Pay right price for Jaisalmer Desert Safari on Camel or Jeep
Well, 95% of tourist who arrives in Jaisalmer goes for desert safari tours. Desert safari tours only take place, either in the morning or at evening, not in between as the best part of these safari tours is the sun set point of Sam, which isn’t as impressive from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
Plus after the safari tour, one must enjoy dinner and Jaisalmer folk or gypsy musical dance program which is available in desert camps at Sam. There are only two types of tours which are:
Camel Safari in Jaisalmer
Here one needs to hire a camel rider for safari tour (90 mins). Timings for camel safari tour is from 5:00 AM to 6:30 AM or 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM, sunset or sun rise, not in between. The cost of camel safari is INR 150 to INR 500 per person, and we suggest not to bargain directly with camel riders as you might pay high price of just 30 mins ride. Hire its via a local tour operator.
Jeep Safari in Jaisalmer
Many local tour operators now offer Jeep safari tours which are now more popular then traditional camel safari. Here one can drive on 30-60 mts sand dunes from main Sam parking to sun set point, and it’s quite amazing. The cost of jeep safari starts from INR 500 – 1000 per person.
Distance from Jaisalmer to Sam desert
From Jaisalmer, Sam is 45 km, and the only mode of transportation is private cabs which ask like 1500-2000 per vehicle (return trip). To bring the price down one can request a sharing cab as that will cost like INR 400-500 person for Jaisalmer to Sam (return journey too)
Local Safari Tour Operators
- Rajputana Desert Camp
- Chetram Voyages
- Rajputana cabs (Jaisalmer unit)
- Rajwada Tours
- Maharaja Cabs