We had the pleasure to experience Sam’s excellent tour guide services and deep knowledge of every corner, every custom of the island. My son and myself were impressed by the outstanding service attitude demonstrated and the comprehensive knowledge of Sam about the destinations we visited on the way. We enjoyed landscape and the beautiful mountains, wherever we went. Sam explained a lot about the culture, history, and led us to places, to see the local way of living: like the sheep bell makers small factory with a wonderful warm welcome (including a guide through the factory and of course with an invitation for a coffee). His passion for Sardinia led us to places, you will never ever get as tourist by yourself. We asked al local for directions and ended up tasting one of magnificent wines of the island. Sam was always ready to serve the needs and extra wishes of the travellers as well as providing valuable insight information. Through his friendly, always funny and service orientated way, Sam contributed to the great success of our tour with long-lasting and very positive memories of Sardinia. Sam, thank you very much for this perfect week. We surely come back one day! I did not write anything about the many nuraghes, we visited. I would be never as good as Sam to explain them.
A few weeks ago we discovered Sardinia along a two weeks route plotted by Sam/Keep Alive Tours. Custom made, based on our interests. We stayed in unique places, ate deliciously, visited spectacular sites, all things that we surely would not have discovered on our own! In short: an unforgettable experience. And we can recommend it highly!
I had been on a Sam-Sardinia-group tour before, and this year I asked him to plot a Sardinia tour specially for me and my wife. The result was a tailor-made programme that took us to sleep and eat at agriturismo’s on unique locations, walk in village festivals in the Barbagia region, wonder at peculiar buildings dating from far before Christ, plus many other tips to follow-up on during our trip. And still we had plenty of time for our walks in nature. We had two beautiful weeks in mountains and along the coast, savoured traditional dishes and met wonderful Sardinians. Very recommendable!
A 10 out of 10! What a great holiday with Sam. He is is so enthousiastical about his country and knows how to get to such marvelous places, full of energy… And then the stories around those places! Sam shows you unspoilt Sardinia, so I advise you not to go there 🙂
Just came back home from a marvellous week on Sardinia. Tintling, so inspiring! Every day our minivan brought us to beautiful ancient prehistoric sites quiet forests with obsidian lying all over the ground, fields in bloom, beautiful beaches, flamingo’s on a lake. An this all in only one week! Every now and then a pleasant stop for a coffee or icecream. Your enthousiasm is not a role you play its true and sincere. Every time again I saw and felt the passion and love in your way of speaking about your island, and with your Sardinian roots that enthousiams comes straight from the heart. Sardinia dull? NOT!!
My dream to organise a retreat finally came true, organising my first Journey to Purpose together with Keep Alive Tours. Having a purpose in life, a Plan e Vida, is one of the important Blue Zone success factors, so to grow old in happiness and health. I’m so glad that I met Sam and that we both believed that we could create such a beautiful retreat together, all within just a couple of months. Sam’s preparation was excellent, he knew exactly which Sardinian locations would really give depth to my sessions. The first result in the group was this remark: ‘Creating such a safe atmosphere so quickly… Great!’ The personally safe atmosphere deepened the effect on the participants: an incredible intensity, mutual personal bond, willingness to help, a caring attitude and clearness were the result. It was great to communicate and to tune in personally with Sam, who is creative, facilitating and trustful, based also on quite some life experience. Thanks to all this, this first retreat was top and I can only deeply recommend working together with Keep Alive Tours. Our next co-production (October 2018) is something to really look forward to.
Had such a delicious week, with a fine balance between meditations and venturing out for very interesting, deeply beautiful places. Thanks to the meditations I got really connected to myself and nature, enjoying a pleasant mix of group activity and time to myself. The pro-active, professional and very caring attitude of Sam and Marleen opened new worlds to me, staying at such a nice agriturismo with delicious food and warm atmosphere! And I also learned a lot on Sardinia and it’s variety!
Monique (4th time)
This was my fourth tour with Sam and I’m still enjoying at home. In this beautiful tour I really appreciated all the moments of rest too, together with beautiful visits to little towns, a museum, nuraghe towers, around fantastic picknicks. The festival in Pula was a major highlight, and last but not least, the B&B was perfect. Many thanks to Sam and Marleen for a beautiful tour!
