Enjoy the best places to see in Denpasar with a plan including Bali Driver Gede

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Gede the key to a true Balinese experience

“Gede the key to a true Balinese experience” Reviewed December 14, 2012 NEW We went to Bali from 6th to 10th December 2012. It was our first time there but it was not a problem at all thanks to Gede! We emailed him 2 weeks before our departure and he help us to plan our full itinerary. We used him for the full tenure of our stay. Gede was unassuming, honest, helpful, soft-spoken and polite. He is also great with kids, entertaining my sons' curiosity and antics with the flair and patience of a father figure. He took us to a lot of the tourist attractions and iconic Balinese sights, as much as we can cram into our days there. He also recommended good and safe places to eat and shop, and always remind us of necessary precautions to take. Gede was more than a driver and a guide, being a true Balinese he offered real insights on the Balinese way of life and very knowledgeable about Bali's historical and current affairs. We fell in love with beautiful Bali and had an awesome time there, and Gede was the key responsible for our whole experience. Thank you Gede, you are the best!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Gede You are the best !!!!

“Gede you are the best!!!” Reviewed December 13, 2012 NEW we returned 2 weeks ago from bali.before depart,i made research from internet, there are many choices for me to hire a driver in bali, get to know Gede through tripadvisor that has good reviews. We used Gede as our private driver for 4 days and sure to said that i have made the right decision. Gede is a honest,responsible, puncture and informative local bali driver, he knew bali very much. He helped my family to organised our trip and showed us some excellent restaurants.We enjoyed the food very much. Overall we would like to say thank you to Gede. Gede , you are the best!!! Highly recommended to future travellers

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Gede brings life into any day....

“Gede brings life into any day!” Reviewed November 27, 2012 NEW via mobile We used Gede twice on our recent trip to Bali and recommend him for any future travellers. He was easy to contact, no hassle regards to our pick up (even when we were running an hour late) and helped us follow the surf. Gede was able to show us some of the highlights to our trip and some excellent restaurants...this man knows his food! Thank you Gede, your humour and professionalism is 10/10.

Monday, November 12, 2012

A Truly Family-Friendly Driver

“A Truly Family-friendly Driver with good local knowledge” Reviewed November 10, 2012 NEW via mobile We just returned few days ago from our first Bali holiday. After much googling, we engaged Gede as our private driver for 3 days and never regretted our decision. Gede is very responsive through emails! He speaks good english, punctual, a family-oriented and safe driver with excellent knowledge of road directions as well as Balinese culture. We were exploring elephant ride! Gede recommended us to go for the elephant camp and even helped us to get the discount! To thank him, we invited him to have lunch with our family. Gede not only drove us to places of interests , he also followed us and acted as a guide when the circumstances require. We were visiting uluwatu temple where the monkeys were everywhere. Gede was kind to protect my kids by keeping the monkeys at bay! Thanks Gede! Thank you for making our bali holiday so much more enjoyable & memorable!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Gede Was Great

“Gede was great” Reviewed October 27, 2012 NEW We were in Bali in August but had contacted Gede by email some time before we arrived. From day 1 we found him to be a very good, punctual and patient driver, taking us wherever we wanted to go and helping us to find the best places to visit. Even before finishing the first day out, we had decided that we were going to use Gede for the rest of our trips. We hired him for 5 or 6 days and never regretted it. His prices were also very good and there were no hidden costs. Hire him for a day or half day, you won't regret it. Visited August 2012

