Putu Bali Driver Private Day Tour

Putu Bali Driver Private Day Tour

Cultural Tours • Sightseeing Tours • Private Tours • Day Trips
Read more
About
Kuta, Indonesia

Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours and Tickets by Putu Bali Driver Private Day Tour
Full-day Tours
6+ hours
Free cancellation
Not sure? You can cancel this reservation up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
Recommended by 100% of travelers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
from
$20.52
per adult
Bus Tours
2 days
Free cancellation
Not sure? You can cancel this reservation up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
Recommended by 98% of travelers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
from
$66.67
per adult
Full-day Tours
6+ hours
Free cancellation
Not sure? You can cancel this reservation up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
Recommended by 94% of travelers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
from
$60.00
per adult
Adventure Tours
6+ hours
Free cancellation
Not sure? You can cancel this reservation up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
Recommended by 100% of travelers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
from
$58.34
per adult
Ports of Call Tours
6+ hours
Free cancellation
Not sure? You can cancel this reservation up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
Recommended by 100% of travelers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
from
$65.92
per adult
Travelers talk about
(65 reviews)
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

5.0
1,392 reviews
Excellent
1,262
Very good
113
Average
9
Poor
4
Terrible
4

Siewchin
Thailand8 contributions
Jul 2022 • Solo
The best tour I have ever been on! you get a full your of the entire island, visiting temples, beaches, and going to some of the top spots in Bali. My driver and guide Dede was excellent from the pickup at the airport until I left Bali. He knows every road in the island and can get you where you need to go with the least amount of traffic. He was very knowledgeable with the history of the temples, a great photographer, and very personable and fun to have around for the week! I would recommend anyone looking to visit Bali do this tour as it gives you everything you need in 6 days
Written August 14, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Xi Lu
1 contribution
Oct 2022
We hired Putu for one-week stay in Bali. Our driver was Dede. He is very professional. He knows almost every shortcut on the island. Our daughter, three years old, was ill in the first couple of days. Dede introduced an excellent hospital and brought us there. He is very nice to kids, and my daughter likes him too. During the week of tour, we visited many places. Some days we needed driving for more than six hours. Dede never complained and always put the safety of passengers as the priority. The second last day we went to the Lempuyang temple. Dede got up very early in the morning to ensure us a better position to take photos. Must mention that the car is super clean. I would recommend Putu and Dede to everyone who are looking for a local tour guide!
Written October 27, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Ellinor S
2 contributions
Oct 2022 • Solo
Me and my partner Andrew had a great trip! A wonderful week of gorgeous waterfalls, temples, beaches, rafting on a river in a beautiful landscape, delicious local food, great coffee and much more. The hotel and breakfast at Alantara in Sanur was amazing. Our guides Yanik and Asta looked after us really well so we could just relax and enjoy the beauty of Bali. They are both really lovely, super accommodating and funny! Yanik made us feel so welcome in Bali from pick up at the airport to drop off, they were also happy to adapt the schedule and time for pick up at our hotel for us. She also has excellent photography skills and will make sure you come home with beautiful memories 😊 We feel like we’ve seen so much of Bali in less than a week and made new friends. I hope we will see you again some day!
Written October 30, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Satia
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions
Jun 2022
Putu was well experienced in helping with the choices- Swing experience, Coffee plantation, Mt.Batur look out, Uluwatu temple, Temple in Semanyak. Putu organised a boat trip in Jimbaran for two hours up to Uluwatu Temple sunset boating trip. He was patient with all our delays and needs. Will recommend Putu Bali Private Tours. Sathya
Written June 15, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Crystal97
London20 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Putu and his team of drivers were so professional and friendly. I would highly recommend Putu when you are in Bali. We felt safe at all times. The drivers were always on time and very personable. We will definitely use Putu again when we return to Bali.
Written October 11, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Darek
2 contributions
Oct 2022
4 private trips with Putu Driver. All as expected. Always on time. The driver Rukun was very helpful, kind and one that can be always trusted. Very reliable. Worth trying again. Gave as many advices on planned routes. Helped with everything (buying tickets, etc.). Trips covered many temples, waterfall and beutifull beaches of Bali. Driver was very careful on roads. Do not worry to go with him. No more worries who will take pictures of you.

Trips were customized. Not usual routs. Each day at least 10 hours. Driving back Rukun still was offering something.
Written October 24, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

krayfi
Singapore, Singapore68 contributions
Apr 2014 • Family
I don't give terrible reviews but this shall be an exception as I believe that the good reviews are very misleading. I contacted Putu about our intention of taking some tours around Easter and response was quick - consistent with the other reviews. Our conversation was generally me asking him questions about whether visiting certain places was possible etc and he would reply. I did not notice any initiating on his part as a guide would usually to customize our itinerary unless I requested to know what else can be added along the way. Replies were brief and I often found myself having to keep inquiring; even how much he will be charging. Not once, but twice! Likewise, some other questions I have were never answered and I ended up thinking, "never mind, if it doesn't really bother me, I shall stop asking". I second the feeling by other reviewers that it felt more like I planned my own trip and he was simply going to drive and nothing more.

