Costs of a rental car with driver in Indonesia
To, for example, hire a Toyota Corolla in Paris, you easily pay around 150 euro a day, without driver and without the costs of the fuel.
Obviously, prices in Indonesia are much more affordable. Even for a rental car wíth English, French, or Dutch speaking private driver and fuel included.
What are the costs of a driver on Java and Bali?
Depending on the size of your travel group (and therefore the size of the car) and the distance to be traveled, you will pay on average about 65 euros (between 60 and 97 euros) per day (for your travel group, not per person).
The price includes:
- your rental car, with air conditioning,
- the fuel,
- your English- or Dutch speaking driver
- his expenses and accommodation,
- parking costs,
- toll and
- drinking water
In short; all the costs of your transport by car!
No unexpected costs.
Not included are:
- entrance fees,
- your own accommodation,
- if applicable the ferry to and from Bali,
(depending on the size of your car these costs are about 20 euro – 40 euro)
- your other expenses (e.g traintickets, or the rent of a jeep in a national park)
For longer distances, there may be “empty run” days (drive empty back or forward to the begin or from the end of your itinerary).
Please feel free to get in contact via Email, WhatsApp, or the contact form on the website for a price quotation and/or advice on your itinerary.
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A holiday without stress?
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 ensure yourself of an experienced, reliable and English, French, or Dutch speaking driver.
Pardi and his wife Dwi live in Yogyakarta. Pardi has been working as a driver in the tourist sector on Java and Bali for more than 25 years. Together with his wife and his team, he has enabled individual tours on Java and Bali for many years and for many guests.
With your private driver you create your own journey. A holiday entirely tailored to your own wishes.
Besides arranging a good driver Pardi and Dwi can also help you to select and book your hotels. Based on years of experience they can provide you with professional advice. Ask about the possibilities.
Their guests are more than satisfied.
One of the characteristics of the Javanese culture is that people work and live with passion for everything they do. Working is more than making money. Pardi and Dwi follow this principle. They do their work with pleasure and dedication and are only satisfied when you are.
Their main goal is to provide you with the best service possible. Pardi and Dwi consciously choose for a personal approach and high quality at a competitive price.
<– What makes the service of Pardi and Dwi unique?
Share your wishes and ask all the questions you have. Pardi and Dwi will answer you and inform you about the possibilities. When you decide to book your trip, you will receive a confirmation of your booking and Pardi and Dwi will prepare your trip carefully on the basis of your wishes. They will make sure that your driver welcomes you at the agreed time and place so your journey can start. For multi-day trips (outside of Yogyakarta), we ask you to pay a one-time fee of 12.95 euro for the booking. You can easily transfer this amount to a local bank in your own currency at no extra costs (eg a European IBAN bank account, UK bank account, USA bank account etc) The deposit: You choose from two options The payment in Indonesia; easy and quick If you not only book a driver, but also ask Pardi to arrange excursions, admission tickets, a train trip or overnight accommodation, he will let you know how much the down payment will be. This depends on the policy of the hotels and organizations where he has to make the reservations. Pardi and Dwi ask you to inform them in time when you change your plans. Because they have a small business, it is important for them to be able to make good use of their possibilities. You can cancel without any problems up to three weeks before arrival. In that case you only pay the 12.95 euro booking fee. If due to unforeseen circumstances you have to cancel your trip within three weeks before departure, they ask you to inform them as soon as possible and declare 50% of the agreed travel amount with your cancellation insurance. If you additional also booked excursions, admission tickets, a train trip or overnight accommodation, cancellation is only possible if it fits within the policy of the hotels and organizations where the reservations are made. Three weeks before your arrival you will receive an e-mail to double check your arrival date, location and time and your contact details (also for when you are on the way) and to answer your last questions. With this last information Pardi and Dwi have arranged everything that has been agreed upon with you, for your trip in Indonesia. Pardi and Dwi will remain available to answer all your questions, not only prior to your trip but also during your entire journey. If, for example, there are unforeseen circumstances, they are at your service and take pride in making your holiday into a success.
How does it work?
