk With Jith for birding in Sri Lanka.

Itinerary was well thought out & planned. Thilina, went above and beyond

28 Oct 2019
Tony Wilson's Tour

Tony Wilson's Tour

An Excellent tour which covered all our requests and needs. The itinerary was well thought out and planned. The tour guide, Thilina, went above and beyond to make sure that we were always comfortable, happy, fed and that good service was provided by our accommodation and drivers.

Thilina’s knowledge of birds and his ability to see them in all types of light and vegetation was impressive!

Looking forward to planning our next trip. ​

Tony Wilson
Australia

28th October – 20th November 2019

“Just for us” trip made all the difference

19 Oct 2019
Olivia Pokras and Bob with Hetti

Olivia Pokras and Bob with Hetti

Dear (Walk With) Jith,

It’s hard to imagine a better trip to Sri Lanka for our interests; birds in particular, but nature in general, your efforts in working with my wife, Olivia, to design a “just for us” trip made all the difference. This trip focused on the south. It may take a few years before return (it’s a long trip to the U.S), But we are already talking about seeing the north of your wonderful country.

Many thanks,
Bob and Olivia

P.S. what can I say about Hetti?
If we are lucky enough to return, it would have to be with Hetti. He is a wonderful guide; He is an even better person.

19th  October 1st November 2018

 

Sri Lanka is a magical... Hetti has been an excellent guide

6 Oct 2019
Enric Alsina and Rosa Franzi with Hetti

Enric Alsina and Rosa Franzi with Hetti

Sri Lanka is a magical, varied, colorful and charming country. The cultural, historical and natural heritage is worth to discover. The variety of landscapes and natural environment is overwhelming, beaches, rainforests, national parks with an exceptional fauna, impressive forests and diversity of birds and vegetation that we had never seen before much of it endemic.     

Hetti has been an excellent guide and also an extraordinary travel companion.  He has dealt with all the details and has taken care of us in every aspect. The most notable thing is that he has been able to transmit us his broad knowledge of the environment and above all, his passion of birds. For us it has been totally enriching and a great learning. (He is an excellent master of ornithology)

Birds and other wildlife -- we got everything and much more from our tour.

21 Sep 2019
Robb Dunn and Barbara Liddle

Robb Dunn and Barbara Liddle

As two people interested in birds and other wildlife, we got everything and much more from our tour. While the national parks were amazing, walk with Jith’s contacts with local villages were equally memorable. The knowledge and enthusiasm of our expert guide and friendliness of all the special jeep drivers made for a wonderful experience in a beautiful country. Go to Sri Lanka for your own walk with Jith! You wont be disappointed!

Itinerary masterpiece, excellent crafting, well-balanced

14 Sep 2019
EK and Michele with Dhammika

EK and Michele with Dhammika

Walk With Jith (WWJ) is excellent of crafting a well-balanced itinerary centered around Heritage, Nature, Birding, Safari, Agriculture, Beaches, Whaling all in one island. Indeed, Sri Lanka has almost everything in one island and Jith is patient, listen to our requirement presented a valued proposition.

A good itinerary masterpiece requires an exedient executor and this is none other than Dammika. With his hawk eye acuteness and vast knowledge database and intelligence of an owl. Dammika walked through our itinerary with understanding, professionalism, client orientedness and safety. He was always on the lookout to ensure we maximize and experience the beauty of Sri Lanka.

Thank you Jith and Dammika. Hope to catch up again in our next trip

Take care !

All 34 endemics seen at a tricky time of the year

14 Aug 2019

A good adventure with all endemics seen at a tricky time of the year.

Met by Jith and Upali at the agreed time and this continued to be punctual throughout the tour. The contrast between the hot, humid lowlands to the cold windy highlands, then back to the dry south and then to the wet rainforest of Sinharaja was an experience but luckily Jith prepared us by telling us to bring warm cloths.

Upali was a great driver, manage the long drives, including twisty mountain roads carefully even with challenging car conditions. He was very knowledgeable about the birds and other animals seen and knew of special locations to find more secretive birds.  

Additional guides were used in some places Bundala, Yala and Sinharaja. They were also good drivers and excellent at spotting birds and animals as we were moving along! No binoculars needed.   

Expert birding with culture - enabled us to do the impossible

12 Aug 2019

Walk with Jith did a great job of mixing specialist bird watching and cultural tourism, all packed into 8 days! The tour was very well planned to enable us to do the impossible: mix expert guided birding with visiting the main cultural centres.

The driving guide they gave us, Chamil, was superb at finding birds for us. In just 4 days of birding we saw 135 species including 26 of the 33 birds endemic to the island. It was well beyond anything I expected. He was brilliant as a bird guide and as a driver, but he also made a very good job of taking us to the key cultural sights that we could fit into the short time we had. He was very courteous and considerate throughout. 

Hetty was always helpful and kind - Wonderful family tour

12 Aug 2019
Ignacio family and Nicolau family

Ignacio family and Nicolau family

Dear All,

It has been a wonderful trip. We have spent great 20 days with a good and balanced combination at wildlife, nature, culture and leisure. We really enjoyed your country.

Our guide Hetty was always helpful and kind trying to make our vacations as easy as possible. Special thanks to him and to all staff. Nalin is a great helper, always ready to help. The driver Suranga very prudent and carefully. We were feeling very safe with him on the roads.

Same suggestions for the next families: please advise customers that doing a one-day safari is really exhausting. Parks are not well preparing with areas to rest enough. Better suggest 2 game drives even it increasing budget.

It has been a good selection of the hotels. Some of them very very pleasant with the exception of the last one. We understand however that options are more limited in this area.

All in all it has been a wonderful trip that we will keep in our memories long time.

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