Monday, May 18, 2015

Awesome Driver

“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.

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