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Booking and confirmation
Payment and guarantee
When you receive your booking confirmation, you can indicate whether you want to pay the deposit (30% of the agreed travel sum) via Paypal or by using a normal bank transfer to a local bank in your own currency (e.g. European IBAN account, UK bank account, bank account in the USA)
Because Paypal offers extra guarantees especially for online bookings, Pardi and Dwi have applied for a Paypal account. Their business account has been approved by Paypal. Because Paypal charges extra costs, you will be asked a contribution of 3.99 euros if you use Paypal
Via Wise, Pardi and Dwi offer you the possibility to easily make the deposit via a bank transfer. You do not need to create an account or register for this transfer. You pay quickly and easily, just as you are used to do your payments, to a local bank in your own currency.
On arrival you pay the second part of the agreed amount (40%).
The last 30% of the travel sum can be paid at the end of your trip. You can make these payments by transferring the money from your own bank account to a local bank in your own currency (this method is preferred) or in cash (in rupiahs) to your driver.
Final check 3 weeks before your arrival
You can also book within three weeks before arrival, but because more and more people are discovering the convenience of a private driver, it is wise to get in contact in time to avoid disappointment.
Share your wishes and ask all the questions you have. Pardi and Dwi will answer you and inform you about the possibilities.
When you decide to book your trip, you will receive a confirmation of your booking and Pardi and Dwi will prepare your trip carefully on the basis of your wishes. They will make sure that your driver welcomes you at the agreed time and place so your journey can start.
For multi-day trips (outside of Yogyakarta), we ask you to pay a one-time fee of 12.95 euro for the booking. You can easily transfer this amount to a local bank in your own currency at no extra costs (eg a European IBAN bank account, UK bank account, USA bank account etc)
The deposit: You choose from two options
The payment in Indonesia; easy and quick
If you not only book a driver, but also ask Pardi to arrange excursions, admission tickets, a train trip or overnight accommodation, he will let you know how much the down payment will be. This depends on the policy of the hotels and organizations where he has to make the reservations.
Pardi and Dwi ask you to inform them in time when you change your plans. Because they have a small business, it is important for them to be able to make good use of their possibilities. You can cancel without any problems up to three weeks before arrival. In that case you only pay the 12.95 euro booking fee.
If due to unforeseen circumstances you have to cancel your trip within three weeks before departure, they ask you to inform them as soon as possible and declare 50% of the agreed travel amount with your cancellation insurance.
If you additional also booked excursions, admission tickets, a train trip or overnight accommodation, cancellation is only possible if it fits within the policy of the hotels and organizations where the reservations are made.
Three weeks before your arrival you will receive an e-mail to double check your arrival date, location and time and your contact details (also for when you are on the way) and to answer your last questions. With this last information Pardi and Dwi have arranged everything that has been agreed upon with you, for your trip in Indonesia.
Pardi and Dwi will remain available to answer all your questions, not only prior to your trip but also during your entire journey. If, for example, there are unforeseen circumstances, they are at your service and take pride in making your holiday into a success.
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In the busy periods, it is possible that Pardi is already fully booked. In this case Pardi and Dwi can appeal to their (experienced and appreciated) colleagues Unggul, Yuli, Andi, Amri or Bakti.
Bakti lives in Bandung. The others live, just like Pardi, with their families in Yogyakarta.
No matter which colleague drives for you, Pardi and Dwi only work with specially selected drivers who fit their company philosophy and who meet their high standards. Quality is leading. This means that these colleagues, like Pardi:
- do speak English
- drive absolutely safely through the busy traffic
- know their way around
- can tell you a lot about the rich culture of Java and Bali
- are service providers in heart and soul
- have al lot of experience and are very much appreciated
- are members of the professional organization for drivers in the tourist sector
- are in possession of a driver’s license for passenger buses of all sizes.
Also his colleagues enjoy their work and are proud of the kind reviews they received:
“Best time ever. Great driver and perfect guide.
Fabulous. Pardi arranged for us to travel for 10 days with Rohmani, who speaks excellent Dutch, from West to East Java. It was a great experience and highly recommended.”
