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This tour was excellent. I was picked up on time by the guide and driver as arranged and taken to the theatre. En route, we stopped at a traditional Balinese house. The show was very well done, the dances varied, each with their own style. i had attended dance shows in Bali before but it was good to see three different ones in a single performance. I would certainly recommend this tour.
We all really enjoyed this tour. Worth every cent. Traditional dance is a great I site into cultural heritage.
Very well organized, We were informed early regarding the change in pick-up time, The guide was very informative, and helpful. Everything was on time and correct.
Great food and show.....must see.....worth paying for great service....
This tour lets you glimpse Bali's spirit. The Kecak ("Ke-chak") dance is beautiful and moving, danced not to music but to the sound of 100 men's voices. The effect is breathtaking. The Sanghyang dance is done by two young girls, and the Fire dance is certainly something to experience. It started to rain during the Kecak dance - they just stopped at a good spot, picked up and moved everyone to the inside stage and area, and continued! Priceless!
Definitely a 'touristy' event but a good introduction to Balinese culture.
The show was fantastic, especially the Fire Dance, he literally picked up fire with his bare hands! The show wasn't as long as I thought it would be which suited me fine. The stage is outside, so be careful of Mosquito's biting as the sun goes down.
Was very good however you get picked up to early. I got picked up at 4 and it didn't start til 6! They took us to places to try and get us to buy things other than that it was good,
good trip with very nice dance performance - later found that it was a little expensive ( private exclusive taxi costs usd 32 for to and fro trip with waiting and ticket for dance was usd 8 + 8 ( 2 persons) , so this trip could have been done at cheaper price ourselves at usd 48 whereas we paid usd 72. anyway, a good experience.
It was a very entertaining evening performance. the Tour company was great. They ran the tour with only me on the tour. I was glad I wasn't dancing in the fire!
This was a great evening. Our guide collected us early from our resort and showed us some nice little "extra" places of interest. Well worth the effort.
My husband and I were the only ones booked on this tour and our guide had us at the venue early so as to secure front row seating for us!! The dances gave us an insight into the culture and religious stories of the people of Bali and the performers were obviously loving what they were doing. Very entertaining and enjoyable night out.
I didn't end up going on this tour. I cancelled because my daughter and I were exhausted plus we had experienced a number of traditional dance performances at other venues during our holiday. I would have liked to see the fire dance but it was not to be this time. I would recommend it to others though because I believe it would be worthwhile and enjoyable.
Guide on the drive to the venue was rather boring. Also, he allowed 2 and a half hours to get to the location, which surprise surprise, gave us enough time to stop off at a shopping centre where he was well known, so this is clearly a hidden part of the trip. Similarly on the way back, he offered to drop us at a restuarant he knew. Show itself was quite good, especially the fire dance, although the Kecak dance did drag a bit; atmosphere wasn't quite as expected as there was only just over 30 participants on stage, and not the large choir as advertised, and most of them looked as if they were having a laugh with each other as opposed to performing.
Picked up on time and before dancing was taken to jewellery making place that sold silver for half an hour, which was a bit salesy, and then to a wood carving and batik shop that was even more salesy, which spoilt it a bit! Guide also salesy. I suppose that's Bali for you though. Got to the dance 45 minutes before the start, so was hanging around. When it did start, though, it was pretty good, if a bit lengthy. Lots of kids crying and moaning by then, which spoilt it. Lot of people left early. Best bit was the guy jumping into hot coals! Good to know the story of Rama.