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Driver/Guide recommendation for day trips from Ubud?

Jan 11th, 2015, 11:29 AM
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Driver/Guide recommendation for day trips from Ubud?

Hello all,

I have searched previous forums, but some of the driver recommendations I came across are a few years old or I couldn't find the contact info. We are looking for a driver or perhaps a guide to hire for the day to tour the island. We would like to see a few of the area temples, the northern part of the island, and Tanah Lot. We are also open to suggestions that the guide might have to offer. Can you suggest someone you have had experience with?

Many thanks!
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Jan 11th, 2015, 12:14 PM
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Ther are zillions of good drivers/guides in Ubud. If you feel you must have someone lined up in advance, the favorite driver/guide of many here is Putu. Bob (Rhkkmk) and Craig have both given his contact info in various threads. Hopefully, one of them will see your question and give his current contact info.
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Jan 11th, 2015, 12:28 PM
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One tip. If you intend touring the north of Bali while you are staying in Ubud, then choose your accommodation in the nort of Ubud. My reasoning is that the main roads in Ubud get clogged with day tripper traffic, and you really want to avoid getting stuck in it.
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Jan 11th, 2015, 01:34 PM
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First used him in 2003. Returned to Bali last year and used him again. He is the best driver we have ever had - anywhere. I think Bob would agree...
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Jan 13th, 2015, 03:49 PM
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Thank you everyone!
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Jan 14th, 2015, 05:59 AM
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We second Craig's recommendation . Have used him on many of our trips to Bali. Very flexible in accommodating your sight seeing wants and needs.
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Mar 29th, 2015, 07:21 AM
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Just booked Putu for 3 days in early July. He is very quick to respond and chat about touring options. Glad I did it based on forum recommendations.
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Mar 29th, 2015, 12:15 PM
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putu is the best
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Mar 29th, 2015, 09:06 PM
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Just returned from our 6th visit to Bali. We have used Merta all 6 times. First of all whoever you get make sure he is a Certified Guide, otherwise you will get a driver who drops you off and waites for use. Merta is a Certified Guide, a driver, speaks excellent English, is very trustworthy. His prices are very reasonable. [email protected]
Phone: 6281236391112. You defitinely will final him more than capable.
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Apr 11th, 2015, 04:20 PM
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Thanks for the added recommendation!
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