Josaijen from the Netherlands, February 2023 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
A “once-in-a-lifetime” journey, you shouldn’t miss
“Java is a lot of everything: friendly people, an abundance of fantastic nature, unique buildings and art treasures, exotic food, but also traffic and “rules” that Europeans can only find stressful. If you are looking for a solution, Pardi is the right person for you. He responded quickly and friendly to our request and organized our drivers. We had very nice drivers Unggul (East Java) and Agus (West Java) who took us safely to our hotels and places of interest and suggested additional excursions. We wouldn’t have wanted to miss this “adventure” for anything in the world. Finding and organizing something like this ourselves would have required significantly more time than we had available.
In one word a “super holiday”. We warmly recommend Pardi. And we like to take the opportunity to thank him again.”
Anke from Germany, December 2022 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“We had a great time with you. Friendly, flexible and with a great knowledge of your country!”
de Jager family from the Netherlands, September 2022 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
One of the best tour operators in Indonesia
“Always on time, never let us down. I had many guests in our resort who also did a tour with this company and they were surprised how serious and dedicated the guides and drivers are. They really take good care of their customers.”
Meggie from Jogjakarta, August 2022 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Exceptional driver and guide
“We have just returned from a beautiful three-week tour through Java, carried out in a van with driver provided by Pardi. The service was excellent. We planned the tour in advance and Pardi offered some very good suggestions about how to optimize it. He was also very helpful when we had to modify our schedule due to an unexpected flight cancellation. Once in Jawa, we found a very comfortable van, plenty of space and with good air conditioning, and Unggul as an exceptional driver and guide. Not only he drove us around extermely well, in spite of wild traffic and orientation difficulties, but he was also fond of details about monuments, island history, plants and animals and more generally about the Javanese way of life. He was really an added value to the trip through this magnificent island.
I am very thankful to all of them fur this beatiful experience.”
Andrea from Italy, August 2022 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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Wonderful service and hospitality
“Travelled to Yogyakarta for our anniversary celebration and Pak Onggol was our driver through tour our stay. We really appreciate his sharing on the history of Yogyakarta. We would like to thank him for the wonderful service and hospitality. It is always wonderful to be visiting Indonesia and Pak Onggol made the experience complete.”
Ezam from Singapore, December 2019 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Friendly and helpfull
“Kamto is always on time, friendly, helpful, knows all the corners of the island, knows the history of places, has botanical knowledge, culinary advice, in short, something for everyone.”
Naziefa Soekroella from the Netherlands, November 2019 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Just to tell how our two weeks trip from Jakarta to Yogyakarta couldn’t have been so nice without the contribution of Pardi Company and Unggul, its excellent and friendly guide and driver. We strongly recommend these two guys to everyone who wants to visit Java and Bali in perfect conditions.”
Anne en Norbert from France, October 2019 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Really great service and communication
“All praise for your organization. At first I had booked for a few days at Yogyakarta.tours from the Netherlands but in the end we traveled with our driver Iwan for more than a week all over Java. After Iwan also Kamto was our driver for a day and eventually Pardi brought us from Kalibaru to Lovina (Bali) (for which he had to make a night train journey from Yogyakarta to be able to serve us). During our trip, often at the last minute, I came up with a plan and Pardi met us in everything. The service and communication (often via Whatsapp) was really great.
Special thanks for our driver Iwan! He was a very pleasant company, very affable, well-informed but above all (not unimportant) blessed with a good sense of humour. It was our first visit to Indonesia and of course it was exciting to see if everything we had planned would work out well. Now that we are back in the Netherlands, I can fully confirm this. Not least thanks to Dadang Supardi and his team.
I would advise everyone who reads this, to simply indicate all wishes to Pardi already from the Netherlands and to ask all questions about the possibilities. I am convinced that he will suggest a nice trip, flexible and according to the wishes of the customer. On top of that, in all respects for a reasonable price. Before our last transfer I received a gift from Pardi, it turned out to be a becak, as a lasting reminder of Java and Pardi’s team. I thought it was a moving moment, how could I ever forget them …”
Marja and Ben from the Netherlands, September 2019 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“The provided services exceeded our expectations.
