Bali holds a special place in my heart as one of my favorite destinations to escape from the hectic pace of life. For years, I made it a tradition to visit Bali annually, seeking comfort in its peaceful beauty and lively culture. Unfortunately, the pandemic in 2020 put a halt to my visits, leaving me longing for the day I could return to this beloved island.
I absolutely love Bali. It’s a beautiful island with a plethora of captivating attractions, exciting activities, delectable cuisine, a rich culture, welcoming locals, and, most importantly, it has always been remarkably safe to explore. I can confidently vouch for this based on my personal experiences. With the reopening of borders, I’m certain that not only myself, but many others are also eager to visit Bali.
If you’re a traveler who feels comfortable navigating and exploring on your own, including renting a car and locating places on a map, Bali offers plenty of opportunities for independent exploration. However, if you prefer a hassle-free trip and want to make the most of your time, hiring a driver or tour guide, known as a ‘Supir’ in Bali, can be a great option.
I’d personally recommend Pak Yanto. A few years back, before my first time traveling to Bali, I looked up on the internet about ‘Supir’ to hire and found a lot of positive reviews of his tour service. I made a booking with him without giving it any second thoughts, and it was one of the best choices I’ve ever made. I traveled to Bali by myself, and Pak Yanto assigned Fatah, one of his ‘Supir’, as my guide for the duration of my stay. Thanks to my amazing ‘Supir’, Fatah, I had a fantastic time in Bali.
Please note that this recommendation is not sponsored. I’m sharing this because I genuinely want you to have a wonderful time in Bali. Here are some of the reasons why you should book with Pak Yanto:
They are highly reliable.
All of the ‘Supir’ under Pak Yanto’s service is not only skilled and professional but also highly reliable. They share a strong bond as they are family members and have a close-knit relationship. When you book with Pak Yanto, you may either have Pak Yanto himself as your ‘Supir’ or one of his family members assigned to accompany you. During a memorable BBQ dinner with Pak Yanto’s family, I had the pleasure of meeting each one of them and experiencing their genuine warmth and kindness.
From my personal experience with Fatah as my ‘Supir’, I can confidently recommend him to other solo travelers who wish to have a dedicated and talented photographer on their journey. Fatah’s enthusiasm for capturing great photos never waned, and he always ensured that I had the best memories documented. Anyway, everyone is super nice. A few of them are so hilarious that you can’t help but laugh. Most importantly, they are always on time, drive carefully, maintain clean vehicles, and are extremely reliable and dependable.
They will help you with your itinerary.
If you don’t have a set itinerary for your trip to Bali, don’t worry, the ‘Supir’ from Pak Yanto’s service will assist you in creating one. Upon your arrival, simply inform your assigned ‘Supir’ of the duration of your stay in Bali and the activities you are interested in. They will provide recommendations and suggestions on where to go and what to do based on your preferences. Bali is a vast island, and getting to your destination may take longer than expected. Discuss with your ‘Supir’ which places are more convenient for you to visit based on the length of your trip. They are quite flexible in adjusting the itinerary or making changes to accommodate your schedule and requests.
You can also opt to book their services for airport transfers only if you prefer not to have them throughout your entire trip. The arrangements are adaptable and tailored to your travel plans. Communicate your preferences and requirements with your ‘Supir’ for a smooth and enjoyable trip.
Here’s the Itinerary created by my ‘Supir’: Bali Trip 2018: Itinerary For 7D 6N in Bali, Indonesia.
Excellent service at an affordable price.
They will not abandon you to deal with other locals, such as at the ticketing counter, and will instead follow you, assist you, guide you, and show you around. They will even help you capture memorable photos. Unlike many other ‘Supir’ in Bali who simply drive you to your destination and wait in the car, Pak Yanto and his team go the extra mile. They take care of every aspect of your trip, except for shopping at the souvenir shop. The cost you pay for their service is reasonable and truly worthwhile.
They are all Muslims, which is an advantage for Muslim travelers.
In a predominantly Hindu region like Bali, finding Halal food can sometimes be a challenge. However, when you book with Pak Yanto and his team, who are all Muslims, you can put your worries aside. They are well aware of Halal restaurants in the area and will ensure that you are taken to suitable restaurants. In fact, they have a wealth of knowledge about the best Halal restaurants in Bali. I personally visited several restaurants based on their recommendations and was delighted by the excellent dining experiences they provided. 👍
They are able to communicate in English.
Since Pak Yanto provides a tour service, you don’t have to worry about communicating with him or his ‘Supir’ in English. While their proficiency may vary, they have a good understanding of the language and can communicate effectively, especially when it comes to providing their tour services. You can comfortably express your needs, preferences, and any specific requests in English, and they will do their best to accommodate them. Additionally, when making your booking, you have the option to specify the type of ‘Supir’ you prefer, allowing you to tailor your experience to your preferences.
They will handle everything for you.
One of the great advantages of booking with Pak Yanto and his team is their deep knowledge of the local area. If you have plans to explore other small islands in Bali, such as Nusa Penida, they will take care of all the arrangements on your behalf. This includes arranging the necessary tickets, coordinating the boat transportation, and providing a personal driver to accompany you on the island. With their expertise, you can simply relax and enjoy your time without having to worry about logistics or navigation.
Here’s my trip to Nusa Penida arranged by Pak Yanto: Bali Trip 2018: Guide To Nusa Penida, Bali, Indonesia.
They will take care of you.
They take their job very seriously. Once assigned as your driver, their primary responsibility is to ensure your safety and comfort throughout your trip. You can rely on them wholeheartedly, knowing that they will go above and beyond to take care of you. After all, if you found them through me, they bring my name with them. They must protect my readers at all costs.😎 Since I wrote about them a few years back, they’ve gotten a lot of attention and are often in high demand. If you plan to visit Bali, please book with them as soon as possible to secure the date. They also give a special price if you mention my blog.
Here’s how to contact Pak Yanto:
Whatsapp: +62 81236540997 / +62 817556488
You can check out more about my travel experiences here. Have a great trip, guys! X.Hani