One example
[Me] Day 1: Can I change this to 16th April (Uluwatu + Kecak + Jimbaran dinner)? Sorry for the late day change. I will not be doing day 2 due to scheduling conflict. Day 3, as discussed 9am start. Please let me know what time it will end roughly.
[Putu] Thank you for your reply, yes can. What time do you want to start on first tour?

Anyhow, trusting the reviews, I brushed the inadequacies and my sixth sense off and got a tour confirmation from him on April 9: Thank you so much for your reply, I am pleased to confirm your booking. Yes we can start from hotel at 3PM, please send your hotel detail!! I sent him my details on 12th and there was no further communication and I assumed it was all done and booked.

On the day of pickup, we waited an extended 20 minutes for him to arrive before asking our guest house to call him. The call was answered and apparently he told the girls who called him that he had no such guests to pick up. While they told this to me and asked me for more details to confirm with him, the call was cut. Let's just assume he put it down out of confusion as the girls put him on hold on the phone. So they kindly (and hurriedly) arranged a driver who came on short notice in 10-15 minutes after which saved our trip since we planned on seeing the kecak dance and you would have to be there at about 4-5pm usually and it was already 3.20pm. Thanks to our guest house, plans weren't disrupted though I was very displeased by the conversation the guest house had with Putu.

There was zero communication every since that phone call from him so I gave myself a day to not let my displeasure affect my judgement and emailed him on 17th, a day before our second tour we were supposed to have and asked him what happened. I wanted to hear his story before writing a review.
My email trimmed:
Apparently you told my hotel who called on 16th that you had no booking with me. What happened there? I will suppose you did not take my appointments and will not be taking the tour tomorrow.

His response trimmed:
Mis communication, I arrive at your hotel 30 minutes late, you gone by taxi. Because I wrong hotel.
I am very sorry !!
Have a nice holiday!

1. I stayed at the Kembali Lagi Guest House - the only one in Sanur and a simple Google search doesn't give a second address. You can try it on your own.
2. I was still at the hotel at 3.30pm waiting for my last-minute-arranged driver to come. (Let's assume he did not get the time right and it was just an estimate).
3. Even when he "eventually" realised I existed, and subsequently found out I was "gone", I was the one who had to contact him to cancel the 18th because I didn't want to waste his time.
4. I had to ask him what happened instead of the other way around.
5. I did not leave by taxi. (I shall pardon misunderstanding of driver vs taxi)
6. He seemed nonchalant that I had to cancel my own tour with him because he would not turn up.

Last but not least, if you want a great holiday, this certainly isn't the driver to hire - especially when he is charging the same rates as the professional tour guides. I think I gave enough chances and you can judge for yourself if his responses are genuine and reasonable. Book at your own risk but I would certainly advise you save yourself the trouble and stress.
Written April 23, 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Avon369
Victoria, Australia69 contributions
Jul 2014 • Friends
Unfortunately I never got to experience this first hand as the driver never showed up nor bothered to contact me to cancel!

I made arrangements via email one week before the date we required a driver. I also provided my accommodation details and mobile phone number. I'd originally requested a 7am pick-up on a Sunday. However Putu wanted an 8.30am start which I agreed to.

My travelling partner and I were in the hotel lobby from 8.20am on the booking day. We waited until 8.55am. Being first-time visitors to Bali and being unsure of what punctuality is like there we asked our concierge whether we should wait longer. He told us that if anything most drivers would be early for a booking as they are eager for business. I thus assumed that we had been forgotten or cancelled as we were never contacted by Driver in Kuta after our confirmation emails.

We were both rather disappointed as we're been looking forward to having a driver for day. Had we known he would be unreliable then we would have booked with someone else.
Written July 30, 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

jamesballen
Chiba, Japan1 contribution
Jan 2013 • Family
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!

Pricing:

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.

Highly recommended!
Written February 1, 2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Dear Happy Client Greeting From Private Bali Driver in Kuta Thank you for taking the time to share your review on Tripadvisor. We will always strive to provide the best service for customers !! We look forward to see again. Best Regards Putu@kuta
Written February 2, 2013
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sylvia D
Portsmouth, UK136 contributions
Jan 2016 • Couples
This is the first bad review I have ever put on this sight, and I use T.A. a lot. We were very disappointed that despite receiving two emails confirming a tour and airport transfers, they failed to turn up at the airport leaving us stranded. We are an elderly couple and found this very distressing having spent 17 hours on 2 long flights to be hounded by copious amounts of local taxi drivers once they found we had no transport. Finally managing to speak to Putu drivers they said they had no record of our bookings!! We landed up paying way over the top for a 20 minute transfer. Plus we had to arrange day tours with another company. Not impressed.
Written February 3, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Showing results 1-10 of 1,310

Putu Bali Driver Private Day Tour (Kuta) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go