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.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
“Highly recommend Gede” 5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015 NEW Gede met my daughter and I at the airport and we were very impressed by his welcoming ,friendly nature and he gave us a few tips on the way back to our hotel which proved to be very helpful!. He took us on a full day trip to Ubud and we felt very safe and secure,lots of information about the various places we visited and about Balinese culture in general.we didn't feel rushed at all and nothing was a problem . Thanks Gede for your professional service,we would recommend you to anyone that wants a hassle free service We will defineatly be back to Bali again and will be contacting Gede for when we need transport.
Monday, April 20, 2015
We hire him for 3days. 1st&2nd day Gede bring us around while on the 3rd day its Ketut. Gede will answer your queries or question .Both of them speak good English but most of the time we speak Malay or Indonesian(althought we are not so fluently as we only learn some form indon drama)LOL. They follow our day trip.Nothing much changes.Just for Ketut we really impress as we ask to go the restaurant (he indeed bring us there without disagreement). Actually we book this restaurant in Malaysia but turn out not good and too much advertise. Ketut also patiently wait for us during Sunday mass in Kuta catholic church.Gede also give us tips to speak in Indonesia language while you buy entrance fees. We manage to buy domestic entrance fees most of times. They did wait us patiently outside.Mostly we just go around by ourself and feel very secure as I'm in Bali with my mom (2 of us only).Overall we satisfy with the driver. If you have anything to ask, please ask they will answer you.Thank you so much for bringing us around Mr.Gede & Ketut.See you next time & I will recommend my friend in Sabah to you. :)
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
“Will definitely recommend them!” 4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015 NEW We booked a guide for one day quite spontanously for our Bali trip after reading all those wonderful reviews on Gede and his team. Contacting him via WhatsApp was very easy and his reply came very fast. Our guide was wonderful! He was on time and a very careful driver :) “My recommendation” 5 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015 NEW Our friends recommended Gede and from the arrival to the departure we (2 adults und 2 children) used his service. I can say that we felt always in good hands and save. He was always on time, very reliable and a good driver. We didn't have any communication problems during the trips and also the communication by Whatsapp was quick and to the point. His car (a seven seater) looked like new - my recommendation... Visited April 2015
Saturday, March 21, 2015
“Very accommodating ” 4 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015 NEW We booked last minute with this company and had to wait just an hour from our driver Suria. He was friendly & knowledgeable. Also a safe driver. He was happy to wait whilst we visited various places and spoke good English.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
“Very reliable and friendly.” 5 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2015 NEW via mobile We booked Gede ahead our vacation for a transport from Benoa to Munduk / Lesong and back. I contact him via whatsapp and he replied very quick. We made appointments and he was always on time. On the tour we stopped at some attractions and it was never a problem. Also our transport to the airport early in the morning ( 4:30 am ) was no problem. Thank you . Visited March 2015
Monday, March 9, 2015
“Very reliable, excellent service” 5 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015 NEW I reserved Gede's day tours ahead of reaching Bali and he helped me a lot in planning my itinerary as per our inclination. He was always on time, his biggest UPS is he speaks good English so he was able to share information about the places. He took us to the good store for shopping, always accepted last minute changes in itinerary. He is really prompt and good driver. we felt really safe with him and enjoyed our trip. thank you Gede! Visited March 2015
Monday, February 23, 2015
“Nice Bali - 5D4N” 4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015 NEW This was the first time to Bali for me and my family of 7 with small kid, grandma and few teens. I came across Mr Gede's blog and some recommendation from other tourists with google search. I engaged him for the whole trip while in Bali. He is punctual and even help to plan our Itinerary. I just take his... More
Thursday, February 19, 2015
The Day of Absolute Silence It's really you want to enjoy your slinet day,please visit Bali,this is year fall on March 21st. Nyepi is a very special day to the Balinese as this is the day that they have to fool all evil spirits that no one is actually on Bali - hence the need for silence. If this can be achieved, then it is believed that the evil spirits will go looking elsewhere for their prey and leave Bali island alone for another year. Balinese people are very religious and life is full of ritual - Nyepi is one of the most important days in their calendar. Police and security are on hand to make sure that everyone abides by this rule. Nyepi also serves to remind the Balinese of the need for tolerance and understanding in their everyday life. In fact, Hinduism on Bali is unique because it is woven into and around the original Balinese animistic religion. The two now have become one for the Balinese - a true sign of tolerance and acceptance. As a day reserved for self-reflection anything that may interfere with that purpose is strictly prohibited. Nyepi mandates a day of absolute quiet, based on the four precepts of Catur Brata: • Amati Geni: Prohibiting the lighting of fires, the use of lighting or satisfying pleasurable human appetites. • Amati Karya: Prohibiting all forms of physical work other than those dedicated to spiritual cleansing and renewal. • Amati Lelungan: Prohibiting movement or travel; requiring people to stay within their homes. • Amati Lelangunan: Prohibiting all forms of entertainment, recreations or general merrymaking.