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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
enjoyed the trip.went opn our first day in bali. Got to see the beautiful terraced rice fields along the way and enjoyed the traditional dance. Love the restaurant we went to in Kintamani. Great view of the volcano
Tour operators did a good job of organization and guide was informative and helpful. However, I did feel a little isolated from reality and would have liked more opportunity to mingle with the people, such as experiencing a bazaar of some kind rather than pre-arranged shops.
Great day tour offering a varity of sites and thing to experience. Our guide (Mr Oka) was very friendly and did well to explain things along the way. Some of the stops were at various handicraft shops but we did not feel pressured what so ever by our guide or the folks at the shops to buy anything. The trip was well worth it and I'd recommend it to anyone that has a day to spend exploring Bali.
very enjoyable day trip, we saw a lot on this trip, the Baron dances were fantastic and we really enjoyed the coffee tasting and the temples. Our guide was really informative and made sure we saw everything we wanted to. Thank you!
The tour guide was very courteous and friendly - from Tour East. We started the tour with the Barong Dance and then made our way through the different craft villages (Batubulan, Cerluk, Mas). I was a little worried that there would be pressure to buy some handicrafts at the various stops but there was little to no pressure. We were only a group of two people so we were in-and-out in 10 mins each time (which meant more time for the rest of the tour). Kintamani was really cool and I would have loved to trek around for a bit but it was really just a quick photo op and then move on. Lunch was a buffet with a great view of the Volcano. In retrospect, we shouldn't have spent that much time eating - food was fine and they have vegetarian options as well. We stopped off at a few temples and spots to view the terraced rice paddies - very cool. The tour actually lasted longer than 8-hours for us and they were really nice to accomodate some our of asks to spend more time in Ubud. Again, suspect because it was just the two of us and we sped through some of the other parts of the tour. I booked a subsequent tour with Tour East - Bali As You Please - $125 USD for 8-hours/vehicle (for 4-6 passengers and comes with tour guide and driver - great deal too if you have more friends!)
Fantastic trip. The guide was very good although, too many craft stops along the way where you can feel very pressured to buy something at every stop!
Guide was very knowledgeable and charming. Good variety of things to see. We were unable to get to the original dance venue because of time taken on pickups so were instead shown a sort of musical which was good but rather long. It would have been good to see the volcano from the other side of the road but were advised not to because of the intensity of the sellers so photo's had to be taken from the restaurant.
Very professional and friendly guide, took us to many smaller arts and crafts places along the way. good fun!!
Overall a good tour except for the number of long stops at places related to shopping, not part of the program. Example 40 mins at the silver factory, a short stop at wood carving, 25 min stop at spice and coffee farm, 20 min stop at fabric factory and ONLY a 5 min stop at the rice terraces. Suggest a schedule be discussed at the beginning to avoid disappointment. It always depends on the other participants of the tour, but some compromising should be made or the guide have better control. Seeing the dancing was excellent. It was the first stop.
unremarkable. Ubud - passed through outskirts only. spent more time viciting batik , silver shops etc.
Whilst the scenery was fantastic and very impressive (even though our day was slightly overcast) this local tour provider did not take us to venues that I have become accustomed to re Viators standards. Lunch was average, transport very average, silver shop in Celuk dirty. Better with private driver
Overall the tour was ok, one point i'm not happy was the tour guide, Benny did not take us to Elephant Cave! Had not realised it was on the itinerary till we got back to Aust :(
Well, you only see the volcano from distance, not even close. No lava, no steams. All you get is sitting in a restaurant and watch from the window.
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.
You get full view of the volcano and lake from a distance. Simply breathtaking. The Barong dance was a good cultural experience too. Our guide was very accomodating. The only thing I find disappointing is the Ubud tour. The silverware and woodwork shops are a tourist rip-off.
Good tour and good tour guide. I thought that we were getting closer to the volcano but the only sight we got was from the restaurants.. But did like the stops at the ricefields and jewellery/wood makers.
nice trip, but i was a bit disappointed, we didn't visit Ubud at all! First steps were in shops: batik, jewellery, paintings etc...
The trip was good and interesting however our vechicle was poor there were only 6 guests on the trip and the car had no leg room, just enough spce for the feet but not allow any movement and as it was a very long day all guests were particularly uncomfortable in the vechicle. the guide was good and the driver was excellent on what was a difficult road, you felt safe and secure with him driving. my only complaint was the car otherwise the trip was good.
It was OK. My highlights was the coffee plantage with the tasting of different teas and coffees. The Barong dance is really nice, too. But unfortunately is the bigger part of the tour just driving to local shops where they try to sell you stuff. That wasn't so nice... We just drove through Ubud... I had hoped to see the monkey forest, but we didnt...
Its oky, not as you expect from professional balinesse.
Also there were important temples ahould be added in the tour.
Bali is beautiful and many places can be added to the tour not the ordinary places
Not the best experience. The sights were really lovely and it was good to do this. However, our driver was 40 mins late.. The restaurant we went to at the mountains top was disgusting and my boyfriend got food poisoning from there which he still has at points now (We went in Sept and it is now late Dec). Also our driver did alot of talking which was informative at points but I felt like it went on at other points and I would have much rather had the chance to take in the scenery than have the guide speak at us non stop. It was kind of exhausting. The coffee experience was good. I wouldnt do this tour again to be honest.