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Helpul Guide,Patient Driver

“Helpful guide, patient driver.” Reviewed October 10, 2012 NEW We were a first timer to Bali, and I got Gede highly-recommended from a group of friends who used to hired him afew months back. Gede is kind enough to help us plan our itinerary with no-hidden-cost once i got in touch with him via email. Yet, the cost is extremely competitive! Gede was a easy-going person who can easily talk and having jokes with, he is punctual in time, yet to be earlier to wait for us in fact. Gede was a responsive guide who did remind us on "do and donts" in every single details for our safety, and also a very very very skillful driver with crazy busy traffics in Bali. He is patient enough even it was a huge jammed after all day long waiting for us to finish our activities at every sight-seeing spots. We've a day which suppose to be free & easy for our self-exploration. Some from our group has changed their mind, but Gede was still helpful even it was suppose to be his off-day. Just a single call and he is ready to fetch us out at our time with his friendly professionalism. None of our group having a single complaint except we are sad that we've forgot to take a picture with him, as we were over-enjoyed with his services. I whole-heartedly recommend Gede as your Tours Guide & Driver in Bali, and i believe you will also awards him with a double thumbs-up! Thanks a tonne for everything, Gede! Visited October 2012

Friday, October 5, 2012

Great Private Driver in Bali

“Great Private driver in Bali” Reviewed October 3, 2012 NEW Gede was recommended by a great friend in Melbourne who uses Gede as her driver in Bali. We corresponded back and forth prior to our trip so Gede had a great insight into the sort of things we wanted to see and do while we were in Bali. Gede was extremely courteous, very punctual, very professional. Each time we got into his van, the doors were locked - we felt very safe with Gede at all times. Gede took us everywhere we asked and also made some great recommendations for us. Gede was a fabulous driver and when we return to Bali we will ensure he is again our driver. I have already persoanlly recommended Gede to others to use for their upcoming trips to Bali and am keeping his card and email contact. Thanks Gede.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Great Driver and Guide

“Great driver and guide” I got to know Gede via a friend's recommendation. We had corresponded in long emails and Gede had been very helpful and paitient in pinning down the itieneary and cost. It was Gede's brother - Soma who drove us around though. Nevertheless, Soma is a very nice and friendly guide. At times he seems like the bodyguard to us. There were some last min changes to the itineary and Soma had been very accomodating. We like the places and Spa he brought us to. He was very puntcual, in fact always a few mins earlier than the appointed time. Strongly recommeded. Visited September 2012

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Freindly and Extremely helpful

“Very friendly and extremely helpful” Reviewed July 29, 2012 NEW Gede was the third driver I hired during my stay in Bali. The first one was organised through my hotel in Sanur and I doubt that he was a professional tourist driver. The second one was ok, but charging extra for tours outside the major tourist areas. A third one (a couple of days later) I had organised when he let me down a day before. So that is when I found Gede through Tripadvisor and I was lucky that he was able to drive me at such short notice. His english is very good and he has a lot of knowledge about everything you might want to know about Bali. He is always on time (actually he was early and always already waiting for me). Gede doesn't try to take you to touristy places where he gets a comission or tries to talk you out of going somewhere, on the contrary he stops wherever you want to stop and even can recommend some less touristy places. 2 days before the end of my holiday I had my handbag stolen , and with it all my money, cards, phone, camera and passport. I count myself extremely lucky that I was able to hire Gede for the following day, when I had to organise money, passport and new visa. It made everything sooo much easier having him helping me (translating, etc.), at the post office collecting money from overseas, getting passport photos made, and with the officials at the immigration office for the visa. That day would have been a lot longer and a lot more stressfull for me without Gede's help. At the end I even had some hours left to enjoy the rest of my holiday on the beach before gede dropped me off at the airport. Thanks heaps Gede!!!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Responsible Driver

“Punctual and responsible driver in Bali” Reviewed July 18, 2012 NEW via mobile We visited Bali in March 2012 and hired Gede to be our driver for 3 days trip. Gede is very responsive, responsible and puncture driver. It was our first time to Bali (especially for the first timer), really need to find such a good driver and we are lucky to have Gede :-) Although our trip to Bali is 5D4N and suppose to explore more places in Bali; however, our trip crashed with Nyepi Day and raining session. Thus, we could only had very limited places to visit. But, look on the bright side, we were having a chance to participate on the Nyepi Day celebration. Indeed it was cool & unforgettable memory in Bali. Again, thank you Gede for your great service. Appreciate It.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Bali Driver..

