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TA members Drivers List

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TA members Drivers List

This is a list of drivers who have been repeatedly recommended by TA members for their service, reliability and honesty. This list is a guide only, based on our personal experiences. We hope that you will have as wonderful experience with them, as we did.


ARIAWAN Recommended by Goldie1969

comfortable and safe way to see Bali! Speaks good English, friendly , flexible and honest . Based in Ubud but services entire island.

visit his site: http://bali-driver.blogspot.com Email: ubuddriver@gmail.com

phone number: +62 813 3861 6183


ARNAWA ( "BaliFriend" ) Recommended by IMGrateful and Truus

Licensed Balinese Tour Guide Your safety, comfort, and personal requests are his top priorities . Liability Insurance. Vehicles are Registered for Carrying Tourists: 2008 Suzuki APV Toyota Kijang . Customized tours for: Scenery, Photography, Painting, Hiking & Balinese Culture, Holiday Photography: Family, Honeymoon, Anniversary, Pre-Wedding, Wedding. You can have Putu Arnawa take Professional Photos of You during your tour with him

Mobile: 62-81-2360-8079 Phone: 62-361-97659

Reservations / Inquiry: putu@balifriend net Website: www.BaliFriend.net


DEAN - Highly Recommended by TA Members

"Drivers with Distinction"

Email: bali-dean@dps.centrin.net.id, bali-dean@centrin.net.id

http://balidean.blogspot.com/ http://www.baliwithdean.blogspot.com/


Speaks good English.Based in Ubud, Dean is extremely popular and very good. MUST book in advance. Dean now works with a team of Drivers (Drivers with Distinction) - all of whom are reliable, responsible and all have had good reviews.


DEWA MARCO Highly recommended by TA Members

Email: dewamarco@hotmail.com http://www.dewamarco-tour.blogspot.com/

mobile: +62 8123918718

Exceptional driver. Good humoured, punctual, very flexible and nothing is too much trouble. Has sound command of the English language , as well as experience in driving multinational tourists. Places all visitors at ease. Has excellent driving skills and years of experience in driving tourists in Bali.Has comfortable vehicle and is available for short journeys, day trips and overnight stays of 1 or more nights, all at very reasonable rates.Well respected and comes highly recommended for having invaluable experience and knowledge of every aspect of Bali . Promptly responds to emails, telephone calls and SMS messages.


DEWA SURYAWAN Recommended by multiple TA members

cheerful and helpful driver, His driving is safe. He is fully licenced and has a tour guide qualification. Speaks fluent English, and some Japanese. Highly recommended.

Car: 2007 Suzuki APV Van (burgundy) Email: dewa@balicarservice.com

Website : http://balicarservice.com/


EDDY KUS Highly recommended by TA Members

Based in Ubud and servicing the island. Eddy is an honest and knowledgeable guide and a good driver of his 2006 (8+driver) Toyota Kajeng (double air-con, DVD, baby carseat and icebox). Predominantly excellent reviews over several years on the TA forum as Eddy or Edy Kus.

Email: findkus_usa@yahoo.com

Tel (from overseas): +62 813 386 00406 (mobile) or home +6233 953527

Tel(in Bali): 0813 386 00406 or home 03 953527, http://www.myspace.com/BaliExplore


HERRY Highly recommended by TA Members

Based in Denpasar and speaks good English.Very knowledgeable and watches out for you. Also very accomodating to your requests (e.g. what you like to do, where you want to go) with good recommendations. Drives a Toyota Kijang which is very comfortable and has excellent air-conditioning.

E-Mail : baliwithherry@dps.centrin.net.id

Mobile : +6281 933 030 185/ from over seas : 081 933 030 185 / local


KOMANG BAJING - Recommended by kabirgirl

Licensed and Insured for Tourism Very experienced, safe and caring driver. Baby seat available Brand new, Air conditoned vehicle carries up to 6 guests.

Comprehensive knowledge of the geography and culture of Bali.

Excellent English and great sense of humour. Tour planning. Product sourcing.

Email komangbajing@yahoo.com

Tel/sms [from overseas] +628124667752 [within Indonesia] 08124667752 .


KOMPRA (MADE SUJANA) - Recommended by DE Frangipanigirl

- Based in Sanur . Experienced driver, speaks fluent English,drives a 4WD, based at the Gazebo Beach Hotel, Sanur. Happy to do airport transfers, short local trips and day tours.

