Rental car with driver on Java
Rent a car with driver, for your holiday on Java and Bali or for a tour in and around Yogyakarta.
Dadang Supardi (Pardi) works since 1996 as a driver in the tourist sector on Java and Bali. He lives with his family in Yogyakarta. He arranges a suitable rental car (fuel included) and drives you safely all across Java (and Bali) for an unforgettable holiday.
During your holiday you do not want to leave too late, get lost, or feel unsafe in traffic. A good driver makes the difference. Do not put your holiday at stake, but assure you of an experienced an reliable driver.
Pardi is a very experienced and a respected driver. He takes his job seriously and takes pleasure in his work. In contrast to a lot of other tourist drivers, Pardi has a special drivers license, which allows him to drive passenger buses of all sizes. He is proud to deliver high quality for a fair price. He likes to enable the holiday of your dreams!
- speaks English well
- is punctual and flexible
- is good with children
His guests like to share the following:
Pardi is really a 5***** driver
“In June 2018 we made a trip of 14 days on Central- and West-Java. Dadang Supardi (Pardi) was our driver. It was the 10th time during the last 25 years that we visited Indonesia as a couple. So we had already many times for several weeks a personal driver. In general our experiences with our drivers were good. But Pardi is very good. So relaxed, serious, friendly and clever. Flexible on one hand and on the other hand clear in what is possible and what is not possible. He has a very good feeling for service but is not submissive.
He speaks good English, so it was possible to talk a lot about the life in Indonesia and the way the country is changing. In that way we learned a lot of him. In fact he is more than a driver.
His mood is very stable and he has a good feeling for humour. He is really a very gentle and nice man without fuss.
Looking back we can say: he is our best driver in the last 25 years. If we have the chance in the future to travel again with him, sure we will do that.”
Rudy Snel en Loes Hoogstad from the Netherlands (June 2018)
We could not have had a better driver
“During our honeymoon we spent a day in Yogyakarta, before moving on to Bali. We relied on Pardi and could not have had a better driver.
We visited the Borobudur and Prambanan temples, the Water Castle and the Sultan’s Palace. Among the services we agreed on, was also the transfer to and from the airport.
Excellent driver; we recommend him when visiting Yogyakarta!”
Luana from Italy (June 2018)
Reliable, friendly and protective
“Me and my wife have been with Mr. Dadang in Yoyakarta (three days) and everything was fine. He was really helpful, when – at the arrival – we were out of cash due to a withdrawal problem with my Card. He even anticipated the money we needed for our first small expenses. Punctual as a Swiss watch… Safe but smart with its drive-style. When still inYoyakarta, we asked him to arrange a visit to Mt Bromo: 1) car & driver pick up in Surabaya Airport 2) switch to a 4wd jeep in Cemoro Lawang 3) drop off in Malang. Every segment has been perfectly combined. Mr Dadang was able to successfully connect with his correspondents. Actually, we met him just in Yoyakarta but …we “felt” his presence/surveillance in Bromo and also in Ubud (Bali), the third segment of our vacation. Another guy, another car, but everything sounds like we had just one service counterpart. WhatsApp did the rest. Small program adjustments were easily negotiated. What about the payment? No surprises at all.
Please consider on TripAdvisor, I’ve rank-ticked only “four dots” (not five) just to avoid not being believed (sorry Mr Dadang). In fact he was excellent!”
Paolo from Italy (May 2018)
A great driver
“We came in contact with Pardi through his own website. Together with Pardi we have filled in our itinerary: with a luxurious and always clean car from Bogor to Yogyakarta in ten days, with a lot of interesting stops. From the first moment we felt very familiar with Pardi. He is a very friendly and above all nice man who does not shy away from a joke. Moreover, and not unimportantly, he is a great driver with a wide driving experience. He can tell a lot about the local culture, knows where to find beautiful places and can also tell a lot about what grows and blossoms at the side of the road. Also Unggul, Pardi’s colleague driver, who drove us around Yoyjakarta for two days, is a great driver with humor: his great laugh is still deep in our memory. Pardi and Unggul: It was fantastic!”
Martin Hagenaar from the Netherlands (May 2018)
Very sympathetic, helpful and a safe driver
“We met Pardi on our 4-day trip on the island of Java. Pardi, I can confirm, is very sympathetic, helpful, and is a good and safe driver. I highly recommend him!”
Jean Louis from France (April 2018)
Pardi, a great guy!!
“Our son and daughter-in-law did a trip with Pardi before and were very pleased about it. It turned out the same for us. My wife and I visited the biological mother and brother of our daughter-in-law in Central Java. Thanks to Pardi, this was a great experience.
