The temple was, well just like the other 20000 temples in Bali but much larger than most. Stopping off at arts and crafts manufacturers was good. The Luwak coffe and local coffee sampling was great. Rp 50000 for a cup of the worlds best coffee was a bargain for the coffee conesur.
Mandara (Tour Guide) was knowledgeable but was too serious throughout the trip. Driver was pleasant and the van was clean. Despite the rainy weather- we all enjoyed. Highlight was the stop in shopping area. The restaurant in the Rice Terrace served cold food and it didn't look too clean :(
We had a wonderful day. Recommend it to anyone. Certainly worth the money and we were really looked after.
This is an excellent half day trip. The temple was very tranquil. Would recommend to anyone wanting to get out of the central area for a few hours.
If you're looking for a low-key day in Bali learning more about their unique culture with ample opportunities for buying local handicrafts, this is the tour for you! This tour happened to be our first day in Bali and was a lovely primer into the culture of the island and the incredible scenery of the surrounding volcanoes and rice terraces. You will end up with lots of photos of green rice paddies because each time you see them from the car windows, you can't resist trying to capture the beauty. The trip to the plantation was our favorite part because we got to sample 10 different types of teas and coffees then we got to buy some to take home and brew whenever we want. Still not sure about the coffee that is produce by the feces of local mongoose, but there you have it.
There were only 3 other people in our tour so it was definitely a small group and we loved getting to chat with our fellow travelers. Be warned that the tour guide might entice you to go to something called Turtle Island as ours recommended it since he knew we had a free morning the next day. By all means, do not go there and please read the reviews on TripAdvisor so you're well informed of that disturbing tourist trap. He kept pestering us to make up our mind by the end of the day and we're so glad we went with our gut to not do anything we didn't have enough objective information about. Overall, the company used for these tours was excellent and was able to accommodate a last-minute switch in our itinerary given a flight cancellation. The others in our small group said they had a similar experience with the customer service as being very understanding and helpful. It was a great day in Bali!
Tour was fantastic and our extremely helpful and friendly. Highly recommend
Great half day tour. On our trip we were the only couple so had our own private tour. It was great to learn about the culture from a local and expand our knowledge. Gus was a great tour guide and the locations visited were stunning.
What a great tour! We were six friends traveling together and Rody our guide was incredible!!! We went to the temple and the rice fields - we even had time to stop and meditate in the Pura Luhur Batukaru Temple - any time we wanted to stop and take pictures he was so accommodating. He took us to a really nice restaurant overlooking the rice fields and we thoroughly enjoyed out day. I would absolutely recommend Viator and this tour.
The tour was great, the weather was not.
The tour guide Rodney and the driver Su were very helpful. This was probably the best tour of my long Asia Asia trip. The temple was unique in that the visit was all about the temple ( no hawking of.many trinkets by local vendors), meditation, enchanting history along with side trips to beautiful rice fields, fine lunch across the street from a major rice field, visiting an actively habitated lovely compound, visit to a batik factory and shop. Wonderful local flavor.
This quite an amazing tour. Bali is so beautiful. The tour guide was great, Radiawan is his name. He is such a pleasing person. He was on time at the hotel. The ride to the temple was beautiful. We saw all the rice terraces. The vegetation is so green and lively. We went to the temple Pura Luhur from the 11th century.
This temple is in the middle of the jungle. Not many toursit visit the temple, so you have a very peaceful tour.
There was only two other groups, so we had the temple for ourselves. You could listen the birds sing and it was full of butterflies. It was a very memorable tour. The tour guide, let us meditate and sit on the altar for 15 minutes. It was wonderful. Radi went out of his way to please us. It was such a rewarding experience. It is a beautiful ride
WE ALL ENJOYED THIS TOUR AND WOULD RECOMMEND IT TO ANYONE
Benny was a good and informative guide and our driver was excellent (roads were tricky). Visiting Batik and silver factories was interesting, as was the Luak coffee plantation. The temple was fascinating and Benny was able to answer all the questions put to him by the other couple on the tour.
Our tour of Bali was just wonderful. This was our first time using Viator tour service and we were quite please. They were on time for pick up and our guide Arya was very good, he spoke very good English and he did a super job explaining about the,people, culture and showing us around. We would use Viator again for our next trips anytime.
This was an excellent sightseeing, art and cultural tour. The guide was very knowledgeable.
Unfortunately due to illness I was unable to take this tour, however I would like to thank Sandy, the guide for this trip, for his concern for my well being and I rate the tour 5 stars because of his genuine concern. It is my intention to book this tour again during my 2014 Bali trip.
The tour was great and the tour guide was really informative in telling us the culture and the attraction sites! But we asked to take us to a local restaurant for lunch, and he brought us to a typical tourists restaurant.
i like this trip. the most amazing were rice terraces, there were so many of them, beautiful.
Good value for money as we were the only ones on the trip so had the car to oursleves. It is a long day and the roads are very bumpy and winding. I suffer from travel sickness and even my preventative measures did not help with all the swaying, stopping and starting and bumps. Felt a bit pressuered at the cultural stops as there was very little demonstration of the art, just pressurised shopping opportunity. The temple was very quiet as there were very few tourists. It was nice to see the rice terraces which is what you imagine when you think of Bali.
The rice terraces are lovely, and if you are taken to a coffee and spice plantation be sure to try the coffees and teas, they are out of this world! You can't bring coffee or black tea into Australia, but green tea, cocoa and spices are fine. The chocolate is to die for. The temples start to blur together after a while, but are always interesting. The guides will always try to accommodate any special request you may have - they are fantastic! Courteous, knowledgeable, and approachable, and they take care to ensure your comfort and safety.
Cosmin Catalin S
The quality of the tour depends very much of the guide. Our guide for this trip was too much into bregging about his knowledge and too little into actually providing information. However, 2 days after this trip I have been to another trip with the same operator, but different guide. Our new guide, Rai A. has provided a lot of useful information and has responded to all of our questions. In conclusion, when booking tours operated by Tour East ask for Rai A. as guide, you will not be dissapointed.
Great value for the money! Saw the real Bali, very special. Temples were breathtaking! Guide very good. Only wife and I on the trip, so very impressed.
Our guide was great, very respectful and caring. This was a lovely day if you want to get away from the towns and into the countryside but could end up being very similar to the Volcano trip.
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