My wife, young daughter and I are visiting Bali for a while and wanted to get a good look around soon after we arrived.
Well, a day-long tour with these guys was certainly the way to go.
We had clear and fast email communication and the company arranged our car and driver quickly. Putu picked us up at our hotel on time. Right from the start, Putu was extremely friendly - and VERY informative. He answered so many questions for me during our tour.
Best of all, the entire day felt very RELAXED even though we did so many things and went so many places. Putu's safe driving and friendly attitude helped make this an incredible experience.
Best of all, there was no pressure from the driver for us to make any additional purchases at any of the places we visited. After dealing with the non-stop panhandling in Kuta for a week prior, this was a welcome change!
We paid 450,000 plus tip for a full day with Putu in his very large, comfortable air-conditioned vehicle.
TIPS - When planning for this tour, I didn't see any listings of additional costs, and the company didn't reply when I asked what the additional entry fees would be. (Other than saying I would be responsible for them.) With this is mind, I want to list what we paid here to help others plan / budget in the future.
Keep in mind, you will also be paying the entry fees to the various places you visit - for example on our tour:
Morning - Bali Dance Performance. Incredible 45-minute dance/play/musical that was very fun to watch. This cost 100,000 per adult and 50,000 for our child. (Around $25 USD for the 3 of us.)
Mid-Morning: Ubud Monkey Forest: Tickets: 20,000 for adult, 10,000 for child. (About $5 USD for the 3 of us.)
Rice Terrace Viewing: 5,000 per person - just a dollar for the 3 of us.
Buffet Lunch Overlooking Kintamani Volcano: About 100,000 for Adult and 60,000 for child. About $26 USD for the three of us. Yes, expensive for food in Bali - but worth it for the view. (It was AWESOME - We watched as the sky and view went from clear to a full on thunder, lightning storm and TORNADO formed over the volcano.)
We visited another temple and waterfall in the afternoon. The entry fees for all three of us for these came to less than 60,000 IDR total.
On the way back to Kuta, we visited one of the Agriculture centers where they grow coffee, cocoa etc... and collect and prepare coffee luwak. This was the highlight of the trip for me, as I'd always wanted to try the "Civet Poop" coffee AND see coffee growing in the wild.
I paid 50,000 for them to prepare a cup of it for me (About $5 USD) which we enjoyed at a lovely covered table in the middle of the forest. They also provided my family and I with free samples of many other drinks made from their products as well which we relaxed and drank as we chatted about growing coffee in Bali. (Don't miss the coconut coffee!)
On the way out, we went through their shop and of course picked up some things - spent about 250,000 on a bag of coffee (regular, not luwak), bag of coconut coffee and some raw cocoa. Maybe a little high even though we haggled a bit, as I've since seen the same in the grocery stores for cheaper - but hey - no worries. (And these guys were definitely willing to haggle!)
We arrived back safely in Kuta about 10 hours from the start of our trip feeling VERY happy and very satisfied with our day long tour / adventure.