The family lives in a very simple house, they have hardly any income, so the circumstances are rather disturbing. Pardi advised us to bring some groceries, basic necessities such as rice, oil, detergent, soap, toothpaste and brush. After arriving Pardi organised and took care of the communication, since we do speak the language. With Pardi as a translator, we had good contact. Mother and son turned out to sleep on shelves, so we went with Pardi to a bed store and bought a mattrass. The farewell was emotional, we hope to be able to return to them soon.
The other day we drove from Yogyakarta to the North of Central Java. Pardi drove calm and in full control through the traffic, on a bad road. In the meantime, telling us interesting facts about the area, and stopped if necessary; like at a livestock market with lots of cows. Very nice to experience. After a ride of about 7 hours we said goodbye to a great guy, good driver and a good man. Next time Pardi will be our driver!”
Peter from the Netherlands/Spain (April 2018)
Great driver and host
“Pardi was the ultimate host, he showed us around, gave great suggestions, was a great companion during the inadvertent traffic jams we encountered. He suggested alternate hotels when the ones we had booked didn’t work out. We can recommend him to any of you who wish to visit Java. He made our vacation a wonderful experience.”
Leonora Brooke from Germany (January 2018)
Excellent and sympathetic driver who knows his country very well
“Dadang Supardi accompanied us as our driver and guide for more than 15 days during our trip on Java and Bali. He is a very careful driver and he has a thorough knowledge of his country. He made us discover some places outside the usual circuits. He is very friendly, smiling and punctual; we can only recommend him! He is fluent in English and has a very comfortable car. Dadang remains a beautiful encouter that marked our trip. We advise you to contact him.”
Bernadel from Belgium (December 2017)
Fantastic good driver, guide and also a very sympathetic man
“Pardi travelled with us on Java for more than two weeks and this was a great success in all areas. We were looking for very specific places from our family history. Thanks to Pardi’s expertise and his search talent, we were able to find all these locations. Next to this, he was very sensitive to our wishes in terms of restaurants and interests. Pardi is a very sympathetic man, with a wide range of interests, a good conversation and above all, he is an excellent and safe driver. We encourage everyone to use Dadang Supardi’s services!”
Familie Schneider from the Netherlands (December 2017)
Good driver, who doesn’t take any risks
“Pardi was our driver during our days on Java and Bali. He is very friendly, knows what to tell about the culture and is a good driver, who doesn’t take any risks. His English is more than sufficient. We discussed our itinerary with him by e-mail. He advises on the itinerary as well, but left the final choice of the route to us. We recommand him if you are looking for a private driver.”
Ellen from the Netherlands (October 2017)
Beautiful view over Yogyakarta
“Me and my girlfriend have done a tour together with Pardi and we could fill this in to our wishes, also with additions of Pardi; nice places with beautiful view over Yogyakarta; all in all a great day!”
Deboone from the Netherlands (September 2017)
A great time with Pardi on Lombok, Bali and Java
“We went on holiday to Lombok, Bali and Java for ten days. A friend told us about Pardi en we got in touch through Whatsapp. We discussed our plans with him and he gave us some good suggestions. He arranged a local guide and negotiated the price for us. We soon learned that he knows his way and the people and the places to be, in Java. He brought us where we wanted, when we wanted to. Pardi is very nice and great to chat with, for us as well as for our teenage daughters. He could answer almost all of our questions about Indonesia’s nature, traditions, people, cities, social structure, etc.. Pardi was really flexible, when sometimes we decided to alter our plans, he always tried to find the best way to fulfill our wishes. In short, we had a great time travelling with Pardi!”
Els, Pieter, Tirza and Rachel from The Netherlands (August 2017)
He showed us the most beautiful places of Java
“Our tour in Indonesia was fantastic. Our trip has become a dream trip, thanks to our driver/guide Dadang Supardi (nickname Pardi). What a great man. How we enjoyed our holiday with him as our driver. Every day he surprised us. Every day we thought this day cannot be as perfect as last day.. but we were wrong…all days were equally perfect. The hotels were also great. He showed us the most beautiful places of Java. He even went to Bali with us for a few days. Sometimes he pulled the car over to the side of the road, to show us extraordinary places. Do you like to take pictures?? No problem; just say “stop” and Pardi stopped at the side of the road, so we could take pictures. Everything was possible, nothing is too much for him. I can keep writing for hours about our trip, but then I will continue writing how a wonderful driver and guide Pardi was, so I better stop. My review is clear enough. Thank you dear Pardi, for our wonderfull trip together!”
