I have done quite a few trips with Viator and find them very reliable. The Guide (Mr. Windra) was very knowledgeable. A nice trip but a lot of visits to shops / factories (not pushy though). The Barong dance was a bit too long. There were no a-la-carte options for the lunch - only a buffet (a bad idea for a tiny eater like me). Next, a visit to a temple with magical springs. The temple was very interesting and being a Hindu I could easily identify with it.
I had a wonderful time on this tour. My guide Suka was so knowledgeable and explained everything so fully. I would highly recommend this tour and hopefully you are lucky enough to get Suka as your guide. I have used Viator in Vietnam, Paris and now Bali and can highly recommend them. Their service is top quality.
Best way of seeing Bali outside the tourist strips.
Culture, crafts and scenery all in a day.
Tour guide adjusted the stops and time spent at stops to suit the group - excellent!
great guides, fluent in english, informative, intelligent. if you do not want to stop at the shops, you just ask your guide to pass through and he will :)
A must! Guide was very knowledeable. Did loads of stops at different artisan workshops and shops: silver making, batik, wood carving, paintings. Saw amazing rice terraces. Barong Dance lasted about 1 hr and was so awesome with their costumes and typical music. Lunch was up in the mountains overlooking the volcano (buffet lunch included loads of delicious southeast asian specialties)
Visited a few temples that were very ornate and fascinating. Great photos!
It was not a very good experience on this trip....The vehicle came to pick us up was in a bad condition....A/c was not working properly....Though our guide and driver were very good....but the trip didn't include the better views of Kintamani volcano which was the highlight of this trip (as mentioned)....And when we confronted with our guide for this, he said that they don't cover it this way and the viator should mention it clearly on their website.....i think that Viator has to do something in this direction for improvising the quality of such expensive tour....
It was my first time in Bali and I must say that this tour package was indeed worth it. I experienced the most breakthtaking view of the Kintamani Volcano from a restaurant that serves delicious food (all you can eat buffet) at the lowest price one can imagine. The day trip to Ubud was spectacular! The tour guide was very friendly, insightful and knowledgeable and utmost professional and I felt safe travelling with him. I would recommend this tour to all solo travelers planning to visit Bali. This is my 2nd time purchasing a tour package from Viator for two different countries (the other trip was in India back in 2012) and I find viator a reliable tour service provider.
What a great tour, our tour guide pick me up from the hotel right on time at 8:15am, there was 2 other groups on the tour but that was good. Our first stop was the Barong Dance which goes for about 30 minutes. Our next stop was the making of silk the workers do there, are so hard workers, after that we went to visit the Hindu Temple, then to the wood carving, then it was the nice scenic drive up to the mountains, we stopped at a buffet restaurant where there was a buffet lunch on, there was a lot of food, deserts and free tea and coffee, I ordered a fresh coconut juice, but when the juice came out I never seen a size of a big coconut before, buffet lunch and drink was 15000 rupia which is $15 AUD money worth spending, watch out for locals when you walk out the door they charge at you trying to sell you stuff, but they are cheap if you are looking for clothes. After lunch was a stop at the the wood carving, gold and silver jewellery making, then it was off to the coffee place, where you get to example different types of coffee, then it was off to the rice fields which was a nice view, our last stop was the artist factory where you can buy paintings, didn't buy any, only bought coffee, to take home back to Australia. After the artist factory was the elephant cave, the tour guy was wonderful he explain everything to you and very charming guy. I was back at the hotel by 6:30pm, very tired when I got back to the hotel room, but I recommend this package tour to anyone, who wants a scenic drive in an airconditioner van. All entries are paid for only need expenses for lunch, all up I spent about $35 AUD, and that was lunch 2 packets of coffee, and souvenirs.
We had great time during the tour. Almost missed the opportunity to see Mount Batur as it was raining heavily went we travelled up to Kintamani, but our experienced tour guide Beny knew exactly that we need to immediately stop and take as many as photos before thick fog hide everything. Had fun throughout the day.
Great guide i loved the volcano view and Barong dancers but the highlight for me was Goa Gajah
THIS WAS A GREAT TOUR THE DANCE WAS A LITTLE LONG BUT OUR GUIDES TOOK US TO SOME GREAT PLACES
One of the worst tours I've ever been on. Most of the day was spent taking us to expensive stores that was never mentioned in the viator tour blurb. Also the guide spent misty the day trying to convince us that we should see Ubud or temple and drove past the best photo op site for the volcano. It's was a disaster and I felt the guide was shifty making our feel uncomfortable about our safety.
So it's a bit more crowded these days after the book and movie, but Ubud is still a great place and Bali's cultural center. It's not close to the beach - read, no waves - so I don't live there. But the restaurants are great, there is a lot to do and the people, including the tourists, are among the most interesting I've seen. Ubud is not my favorite town in Bali, but it still gets five stars from me. After all, it's Bali.
Excellent tour .
Worth the time and money
We had a good tour. The best part of the tour was Kintamani Volcano. The Volcano is dead, so dont expect any lava, but clouds, lake and Batur mountain was cool. Both guide and driver were good. We had a good private tour. Includes: Gold and Silver Work, Wooden work, Goa Gajah, coffee and rice farms
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