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Address: Sri Lanka
Phone Number: +94 (0) 776 034289
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The most convenient way of traveling around Lanka

Sammy, a guy in his mid thirties runs this small tour company. Communication with him was relatively smooth despite the fact that his English speaking skills need some improvement... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Pastitsada
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Corfu, Greece
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Corfu, Greece
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40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Sammy, a guy in his mid thirties runs this small tour company. Communication with him was relatively smooth despite the fact that his English speaking skills need some improvement and sometimes it took him what seemed like ages for an email response. Nevertheless with a 200 US dollar deposit we booked with him and never got to regret our choice... More 

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Thank Pastitsada
Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sammy and his driver were wonderful. They were there waiting as soon as our plane landed in Kandy and were extremely helpful in taking us to and from our hotel. They were able to provide a customized tours based on our family's needs (always tricky with kids). They drove our luggage from Kandy to Hatton while we took a scenic... More 

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Thank TheGoodLife3
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

We arrived in Colombo on 18 December and were picked up by the guide Nishante and the driver Silanga. We had the best time, touring around the beautiful Sri Lanka. Nishante was a fantastic guide. He went out of his way to help us with everything. There is no mistaking the pride and love he feels for his country. Further... More 

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1 Thank Rika Y
Kochi (Cochin), India
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

This man and his company is a complete scam. 7 night tour costing $2,000 per person was a complete waste of money. Would have been better with a taxi and booking own hotels. Sub standard accomodation, worst rooms in hotels on tour, some unsafe for single lady. Only attractions visited were free, but pressured to buy ... Ie spice garden,... More 

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candy321, PR support at Sammy Tours - Private Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review. A former customer of mine is helping me write this response because my English is not the best, but I wanted to be sure to address your concerns. I value feedback from customers. You can see from most of the reviews on Trip Advisor that the vast majority... More 

St Ives, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Please do not use this tour company unless you have paid a maximum of $75 dollars a day we were charged four times that. We spoke to eighteen other couples at different places along the tour and all had paid between 75-100 US dollars, when we queried Sammy became very threatening,

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3 Thank Caroline186243
candy321, PR support at Sammy Tours - Private Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review. I value feedback from customers; you can see the vast majority of Trip Advisor reviews are excellent. A former customer of mine is helping me write this response because my English is not the best, but I wanted to be sure to address your concerns. Many people who... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

This was my first time in Sri Lanka. A friend/co-worker recommended Sammy Tours for my trip. I am very glad he did. I was traveling solo and wanted a good overall tour of the highlights of Sri Lanka. Because of my work schedule, this was an almost last minute reservation. I wasn't disappointed. Sammy set me up with a car... More 

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Thank Doug M
Battambang, Cambodia
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126 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Right from my first email inquiry Sammy was responsive, and extremely helpful, in organising my trip to Sri Lanka. His written English is not perfect but his ability to organise a fabulous holiday is !! He was very flexible, and patient, with my shifting requests. I was very impressed as he only wanted me to send him a small ($US... More 

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5 Thank K1w1Wanderer
Auckland, New Zealand
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27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Four couples part of a family from New Zealand went to Sri Lanka in July and did a tour with Sammy Tours for 12 nights. We had such a great family holiday where we experienced a lot of different food, culture and experiences. After some, sometimes difficult to understand, communication, we were pleased to be safely collected from the airport... More 

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1 Thank Angela W
Hermosa Beach, California
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I went on a last minute tour to Sri Lanka with my 15 year old son. We travel throughout Asia for 2 months for the past 6 years. We started following Buddha's path in Northern India, then travelled throughout Thailand, volunteered in Loas for 2 weeks and because we loved India we thought Sri Lanka would be a great addition... More 

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6 Thank drmkweiss
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We spent 12 days with sammy tours and it was amazing tour, we received very good treatment and he was very flexible when it comes transportation and visits. Also the team advised us and helped us a lot specially in places to visits and shopping Thanks a lot sammy for the tour

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