“Trustworthiness and Cultural Knowledge Personified” Reviewed July 14, 2012 NEW We went to Northern Bali in February and Gede was our highly regarded driver. He has local and national knowledge, which is informative, and he is able to meet the more specialized needs around art, culture and historical visits. He is intuitive to guests needs and is respectful and 100% honest. Gede has local knowledge of the whole island. He took us to the North of the island to Aditya Resort where we were able to relax. Gede is a resourceful and careful driver very well worth contacting.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Recommend Gede

“Recommend Gede as an excellent driver in Bali” Reviewed July 13, 2012 NEW We first met Gede in 2010 via a recommendation from a friend and since that trip have recommended him to all our friends travelling in Bali. They have all also experienced and appreciated his great service. We have just returned from our 2nd visit and called on Gede's services once more. He is a very interesting and intelligent driver who can offer so much information and sometimes suggestions for interesting day trips with some "off the beaten track" locations. He is extermely polite, always punctual, speaks English very well, a safe driver and trustworthy. One of the highlights of this trip was a day trip into the mountain and lake area of central Bali. On this trip to Bali we had the occasion to experience other drivers (as part of travel and accomodation packages) and non of them were even close to Gede. We then realised how lucky we were to meet him.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Great Driver

“A great driver with a deep knowledge of Balinese culture” Reviewed July 8, 2012 NEW We visited Bali in January this year and asked Gede to be our driver. It has been our best bet of all driver in Bali. Gede is an excellent, safe and friendly driver. He always on time when pick you up from the hotel. Most of the times he even came 10 mins earlier! Gede has been in this industry for almost 20 years. He has a deep knowledge of Balinese culture and it made our trip to Bali even more worthwhile. Thank you for the memorable holiday. I would recommend him to anyone planning to visit the Island of God.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Mount Batur

Trip for those who like adventure This is my first adventure to climb a mountain, I often take tourists (guests) to climb but I have never accompanied them, usually I take a nap in the car at the time the the guest is gone, but this time I wanted to have a new experience. Before I left I was really perplexed and also I felt scared. "Would I be able to make it to the top?", because until this time I had never climbed. But my fears were overcome by my wish to know 'what does it feel like at the top (summit) and what is up there'? This question chased away my fear. The three of us left Kuta at 2 AM, the feelings of fear returned to the point that I was thinking of not going along to climb. But the feeling of wanting to know was greater so the fear disappeared. We more or less covered the distance from Kuta in an hour and a half because there wasn't much traffic so that we could speed up a bit ( go fast) in order to arrive more quickly. .Finally we arrived at our destination. At the start of the climb there were two trails; the one closer to Pura Jati was for those who wanted to climb to the summit starting from a further distance but a less steep ( flatter) trail. We started our climb from the other trail on the eastern slope of the trek. The air was very cold ( tiang bingung yen 'begitu', so cold, very cold, rather cold?) and it was also very dark. After we met out guide, we started to climb. Before I proceeded onward, I thought "was there anything that we needed that was at the bottom? Food? Drink?". We started to trek in the dark of the night so our guide brought us a flashlight. I was in the first group that left. I was afraid my fears would again show up because before we had traveled 30 minutes, I was out of breath because the trail was becoming steep and rocky. My friends and I walked rather slowly. Below us I was able to see a light that was moving. The closer the light got the more it moved.....the shining light was like a butterfly, the longer the time, the closer it got. Because I was hiking rather slowly, finally that group of tourists with the light went ahead of us. The farther they went the more they were lost in the dark of the night so that all that was seen was the shine of their lights. The longer I walked, the more I was out of breath. I started to think about stopping because I was really tired, and my legs were feeling really heavy. Luckily, my guide was giving us encouragement, 'Keep going, don't give up'. Our guide kept saying we were already getting close. The color red was already starting to appear in the eastern sky, and I myself slowly walked with the remaining energy I had. The conditions were getting clearer and I began to be able to see around me. The beauty was beginning to appear, before I could only see darkness. The feeling of exhaustion started to be healed by the view that was so beautiful. The sun began to appear, ...finally I myself arrived at the summit....I was so happy..the feelings of exhaustion disappeared as I was able to see the view from the summit. It was a really really good feeling....the view was so astonishing... beautiful very beautiful. The beauty of the view was worth the exhausting efforts!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