Anita and Monique from The Netherlands (May 2017)
A superb driver, reliable and loyal
“When I planned my recent visit to Java, friends told me of Dadang Supardi, known as Pardi, who had been their driver and guide. They had known him for some time and they recommended him. I benefitted from Pardi’s help for several days in February of 2017 during my visit to Yogya, Magelang and Solo. Reliable and loyal, he was always ready for whatever I needed and was forever cheerful company.
Calm and careful, he is a superb driver, which is most important in the chaotic traffic of Indonesia. He assisted me in my search for old family homes and went to great lengths in finding the traces of those. He took helpful initiatives, and was thoughtful, thorough and discrete.
I highly recommend him!”
Leo from Hudson (Québec) Canada (February 2017)
A very good driver, always safe and reliable
“We have enjoyed visiting Java with you, during 10 days in February 2017. You are a very good driver, always safe and reliable and your knowledge of the country has been very helpful and precious.
The car we had, was in very good shape and spacious for five and all our numerous luggage. Your conditions were reasonable and we will not hesitate to recommend you to anybody who would like to visit Java and Bali.
Hope to see you again, all the best,”
Brigitte and Michel from France (February 2017)
A very pleasant and skilled driver
“Dadang is a very pleasant and skilled driver, very punctual and very sociable and above all this he also speaks English very well. We made a trip from Jakarta to Yogyakarta in six days and on the way we have seen many interesting things. If we will return to Java in the future, we most certainly will use his service again, not in the least because of his favorable price/quality ratio.”
Hans and Ineke from The Netherlands (November 2016)
Very prudent and we have enjoyed to travel with him on Java
“We have been (my wife and me) for 8 days in Java and Dadang was our driver for this wonderful trip. We have planed the itinerary together during a mail exchange. Then, depending of the situation, Dadang has been flexible to adapt it. His English was as good as my one… and it has been simple to travel together. As we were more interested with the real people and not too much with the tourism, our driver could manage it and help us to be really satisfied after these 8 days. We could discuss with other customers making more or less the same circuit. They were afraid on the roads because of their driver (driving dangerously). Dadang was very prudent and we have enjoyed to travel with him. Thanks also for the interesting discussions about the life in Indonesia. We would of course use his service if going a new time in this region. We can recommande Dadang to every visitor.”
Pierre-Aldo and Françoise from Switzerland (October 2016)
A really good driver, who drives safely and is always on time
“Pardi was our driver for 12 days in Java Island. He’s a really good driver, who drives safely and always on time. He’s kind and takes good care of his customers. He gave us some tips about the places we were visiting and he was very flexible. We really had a great experience and we recommend him for anyone who needs a drivers service in Java or Bali.”
Daniele from Canada (September 2016)
Super friendly & helpful driver
“Pardi has shown me and my girlfriend around whole east Java for about a week. He was very friendly and flexible (also compared to the other drivers we had on Java & Bali). His English is good and he knows how to find all the interesting places. Pardi also helped us book some of the more difficult places to book yourself (e.g. Sukamade, Sukuh). As our driver he was always his friendly self when we needed him, but also gave us our privacy during for example dinner. And, his price is right. Would recommend booking Java tour with Pardi to anyone I know.”
Marco from the Netherlands (August 2016)
Thanks to you we have seen a lot of Java
“You are a very kind, thoughtful person. You were especially nice to the children. You took a lot of trouble to arrange things for us. Everything was well organized. We enjoyed our trip tremendously. We had a really good time. Java is a very beautiful island and we have seen a lot of it, thanks to you. The children tell their friends very enthusiastically about our stay and about you!”
Wytze and Erica from the Netherlands (July 2016)
Great trip on Java and Bali
“For our travel in Indonesia, we choosed to get a driver in order to be free of our movements.
We were very lucky to find the details of Supardi !
Indeed, our driver took care of us everyday, was on time every morning and also answered to most of our questions on the Island and the area.
He is always ready to help about any request we had and very flexible also.
The price he asked was really correct for the service.
We really hope to get him back when we will return to Indonesia.”
A. Buekenhoudt from Belgium (July 2016)
Everything was perfect
“We just wanted to say thank you for the wonderful service you provided us
in Indonesia. We really appreciated your fellow company. Nothing to complain about, all was perfect. We hope to meet you again in the future and wish you luck and happiness not only at work but also in your family.”