The car was in excellent conditions and the driver was always very courteous, which is a big plus when you are traveling with elderly people (in-laws) and a 3-month old baby. The selection of activities provided to us was very good and picked accordingly to our needs/ability.”
Tasso Magalhaes from Indonesia, September 2019 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“The service was great, everything worked out as we wished.”
Andreas Rohner from Switzerland, September 2019 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“A 7 days tour in East Java, organized by Dadang Supardi in a perfect way. The driver Dwi Yulianto is very good and very kind. I also appreciated the fact that Dadang Supardi leaves the choice of hotels to the customer, which is easy with the internet: because of this you can choose the most suitable options. Thank you so much (Terima Kasih Banyak)!
For other tours in the area I will certainly turn to Dadang Supardi Tours again.”
Beatrice from Italy, August 2019 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Solid as a rock
We planned our trip through e-mail and WhatsApp with Pardi. He was very helpful in determining the itinerary and also helped us finding the right hotels (not all of the are on booking.com). It was a pleasure preparing with Pardi and the suggestions he did were different and more unique from what we received from others. We travelled from Yogja to Ubud.
Once arrived in Indonesia we met our driver Kamto in our first hotel. He was always extremely punctual and correct, which was highly appreciated. Overall Kamto was a very pleasant and friendly person. He was always calm and helped us to resolve the unavoidable problems. For instance at some point we had no option to have dinner anymore and he ordered it for us and made it magically appear in our remote hotel. He also helped us retrieve something we forgot in our hotel. He knew a lot about the culture, the mountains, trees, schools, religion and Indonesia in general. He was a good and careful defensive driver and always kept our van very clean.
Overall Pardi and Kamto made our trip through Java a great success.
Definitely a recommendation !!!”
Peter from Belgium, August 2019 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“With my partner I booked a 4-day tour with driver before leaving for Indonesia. 1 day in Yogyakarta (Borobudur and Kraton), Yogyakarta-Bromo, Bromo-Ijen, Ijen-Banyuwangi. All very well, as agreed. Our driver Andi was reliable, kind and very helpful. He always helped us when needed. Honest price. Thanks again to Dadang Supardi and his team!”
Enrico from Italia, August 2019 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Top; and what is Aan a great guy. A driver / guide with so much knowledge and so friendly. Service also super!
We have made some trips, but this organization stands out.”
Yvonne, Ruud and Celia from the Netherlands, August 2019 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“We booked a car with driver for 8 days through Mr Supardi.
(Dar) Minto drove us from Yogjakarta via Malang, Bromo and Kalibaru to Ubud on Bali.
From the first day on we had a great time with Minto. Every morning he was waiting for us with a cheerful smile, everything was well arranged and he was very helpful.
He is also an excellent driver!
Thanks to him this part of our trip was fantastic!
Minto and Mr. Supardi, thank you very much for everything!”
Corrie from the Netherlands, August 2019 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“We had two fabulous days with Bara.
He is a very pleasant driver and he was always ready, from start to finish.
I highly recommend this tour!”
Antoine from France, August 2019 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“We had a very nice travel experience, they were always helpful and we also got a good Dutch speaking driver who told everything about the rice fields and about the fruits and vegetables that grow there, but also about the locals. Snorkeling at the coral reefs is a very nice experience you must have done once.”
N.N. from the Netherlands, August 2019 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“We easily arranged our tour with Mr. Pardi through his website, which took place in August 2019. Mr. Unggul was our driver for 10 days, going from Jakarta to Surabaya. He is punctual and a very trained driver too. His suggestions for our tour were very helpful. So we modified some points during our trip, that we could see much more interesting sights than originally planned. He helped us to find always a proper accommodation and good local restaurants too. He also managed to visit a „Karapan Sapi“, a bull racing event in a local village, which was one of our highlights on the trip. All in all, he was the best driver we could have imagined for our trip. And of course we also had a lot of fun with him. Mr. Unggul you are the best ! And please dont forget : always HATI HATI !!!
Kudos to Mr. Pardi to make all this happen. We can only highly recommend his company when you plan a trip by using a privat driver in Indonesia.”
