Bali Day Tours 2018 Update. Pictured above: – “Bali Smart Tours” Driver Komang, with Ned and Jack.
As a family of Travel Journalists with a very cute Gnome in tow, we never leave home without a BIG exhausting plan to see and experience as many places as possible in one day.
So we need a Bali driver with a sense of humour, and a laid back personality to survive our hectic itinerary.
- 1 Bali Smart Tours to the rescue
- 2 Drivers in Bali Recommended by Us!
- 3 The best Bali driver? We can’t choose!
- 4 DIY Touring with a Bali Private Driver
- 5 Bali Day Trips with Bali Smart Tours
- 6 The Inside Scoop – Bali Day Tours
- 7 Toadstool Rating.
- 8 Looking for More SUPER DOOPER Fun Things to Do in BALI with KIDS?
Bali Smart Tours to the rescue
Our friend Jemma, of Little Bali Love, put us onto Bali Smart Tours, managed by the personable Dewa No. 1
Our communications with Dewa to plan our dates of travel, our pick up and drop off times, our pick up and drop off locations, and the daily and half-daily rates for a driver have always been trouble-free and seamless.
His english is good, and he gets back to you promptly. Nothing is too hard for Dewa. He was the perfect person to sort out our driver in Bali.
Drivers in Bali Recommended by Us!
We’ve loved each and every one of the Bali Smart Tours drivers we’ve met and travelled with – the smiley and loveable Rai, Kadek, Komang, and the super-friendly Dewa 2.
Our number one transport in Bali is definitely private car with private driver.
While a Bluebird Taxi is the top choice for quick trips or when your kids just-can’t-walk-anymore…, they (and me) much prefer to be chauffeur-driven around. Queen of England, watch out!
Dewa No. 2 from Bali Smart Tours
The best Bali driver? We can’t choose!
Every single one of these drivers has been patient, tolerant, helpful, kind, great with the kids, humorous, knowledgable about Bali culture, history and landmarks, and happy to both go with the flow of our frantic pace, and suggest detours or itinerary add-on’s to visit places we should definitely write about.
(Soon, we’ll start sharing some of our favourite one, two, and three day Bali itineraries. Check back in a month or so.)
Dewa 2 gets a special mention – he brought along a compilation CD of his favourite current hits and we spent a whole day driving around the Bukit Peninsula on our way to Uluwatu singing karaoke-style to Justin Beiber.
Those memories are with us for life! (Plus, he’s a good guy.)
DIY Touring with a Bali Private Driver
Touring Bali with a private driver gives you SO much freedom and scope. We would never travel any other way.
There’s nothing better in Bali than finding a trustworthy private driver who knows and loves the island, especially when they share their best tips and instagrammable locations with you.
Plus, you can come and go, as you need.
When travelling with kids in Bali, this is vital. You never know when someone is going to get a touch of the old Bali Belly, or embark on a full-blown travel tantrum.
With a private driver in Bali, you can call it quits on your Bali day trips whenever you are ready. The flexibility to head back ‘home’ before the storm of an outrageous tantrum is priceless.
Dewa No. 1 from Bali Smart Tours
Bali Day Trips with Bali Smart Tours
If you are thinking about getting a driver in Bali, we highly recommend booking all your Bali Day Tours with Bali Smart Tours and their team of drivers.
They do fixed price airport pick ups and drop offs too.
The Inside Scoop – Bali Day Tours
Correct at time of publication. Please check with venue for updates. We apologise in advance if there have been any changes we are unaware of.
Telephone: Contact Dewa (Bali Smart Tours) via:
- FB messenger via Facebook
- WhatsApp +6281338044755
Website: Like Bali Smart Tours Facebook page – see examples of their best Bali Day Tours, popular Bali itineraries, more Bali tour guide reviews, inside information, and happy snaps of people on tour
Booking: Book Bali Day Tours of your own choosing too. Contact Dewa at Bali Smart Tours to book your driver.
Bali Private Driver Cost 2018:
NB: Prices an approximation. Subject to change. Please check with Dewa before confirming your booking.
- If you are needing a Bali driver for the day, full day trip (10 hours) costs around RP 550,000 ($55 AUD) to RP 650,000 ($65 AUD). We always arrange pick up at 8am, and return around 4-6pm depending on where we are headed.
- The Bali driver cost for a half day (max 5 hours) is around RP 350,000 ($35 AUD) to 400,000 ($40 AUD) depending on the distance.
- The Bali driver rate for pick up/drop off to, or from, the Ngurah Rai airport is RP 250,000
- Do tell Dewa that Amber from Roam the Gnome sent you! (No kickbacks here. It’s simple – we get a thrill when someone takes our advice, and we hear about it!)
Opening Hours: Dewa and his team are happy to accommodate you. We’ve had drivers as early as 7am, and airport pickups at 11.30pm. Every driver has been helpful and obliging.
Bali Smart Tours was last reviewed in June 2018.
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