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 Indonesia) for 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. 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
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
I easily highly recommend Made and any of his services. In 2 decades I have
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
“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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. www.givebracelets.com
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