Roman & Livio from Austria, August 2019 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
We had email contact with Pardi. That went well. Appointments are met. A driver was arranged for us who drove us around for almost a week. Unfortunately, Kipli didn’t speak much English. He was still practicing. As the week progressed, the contact got better. Very reliable in the agreements, friendly and very caring. Everything was arranged well, including the entrance tickets and bottled water. Clean car.
Kipli loved driving on and overtaking, but didn’t forget to keep an eye on safety.
Altogether we are very satisfied with the service.”
Jacqueline from the Netherlands, August 2019 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
reaction from Dadang Supardi:
Thank you very much for your kind words. I am happy to hear that you experienced our service as caring, safe and reliable, that everything was arranged well and overall you are very satisfied. Please be assured that we take your feedback very seriously and I will make sure that all the drivers in the team speak English well. It is very important to us that all of our guests are very happy. We love to see you back in the future, to have the chance to give you an even better experience.
“After good contact with Pardi by Email about the planning of our trip, we were picked up in Jakarta by (Dar)Minto. Minto speaks reasonable Dutch and ensured that in the 10 days with him, we created very beautiful memories in Java.
Minto is a very good driver and has taken us to many beautiful places and made sure we had a great food experience in the restaurant without chairs.
I recommend anyone to travel around on Java and Bali with Indonesiatour, and for the Dutch: ask for Minto as your driver. It was great!!”
Mariska from the Netherlands, July 2019 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“The ideal guide: reliable and listens to the customer
Via Indonesia tour we were picked up by driver J. from the airport in Jakarta. We noticed that the driver drove well and knew the road well. His English, however, was poor, so he was unable to provide much information. We lost confidence in the driver after a few incidents in which he negotiated prices that were to our disadvantage. We contacted Pardi.
Pardi took us very seriously and arranged a meeting in Jogja. When he heard our story, he told us that the driver was driving for him for the first time and that he felt bad that things were not going well. He then offered to guide our journey himself. We were immediately confident that it would be fine and indeed the continuation of our trip was fantastic. Pardi is a good driver, has enormous knowledge of the country (history, social issues, plants, etc.), speaks excellent English, thinks along, arranges everything and has humor, He gives space for flexibility. The ideal guide.
Because Pardi, as it were, replaced the first driver, he had to arrange other drivers twice in Jogja. In both cases, communicative drivers who brought us from A to B quickly and safely. Also men we would trust to make a longer journey with. In short: Pardi is a fantastic driver and guide, who – as the man behind Indonesia tour- takes his responsibility. We highly recommend him.”
Hildes, July 2019 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
reaction from Dadang Supardi:
Thank you very much for your detailed review.
I am really sorry for your inconvenience.
Thank you that you -already during your trip- immediately shared your concerns with me and gave me the opportunity to find a solution to the problem. Please be ensured driver J. is no longer working for Indonesia Tour. I will make sure only the best collegues will work with us.
Thank you for recognising I always feel responsible for our guests and I will do anything to make all our guests comfortable safe and happy so they will have an unforgettable trip. I am happy my other collegues and me were able to show you beautiful Indonesia in the right way and we very pleased that you highly recommend us.
“Smooth communication in advance, clear price and highly flexible in terms of planning. A great driver (Unggul) on the site. Besides being a very good driver, he was also very friendly, informative, funny and punctual. Very pleasant man!”
Steven Verbeke from Belgium, July 2019 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Safe, friendly and reliable drivers. A few weeks before the trip we made contact and got very quick responses and help. The drivers were very patient and one day someone from our party had an unexpected emergency and the driver -Yuli- could not have been more accommodating.”
Diana from Singapore, July 2019 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Highly recommended – itinerary for the day is complete, our driver Andi made sure we reach the place safe, car very comfortable, driver can communicate well in English, visits to the temple in no rush and took our own time enjoying each place in our itinerary, took us to good resto to eat and relax. Overall, it was fun and enjoyed each place we go.
This tour is very good and very memorable – itinerary and timing just right and no rush. Driver is very helpful and give some tips on shopping and where to dine based on our taste.”
