A great duo: Budi, our enthusiastic guide together with Ferdi, our reliable driver.
Thanks to their efforts we, the Van Ahee family, had a great holiday with the seven of us. This time our sister also traveled with her husband, who lives in Sukabumi.
We have now for the third time at Budi Tours booked a trip. Again 3 weeks with a nice large bus over Java and then 1 week in Bali for ourselves. Our travel schedule in summary; Jakarta > Bogor > Sukabumi > Bandung > Pangandaran > Purwokerto > Yogyakarta > Semarang > Rembang > Surabaya > Malang > Situbondo and finally on Bali via Lovina to Sanur. And finally to settle there in our paradise, hotel Puri Tempo Doeloe. With our own private swimming pool! Well arranged Budi!
Because Ferdi was now our regular driver (Budi has occasionally driven), Budi was able to guide us along the way and therefore tell us everything. We have visited many beautiful, worth seeing and historical places. Such as Fatahillahplein + the Café Batavia in Jakarta; the Suspension Bridge + waterfall near Sukabumi. We went to the mysterious Megalithic Site in Cianjur; we made a nice boat trip at the Green Canyon near Pangandaran and also visited the fish driers there.
The sulfur springs at Baturaden; the Peak Kleco with beautiful views over the valleys. But also a memorable walk to the Sumberawan Temple with sawahs on one side and a fast-flowing stream and a bad betjek footpath (according to Budi East Java's concrete!) On the other. And many more beautiful things ....
Budi often had his addresses for restaurants, where we could eat very tasty and .... not expensive ... and for me not spicy... He also invited us to eat at his place. Because the power had gone out, we ate very tasty with mood lighting (candles and flashlights).
Furthermore, a variety of beautiful city walks with Budi as a guide, among others in Bogor, Bandung and Semarang.
The hotels arranged by Budi were generally luxurious to very luxurious, such as Grand Preanger in Bandung and Majapahit in Surabaja; So very nice, nice to have experienced that once! 2 or 3 Hotels are suitable for 1 night, but certainly not for a longer period.
One of us had brought a drone. Budi was constantly looking for beautiful places to make aerial shots with this drone. And they succeeded perfectly.
In short, it had again become a memorable vacation. We have seen a lot, gained a lot of impressions and made lots of photos and videos of the many sights, the hotels and you name it.
A thank you to Budi Tours for arranging this vacation is certainly appropriate. Budi has expertly and with great pleasure guided us and showed us around beautiful Java; he is proud that he can show / taste / smell tourists 'his' country.
Ferdi has shown his driving skills in the busy (and in our eyes sometimes chaotic) traffic by taking us safely to our destinations by bus.
So, Budi Tours, Budi and Ferdi, thank you very much for your efforts. Who knows, we might see each other again.
Again the warm greetings from family Van Ahee.
Great and perfectly organized trip with Budi Tours. With Ferdi as a very good driver in very busy traffic and as a very friendly guide.
On the way Budi was in our company several times, which was a very nice experience. In particular, eating at home was something to remember.
During our trip there was really nothing too much. We can therefore advise Budi Tours to anyone who wants to travel to Indonesia with confidence.
Despite our extensive and sometimes different travel wishes, Budi Tours has succeeded in putting together a fantastic and varied program for us. The hotels were great! and the drivers on Java and Sulawesi were very helpful and knew a lot about your beautiful country.
Our trip was quite exceptional; vacation linked to family history research. The question of whether Budi Tours Indonesia could organize something similar (contacts with authorities, authorities), wWe are heartily answered with 'yes' and we must say that we have not been disappointed. We visited Jakarta, Palembang, Ambon and Bali. On Java and Sumatra we visited various churches and governments, on Ambon family (where we took care of our own transport) and on Bali we stayed in four hotels. We have experienced your help on Java and Sumatra as particularly pleasant.
We had a fantastic holiday with Budi Tours during our tour in Java. Many thanks also to our ever-sympathetic guide Agus, who always brought us safely from one location to another. We are very satisfied with our vacation.
In June to August 2018 we traveled over land for 7 weeks through Sumatra, Java and Bali. Budi Tours has organized this long and intensive journey for us in a fantastic way. First they made an inventory of our wishes, after which Budi Tours filled in a great trip for us in which everything was taken into account. In these 7 weeks we have not been able to discover a single downside. Budi Tours has lived up to our confidence in everything. Our thanks also to the 2 Budi Tours drivers. Erwin on Sumatra: a great man who managed to find the special sights everywhere.