The Best Tour Guide Ever Gede

“The Best Tour Guide Ever Gede” Reviewed June 16, 2012 NEW We used Gede to see Bali and he was great. He is very knowledgable about Bali and understands Australian humour as well. I would recommend his service to anybody who wants to taylor their experience to what they want rather than be given a organised trip. Gede worked with us for weeks prior to our tour so we could see what we wanted to see, 10/10.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Dear Gede san, thank you so much your good arrangement for Bali trip, it's good memory for trip. i hope i will be visit Bali again & you can guide me in other place. attached the picture for Mara. thanks him during my trip.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Sharon Bailey - 2012-06-11 08:12:27 We are a family of 5 and my sister who is a frequent visitor to Bali put us onto Gede. For novices we found Gede’s assistance of not just getting us from ’A" to "B" as invaluable but also his recommendations in relation to other tourist activities we should go see. He recommended we get passes to the Bali Safari that includes lunch and elephant rides and we were not disappointed. When we changed our itinery to come back from Gili Islands to Padangai bai instead of Sanur, he was happy to come get us instead of relying on the boat service pickup. Kuta is crazy and we all felt safe in his hands with the traffic chaos that exists, not to mention how not to get ripped off or sucked in by the bargainers - even though we still problably did. He runs a clean and affordable service and when we get back there, we will definately be calling upon his service again.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Jatiluwih Rice Terrace

Jatiluwih,one of the most picturesque areas lies about 20 kilometers north of Tabanan,in Bali's western.Situated majestically in the hills 850 meters above sea level,jatiluwih maens"really beautiful" An appropriate,undulating hills and valleys.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Thank you...

Thanks pak....I enjoy my trip with u,if have 2nd time for me go Bali,I will take pak as driver again n I want to thanks u very much to help us take ours kuih lapis from shop..I more enjoy Kuta Beach n Tanah Lot super beautiful place n plus sunset...

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Excellent Service

Eddie - 2012-05-08 10:31:23 I got to know about Gede service from a friend. He recommended Gede to me for his excellent service. We arrived (Patrick, Andrew and I ) at Kuta airport, and Gede was sharp on time. The whole trip went smooth just like the itinerary that Gede quoted to us. Time allocation was great, and we arrived at each locations almost all at its prime time (Tanah Lot in the evening, Ulu Danu in the morning, Tegalalang paddy terrace in the evening), allowing us to capture beautiful photos. (yes, we are photo maniac ) Gede also gave us advice on food selection, the do’s and don’ts which make your trip "hassle free". Andrew said " I give his service A+"