Mobile: +62 (0) 81 2391 9227 email gazebosanur@windowslive.com

MADE WIJAYA Recommended by multiple TA members

Email: wijaya7@gmail.com Email: wijaya772001@yahoo.com.au


Experienced Bali Driver, Speaks fluent english, modern vehicle, great knowledge of Bali Tourist Areas. Very safe driver, always on time, very pleasant person. Can take you around the island. Promptly responds to e-mails. Very reliable.


NORMAN Highly Recommended by TA Members

"Trusted Member of Deans Drivers With Distinction Team"

Speaks very good English. He knows the Island extremely well. Will help you to plan your itinary and recommend places of interest which would not be found in guide books of Bali, He will not take you to any place that you do not request. Norman is a excellent driver, very honest and trustworthy, has a great sense of humour, punctual , also very knowledgeable about the History and Culture of his country. always ready to please.You will have a fun time with him. e-mail : baliwithnorman1974@yahoo.com

Mobile : +62 8123 944 265 www.normanbali.blogspot.com


NYOMAN ADNYANA - Recommended by DE Frangipanigirl and stoffa

Based in Legian. Fully qualified tour and travel consultant for Bali. Fluent English and German speaker. Nyoman drives a taxi and a minivan.

Honest, safe and trustworthy.

Tel (from overseas) +62 81 855 3696 Tel (in Bali) 081 855 3696

Email: adnyana_nyoman@yahoo.com www.baliasyouplease.weebly.com




Mobile: 081 239 97709

Add: Br Jaya Kertha Ketewei, Gianyar, Bali

Landline: (0361) 296 480

My father-in-law and his partner were VERY impressed with Norman (which I think says a lot because my FIL's partner is VERY FUSSY and was dreading this trip to Asia (which was really stressful for me!) Thankfully they liked their trip and said that Norman was very attentive to them. My husband was also quite impressed. Of course, he has only hired him once though.


NYOMAN RUSMA Recommended by Rob1 and Ausylover

of Meta Sari Transport . Based in Ubud .

Tel (from overseas): +62 81 2361 0391 , fax +62-361-975073)

Tel (in Bali): 081 2361 0391


NYOMAN TAJUS Recommended by kabirgirl

Safe & careful driver. Very comfortable car. New style Kijang with good airconditioning.

8 years experience. Excellent English. Tension free, Top Deals, Terrific Tours.

Email; tajusamed2003@yahoo.com.

Telephone/sms +6281338547490 or +628283722601


PUTU NASTRA - Recommended by DE Jade Du

Touring Licence obtained in 1999.

Email: putunastra@yahoo.com

Mobile (from overseas): +62 81 6470 8497 .

Mobile (local network) : 081 6470 8497


Fluent in English, Spanish, Japanese and Italian

He has also driven small groups to Yogyarkarta/Borobudur/Java from Bali.

As Putu Nastra has a touring licence, he is a driver and a tour guide at the same time. He doesn't smoke and he doesn't have a baby seat.


PUTU SUDIANA Recommended by gxp

Putu speaks excellent English and is a pleasure to deal with . He will work with you to develop an itinerary and drive you to the sites that interest you His car is fully air conditioned and roomy. Putu can make your trip to Bali a very pleasant experience!

He is a wealth of information about Bali and all the interesting sites that you visit. Your trips will be customized to suit your interests. He knows the cities and all the back roads on the island. He comes highly recommended on the forums.




ROMEO - (Made Budiarta) ex Kind Villa Bintan Recommended by Travelbug123

Please visit my website to see the full range of services that I can offer you. You can also contact me from my website with any questions that you have. I am always happy to reply.

Phone: +62 81 835 7768 Website: www.romeotoursbali.com


SALIT ARSA Recommended by DE Ursie

Based in Amed.

Drives a Mitsubishi mini-bus with air con. Seats 5 passengers comfortably.

Reasonable rates, safe, reliable & punctual.

Speaks english & has a good sense of humour.

Short journeys, daytrips, transfers from one hotel to another with stops enroute if you wish.

He will happily accompany you to places of interest or wait in his car, the choice is yours.

Phone: 081337151975 (local) +6281337151975 (overseas)

Email: amed-salit@hotmail.com


(SANNY) SANTIKA Recommended by Linda52



SILA Highly recommended by TA members

Based between Ubud and Denpassar Fluent in English and hires for the entire day (no hour limit). Comfortable, double air conditioned vehicle. Careful Driver, Honest, trustworthy and helpful. Cold mineral water, sarongs, parking fees & baby seat provided. Must book in advance!!!