Elly (80+ years)
Although the 5 other women in my group tour with Sam were all much younger than me, and I’ve been feel my advanced age more than ever, I still remembered well a previous tour with Sam… So I joined! Thanks to all the healthy meals and atmosphere in the agriturismo’s, Sam positive approach – including very practical tips on how to walk easily – I even climbed some really steep hills. Much to my surprise on the last days I even walked without my stick. My self confidence and physical state are much higher now and i’d love to join again someday. People around me are surprised to see me so sparkling and relaxed, and walking so easily. Well, I know why that is!
Had such a splendid meditation week on Sardinia with Sam’s Keep Alive Tours! He’s so connected to the nature, culture and people of Sardinia, his island of origing. Wherever we came, he’s always open for exchang, inspiration, adventure, new insights, sharing. I also joined to ‘feel’ the options for a co-production together with Sam and the answer can only be a big YES. So our retreat in co-production is now scheduled for June 2019.
Wants to stay anonymous
This Sardinia retreat week felt like a mini-Camino to Santiago de Compostela to me.
I have traveled a lot in my life, but this was top. For instance the most beautiful, best, romantic breakfast in my life. Thank you, Sam, for arranging it all. Whoever might join you there during your tours will surely be pleasantly surprised.
My May holiday with Keep Alive Tours to Sardinia has truly been one of the most special in my life! Sam brought us to beautiful places in nature, villages and archeological sites I would never have found on my own. Sam interpreted for us whenever we met local people, he speaks an excellent Italian and loves Sardinia madly. Perfect ingredients for a deep connection with the island and it’s people. I was glad we also had plenty of moments of rest, peace, quiet, sometimes by joining a meditation or just by being on my own. So nice not having to bother about where to get good and healthy food and a beautiful idyllical place to sleep. Every day was like a present and mind you: this was my first time travelling like this. On day 1 you immediately feel you can relax, and open for yet another nice place to visit. Personally appreciated was the fact that Sam is also a mindful walking coach, and thanks to his tips on breath, body and mind even I just walked up that mountain, relaxed, without stress. I still feel that smile on my face there… You just simply really spoilt us, Sam!
In Sardinia you’ll find yourself back, even if you hadn’t lost yourself. It’s a privilege being guided by Samuele. He is adventurous without pushing it, it just happens! Join him and surrender to enjoying enourmously.
Wow, such a warm, loving, powerful feeling! To cherish and to never forget. Was it because of the beautiful historical places, the scent of the orange trees, the truly fine food and drinks? What a stream of energy and power!
So inspiring! On our running holiday every morning we had a session of running, combined with seeing so much beauty in Sardinia: I tasted it, smelt it, experienced it and felt truly happy! Sam really knows everything about Sardinia and… about running too!
I was so surprised by Sams unique excursions to enchanting places on the island! He had tracked them personally before and being quite adventurous he likes to discover and find out things. Marvelous since he’s also great company, knowing also many details and stories wherever we went. Keep up the good work, Sam, I’m already looking forward to a next tour with you.
A powerful combination of movement and relaxation! To see the sunrise during a mindful run led by Sam on a mountain plateau or promontory or with your feat litterally in the clay in a vineyard: magical! In the afternoons we experienced the ancient energy of this island. We ate and slept at agriturismo’s serving pure nutricious healthy dishes, enjoying also their own win and mirto! All this in great company. I returned home feeling very invigorated and full of inner energy.
Hanny (3 times co-producer)
You have not exagerated one single word about the splendour and magic of Sardinia. We have ahd such a marvelous time at spiritual places in nature, where we could all calmly feel the pure, intense energy. If you’d like to experience this too, and the powerfl healing energy of nature, then do join a tour with Sam. He has been my fantastic guide on all three of my biodanza holidays on his superb Sardinia.
I immediately took the opportunity to join Samuele and a few other people. Fairy houses, giant’s graves, crystal beach, obsidian mountains, this tour was a real gift for me. Sardinia is much more beautiful than I had imagined. And what a laugh at the table, avery evening! And Samuele is the best Sardinia guide!
Nothing better than such a guide, deeply rooted in Sardinia, speaking perfect Dutch. Such a great atmosphere and caring attitude! Sam is a fantastic host and his picknicks are a real treat too!
I learned so much and still… very relaxing tour. With great eye for detail, this tour, with nice conversations in the car too, as well as at the table at dinner, enjoying nice freshly prepared Sardinian dishes with wine and a home-made liquor. A tour I will never forget. I strongly recommend it.
We stayed in West-Sardinia, a still unspoilt place, and I’m not sure I should share this with people. Sam was our inspiring, vital and intelligent guide, and still modest about it. I’d love to go back!