How difficult is it to hire a last minute private driver for the day in Bali? We will be there from June 25th to July 6th. We wanted to wait until we were there to book, will it be safe to do that?
They are everywhere you wont have any trouble
Me and my family (6 people) were in Ubud last week and we met a very good driver, Wayan
He is 26 years old, driven very cautiously, always on time, accompanies you where you want and proposes as an intermediary to have interesting rates for visits. We kept it all week, I would recommend it for all of this.
WAYAN UBUD +62 819-3434-6607
yes book when you get there or get one that has WhatsApp and message them at the time, I have one if you want, he is also on the recommended list. Bali is about relaxing and going with the flow, so flexibility is the best way. If you have an idea about your dates then that's ok too, but I wouldn't schedule too much into your itinerary everyday. I usually one day of being busy the other day for relaxing. Above all enjoy.
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I think it is always better to book beforehand since you'll be assured of someone picking you up when you reach the airport and don't have to worry about booking anything last minute and the uncertainty around it.
We're just wrapping up our trip with an excellent driver called Putu Budi Chatura. He's been with us for 7 days, good driving and great to talk to.
More importantly, rate is reasonable when compared to the other drivers we spoke to. You can WhatsApp him on +6287860138772 or +6281237677874.
If you tell people exactly where you are staying they can give better advice on exact drivers.
If moving around then you can turn your transfer into a minisightseeing tour between checkout/checkin.
Suffice to say a private driver costs IDR600k ~ $45 for the day. 9am to 6/7pm ish. Whole van privately to yourself not per person.
Do/see what you want. Stop where you want. Eat where you want.