Meredith & Oleg from Brussels (May 2016)
In the search for my roots, we felt immediatly comfortable with him
“In May 2016, for the first time, I have been back to my roots in Yogyakarta, with my husband. We realy enjoyed our trip, thanks to Dadang. Already at our first meeting, we felt immediatly comfortable with him, he speaks good English and took the time to listen to our story. Also because it was the first time I was going to meet my biological family, this trip was very exciting and special. Dadang helped us to find the address of my mother and accompanied us during our visits to her. Because we only had a short visit of two weeks, he also showed us many beautiful places, which you would never find yourself, and was able to explain a lot about them. For example I asked him to visit an orphanage, and with a few phonecalls, he was even able to organise this. We hope to return soon to Indonesia again to explore more of this country together with Dadang !!”
Roos from the Netherlands (May 2016)
I recommend him deeply as driver for Java and Bali
“We spent 3 weeks with Dadang from Bali to Jakarta. We are a family with 2 children (9 and 10 years old). He speaks very well English and is always punctual. He is really friendly and his advices helped us during our trip. He is always listening you and never tries to “force” us to do or not something. He is a really good driver and his car is for 9 persons, thus we had a lot of place. It was really interesting to discuss with him about Indonesia. We spent a beautiful day in his native village; his family was wonderful. To summary, I recommend deeply him as driver for Java and Bali.”
Mélanie (September 2015)
Not only a very good driver, but he was our guide, organizer and great support
“How we enjoyed our holiday in Indonesia! For three weeks we have been in this beautiful country. The last 10 days of which, Pardi drove us from Bali (Ubud) to Java (Yogyakarta). Pardi is not only a very good driver, but he was our guide, organizer and great support.
Through the mail we had received an itinerary with the accompanying sights and activities. We had a basic plan and, of course, not a lot of time, but he managed to surprise us several times to give us the opportunity to stop along the way and visit extra sights. He arranged that we had breakfast in a hotel at 4.30 am in the morning and introduced us to different occupations and activities in the villages. Pardi is a very friendly and nice man. Also our girls (17 and 19 years old) felt very quickly familiar with Pardi. The calmth of Pardi, his responsable way of driving, knowledge of the country and the activities that he had arranged for us, made the last 10 days the best of the best. Thanks to Pardi this holiday has become unforgettable.”
Jan and Denise (August 2015)
Thanks to Pardi we found everything we were looking for
“In July 2014 we have been to Indonesia for the first time. The country we only knew from the stories of our parents and grandparents. Curiously we started a search for, for us unknown, family in Indonesia. Based on an old address, old pictures and stories Pardi succeeded with us, to find our family back. Next to that we found, after a lot of searching and asking, the birth house of our father (in law) (street names had changed meanwhile) and old family graves. This gave our holiday an extra dimension. Our holiday was a wonderful experience. Not only we have enjoyed the beautiful country and friendly people, we also understand the family stories much better. Thanks to Pardi we found everything we were looking for. Without his dedication, perseverance and tact we wouldn’t have succeeded. This year (2015) we spent another holiday in Indonesia and again he proved us to be an excellent guide and driver. We can recommend him to everybody looking for a good driver, guide or who is looking for his roots.“
John and Berber (July 2015)
His goal was to make sure we had a beautiful experience of Indonesia
“Our tour guide and driver, Pardi, was always very prompt to reply to our emails and kept us well informed of our itinerary. Pardi is an excellent guide. He is knowledgeable but did not overwhelm us with too many facts, he is very kind, patient and flexible. During our trip, he was very welcoming to his country and inviting us to discover less touristic places. His goal was to make sure we had a beautiful experience of Indonesia and we surely had a fantastic time. We were also pleased with his driving skills. We always felt safe and he was always on time at our meeting points.
We would like to thank him very much and recommend him to anyone looking for a professional tour guide in Java”
Stephanie and Regis (June 2015)
Our driver (and also guide) always stayed calm and kept track
“In October 2014 we did a roundtrip in West- and Central-Java. After the first night our driver (and guide) picked us up from the airport hotel… Supardi 🙂
Supardi guided us the next two weeks and he showed to us the beautiful landscape of Java. We got to know interesting places and he gave us answers on our many questions. He always stayed calm and kept track. Even as we left a jacket in one hotel he organised a transport by moped to take it to the next place. Many thanks Supardi, we had a great holiday and it was really a pleasure to meet with you.”
Karsten & Astrid (October 2014)
More than a driver, also a good guide
“We travelled with Dadang Supardi from Jakarta to Ketapang (East Jawa) during more than 2 weeks.
Dadang is a driver we recommand, he drives very carefully, and knows a lot of things about Java and Indonesia well, he is more than a driver, we think he is a good guide.”