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Rice Field

There are four words for rice namely : • Pad is growing rice plant(hence paddy fields). • Gabah is rice after harvesting. • Beras is uncooked grain. • Nasi is cooked rice. As Nasi goring( fried rice ) and nasi putih( plain rice).A rice field is called Sawah.The whole rice field has a farmer organization called “Subak”. The Subak as an organization of the farmers Wet Rice agriculture,especially as practiced in Bali,is far too complex and requires too much regulation,particularly in conditinating use of irrigation system,for one farmer to practice alone or even in conjunction with a few others.Consequently,a highly specialized farm of agricultural association has evolved over the centuries in Bali to coordinate the maximal usage of the environment for the growing of the wet rice .These irrigation cooperative,knows as “Subak” are responsible for the allocation of water resourse,and maintenance of irrigation networks,for coordinating planting and for insuring that all religious rituals to insure good harvests are performed. Subak organizations are usually comprised of all individuals owning land irrigated by a single dam and major canal.The water form a single subak dam may be divided intio dozens and even hundreds of channels to irrigate to terraced sawah.In determining the many issues involved in wet rice cultivation ( when to plant,who is responsible for cleaning and guarding canals,regulating water flow,etc) group votes are taken.Each subak members has one votes regardless of the size of his holding.Generally,all subak leaders are elected by group decision.Thus,for the entire peasant farmer’s expertise in using his environment for we rice,without the subak to coordinate activities it is unlikely that the sawah system could ever reached its current level of pervasiveness’ efficiency and productivity. Subak in Bali does not belong to the Banjar and has own leader.The people who become the Subak members are not always the same people who become the Banjar members.The Subak members are the oweners or the people who work on the rice field that getting water irrigation from the dams regulated by a Subak organization.Not all of the Subak members live in the same banjar.On the other hand,there could be a Banjar members who has many rice fields in different areas and get the water irrigation from the dams organized by several Subaks.Therefore this Banjar member will join himself in all of the Subak where his rice fields located. Subak irrigation sytem besides as an appropriate techonological sytem,but as a cultural sytem as well.This phenomenon indicate that basically subak irrigation. Sytem is a techonoligical sytem that has been develoved as a part of cultural society.Because subak sytem is viewed as a techonogical sytem,so this sytem has an ability to be transformed.Meanwhile limitation of the ability of subak irrigation sytem to overcome the extreme conditions,basically can be solved through the harmony and togetherness,based on the Tri Hita Karana ( THT) principle as basic of subak sytem.Furthermore,through inverse technique,it can be seen the ability of subak sytem,that can be transformed.And then,through Fuzzy Set Theory,it can be see the dominance or ranks of the all elements of subak sytem,which are alsi as a consideration on the transformation process.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Mola-Mola Season,
I believe Mola-Mola(Ocean sunfish) are in Bali's waters year round ( recorded as deep as as 360 M)but generally only come up to recreation diving depths July to mid-November. Mola-Mola are the world's heaviest bony fish,can be 3,5m high,reach 2,300kg,and have up to 300 millon eggs.You can see their unusual shape in this photo ( mola is latin for ' millstone')...and believe it or not,their closet relatives are pufferfish,porcupinefish and filefish. Their diet,like that of turtles,is mainly jellyfish hence plastic bags can be hazardous. Up to 40 kinds of parasites live on MOla-Mola and it is while they are being cleaned by schools of Longfin bannerfish that we are abale to see then stationary for any length time. The most likely sites to see Mola-Mola are over at Nusa Penida and outside Padangbai/Candidasa although there have been rare,early morning sightings on the Liberty shipwreck in Tulamben

Monday, April 16, 2012

Uluwatu:
is the most famous surf point in this area,with waves surf able up to 20 feet( faces).This surf point is for intermediate to experience surfer only.The only entry and exit is through a cave located at the base of cliffs.Best on mid tide....offering 5 peaks to choose from depending on the swell direction and the tide. This left hand wave is fast and sucks,offering tube rides from the experienced.Just north of Uluwatu is Padang -Padang this wave is body boarders dream with super sucks left habd tube ride,only for experienced surfers.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

KERTA GOSA (COURT OF JUSTICE)
Kerta gosa was a building/place for solving problem concerning with security,prosperity,and justice of the kingdom of Bali.It was not known exactly who was the founder,but according to Candra Sengkela( a way of writing the year by using picture of animal of plant which represents certain figures),it had been in exist in the year of Caka 1622 or around the year of 1700 AD,when Dewa Agung Jambe governed the Kingdom of Semapura.Kerta Gosa was used to held a meeting by the regional kings throughout Bali where Hisa Excellecy The King of KLungkung gave his direction and decision concerning problem in accordance with the needs and the situation of the Kingdom of Bali.In April 28,1908,when Dutch’s soldier came to Klungkung,the Kingdom of Klungkung was conquered by the Dutch’s soldier.Since then ,klunkung was ruled by the Dutch and functioned as a court of justice.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

