Sunday, April 24, 2016
Every country has own culture and custom.Bali aslo has it,here is Tips for that : Bargain hard for souvenirs at tourist hotspots, but remember to keep it fun. Hire a private car and driver for the day if traveling long distances. Use metered taxis for short distances. Tipping is not compulsory, but appreciated for good service. Do not touch the head of an Indonesian person. This includes children. Do not point with your index finger or with your feet. The left hand is considered unclean, so only use the right hand for giving and receiving, and for picking up food. When entering a temple, please obey the rules. Speak respectfully. Saving face is most important in Indonesia, so please avoid embarrassing or humiliating a person.
Friday, March 25, 2016
“Reliable tour guide+ driver Gede” 5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago We had really great time get along with Gede, he's a really nice person who is experienced and help us a lot during the trip. The price was also reasonable. If any of my friend is going to Bali, I will absolutely recommend him! “Excellent experience. Warmly recommended!” 5 of 5 starsReviewed February 7, 2016 Exceeding expectations! We booked Mr Gede's services, via email, for 2 days based on TripAdvisor recommendations and we were were delighted. Rates are affordable. Mr Gede is very professional, timely, attentive and informative, a careful driver (VIP), providing sound guidance as to best places to visit. For instance, we had a lovely lunch overlooking rice terraces, just as we liked it, venue suggested by Mr Gede. We also arrived right on time for the Kecak and Fire dance in Uluwatu, performed against the setting sun! The "music" and the location (the temple is perched on a hill top with surf breaking on all sides) are totally mesmerizing. We also did some Batik shopping in Denpasar and visited Ubud (briefly) (overrun by tourists during the day) and Tenganan which is just lovely (home of the Aga people). Day 2 allowed us to see a bit of the "real" Bali. We totally loved it. We rated our Bali visit 9.5! Our renewed thanks to Mr Gede to help make it happen!
Sunday, February 14, 2016
“Excellent experience. Warmly recommended!” 5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago Exceeding expectations! We booked Mr Gede's services, via email, for 2 days based on TripAdvisor recommendations and we were were delighted. Rates are affordable. Mr Gede is very professional, timely, attentive and informative, a careful driver (VIP), providing sound guidance as to best places to visit. For instance, we had a lovely lunch overlooking rice terraces, just as we liked it, venue suggested by Mr Gede. We also arrived right on time for the Kecak and Fire dance in Uluwatu, performed against the setting sun! The "music" and the location (the temple is perched on a hill top with surf breaking on all sides) are totally mesmerizing. We also did some Batik shopping in Denpasar and visited Ubud (briefly) (overrun by tourists during the day) and Tenganan which is just lovely (home of the Aga people). Day 2 allowed us to see a bit of the "real" Bali. We totally loved it. We rated our Bali visit 9.5! Our renewed thanks to Mr Gede to help make it happen!
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
“Wonderful time in Bali with driver Komang” 5 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2015 Based on the very good appreciations on tripadvisor, we decided to get in touch with Gede to ask him to organize our roundtrip for 7 days around Bali. We were very pleased to realize that Gede was answering very quickly through WhatsApp and email, which is – compared to other guides we were in touch with – not a matter of course…for some it took days to answer. Gede responded to our wishes and helped us to work out our personalized round trip. Our driver was Komang. He has a good command of English. Komang is a very nice, sincere and friendly person and a reliable driver. He was always on agreed time. Always smiling! He was very responsive and also very flexible regarding spontaneous changes in our program. He showed us places not included in our itinerary and revealed to us a different taste of Bali. We still can feel the taste of sweet potatoes we were offered at his parents place. Simple, but so delicious. Komang made some useful and interesting suggestions that enriched our stay, give useful advices to avoid to be cheated at some popular touristic places and he always had cold fresh water for us in his car. We appreciate that very much! Komang really took a very good care of us!! One more thing that was very important for us – we had no forced shopping tours (we have heard that that is practiced by many guides…). Komang, thank you very much for a wonderful time in Bali! Visited October 2015
“Good day” 5 of 5 starsReviewed October 31, 2015 NEW Gede was an excellent driver,his English was excellent and he told us all about the places we visited.We probably didn't do the normal trip,not all the touristy spots,but just a general ride around the countryside with a stop at a temple on our way up to Ubud.Then a drive around the rice paddies and then a short walk through the Ubud markets.on to lunch at a restaurant in the hills overlooking the fields with a great view and a cooling breeze.A great end to our day out. Visited October 2015
Monday, September 28, 2015
“great driver, definitely recommend their services” 5 of 5 starsReviewed September 28, 2015 NEW we hired a driver through Gede for 12 hours and we had a lot of driving to do and a lot of stops to make so we were very pleased to get a professional and resilient driver for the day - he waited for us at every place and was ready to go when we were and got us to all the places we had on our itinerary in a timely manner despite the traffic. definitely the stress-free way to tour bali instead of trying to catch a taxi from one place to another and negotiate the rate and not being sure of what the rate should be, or hiring a bike and trying to figure out where you're going (which can be great if you're willing to get lost and just discover places but not when you're on a schedule and want to see a lot of places!). just message Gede on whatsapp, he was very quick to reply and give a quote based on how many hours and where you want to go. Visited September 2015 “Wonderful driver - Our holidays couldn´t be better” 5 of 5 starsReviewed September 25, 2015 NEW Gede was recommended by a great friend who uses Gede as his driver in Bali. They recommended Gede because of his really good tour, excelent price and, specially, great character. He was not our driver but he organized one of his team drivers, Dewa (Gede´s brother), as our driver. Few words to describe Dewa - kind, great driver, friendly, excellent and honest person. Dewa is a native Balinese who speaks very good English, attentive to our many requests and has many stories to tell us about Bali´s culture during the driving. He drove us around, he shown us the Balinese culture, good restaurants, and provide us interesting conversations. He was very helpful, flexible with the schedule and was a very good friend during our holiday. We arrived from Indonesia 3 weeks ago and was a big pleasure to receive this week a text message from Dewa to ask if everthing is great with us. Thank you very much for evertthing!! Our trip was wonderful. We do not hesitate to inform your service to our friends! Hugs, Susana and João Visited August 2015
