Transportation In Bali

Transportation In Bali – Taxi’s, Guides and Renting Cars or Motor Bikes – Reviews and Recommendations

 Planning a Visit to the Sidhi Astu Orphanage? (THe bALI oRPHANAGE) OR tHE mARIA gORETTI ORPHANAGE? Just call “Made” on Poppies 1 at this number 081338643159 (or 623681338643159 if calling/sms from outside of Indonesiafor transportation while in Bali. hIS ENGLISH IS VERY GOOD. (See more info on Made/PRICING below.) He can take you to either the sidhi astu orphange IN TUKA (AKA – The Bali Orphanage) or the maria goretti orphanage in west bali.

There are so many ways of getting around Bali – by foot, bike, bemo, taxi, scooter, plane, helicopter… the list goes on and on…
Transportation On Bali

Transportation On Bali

Transportation on Bali. This are my personal opinions after 20 years of using transportation in Bali.

My first trip to Bali was nearly 20  years ago and I’ve been using the same person every time I rent a car or motor bike. His name is Made (surprise!) and he has a car rental place on Poppies 1. It’s called “Hita Car Rental” and is about 100yrds up the road on your left if you are walking away from the beach. Just call Made at this number 081338643159 when you are in Bali and he can take you to visit

Transportation On Bali

Transportation On Bali

the children at The Bali Orphanage (Pantai Sidhi Astu) in Tuka. SMS (text message him your email address and a short note if you would like to arrange transportation before you get to Bali) Made has a minimum of a 6 hour rate as his services are in such demand it does not make sense to do a 2 hour trip and then miss out on a full day trip. If you do not plan on at least a half day (total round trip) visit, then it would be better price-wise to arrange your transportation with another service.

Made’s rates are as follows – (Picking up from the Kuta, Jimbaran, Nusa Dua, Sanur, Legian, or Seminyak areas and the rate starts from the time you ask him to arrive at your hotel till he drops you off)

  • 6 hours total – 300,000rp
  • 8 hours total – 350,000rp
  • 10 hours total – 400,000rp
This rate above is for a maximum of 7 persons (a newer model APV van with good air conditioning) If you have a larger group, he has other vans, cars and drivers that can accomadate much larger groups (including a 30 passenger air-conditioned van)

I easily highly recommend Made and any of his services. In 2 decades I have

Transportation On Bali

Transportation On Bali

never experienced or even heard of him even slightly taking advantage of a client. I have watched his business grow from one car and a scooter to where it is now because of his great level of integrity. You will see throughout the site that I do not normally recommend services. This is because of high turnover rates of management and owners of businesses and hotels/accommodations.  I definitely have my favorite places, but I would hate to have someone have a bad experience because of my referral. (plus there are SO many sites that deal specifically with this and keep them updated)  Trip Adviser is a good place to start.

All of this to say that Made is someone that I would trust with my children (they’ve actually ridden with him on his motor bike) One “word to the wise” that might even get me some less than friendly comments below – BE VERY CAREFUL when using

Transportation On Bali

Transportation On Bali

“guides” that you just met or do not have a direct referral. There are plenty of guides that will only charge 150,000 for an entire day around the island, but will take you to restaurants and galleries that grossly overcharge you while your “guide” gets from 20% to 60% commission of your bill. Ok, enough on that. If anything, just use Made’s rates above as a guide to what is a fair rate for transportation while in Bali. He also has very fair pricing on rental cars and bikes and gives you the “real price” the first time you ask.

Transportation On Bali

Transportation On Bali

Any recommendations or reviews of transportation in Bali in the following comments below are not necessarily recommendations of the volunteers, staff or anyone associated with The Bali Orphanage. Please use good judgement when you are selecting your choice of the many ways there are for getting around Bali.

CONTACT The Bali Orphanage directly at or you can call them at:
+62 361 7473827

This website was created for and donated to The Bali Orphanage by “Give Jewelry” – an online bracelet store that supports orphanages throughout Indonesia.



8 responses to “Transportation In Bali

  1. Hi I am looking to visit the Orphanage in September. Can you advise me the best transport to use if coming from Ubud?

  2. Hi nama saya Sharon
    My daughter and I will be in Bali for a week from the 28 th sept we have toys clothing etc for the children that we would like to donate do we just arrive anytime after 1 pm ? And should we use made from poppies car hire I believe he is very good ?
    Regards Sharon

    • Hi
      I will be in Bali the same time & have clothes for the orphange but no time to go there.
      when you organise the transport can you let me know and maybe i can get the driver to take my clothes the same time & I can share your transport cost Im staying in Legian

  3. Hi!
    My name is Katrina and I would like to visit the bali orphanage. I will be in Bali from the 28th of September till the 3rd of October 2011. Is there a good time to visit within that time?
    Thank you

  4. Hi i am coming to Bali and would like to organise transport with Made (who i tried to SMS from Australia but didn’t work) for the 22nd September from the Hard rock to the orphanage at 12pm till about 5pm frop off. it is only for 2 or 3 people.

    • Natalie,
      I added the country code to add if you are calling from outside of Indonesia. It’s 623681338643159 when calling from Australia. Try this number and let me know if you have any problems as I will see him soon. (I’m writing this from the Los Angeles airport and Made will pick me up when I arrive in Bali.) Thank you for letting me know about the trouble with the number – and thank you also for taking time to visit with the children.

  5. Hi my name is Mary,

    I will be arriving in Bali, on Friday the 12th fo August and leaving the 21st August. I was hoping to visit one of your orphanages and offer the children clothing, however would you mind if you could get back to me. I will be staying at Legian.

    hope to here from you soon

    • Mary,
      I did not see your comment here until today, and am hoping you were able to get in touch another way. I am so sorry for the bad communication. Please feel free to email me directly at if you are still in Bali or would like to arrange a visit on you next trip.

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