Samarakoon Tours is an independant tour company run by me, Mr H. Samarakoon (everybody calls me Sam).I specialise in taking small groups around Sri Lanka, with colleagues back in Colombo booking hotels, and providing administrative support. It is precisely because we are small and independant that we can offer tailor made, unique tours wherever you want to go - without being tied to hotels within a chain.

Trips can be in an air-conditioned car with 2 people, or a larger group with a mini-bus. You set the pace - either planning in detail where each night will be spent, or getting up each morning and going where the road takes us.


I have my own vehicles which are in excellent condition ( NISSAN Sunny FB 15 car & Toyoya KDH Van )

" I have been working in the tourist industry for over 10 years; initially as a coach driver, car driver and tour guide for some of the large tour operators. Over the past few years I have started working for myself - as friends of previous visitors call me directly. Prior to this I spent 10 years as a traffic policeman in Colombo.

All this makes me one of the most experienced guides, and safest drivers, you will find in Sri Lanka. Born in Kandy in 1956, I am married and have 2 children and live in Kandy "

Sam Samarakoon

My Services

I offer everything from airport transfers to guided, chauffeur-driven tours of Sri Lanka. Most people come for 7-10 days, with maybe a few days in a beach resort at either end of their stay. However, a tour can be as long or short as you like.

I pride myself in offering a full end-to-end service. I will pick you up from the airport, be with you whenever required, and then return you to the airport in time for your return trip.

For some people this means a simple airport transfer - being taken to a beach resort, and then picked up 2 weeks later.

With other people I spend every day touring around - visiting tourist sites, towns, beaches and a variety of hotels around the country.

Its your holiday. Decide what you want, and we will put together the perfect itinerary, book all the hotels, buy tickets and take you everywhere so that your trip is full of experiences and free of trouble.

Have a look at the tours page for some suggestions.