1. Camel Safari - Camels are the lifeline in the barren deserts of Rajasthan, and they are not only tamed and used for commuting or goods carrying purposes, but also as a source of income for the local people. The villagers residing at the edge of the Sam Sand Dunes area are engaged in running a camel safari business for the tourists who visit and offer you camelback rides around the heaps and trenches of the vast stretches of sand deep inside the heart of the desert. These trips let you experience the true wilderness of the open desert and take in the actual beauty of it.
For one-hour sunset ride into the desert, the usual charge is INR 300 per head approximately, but it varies according to the camel owners. However, you need to be aware of dishonesty and stay away from extravagant rates for a camel ride.
2. Camping in the Dunes - The local people also offer you accommodations for an overnight trip in comfortable mud cottages and Swiss tents whichever you choose along with meal service because there is no other place in the middle of the desert for obvious reasons. They serve both vegetarian and non-vegetarian authentic Rajasthani cuisine, true to its rich and spicy taste matching the overall ambience of the place. The lodging costs around INR 800-1000 per person, but it can vary depending on the services you choose or standard of quality.
3. Evening Festivities - After sunset, there is nothing much to do in a desert region. So to brighten up the days, the local artists perform the very famous, traditional Rajasthani folk music and dances in the camping sites to entertain the villagers and tourists. The entrancing music performances are often accompanied by different rustic instruments vogue in folk music. The dance performances include the renowned folk forms like Kalbelia dance, Fire dance and Bhawai dance where the dancers perform with a tower of pitchers of their head.
4. Bonfire and Stargazing - The campsites and its ethereal ambience call for the most exquisite experiences like bonfire and stargazing. Lighting up dry wood to make a big fire and sitting around the bonfire with strangers and getting to hear their stories along with enjoying the dance and music have a very mystic appeal to itself. In the night when all the lights and frolic die out, there is ample opportunity to enjoy the starlit night sky in the open air of the desert a refreshing change from our claustrophobic cityscapes.
5. Photography - For those interested in subtle and nuanced photography of nature, the desert at the Sam Sand Dunes offers an unobstructed and clear view of the desert which makes for picture-perfect frames. You can capture the sunrise and sunset in all its beauty. There is not much to see and click around, but the beauty of the place itself is quite enough to intrigue the photographer in you. Other than that, the night time festivals are there to capture the tradition of the state.