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“Was too busy to pick us up...”

Bali Island Driver & Guide Day Tours
Ranked #232 of 375 Tours in Ubud
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Owner description: For those who desire a memorable, enjoyable & FUN, educational & safe Bali experience, The best is your choice for driver & guide.
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Was too busy to pick us up...”
Reviewed June 9, 2012 via mobile

Although booking ahead (and receiving confirmation) drive 'too busy' to do the tour on the day. Unfortunately couldn't be bothered to tell us... Had to call him! There are too many other options here in Bali - give this one a miss!

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London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Best experience!”
Reviewed May 29, 2012

Ari was the most helpful and informative driver we could have wanted. He was prompt, efficient, thorough, safe, friendly, and the best guide. We had him pick us up from the airport and take us to our hotel in Ubud and he talked the entire way about the country, the island, their politics, religion, lifestyle, etc. It cost $25 and was the best hour and half. We then easily chose him to be our driver to our other hotel two days later at the Ayana Jimbaran and he incorporated a tour which last 5 hours. We had originally planned on 4 hours, but we were having so much fun so we extended it. He took us to a coffee plantation and he knew more than the girl giving the actual coffee tour! Then he took us to a rice paddy field with a nice restaurant nearby for lunch, he wouldn't eat with us though when we offered. We thoroughly enjoyed his company! That tour was quoted $40 but we paid double as we thought he did such an outstanding job. Please use Ari. Oh, his car is also new and comfortable, and he provided waters for us.
Additionally, I'm not certain Mr. Geir MG from the January 2012 review is actually reviewing the correct company. Ari owns his own business and does not employee anyone else, so therefore the "driver" couldn't have called his boss and overcharge. Just a mention.

Visited May 2012
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Stavanger, Norway
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Not honest”
Reviewed January 28, 2012

Warning! Don´t get tricked by this company!
We were supposed to do a trip and had settled the price for our destinations via email in advance. Everything seemed fine and the driver came and picked us up at the hotel in the morning. After driving for two minutes the driver said that the trip would be more expensive. We were surprised and showed him the email where we had explained our itinerary and a the reply we got, with a fixed price. The driver called his boss a couple of times but he kept ignoring these facts and kept trying to get us to pay more. We decided to cancel our trip and go back to the hotel because we felt they were hustling us.
The info we got about the company was obtained on http://www.balibestways.blogspot.com/ and emails from balibestway@gmail.com

We complained directly to the driver and via email but got no reply or any excuses.

Visited January 2012
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Barcelona
Level 6 Contributor
127 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Ariawan, an excellent driver in Bali -- ubuddriver.com”
Reviewed September 23, 2011

Having Ari as our driver during our holidays in Bali has been really nice. He’s trustworthy, reliable and always in contact via email or phone. Whenever we wrote him an email we would reply within minutes suggesting what would be the best route to the get from A to B. The rates he applied were correct and reasonable and during our journeys he was explaining Balinese traditions. You can spot right way that he is real passionate about his country.
We booked with him several journeys including Airport pick up and drop off and he could not be more professional. In one of these journeys we could not make it and his brother replaced him. He was also very professional and informative in everything related to Bali. All in all, I could not recommend enough the services of Ari. What a great driver!

Visited September 2011
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Penang Island, Malaysia
1 review
“Very Nice and Friendly Bali Island Driver”
Reviewed August 29, 2011

For first day tour, Driver early morning already waiting us at hotel there.Here Driver very nice and friendly to bring our tours 4N4D at Bali island. We are very happy and appreciate they help us very much.

Visited June 2011
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