Overall, the Ubud tour was our favorite tour that we did in Bali. We had Kamang Sakha from Hire Bali Drivers as our tour guide. He was the BEST! Ubud is a wonderful city. Our tour was packed with activities but we felt we were almost required to purchase something at each event. With that said we love everything we bought and this made up most of the souvenirs that we brought home. The Monkey forest was amazing. We loved the monkeys jumping on us. The Ubud market had unique gifts. Then the coffee plantation was treat with free coffee and tea organically made at the plantation. Next, a wood carving shop was a sight to see and very unique. Lastly, we went to the Elephant Cave temple. It was one of the most beautiful temple we saw on our trip. Very busy day but well worth it and got to experience a lot of culture in one day.
My husband and I had a fantastic experience filled with lots of sightseeing and memories to enjoy for the rest of our lives. Our tour guide was Gede Wiratama and he was super nice and very helpful. He took us to see batik making, a popular waterfall, the Monkey Forest Sanctuary, a Luwak Coffee Experience among other great finds along the way. He was very knowledgeable about exploring the city and even waited for us an additional 2 hours since we wanted to see a traditional Kecak dance in Ubud. He is someone great to consider to help make your Ubud day experience all the more worth while. Thanks Gede for making our experience great! We look forward to visiting one day again :
The driver and tour guide were awesome. Very friendly and polite. They offered us locations and we could pick and choose where to go. Now most of the places were touristy stops where they hoped we would buy something, but we did not feel any pressure. We wouldn't recommend the elephant cave. It was not worth spending the time. I would have preferred more time with the monkeys. The coffee plantiation, tour of a traditional Balinese home, waterfall, and monkey forest was a lot of fun. The restaurant was ok. It was full of tourists who were all on similar tours, so the prices were high and quality was low. One trick that the restaurant does...they say their credit card machine is broken. But when you tell them you don't have any cash, all of a sudden the machine works.
Wayan, our guide was delightful, professional, and very knowledgable. I would recommend this tour to everyone. The tour bus was comfortable with strong AC and they provided us with cold water.