Saturday, August 22, 2015
“Reliable & awesome driver!” 5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015 NEW Gede is very fast in responding to emails & whatsapp. As this is our 1st time visiting Bali, he has shared with us on the suggested itinerary before we booked the tour with him. His rate is also reasonable. He is always on time to pick us up from our hotel in the morning & is flexible in terms of the timing. Communications is easy as he speaks good english. He is very accommodating too. As my friends are staying in seminyak while we stay in kuta, he will pick up/ drop off my friends without additional charges. He will also wait patiently at the various tourist spots & we will be able to locate him once we are done with our sightseeing. He is good with his photo taking skills. Do ask him to help you take a few photos if you have the chance! We have enjoyed ourselves during our 3 days tour with Gede n hope we are not too noisy while we travelled in his clean n spacious Suzuki car. We will definitely recommend him to those who are looking for driver in Bali. Hope to see you again uncle Gede! Take care.. Visited August 2015
Thursday, July 9, 2015
“Beach Hunting” 5 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015 NEW So last week me and my husband decided to do an ad hoc trip to Bali. We are not the typical sight seeing couples, instead we love to hunt for secluded beaches. Texted Gede very last minute (1day before the trip) with out crazy beach hunting plan. He was game to provide his service although he has never drove any client those beaches before. He was very helpful. Whenever we can't find the access to the beach, he will get off the car and ask the locals for directions instead of turning us down. He is also very patient with all our destination requests, and waited for us at the location just in case he is needed or when we wish to leave early. He is highly recommended, please book early as he is very popular. We were lucky that he gave up his off day to drive us around. Visited July 2015
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
“A great way to see Bali.” 5 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015 NEW After numerous trips to South Bali, my programme this trip is for the family was to do white water rafting, biking and exploring the Bali country side. I found Mr Gede Suyasa on trip advisor and booked him over What's App. He speaks excellent English and was always responsive to my queries. I mailed him my intended itinerary a week before my arrival and he promptly replied with time saving suggestions. He picked us up at the airport in his well maintained, 1 year old Suzuki APV and drove us for the next 4 days. Having been a driver and guide for 20 odd years, he has the experience to advise on optimising any itinerary on the island, just make clear what you want out of your trip and he will be able to provide a range of options. Driving-wise, Gade is proficient, careful and mature enough not to take risk in the narrow winding roads of rural Bali. Gede, do keep up the professional service and wishing your son a speedy recovery. Thanks. Visited June 2015
Monday, May 18, 2015
“Awesome driver!” 4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015 NEW We booked a day tour with Gede about 1.5 months prior to arrival. Gede was fast in replying to our whatsapp messages. When we reconfirmed on the itinerary a few days prior to arriving, we checked on the price with him again and he gave us the same quote as before, despite the drastic fluctuactions in currency. He sent his brother for the day and the young chap drove with such dexterity and skill. He was swift and fast and got us on time to cover all the spots we wanted. Although he spoke little English and didn't provide much introduction to the sights, we could overlook that point easily since we had Google to fill us in. But the driving skills were superb and that helped us save a lot of time travelling across the island and making it in time for sunset at Jimbaran Bay. Visited May 2015 “Amazing guide! ” 5 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015 NEW I emailed Gede 2 months before my trip and he is really fast in replying emails. As me and my friends got no idea where to go to, he also gave us an itinerary via email and gave us suggestion. I had also requested for him to help me book a place for dinner for a surprise birthday celebration, in which he really did and even suggested a more affordable place! We were greeted by Gede's team - by the name Komang Sudiawan - and we could not ask for a better guide! He was always punctual, and gave us great advices on how to deal with the locals (esp when it comes to bargaining) and also never hesitate to entertain our requests! And he even walked together around with us and explained the history and culture of the place. Not to mention that he always make sure we do not pay extra for our meals and never hesitate when we told him we wanted more local food instead of high price restaurants! He brought us to the local warung and we totally enjoyed the local food which was almost 70% more cheaper than the normal restaurants! And nonetheless, he was in charge of the birthday surprise at the restaurant and even helped us to purchase the cake (which he mentioned was on house by Gede). And how can we forget - he even helped us to get the live band for the birthday song and paid the tips on our behalf! On our last day, he even offered to send us around Seminyak and Kuta just for sightseeing eventhough it's way past the arranged time (we only pay for half day services). I will certainly recommend Gede and his team, and Komang for their hospitality! “Commendable Service” 5 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015 My friend and I went on a 4d3n vacation in Bali having Gede (and his brother- Dewa on the last 2 days) as our driver/tour guide. Prior to the trip, Gede was very prompt in answering all our queries. He even helped rearrange our itinerary for us to better manage our time during our break. He and his brother were also open to sudden change of plans. They were able to deal with our fickle minds and took us to places which weren't part of the itinerary. :D They're both nice, welcoming, patient, and punctual. Their service is highly commendable.