Leopards in Sri Lanka...
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Beaches in Sri Lanka...
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Safari in Sri Lanka...
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Drawings of Maidens...
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Sinharaja Rain Forest in Sri L...
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At Sam's Safari Tours we live and breathe Hambantota Sri Lanka. With 21 years of experience, we offer a wide variety of group tours, private and independent touring options and tailor-made holidays to around the Sri Lanka. We’ve developed strong relationships with hotels and local ground partners to provide the best level of service and we continue to push boundaries and think of new ways to create unique travel experiences that our customers will remember for life…
We really appreciate and welcome any suggestions you might have for us, so feel free drop us line anytime.
We did a safari drive with Sam at Bundala National Park. He was very knowledgeable about all the animals and plants. He made an extra effort to locate the elephants when they were not anywhere to be seen. He is also a great driver which was such a relief. Highly recommended!
Booked two trips with Sam.both showed up at least 15min before scheduled. Good price, nice drivers, modern cars with A.C. From Unawatuna to Colombo Airport in the afternoon you will need around 3 hours.
We visited to Shangri-La in Hambantota and found Sam trip advisor. We wanted to do a few different trips.....such as the tea country around ELLA,the game parks and some culture. Sam was very helpful in arranging all of our trips and personally drove us in the magnificent Landrover for the game parks and an XTrail for the mountain and Galle trips. Sam has a great knowledge of all the attractions but do help him by letting him know what you want to see and what you are not interested in. Sam you rock!!
We are a British family with 3 young boys who stayed at the Shangri La, Hambantota for 2 weeks at the beginning of April 2018. We wanted to use the Shangri La as a base to visit the national parks, watch whales and explore the Southern coast of Sri Lanka.
I contacted Sam before we left the uk with an outline of what we wanted to do. He was extremely helpful and efficient.
Excellent and precise taxi service covering large area. Very good chauffeur/driving; clean and modern vehicles. Decent prices. Comes highly recommended.
We were able to contact Sam and arrange a price before we arrived via WhatsApp. We agreed on 3000 to take us from Tissa to Hambantota (45 minutes drive). His car is fantastic! Very new, comfy seats that can be fully reckoned. Also, complimentary water, which is a nice touch. Sam arrived on time and got us to our destination quickly. Thoroughly recommended!
Jouko J K
Sam knows his Bundala-park so geniously. He is the man with a good sense of humour. Sam the king of the guides!
Excellent transport, outstanding staff and good value for service offered.Very reliable drivers, efficient and professional.
We found Sam online and could not be happier with the service provided. We needed a transfer to our next hotel for the following day, our email was replied to promptly and professionally and Sam arrived early which was great. The van was super clean and the drive was a breeze, we especially appreciated Sam pointing out interesting sites along the way. We would not hesitate to recommend his service or use it again ourselves. Thanks again!
We arrangedi,at very short notice, for Sam to collect us at the port gates at Hambantota when we were on a cruise ship and take us to Bundala mainly for bird watching. Sam was waiting with his safari converted Land Rover which could easily take six. It was just the two of us and Sam did a great job pointing out birds and animals even before we reached the park. A park guide then joined us with his bird book. They were both excellent spotters and we saw a vast variety of birds and many animals including elephant, mongoose, crocodiles, jackal and deer.
Sam is a great ambassador for the lovely Sri Lankan people and we can not recommend him too highly.
The trip is possible for those with mobility limitations as long as they can get into the vehicle.
Sam tours where referred to me by a friend for their services. I went on a safari trip with them and got an airport drop off as well. They are very professional and informative. I would absolutely use them again and recommend it to others.
We used Sam Tours for trips from our hotel in Hambantota to Udawahale and Yala national Parks and also to Mirissa for a whale watching trip. All the trips were excellent and Sam himself was our driver for two of them. He took us in his own Landrover Defender to Yala and drove us around the park (with a local guide also). Sam is very knowledgeable about the local animals and birds and is very helpful. He stopped for us to buy local tea and and to show us interesting things along the way, such as the lighthouse at Dondra Head. We really enjoyed our time with Sam and would highly recommend him and his tours to anyone staying in the Hambantota area.
Miles & Beth
Booked a taxi transfer from Hambantota to Bentota and had a lovely driver called Riyas. He was very polite and drove us safely. We stopped at various places along the way including Galle and a turtle sanctuary. The mini van was very nice. It was clean, spacious and had WIFI on board. I would highly recommend Sam tours.
Called Sam late afternoon and he was ready next morning at 7.30 for our trip from ShangriLa Hotel (hambantota) to Ella in the hill country. Stop at Buduruwagala in serene peaceful setting to see the Buddha statues; pass the Ella rock waterfall; Train ride from Ella to Haputale; Walk up Little Adams Peak; Tea at 98 Acres hotel with great views down the valley. A superb day in the pleasant company of Sam. Lovely man... Sarah and andrew
We used Sams Tours for a Safari in Yala, as well as several drives in between different places we stayed. The Safari was great, the guide was so helpful lending me some binoculars. He spoke very good English so we made the most out of the experience, understanding the various species we were watching. For each of the drives, the cars were very clean and modern with air conditioning (a treat after the vehicles we’d experienced earlier in the trip). The price we paid for everything we booked was fair and reasonable. I was communicating with Sam via email and phone / WhatsApp over a few days. Communication was prompt and informative. I would highly recommend booking through Sam!!Show less