The village of Kintamani is located around 1500 meter above the sea level,with the average of temperature 14 degree,from Kintamani village is the best view of witnessing the volcanoes Batur by the height of 1727 meter above the sea level.The major point of interest for visitor is without doubt the highland area around Kintamnai,which is perched on the lip of Mount Batur’s crater and looks out over the spectacular Crater Lake.The best view from where one can see the cone of Mount Batur smoldering away and the balck traces of its explosioan on the landscape of the crater.A rather treacherous road leads from Peneloka down the crater to Toya Bungkah,where soothing hot spring on the edge of the Crater lake have recently been tapped off to create a magnificent spa complex.Toya Bunghkah is a pleasant place to stay the night and prepare for an early rise and the two-hour climbing up Mount Batur,arriving in time to see the sunrise

Monday, April 9, 2012

Bali Driver on LinkedIn

Henrik Poulsen has recommended you on LinkedIn Henrik Poulsen Managing Director Oriental To: Gede Suyasa Date: April 9, 2012 Henrik Poulsen has recommended your work as Driver at Bali Driver. Dear Gede, I've written this recommendation of your work to share with other LinkedIn users. Details of the Recommendation: "I have used Gede as a driver on our holidays in Bali for more than 4 years now. In total more than 5 times. He has been babysitting my youngest son since he was 1 and looking after my teenage daughter's Nights out, made sure she came home safely... He is very reliable and always on time. Also, he knows the places in Bali very well. He is honest and a careful driver. I can give him my warm recomendations. Yours sincerly Henrik Poulsen" Service Category: Driver Year first hired: 2007 (hired more than once) Top Qualities: Great Results, Good Value, On Time

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Tanah Lot Temple

It's located at Beraban Village ,Kediri District,Tabanan Regency.It's about 13 Km closet city of Tabanan,about 30KM fron the main city Denpasar.The spectacular located Tanah Lot is posiibly the best known and most photographed temple on Bali.The touris crowed here are phenomenal,especially at sunset,and the commercial hype is terrible.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Memorable Experience In Bali

Kevin & Partner - 2012-04-02 05:41:54 We managed to book Gede as our driver at very last minute before our flight to Bali on 28th March 2012. We arrived and were greeted by Gede. He is very punctual indeed throughout our stay in Bali. All we have to do is just telling him that we would like to visit all the places that we have in mind and Gede would just plan out our itinerary for each day, stress free! The itinerary is so well planned that we have the last day of free leisure on our own Gede even advised us not to touch anything that the locals trying to sell at our pitstops unless you wanted to buy or else they will continue to pester you, hehe. Gede’s servuce price wise is very reasonable and don’t worry about communication barrier as he can speak English very well. Thanks again Gede for the smooth and memorable experience in BALI!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Ogoh-Ogoh

Ogoh-ogoh are statues built for the Ngrupuk parade, which takes place on the eve of Nyepi day in Bali, Indonesia. Ogoh-ogoh normally have form of mythological beings, mostly demons. As with many creative endeavours based on Balinese Hinduism, the creation of Ogoh-ogoh represents spiritual aims inspired by Hindu philosophy.[1][2] The main purpose of the making of Ogoh-ogoh is the purification of the natural environment of any spiritual pollutants emitted from the activities of living beings (especially humans). The forms of Ogoh-ogoh represent the Bhuta-Kala (Bhuta: eternal energy, Kala: eternal time), according to Hindu teachings. The imperceptible potentials of nature cannot be thoroughly explored by anyone. Philosophically, civilized men are required to manage the natural resources without damaging the environment itself. Aside from being the symbol of Bhuta-Kala, Ogoh-ogoh is considered a symbol of modes of nature that form the malicious characters of living beings. Ogoh-ogoh are usually made by the group of artists found in villages around Bali. After being paraded on a convoy around the town, finally it is burnt to ashes in a cemetery as a symbol of self-purification. An Ogoh-ogoh is normally standing on a pad built of timber planks and bamboos. The pad is designed to sustain the Ogoh-ogoh while it is being lifted and carried around the village or the town square. There are normally eight or more men carrying the Ogoh-ogoh on their shoulders. This procession is accompanied by orchestral music performed by the youth. The use of flares is also a main part of the parade. During the procession, the Ogoh-ogoh is rotated counter-clockwise three times. This act is done at every T-junction and crossroad of the village. Rotating the effigies during the cremational parade and the eve of Nyepi represents the contact of the bodies with the spirits. It is intended to bewilder the evil spirits so that they go away and cease harming human beings. The Ogoh-ogoh is a very recent addition to the Nyepi ceromonies, first appearing in Denpasar in the early 1980s. At that time, they were carefully monitored for any criticism of the Suharto regime.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

