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“If you need a driver”

The Bali Driver & Tour Guide
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$49.00*
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Bali Sightseeing Day Trip from Temples, Volcano to Hot Spring
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Owner description: The Bali Driver is a professional and private transportation, driving and guiding services in Bali. The Bali Driver website is designed to get in touch with travelers visiting Bali, looking for a different way of traveling away from the hustle and bustle of commercialized tourism, bringing you directly to the roots of Bali Hindu culture, showing you the secrets and beauty of this island.
Kuala Kangsar, Malaysia
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6 reviews
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“If you need a driver”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2012

I went to bali with my family and we have a driver name ali to bring us around for 3 days. He is very helpfull trustworthy and friendly.if anyone would like to have a driver in bali can consider ali. Ali is very good in bringing us around the island and he try very hard to show us as much as he can due to our hetic schedule.if anyone would like to have a driver in bali can email ali. Email:-) ali_lovely1980@yahoo.com

Visited May 2012
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Mansfield, Massachusetts
2 reviews
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“Great Tour Guide Services”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2012

As a woman traveling to Bali alone, it was very important for me to have a trustworthy guide to show me around the island. Tinaya spent 3 1/2 days with me, and was flexible with the itinerary, making suggestions to make it a better experience for me. During our drives, we shared information about our cultures. Tinaya never rushed me at the sights, letting me enjoy my time. The highlight of my trip was my being able to meet his family, and learning to walk with a basket on my head! I left Bali not only seeing the sights that were important to me, but also with a true experience of Balinese culture and a new friend!It was a wonderful experience that I will never forget!

Visited April 2012
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BliBaliTours, Owner at The Bali Driver & Tour Guide, responded to this review, June 1, 2012
Dear Alyssa,
Thank you very much for your time to write an excellent review for our services.
It is our aim to treat our customer like a friend because we know, when you're overseas you don't need just a guide.
When you back to USA, we do hope you still remember about The Bali Driver and Tinaya. :)

All the best,
Didi, Tinaya and The Bali Driver Team
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Singapore, null, Singapore
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2 reviews
“A exhilarating adventure!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2012

It was our first time in Bali and it was amazing. During our 5 days in Bali, we had a memorable and fun experience with Didi. He was our trustworthy guide and companion, and showed us what it was like to have a great time there! Even though our itinerary was pretty taxing, Didi did his utmost best to show us around the beautiful island. The memories are still vivid in our minds and we were very lucky to have him as our guide. Thanks Didi for the good time, help and friendship! =)

Visited May 2011
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Kuala Lumpur
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6 reviews
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“Didi - The Driver for Bali”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2012

If you need a driver while in Bali - The Bali Driver is the best.

We had the opportunity of getting to know two of their drivers - Didi and Alit. We spend two days with Didi and one day with Alit.

Didi picked us up from the airport for free and took us for dinner which was not in the plan or in the fee. He took us for dinner at a very affordable place with great food. We were able to discuss our plan for the next day during the dinner where he also helped us to order by translating practically the whole menu.

We had many questions about the culture and customs in Bali and he always had an answer with a detailed explanation on why, when and how everything is done. He also gave us a crash-course on how religion, culture and custom has impacted Bali and also, the stories behind each of their celebrations.

He would give us a briefing before we leave the car - telling us where we are going, the story behind the place and how we should proceed. He would also give us tips like which money changer to go to, what we should look out for at the next destination, how aggressive the sellers might be at a place, how to bargain and also if the food is going to be mild (for tourists) or if it's made for locals (which is not-so-mild).

He catered to our preferences - we preferred not-so-mild food, so he took us to local warongs that had great local food and exceptionally affordable prices. He took us for dinner which was not in the itinerary because we asked him to recommend.

It was great having him around - since he could help us translate and explain all the rituals, customs, culture and sometimes - funfacts that he seemed to have (like how many temples there are in Bali or what made one place different from the other or what are differences between each temple, or dressing, or action).

We had Alit for the third day, and because most of our questions had already been answered by Didi and also because we were quite happy just to be quiet and absorb our surroundings - we didn't get to know him as well as we would like. But he was quite knowledgeable when we had questions and he also reminded us on how to bargain at the market. He always had a smile on and he was very easy to talk to.

With the Bali Driver, we had a driver, a tour guide, a translator and now, a friend - all wrapped in one.

Visited April 2012
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bunbury
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“A safe, happy and knowledgable driver”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2011

Abel . The driver for the Elysian hotel is a safe happy and knowledgable balinese . Allways on time and can make youre trip to bali a memorable one. He has a very good sense of humour and in the end we hired him for no destination in particular but just to drive us arround and chat. We will hire Abel again without question .

Visited December 2011
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