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Sammy Tours
Ranked #13 of 212 Outdoor Activities in Colombo
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Owner description: Hello! My name is Sammy and I've been running personalised tours around Sri Lanka for many years. Sammy Whether you require a half day visit to a city for one person, or week long itinerary for up to 16 people. I can organise everything for you at prices more competitive than travellers can achieve themselves. Travel is in my air-conditioned car or mini-bus and all prices quoted include all entrance fees and guides, use of my vehicle, driver and fuel. Please browse my website and contact me before you arrive to be sure of my availability and to plan a personal tour covering all the sites you want to see, not what your travel agent wants to show you. I am very flexible, so if you would like to stop for photos, just ask me!
Reviewed September 11, 2018

Went for eight days tour with Sammy tour in August, only contact by email and deposit before we go. When we arrive airport Sammy's driver was ready to pick us with our name on. We start our tour straight away, only two of us and driver doing tour guide as well. Sammy is very flexible with tour plan, if we want to change anything, just ask Sammy will do his best to make you satisfy, special thanks for our tour guide Chinta who look after us all time of our trip, will recommend for our friend.

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Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

We had a very good 2 week trip with sammy tours. Communicated by e-mail with sammy a few times to agree an itinerary. He advised what would be possible and arranged the tour according to our wishes.

We were met at the airport and had the services of driver Shupun and a guide Jays. Both were very professional and looked after us well. The roads could be a bit scary but we always felt safe with our courteous driver. Our guide was very good at showing us all the highlights.

Hotel accomodation was always good or very good. We had half board in all hotels and the food was of high standard.

Each day was planned for us but Jays took our wishes into account and adjusted

I will be recommending Sammy tours to others

Thank Gill J
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Reviewed September 3, 2018

In a group of 6 we were toured around Sri Lanka over 9 days - but we saw so much in that time it felt like a month! Our guide and driver were brilliant, very attentive and always ensured we were getting the best experience we could. The organisation was seamless and catered to our needs - all we had to do was turn up and we were taken care of!

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Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

What made us choose Sammy Tours are the exact reasons that previous travellers listed in their reviews: a locally owned company; non-pretentious and great service and a fabulous team.

Unlike other companies that offer private driver/guide tours, Sammy Tours does not try to impress with a fancy website or complex itineraries.

If you more or less know what you like to see, you simply advise Sammy how many days you wish to travel and where you would like to go to. Once you hear back (within in hours) you add the level of accommodation you wish to have included, and you will be provided with options and the overall cost.

This is the point where we hesitated and almost did not proceed with the booking, as the price appeared above that of others. Luckily Sammy explained quickly that in his tour all entrance fees for parks and historical sites were included and in our case that was about USD 300. Sammy‘s price also was based on half board.

We decided to take our chances and are glad we did. Paying a deposit was easy and even when we arrived after a few weeks, the attentive and caring service by Chintra impressed.

We spent six days together exploring many sites, and he never failed to be polite and assist where he could. If anything was not 100% (eg we had a badly functioning aircon in one of our guest houses) he would address it immediately; in this case with an upgraded room.

The tour exceeded expectations, and this was not only due to Sri Lanka being an amazingly beautiful country, but also thanks to Chintra and Sammy‘s 24/7 caring approach.

Sammy and his team of drivers work very closely with each other, almost like family, and their attention to detail, flexibility and honest approach to their work is highly commendable.

Thank CRVH
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Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

Well, what an incredible holiday!! I would like to say a massive thanks to Sammy tours and especially our wonderful driver Ajith for making our holiday fantastic.

We emailed Sammy in April with a rough budget and he came back very quickly with a suggested itinerary. We ended up changing our minds a few times and finding some of our own hotels but nothing was too much trouble for Sammy. He was happy to adjust the itinerary and plans as we wanted.

We arrived at the airport tired and jet lagged to be met by Ajith’s smiling face. He smiled from the moment we arrived to the moment we left! He always appeared when we needed him, did his own thing when we didn’t, was a fountain of knowledge about Sri Lanka, happily adapted to our plans and made fabulous suggestions of things to do from local restaurants to day trips out- all that suited us very well.

The vehicle was immaculate and Ajith was a wonderful, safe driver, negotiating the tricky roads with calm and ease. He stopped and made us try lots of local fruit some which we loved and some that we didn’t .

Ajith also seemed to have a way with the animals as everywhere we went we saw elephants, crocodiles, monitors lizards, monkeys and birds which delighted us all.

He really made our trip wonderful and helped us feel really comfortable and at home in Sri Lanka. We had so much fun white water rafting and canyoning with him too! The children loved him, as did we.

We arrived home at 3am today to discover my daughter had left her special rabbit that she sleeps with in the last hotel we stayed in. I sent a message to Ajith asking him if he would mind calling the hotel to find out if it was there. Well, not only did he call and find out that it was there, but he actually got a bus from his home back to the hotel in Negombo , picked up the rabbit and is sending it to us in the U.K!!!
I was so touched and this goes about the call of duty. What a kind thing to do!

So... we were fantastically impressed with Sammy tours and Ajith. We fell in love with Sri Lanka and will most certainly be back to see the bit we missed out on.
And when we do we will be coming back to Sammy tours and Ajith!
Thank you!

Thank SmellyCatDevon_UK
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