Sam Sand Dunes
Sam Sand Dunes
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Sam Sand Dunes are situated at a distance of approximately 42 km from the city of Jaisalmer. Located in the midst of the Thar Desert, these sand dunes are amongst the most famous ones in Rajasthan.
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  • DevD2020
    Durgapur, India70 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just a quick tour from jaisalmer only
    If u have a vehicle just go to sunset point n take a camel ride. Avoid jeep safari. They just cheat for thrill. They will take u to quadbikes with extra payment. And then to gliders again extra. Well recommended for adventourous ones. Camps are mostly shabby in winters.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 January 2024
  • Rahul Habbu
    Mumbai, India93 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Mesmerizing Desert Escape at Sam Sand Dunes
    My recent visit to Sam Sand Dunes near Jaisalmer was nothing short of enchanting, offering a glimpse into the mystical beauty of the Thar Desert. The vast, rolling sand dunes painted a picture of serenity against the clear desert sky. The evening cultural extravaganza was a highlight, with traditional Rajasthani folk music and dance performances that added a vibrant touch to the desert landscape. The sunset camel safari across the dunes was a surreal experience, allowing for breathtaking views of the changing colors as the sun dipped below the horizon. Camping under the starlit desert sky was a magical experience. The comfortable tents provided a cozy retreat, and the campfire added to the overall warmth of the evening. Waking up to the soft hues of dawn and the tranquil silence of the desert was truly surreal. The hospitality of the locals and the camp organizers was commendable. They went out of their way to ensure a comfortable and memorable stay, sharing local tales and ensuring we experienced the best of desert life. While the adventure of dune bashing was exhilarating, it's essential to note that the delicate desert ecosystem deserves respect. Conservation efforts were visible, and responsible tourism practices were encouraged. In conclusion, Sam Sand Dunes is a must-visit for those seeking an immersive desert experience. The captivating beauty, cultural richness, and warm hospitality make it a destination that lingers in the memory long after leaving the golden sands behind.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 January 2024
  • Ravi
    Thane, India44 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Desert is good but be careful on timing
    Desert is good but be careful on timing. The best time to visit is Mid Oct to Mid Mar. We visited in end of March and faced following problems: 1) It was very hot in afternoon 38 C 2) The camp we booked was already closed in 1st week of Mar and we were not informed. Cab driver discussed with the only watch man in the camp and arranged other working camp. Is was horrifying experience. 3) Water was not available for 24 hours in camp washroom. 4) After 1st week of Mar people prefer to stay in Hotel in Jaisalmer, visit dunes in evening and return back. If you visit to stay in camp with family after 1st week of Mar then be careful that you won't find many families staying with you in big lonely camp of Desert.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 March 2024
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Ravi
Thane, India44 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Desert is good but be careful on timing. The best time to visit is Mid Oct to Mid Mar. We visited in end of March and faced following problems:
1) It was very hot in afternoon 38 C
2) The camp we booked was already closed in 1st week of Mar and we were not informed. Cab driver discussed with the only watch man in the camp and arranged other working camp. Is was horrifying experience.
3) Water was not available for 24 hours in camp washroom.
4) After 1st week of Mar people prefer to stay in Hotel in Jaisalmer, visit dunes in evening and return back. If you visit to stay in camp with family after 1st week of Mar then be careful that you won't find many families staying with you in big lonely camp of Desert.
Written 24 March 2024
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Niraj
Bengaluru, India5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
The Sam sand dunes is good fun small sandy region specially promoted for tourists. Sand safari, camel rides, quad bike ride, motor glider ( no safety rating) are some enjoyments. You might be little disappointed if you are expecting miles of miles desert sand and no greenery or civilization in sight. It's a small collection of sand dunes and around you would actually see greenery, windbturbines, vehicles moving on road at distance. So do not hope for dessert like in Saudi Arabia as such. You may contact Mr. Rehmat , a very nice guy who can take you around Sam from hotel and drop you back. Contact him on 7976578670
Written 3 March 2024
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Rahul Habbu
Mumbai, India93 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
My recent visit to Sam Sand Dunes near Jaisalmer was nothing short of enchanting, offering a glimpse into the mystical beauty of the Thar Desert. The vast, rolling sand dunes painted a picture of serenity against the clear desert sky.