In Java we had Ferdi as a driver. He too has made our trip unforgettable with his attention and attentions. We want to recommend Budi Tours to everyone. Your confidence will certainly not be ashamed.
Jean and Ton Sporck
Our trip to Bali, Sumba, Flores, Komodo Islands and Lombok was fantastic. What a fantastic experience you have. Very varied and well organized. Budi was also easy to reach if you needed him and immediately arranged things that were needed. Even during the Lombok earthquake, he gave good advice and arranged a different hotel for us. We have felt well supported. The trip went well and is recommended for anyone who wants to see and feel more of the culture!
Thank you Budi Tours!
Budi Tours offers everything you expect from a tour operator. Friendly, helpful and lots of knowledge from and about the country. A pleasure to make a journey together!
We had a fantastic trip across South Sulawesi. Everything was well organized, the travel program was well organized and the hotels were of good quality. The highlight for us was the bike ride through Malino and the boat ride on Lake Tempe. We would highly recommend Budi Tours! Thanks for the good organization.
Very enjoyed our vacation in Indonesia! I experienced and seen a lot, very varied and learned a lot from Java. Certainly thanks to the fun and good support from Budi Tours, Budi and Ferdi. Learn what grows and flourishes, how people live and work and look for animals.
Experience a great holiday in May with Budi Tours. It was not the 1st time for me and certainly not the last. Budi Tours brought us to places where another organization does not go. Really among the population. Budi knows a lot about the country and the population. Budi feels exactly where your wishes are and throws a bit of creativity through it, so that not a single day was boring. Partly because of this, his cheerful mood and helpfulness we had a very nice holiday. We wish Budi and his wife Gittan and the two kids a Merry Christmas and a successful, but above all healthy and happy 2018.
Lots of love from Wim and Irma.
After the first meeting during the Holiday Fair in Utrecht, everything went really well. Offer and tour were well taken care of.
Recommended! The driver during our trip also deserves a big compliment.
What a wonderful holiday we had! Thanks to your good organization and the great efforts of the guides and drivers Helty and Wau, Sofyan and Budi Arta and the local guides, we have been able to experience the beauty of Indonesia. We saw the most beautiful places, had nice contacts with the population, we were treated to delicious fruit and other snacks and did the best activities. Budi Tours. thank you very much for this great experience!
In December 2014 we (5 people) had Budi Tours arrange a one-month holiday. We liked this.
We (now with 7 people) have therefore decided to call in the help of Budi Tours again for the composition of our holiday during March / April 2017.
Our tour of Java would be roughly the same as that of 2 years ago, so 3 weeks in Java (starting in Bogor and with the bus to East Java) and the last week in Bali in Kuta. Some adjustments to our schedule were necessary due to planned visits to the Papandayan volcano near Garut, a bike ride near Yogyakarta and a visit to the Bromo volcano.
Budi Tours has arranged the airline tickets (Garuda) for us, the hotels, the 12 person bus, the various guides for the planned trips and jeeps to take us to the Bromo volcano. Budi himself drove us most of the tour.
We really enjoyed this vacation. We have seen a lot, gained a lot of impressions. Our planned trips were extremely satisfactory.
The beautiful crater lake Kawah Putih near Bandung, the Borobudur, and Prambanan, the Kraton in Yogyakarta and much more; we visited them.
And then there were the trips that Bidt had in store for us. Tsjonge, almost every day there was something to see or do. Such as city walks in Bandung, Semarang, Surabaya and Malang. But also visits to e.g. Kampung Naga, (a small authentic and traditional village) and to a number of "homely" businesses, where among other things. Bricks were made were worthwhile. Just like the trips by becak and angkot.
We have all been very impressed by Budi's love and commitment to his country. We have also received a lot of respect for his vast knowledge of Indonesia. Nothing was too much for him. Budi was always very cheerful, kind and caring for us all. Every morning he was present again with a big smile and a clean bus.
Thanks to Budi Tours we (again) had a wonderful holiday. And that tastes like more ...
Budi and Gittan, thank you very much for your good care and see you next time.
Greetings from the family Van Ahee.