Sampath-Tours
Sampath-Tours
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I have been tour agent in Sri Lanka over 14 years, located in Hikkaduwa south of Sri Lanka a trained licensed guide at SL Tourist Board. I can host guest from any country for holiday in Sri Lanka, vacation in Sri Lanka or your honey moon in Sri Lanka. I warmly welcome you to join with me to make a memorable stay in the tropical wonder of Asia the miracle of Sri Lanka.
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Sophie
1 contribution
Jan 2022
Sampath is an amazing guide and a wonderful person! He is super good organised and howerver you deal with your time, in the end he will manage everything to a perfect always working plan. Sampath is really fast in understanding the customers way of traveling and needs and can adapt to anything. Like this you can discover the country exactly in the way you want...and if you dont know what you want, dont worry: Sampath knows it before you and he make great suggestions :)
I spent 5 days with Sampath and beside the beauty of Sri Lanka, a perfect trip, which was individual made for me, unforgettable imperssion, we had a great time together and he is such a funny and relaxed company. Also I need to add that he is a really comfortable driver...
I will be happy to come back to Sri Lanka and looking forward to my next trip with Sampath
Written February 24, 2022
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f6162696f
Zurich, Switzerland2 contributions
Jan 2020
It only took a few hours into meeting Sampath until we knew we found the best guide we could have wished for. With just a few places we absolutely wanted to visit, like Sigirya Rock or Yalla, Sampath suggested a route through the country that included much more culture and nature, than what we could have ever expected. Also our 3-years old twin girls instantly connected with Sampath. He provided us with many details about the singaleasan culture and its history that would have remained elusive to us otherwise. It’s even after the official tour - we stayed in hotel for a little more than a week after touring with Sampath - that he was eager to help and make sure we are fine. We can highly recommend Sampath to anyone visiting the country.
Written March 2, 2020
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Shingadia_Family
Ramsden Heath, UK14 contributions
Dec 2019
Sampath was an excellent tour guide, he was enthusiastic and very knowledgeable. He answered a lot of questions and the destinations we visited were well worth it. His bus was very clean and comfortable. Our group size was 12 and we travelled to Colombo > Kandy > Ella > Yala National Park > Mirissa > Colombo. Highly recommend.
Written January 7, 2020
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Keziah
1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Couples
We used Sampath as a driver rather than booking a tour package. He knew the area well and provided information along our route. He is a very friendly man, and genuinely wants to show you his country.

Make sure you do your research as he suggested elephant riding to us which is hugely harmful to the elephants and causes them a lot of pain. Sampath didn’t seem to know this, so just make sure you research what is ethical yourself before committing.

The van was very comfortable and clean, Suitable for long distances, and Sampath was flexible to our needs, and kept an eye on developing situations and protests that affected trains etc. and went out of his way to make this a magical trip for us.
Written May 29, 2022
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Theresa W
2 contributions
Feb 2022 • Solo
amazing 3-day short trip! I only had very few days because I was on a business trip that didn’t allow for more. However, Sampath managed to organize a trip (at very last-minute from my side!) that was full in experience and taste and opportunities. I picked and chose what I wanted or didn’t want to do along the way and Sampath proved to be a wonderful travel guide and travel partner. This time I only visited Damballa, Sigiriya and Kandy but I already know I will come back for 3 weeks to go to hill country and all the other exciting places. And will definitely ask Sampath to meet me and travel with me!
Written February 6, 2022
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Sylvie24_12
Morges, Switzerland115 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
Sampath is an outstanding guide. The four days tour was well organised. Everything was perfect. He understood exactly what we wanted. His van is very confortable. We got a touch of the real Sri Lanka with a bit of « touristic side » and a bit of real Sri Lanka life. Sampath is very friendly, attentive, respectful and funny ! I highly recommend Sampath-tours. 5 stars quality.
Written May 4, 2020
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Beate
1 contribution
Feb 2020
Sampath is an exzellent Guide with a very comfortable van. He is a Good Planer and his Knowledge of Sri Lanka is Great.
We enjoyed the Trip very much.
It was a Good experience to Travel with such a Good Service.
Thank you, Sampath!
Written February 8, 2020
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Oscar R
London, UK9 contributions
Dec 2018 • Family
Friend of mine who traveled in Sri Lanka, shared his experience that they had with Sampath highly recommend him. It was a amazing tour with Sampath. He is not only a driver or a guide but also like a our family member. He did everything more than what we expected. He made our tour wonderful and memorable one.Thank you Sampath.
Highly recommend Sampath Tours.
Written January 4, 2019
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Arienne en Casp... I
7 contributions
Apr 2018 • Family
During our 14 day trip through Sri Lanka Sampath drove us around and showed us the best places of the beautiful country. He is great company, with a good sense of humour. His English is good too, which we noticed was certainly not the case with all local guides we heard around us. He thinks along with you and suggests all kinds of trips, without imposing anything. He took us off the main road to real local restaurants and showed us around the hotspots or contacted a guide he knew (at the temple of the tooth relic). The car Sampath has is spacious and comfortable with good airco. His driving is comfortable, he drives very cautiously but still firmly, which is needed in the heavy traffic. He has been doing this job for 16 years so he’s very experienced. Sampath was always on time.
In short: he really added to our holiday in Sri Lanka being great.
Written May 16, 2018
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Simon A
1 contribution
Feb 2018 • Friends
We traveled as a group from Sweden. Sampath provided fantastic service and safetly drove us around with his bus. His standard answer was "no problem, I fix" and he made sure we got to see all beautiful places you would want to see in the area. We had many good conversations and we departed as friends. I warmly reccomend Sampath-Tours to you who plan to travel to Sri Lanka!
Written March 18, 2018
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