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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!!
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...
Our guide for the trip was lovely, and very informative about Balinese culture. However, we did not stop in Ubud and visited 4 shops/factories in the morning, so that we did not reach Kintamani until the afternoon. As a limited factory tour, it was fine, but as a tour of Bali, it was disappointing.
I was really looking forward to visiting Ubud but this was not the case! Ubud is formed of villages, so we toured around the ubud villages but not in the actual Ubud centre, which was not made clear on the itinerary. I had to visit afterwards and Ubud is amazing! Also we visited silver, wood carving, painting "factories". Just a trick to sell stuff for tourist, these visits were pointless. Good parts of the trip were temples. You will be better off getting a driver and traveling where-ever you want to go!
HOWARD K H W
The trip experience was good, however l don't think it worth for the value that we paid. Check with local tour agency. They can offer better rate with the same package. Always thought internet booking is always better rate the ad-hoc rate. Guess l was wrong.