We had a wonderful time. The guide was on time and he was knowledgeable and kind to answer all questions. We visited 3 itinerary that should not be included... Batik factory, wood carving- (waste of time) and Luwak that we missed to see the Mengwi temple. that didn't matter.. Tanahlot was amazin
The worst of the three tours I had in Bali with Viator. If you can do only one tour do the "Singaraja and Bedugul North Coast Bali Mountain Tour" It is the best of the lot.
Pushy local guide at the Monkey temple, cloudy and drizzling so no sunset view at Tanah Lot
guide was great, very knowledgeagbe, good english speaker, intelligent.
Not a very good experience. The guide in the Monkey Forrest ( not the whole tour guide) after giving a tour took us to the vendors, literally Forced us to buy something after seeing the monkey "for good luck"- we could not get rid of this woman and had no choice ,but to buy something useless.
Excellent day out in Bali. Nice way to see many of the sites of Bali Island, and a good way to get away from the hustle and bustle of Kuta.
Unfortunately the guides are more bothered about getting you into demonstrations of local arts and culture which always ends in a hard sell. We ended up traipsing on small stepping stones to cross a rice field to start. Its as if they are trying to spread the tour out. We got 20 mins in the monkey
My guide Kana was really good and very knowledgeable, he made my trip memorable. The highlight for me was the rice fields, Mengwi temple and Tanah Lot, the monkey forest was small and unimpressive but the monkeys were cute. Overall a great day with some spectacular sights.
I recommend the Tanah Lot, breathtaking scene
Pierre Y D
I have to say that I was slightly disappointed by this tour. It may have been partly due to the fact that I was the only tourist...my guide and driver were both very friendly and did try to explain a lot. But take care that this tour doesn't necessarily take you to the monkey forest in Ubud ( I thought it did...) the one I visited was not that big and one is emotionally guilt-tripped into buying something in the local tourist shop of your assigned guide ( so somebody else who is not employed by the tour operator).
I found Tanah Lot too busy for my liking, but I think that is a personal opinion. I think that in all I just had the bad luck of being all on my own and i just missed a bit of interaction with others....
The Monkey Forest element of this Tour was disappointing; its old and tired, the toilets stink (even though you pay) and being manipulated to buy souvenirs by a compulsorily assigned guide who owns the shop was distasteful in the extreme. OK the monkeys were cute and I got some good video but the staff were very pushy to get us to have pix taken with a bat and a snake! - sorry very tacky and again left a bad vibe. Overall The Monkey Forest is not recommended. HOWEVER I have given this Tour 5 stars for other reasons. What is not advertised - and it may have been our awesome guide - was that we were treated to a visit to a working farm with rice paddies and other crops and walked all through it where our guide showed us rice production in full detail. My wife loved this as she had not seen it before. We were then treated to some fried banana and other sweets by the lady of the farm - great stuff! The rice paddy excursion should be advertised as a highlight of this trip - not hidden! In addition the Mengwi Temple was awesome and very interesting (see pic) and the Tanah Lot visit also excellent! It was low tide (best if it is) so we could clamber over the rocks to the miracle holy water spring and were blessed by Monks - very cool!
Overall this turned out to be well over 5 hours by the time we got back to the Resort. Awesome Guide with great English. He also treated us to a visit to a local village temple where they were celebrating a holy day. And he took a detour to show us Kerobokan Prison - didn't have to. Now thats a great Guide and driver!
The trip was amazing and impressive. The tour guide was very informative and helpful. He was so eager in giving us information and explanations. We had so much fun. However, too bad we spent so much time at a coffee making place that we missed the sunset at Tanah Lot.
Great guide and a fun afternoon. The monkeys weren't as 'naughty' as I expected but quite fun to watch. The sun setting over Tanah lot while hundreds of Hindu's made their way to the temple was a spectacular sight.
Was raining all day when we went so that dampered things a bit. Was only 4 people in the group which was nice more time in each place. LOVED the Monkey Forest the best the monkeys were so cute you get to feed them peanuts but watch oput cause they really really want their peanuts and will jump all over you to get them, but your local guide makes sure they dont get to aggressive.
With the fact that it rained all ady it was too cloudy too see Sunset at Tanah Lot but it is still an amazing temple too see!
Tanah Lot was the highlight of the tour. Our guide, who was friendly and informative, made sure that we arrived in time for the sunset, which was spectacular.
The Monkey Forest was not what we had expected. Guided by local women, we were expected to buy from their stall after we had been rushed through the monkey experience.
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