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Sam is categorised as Desert

Camel at Sam Sand Dunes (Nivalink Trip Dated - 19 March 2011)
Camp at Sam Sand Dunes (Nivalink Trip Dated - 19 March 2011)

Reasons to Visit
  • Sam Sand Dunes is where guests to Jaisalmer arrive for a desert experience.
  • Camel ride to Sand Dunes around is a popular sunset activity
  • Camps in Sam cater guests to an evening performance of Rajasthani dance over campfire and followed by a vegetarian traditional Rajasthani sit down dinner
Know It
  • Sam Sand Dunes is Desert version of Chowpatty where where Camel ride operators, soft drinks vendors thrive. Experiential travelers most opt for Camps that are away from the touristy crowds.
Access Information
  • Nearest Airport -Jaisalmer (45 kms), Jodhpur (334 kms), Bikaner (376 kms)
  • Nearest Railway Station - Jaisalmer (45 kms), Pokhran (157 kms), Barmer (205 kms)
  • Sam is an Ex-Jodhpur / Ex-Ahmedabad / Ex-Gandhidham Getaway

Sam has 4 Hotels approved and listed with Nivalink

Type of HotelsCount
Adventure / Camp4

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14 verified holiday itineraries are listed for Sam

Getaway (1-3 nights)2
Short Break (4-6 nights)3
Holiday (7 or more)9

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List of Holidays for Sam


  • Jaisalmer Extended Getaway (3 Nights)
  • Jaisalmer Getaway (2 Nights)

Short Break

  • Jodhpur - Jaisalmer with Bikaner (6 Nights)
  • Jodhpur - Jaisalmer with Mt Abu (6 Nights)
  • Jodhpur Jaisalmer Break (4 Nights)


  • Best of Rajasthan (10 Nights)
  • Best of Rajasthan with Agra (11 Nights)
  • Best of Rajasthan with Agra (12 Nights)
  • Best of Rajasthan with Agra and Delhi (14 Nights)
  • Best of Rajasthan with Mount Abu (11 Nights)
  • Complete Rajasthan with Agra and Delhi (17 Nights)
  • Rajasthan Desert Circuit (8 Nights)
  • Udaipur - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer (7 Nights)
  • Udaipur - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer with Mt Abu (9 Nights)

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Sam has 2 Transport services that can be booked online. Click here for reviewing and booking them.

Point to Point Transport

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup from Jodhpur and Drop to SamRs. 4712

Railway Station Pickup or Drop

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup/Drop between Jaisalmer Railway Station and Camp in Sam DunesRs. 2582

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Sam has 3 Add Ons approved and listed with Nivalink.

Guide Services1

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List of Service Add Ons for Sam


Services Rates Starting From
Camel Cart Ride at Sam DunesRs. 1817
Camel Safari at Sam DunesRs. 1817

Guide Services

Services Rates Starting From
Audio Guide for JaisalmerRs. 250

1 Travel Ideas listed for Sam. Click here for reviewing them.

Destination Ideas

  • Sam Dunes Experience

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Sam Sand Dunes at about 40 kms from Jaisalmer are renowned for the touristy desert experience that it offers. There are number of camps set around here alongwith Camel owners who provide a ride to guests arriving to the desert. Its recommended to arrive here in evening before sunset and enjoy sunset on sand dunes and then proceed to one of the camps for an evening entertainment and ethnic Rajasthani dinner experience.
    Activity, View Point
    Desert, Desert Experience, Camel Ride

Destinations within reach from Sam

  • Jaisalmer ( 45 Km )

    Jaisalmer is visited for its Fort, restored cenotaphs, temples and Sand dunes all around it. It more

  • Khuri ( 85 Km )

    Khuri is 45 kms from Jaisalmer on other side of the Sam. Khuri is more of a traditional village more

  • Chandan ( 90 Km )

    Chandan is a desert area that lies on the Jodhpur highway at 45 kms before Jaisalmer. Chandan is more

  • Sodakore ( 100 Km )

    Sodakore is an oasis at 55 kms before Jaisalmer and a good luncheon option for guests arriving more

  • Barmer ( 205 Km )

    Barmer is a town in West Rajasthan on the Mount Abu (285 kms) - Jaisalmer (161 kms) route known more

  • Phalodi ( 211 Km )

    Phalodi otherwise a stopover on the Jaisalmer - Bikaner route came on the Bird watching map on more

  • Manvar ( 215 Km )

    Manvar is a mid-way Oasis on the Jodhpur-Jaisalmer Road. Manvar desert resort and the nearby more

  • Kheechan ( 216 Km )

    Kheechan village is situated 130 km from Jodhpur and 5 km from Phalodi. Every winter thousands of more

  • Bhap ( 244 Km )

    Bhap is home to Barsingha villa, an experiential stay offering best of authentic rural rajasthan more

  • Osian ( 284 Km )

    Osian is an excursion from Jodhpur and also a desert retreat at just 60 km from Jodhpur. Osiyan more

  • Khimsar ( 332 Km )

    Khimsar is about 90 kms North of Jodhpur enroute to Nagaur. Khimsar is home to a Grand Palace and more

  • Jodhpur ( 334 Km )

    Jodhpur is the city known for its crafts, Forts, Palaces and Vibrant rural backdrop around more

  • Nagaur ( 363 Km )

    Nagaur Fort is where annual Camel fair is held in February every year and one of the major more

  • Nimaj ( 440 Km )

    Nimaj is a small town with a rural character and a stopover on the Jodhpur - Ajmer - Jaipur Route more

  • Salasar ( 489 Km )

    Salasar is renowned for the Salasar Dham, a renowned Balaji Temple (Lord Hanuman Temple). The area more

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Nearest Airport in Sam
  • Jodhpur Airport ( JDH ) , Jodhpur-334 Kms
Nearest Railway Stations in Sam
  • Jaisalmer ( JSM ), Jaisalmer-45 Kms
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