The evening cultural extravaganza was a highlight, with traditional Rajasthani folk music and dance performances that added a vibrant touch to the desert landscape. The sunset camel safari across the dunes was a surreal experience, allowing for breathtaking views of the changing colors as the sun dipped below the horizon.

Camping under the starlit desert sky was a magical experience. The comfortable tents provided a cozy retreat, and the campfire added to the overall warmth of the evening. Waking up to the soft hues of dawn and the tranquil silence of the desert was truly surreal.

The hospitality of the locals and the camp organizers was commendable. They went out of their way to ensure a comfortable and memorable stay, sharing local tales and ensuring we experienced the best of desert life.

While the adventure of dune bashing was exhilarating, it's essential to note that the delicate desert ecosystem deserves respect. Conservation efforts were visible, and responsible tourism practices were encouraged.

In conclusion, Sam Sand Dunes is a must-visit for those seeking an immersive desert experience. The captivating beauty, cultural richness, and warm hospitality make it a destination that lingers in the memory long after leaving the golden sands behind.
Written 31 January 2024
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903mukesht
Edmonton, Canada1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Visited Sam Sand Dunes in December 2023. These dunes in the Thar Desert are 40 km from the Jaisalmer City.
There are several Desert Camps in the Sam Dunes. The tariff includes Camel Safari (But to get top the camel safari, you have to pay for the jeep transport (ripoff and not forth coming, crammed 9 people in the back of the jeep)), late evening cultural program showcasing Rajasthan's music, folk dance and puppet show (These things are so loud as they need to supress the other competing venues which are close by and they all have loud music, all you can hear is Mike Check, Mike Check..It is unbearably loud). Snacks are served during the cultural program. This is followed by dinner in which Rajasthani cuisine is served. Before departure next morning breakfast is served (Except for Chai all the food is bad, simply bad). The place itself is dirty, all the garbage is right behind everyone's tent and it stinks..
Written 15 January 2024
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DevD2020
Durgapur, India70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
If u have a vehicle just go to sunset point n take a camel ride. Avoid jeep safari. They just cheat for thrill. They will take u to quadbikes with extra payment. And then to gliders again extra. Well recommended for adventourous ones. Camps are mostly shabby in winters.
Written 3 January 2024
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KeshavChakraborty
Pune, India871 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Friends
If you plan to visit Jaisalmer, reserve one day for Sam Sand dunes for adventure sports activity and Jeep desert safari.
Its really an exhilarating experience.
Written 8 June 2023
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Abhishek K Pandey
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Friends
Before booking have asked team to confirm on beer team have said yes bud and lag is there...

Currently team is saying we have only foster which is the worst beer I had

Worst experience on new eve party and this is not expected to be
Written 31 December 2022
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Amlesh Ranjan
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Exceptional experience of the golden desert. Great mornings and enchanting evenings. Camel and Jeep safaris add to the fun.

Good nearby resorts, served and supported by courteous people.

Most resorts have a great cultural evening of singing and dances.

Check for the Vegetarian-Non-Vegetarian food options.

Safe, secure and accessible environment.
Written 30 October 2022
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Shivee
40 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
It was a little off from the main action, however the manager ensured to take us for the desert camel safari and all. Camp also has evening performance by localists. Food was also decent.
Written 19 June 2022
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Jainaveen
New Delhi, India50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Couples
Visited Sam Sand Dunes in November 2021. These dunes in the Thar Desert are 40 km from the Jaisalmer City.
There are several Desert Camps in the Sam Dunes. The tarrif includes Camel Safari, late evening cultural program showcasing Rajasthan's music, folk dance and puppet show. Snacks are served during the cultural program. This is followed by dinner in which Rajasthani cuisine is served. Before departure next morning breakfast is served.
Written 3 June 2022
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