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Bali Traditional Tours - Day Tours
Ranked #1 of 412 Tours in Ubud
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Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

This was the best tour by far that my girlfriend and I did on our holiday in Indonesia. We did so much in the day and got a fantastic insight into the Balinese lifestyle.

Nyoman picked us up at our hotel in the morning and took us to many sights that are off the beaten track through the day. His tours are nothing in comparison to other tours in Bali where they bring you to shops to try make commission.

Nyoman will bring you to the sights you want to see and his approach is great. He is patient and will custom the tour to suit you, he knows the background of every sight and is a wealth of knowledge with very good English.

We visited a primary school, local market, spring temple, coffee plantation, suckling pig for lunch (fantastic!!), wood carving, waterfall, monkey temple and also his own home to show us how Balinese go about their lives. We got to do so much in the day and we were never rushed and he gave us the history of everything!

Definitely the best tour we have ever had. Thank you Nyoman for a wonderful day, we will never forget it! Brilliant!!!

Gavin and Yvonne

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Reviewed August 5, 2013

We decided to call up Bali Traditional Tours (BTT) for a private day tour to Ubud after reading the overwhelmingly positive reviews on Tripadvisor and glad we did!

We got in touch with Nyoman just the day before and were lucky he could accommodate us. Being a small family business run by just Nyoman and his cousin, BTT had a very cozy, intimate feel. Even though we stayed in Seminyak, Nyoman, dressed in charming traditional Baliness costume, was able to meet us at the hotel lobby at 10am. His Toyota SUV was really clean and more than comfortable for our family of 3.

Nyoman managed to plan a fun-filled day around our interests (Baliness furniture hunting, water temple visit, meals at the famed BBQ pork Ibu Oka and not-to-be-missed Dirty Duck aka Bebek Bengil). Nyoman was very fluent in English. We had no trouble communicating at all. Having a pair of twins at toddler age himself, he was wonderful with our toddler. He brought our toddler to feed the sacred fishes in the water temple, to view the different types of trees in the coffee plantation, to dress him in the traditional wrap dress. Our toddler simply adored Nyoman!

With the distance between Seminyak and Ubud and the busy traffic, we ended up returning to our hotel quite a lot later (almost 7pm) and no complaints/extra charge from Nyoman at all!

I couldn't recommend Nyoman enough! I would be sure to call Nyoman again in my next visit to Bali.

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Reviewed August 1, 2013

I read about Bali Traditional Tours here at Trip Advisor so I emailed Ketut Mawa to inquire about his Ubud tour. He quoted a very reasonable price so I wasted no time to book with him. I am writing to recommend him because I was impressed with his professionalism, honesty, sense of humor and knowledge of the places he brought us to. He patiently answered our queries and would make suggestions on how to make our tour memorable. He even made advance bookings so we would not wait on long queues. When our camera's battery almost run out, he wasted no time to find a way to look for a charger for us. He was a careful driver and his vehicle was clean and very well maintained.

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Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

Just yesterday, we had a full day out with our driver Ketut Mawa and we would highly recommend it.

Ketut was very knowledgable, friendly and polite. We felt like we received an invaluable insure into the Balinese culture, traditions and natural beauty.

Ketut was more than happy for us to tailor the day trip to suit our own interests and we decided to opt for the following:

Our first stop was rather impromptu but Ketut saw it is a good opportunity for us to witness the local village preparing for a large cremation ceremony. All of the locals were very friendly and did not mind us taking photos of their handy work.

Our next stop was the Tegalalang Rice Teraces, which were beautiful. Followed by a trip to Gunung Kawi.

Gunung Kawi is also very beautiful and worth the long trek up 300+ steps to get back to the car.

I won't go into everything in detail but for the rest of the day we visited:

Tegenungan Waterfall - Amazing scenery
Celuk and Mas Artisan villages for woodcarving and silver crafting.

Tanah lot and Batu Bolong for sunset, before returning back to our hotel in Ubud for 8pm.

All in all, I would highly recommend a day trip in order to see the real Bali and we would highly recommend Ketut as a driver/guide.

Thank you Ketut.

Lee and Ruth

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

We have travelled and been on many tours but all pale in comparison to the 3 days we spent with Ketut from Bali Traditional Tours. He was not only super friendly and entertaining but he was vastly knowledgeable on the history and culture of the area. Ketut was not only interested in hitting the usual checkpoints with most tours - we were able to get off the beaten track and see true day to day lifestyle and customs. Highlights were being able to visit his village and home and meet his wonderful family. He also allowed us to stop and visit a local school and spend time meeting and engaging with a grade six class - the kids were such a joy and this was a fantastic memory. Throughout the tour Ketut was flexible and allowed us to not only modify the schedule for the day but would interact with daily ongoings that we would encounter. Cannot recommend Bali Traditional Tours enough - a must do while in Bali! At the end of the 3 days we were truly sad to say goodbye to Ketut but were happy to add him as a friend.

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