We recommend this guy warmly

5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012 NEW

Among numerous Bali drivers we had the pleasure of using, Gede would be in the top.
He is nice looking, well groomed, polite and his knowledge of English allows you to discuss local topics with him for a whole day.
His van is very comfortable and nice looking, his driving responsible and his prices quite reasonable.
Once enjoying his level of service, you will be booking him repeatedly later - rest assured.
Gede is our default driver when we stay in Bali.

Visited February 2012

Monday, March 12, 2012

I Know Gede...

I know Gede and would recommend him to my friends as an excellent guide and driver. When I was in Bali he took us to places that were very special where not many tourists go. He knows Bali because it is home and he is steeped in its traditions and culture. He cares deeply about his family and community. If you want to know Bali in a deeper way than the hype and bright lights, he is your man. I am sure he can find you the fun spots you want too.

Gede spent Christmas in our home many years ago and we gave him a tee shirt that said, "G'day from Australia". He is a lovely person, who is bright, generous and caring, has integrity and cares about his clients and his work. Our family has kept in touch over the years and enjoyed watching his lovely sons grow. I hope you will use him for your holiday in Bali.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Excellent day trip experience with Gede

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2012 NEW

Gede picked us up from our Nusa Dua resort and drove us for one whole day and showed us the tanah lot temple, wood carving shops, and elephant cave. Although we had booked him for two days, we were very tired at the end of day 1 and asked him if we could cancel day 2. He was extremely courteous and replied that it was "no problem" with a smile!

He is very responsive and accessible via email and phone txt messages which made communication very easy. We booked him to pick us up from our hotel in Ubud to the airport and he arrived 30 minutes ahead of time! He also took us to a temple on the way to the airport, another late request at no extra charge.

I highly reccomend Gede. Be sure to ask him questions, he knows a lot but is not very chatty unless asked. It is probably the balinese politeness! :)

Visited February 2012

Saturday, February 25, 2012

First Trip To Bali

Brendan - 2012-02-21 22:20:45
We arrived at DPS airport to be met with a huge smile and from that moment on I knew that my family would enjoy their time in Bali.

Gede was informative,punctual,friendly and his english was first class.We had a hoot, he even arrived the first day with an esky full of ice for our day trip, which forced me to pack a couple of Bintangs for the trip. Could not recommend highly enough my wife and I and two teenage children had a great time.

regards

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Day with gede

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 8, 2012 NEW

This trip was our second to Bali and was also the second where we asked Gede to look after us. Apart from taking us to really interesting places Gede was great to talk to about culture. He really expanded our learnings. We have passed on his business details to Darwin friends and family going to Bali and will continue to do so!

  • Visited December 2011

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Thank you so much

Dear Gede,
thank you so very much for all that you did to make Bali come alive for my friends and for me. We were all thrilled with the tour, with your kindnesses and with the sites that we saw.

Also, I have written to my brother who owns a cruise travel agency in the States, and sent him a copy of your card. I do hope he will refer some clients to you.

Once again, thank you for the tour, for the comfort of your car, and for being so kind to all of us.

Sharon Morton.