This tour encompasses several key must sees of Bali, taking you by private car to all of them without having to bother about getting tickets, lunch etc We had Desna as our driver and guide and had a very good experience overall, him being very good natured and helpful. The rice terraces however proved to be a bit underwhelming, having to pay donations every five steps, could be exchanged for another temple or activity.
This was both my wife's and my first trip to Bali and thanks to VIATOR Tours it has become a very memorable one for us. Our day tour was a private tour by an excellent guide Wayan Berata a Hire Bali Driver. Wayan collected us from our Hotel at the appointed time and with excellent English gave us a menu of local craft villages we may like to visit. We selected a visit to local art centre and were thrilled to have had a selection of excellent paintings at excellent prices without any necessity to buy. As we continued our tour Wayan answered honestly the many questions we had in relation to Bali and its local customs etc. The tour consisted a visit to a tea and coffee plantation, monkey forest, temples and the rice terraces - just as the tour descriptor stated. The lunch was first class and beautifully presented as we overlooked the rice terraces. At all times our guide was very professional knowing when to explain and when to give us time to reflect and browse about, all the time making us feel his special guests. We were exhausted when we got back to our hotel but with many positive memories of our day trip with Wayan our guide. This is a tour we could recommend to all travellers.
John and Colette from Co. Cork, Ireland.
We were scheduled to be picked up at 9am, but werent picked up until about 9:15am. There was a mix up with our pick-up location, and we werent called by the tour company until I emailed them in the morning. I would suggest providing the phone number of the driver before the tour is scheduled to start. Overall, our Temples and Rice Terraces Tour was great! Our Guide Wayan Berata was so kind and welcoming. He guided us in a different order than the viator tour lists. We saw the following in order: Coffee Plantation, Monkey Forrest, Lunch with the Rice Terrace View, Holy Water Temple, and Gunung Kawi Temple.
We had a few questions before going on the tour that were explained to us only when we saw our Guide. We were under the impression that we would go into the water at the Holy Water Temple, but we only toured the temple. We also thought we would learn and have more activities at the rice terraces besides lunch. Our Guide Wayan was great with setting expectations once together, but this would have been nice to know ahead of time.
Overall the tour was a fun yet affordable experience. Wayan was so dedicated in making sure we were happy with our experience-- constantly asking if we needed anything throughout the day. He also made it a point to provide us with water and local fruit as a surprise treat. He clearly is a man who truly cares about the island of Bali and sharing his experiences with the world. We had a lovely day and definitely plan on using this service again when we return to Bali. Thank you Wayan!
We had an amazing day - we were shown beautiful temples and we had the most amazing lunch view. My favorite part was visiting the monkey forrest. Our guide was able to tell us so many interesting facts about Bali and knew his way around, it was a lot of fun with him, very pleasant and easy-going personality. I would definitely recommend this tour. :
Spectacular Temples with a very good guide, who informed us not only about the sights but also about the culture of the country, the economical situation and lats but not lest about the people of Bali. Driver and guide were very caring and friendly. Wo could ask for patronal interests und felt extremely comfortable. Better a tour can't be! Thank y'all! Highly recommended.