Email: yomansila@dps.centrin.net.idb http://funwithsila.blogspot.com/ http://www.geocities.com/baliwithsila

baliwithsila@yahoo.com cell :+6281 239 161 02


TOYA WAYAN Recommended by DE Whinnie

Toya Wayan is a quiet, safe driver who we have always found punctual and trustworthy. He doesn't say much but if asked proves to be very knowlegdable. He is especially knowlegdable about Hinduism. He is based in Ubud but will travel all over the island. He is a great assett if you want someone who can answer your questions but will not intrude on your holiday by pushing himself forward. Tell him Trudy and Gary recommended him.

His phone number is +62 81 2395 0487. Email: toyabalitour@yahoo.com


WAYAN “BUDI” BUDIARTA Recommended by Linda52

Roundabout Tours



WAYAN KODANG Recommended by rarefossil.

ph 081 337 569 165; email wayanwidhiana@yahoo.com

web site at www.balidriverwayan.webs.com


WAYAN LIA Highly Recommended by TA Members

"Trusted Member of Deans Drivers With Distinction Team" (LICENCED GUIDE)

Speaks very good English.knows the Island extremely well, very knowledgeable about the History and culture of his country. Will help to plan your itinary taking you to tourist destinations or to places not found in any guide book. Excellent and careful driver,very trustworthy,great sense of humour, punctual, nothing too much trouble.Will not take you to anywhere not requested(merchants,restaurants etc). As a Licenced Guide he is able to take you to Besakih Temple and other Temples without paying extra money for a Local Guide.

PHONE: +628155 8008 212 wayan-lia@dps.centrin.net.id



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Love your work Whinnie.

You are really making this forum terribly efficient!

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Edy Kus made a booking with me online in December to drive and guide me to Tirtagangga and East Bali from Ubud. He agreed to a date and price. On the appointed date, he sent someone else, who wanted to take me to Kintamani--not where I asked to go. Then he asked for more money, and when I pulled out the map, it was obvious he had never been there.

I said forget it, but lost a day of my vacation and didn't get to the water palace. I also repeatedly asked him to call Edy or have Edy call me and never heard from him again.

Bait and switch. I booked with Edy because of the high praise here. Edy doesn't deserve it. I'd have been much better off booking through my hotel.

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Thank you for the information about Eddy Kus. We will keep an eye on his activities and adjust this recommendation accordingly.

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I would like to recommend Gede Suyasa as a driver and guide. My brother and I have been using him for 20 years and have always found him very reliable, responsible, honest, good English, good ideas and recommendations. He knows Bali and its culture and people and is a great guide. We always recommend Gede to our friends.

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Hi Whinnie,

I have also had a bad experience with Eddy Kus. I booked a few tours with him. One he completely mixed up . He was supposed to take our group to the elephant park as part of our tour, by the time we questioned him about it he said it was too late as the park was closing soon.( I had prearranged this tour with him a few months before and emailed him again just before we arrived to confirm the itinerary.) He said he would take us to the elephant park the next day, which was okay by us, but then he charged us even though it was his mistake. I also found that he tried to talk us out of visiting a lot of other attractions in Bali, and I felt this was because he could'nt be bothered going there. So unfortunately I would not recommend him.


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Hi can i add my drivers to list ?

how do i go about it ?

dont what to invade your post ,

Yuli and Ketuts who are doing very well and by the feedbacks are making everyones holiday a enjoyable time ..

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Wonder if suta is Made Candra? Humm.

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was wondering the same thing myself. Having only 2 posts I must admit I am a bit dubious.

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My companion and I spent 4 wonderful days in Bali in mid January. I spent many hours online searching for a driver/guide. I am so glad that I chose Dewa Marco as our driver. The first clue that he would be my choice was how fast he replies to emails. No one was better. His sense of humor was obvious to me as well as his expertise. He was honest and never pushy about any part of what we planned. He was very helpful with advice, especially with how to visit both Four Seasons hotels for my photo shoots. He was punctual, patient, funny and most of all, he was genuinely friendly and made you feel as if you'd known him for years. His Toyota Innova was like brand new, comfy and I appreciated his safe and relaxing driving skills. His price is more than fair and actually worth more. If I ever get a chance to go back to Bali, I would not hesitate to contact Dewa. He was the key to what made Bali the best part of my month-long journey to Asia!