Jackie David Solayao from Singapore, July 2019 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“From the start, I had very nice contact with Pardi and we created a lovely trip together. He promised us a nice driver & car who would pick us up in Bandung. We had the best driver we could ever imagine: Kamto. A really nice man who speaks Dutch fluently as well. We had such a great time with him driving through Java and visiting all unique spots & areas. He was extremely funny, very service-oriented and made our familytrip one to remember! He showed us the best places of Java, looked up the best restaurants along the way, teached us Indonesian (and we teached him some new Dutch words as well) and made us feel very safe and secure in the car. At the end of our trip we also met Pardi in person which was great too!
We definitely recommend to travel with Kamto and will reach out to Pardi again once we come back to Indonesia!”
Rachel Vermeulen from the Netherlands, June 2019 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“We booked a one day tour of Borobudur temples and traditional village. Very impressed our driver Andi was on time and very helpful. Local guides to the temple and village was included which was very helpful as they spoke good english were very knowledgeable about the sites and had a good sense of humour. The lunch was delicious. We learnt a lot about the history of the temples and village. Our one day tour was perfect.”
Denise from Switserland, February 2019 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“We had 4 nights in Central Java arriving via Yogyakarta. I found Pardi via a TripAdvisor recommendation and emailed him the rough itinerary of what we wanted to do. We needed a good flexible driver who could take us to the requested sites and we definitely found the best company. Pardi responded promptly and had it all organised quickly at a reasonable cost.
He was busy driving another customer when we were in Indonesia so we had another driver, Unggul, who I can highly recommend. He was punctual, courteous, funny, spoke perfect English, drove safely and happily accomodated our minor changes in programming. He was able to provide lots of information on where we were going and Indonesia in general. He went out of his way to make sure everything was just right and as we wanted it. He organised ticket entries, guides and meals at local lunch spots. A parting Indonesian gift was a lovely surprise.
Just to let you know our itinerary: We had 2 nights in Boroburdur at Rumah Dama hotel, 2 in Yogyakarta at Gallery Prawiromatan hotel. We did Boroburdur at sunrise, Candirejo village, Parwon & Mendut temples, Setumbu lookout sunrise ( 2nd day), Mt Merapi Jeep tour, Prambanan temple, Plaiosan temple, Ramayana ballet, Jomblang cave, painful river tubing, sultan palace, water palace & bird market. We could not have done all this in 4 days and smoothly without Unggul who was an absolutely perfect driver and a pleasure to drive with. We hope to return to Java again sometime and will request Unggul again ( or Pardi who we didn’t meet but runs a great tour company) . A pleasure to deal with you both.”
Anne from Australia, February 2019 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“We, a group of 4 Austrians, did a 9-day trip from Yogyakarta to Ubud at the end of November 2018. Our driver was Unggul – a quite well-experienced, perfectly English-speaking and extremely sympathetic guy who lives with his family in Yogyakarta. It was obvious that Unggul did similar tours already numerous times in the past – his knowledge about the country and the people was amazing, no matter what we were asking, he always had some interesting stories to tell. He was extremely obliging, always offered to negotiate with local guides (e.g., at Mt. Ijen or at the Madakaripura Waterfall) in order to arrange everything for our convenience. Not to forget some “hidden” places he showed us where definitely no other tourists would stumble upon (e.g., the unforgettable family-run coffee farm in the Kabupaten Banyuwangi area) as well as the local snacks he bought each day to share with us while driving.
All in all, the 9 days traveling with Unggul were extremely enjoyable, not least also because of his fine sense of humor, his timeliness and his safe driving style – maybe the most important quality in Indonesia’s partly chaotic traffic situations. A big thanks also to Pardi who made all this possible with a perfect and smooth overall organization. Finally, it is by no doubt that Pardi AND Unggul would be our first choice whenever we return to Java!”
Werner from Austria, November 2018 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“We had an awsome tour with Unggul (driver of Pardi’s group). We started in Yogjakarta and went via Solo, Mt. Bromo, Ijen to Permuteran. Unggul is probably one if the best drivers you can find in Java. His driving is superb, his Engish very good and his knowledge about Java exceptional. He was excellently prepared for every day and had always hints to show us fantastic hidden places. His knowledge about nature were also incredible. He had simply an answer to all our questions. Unfortunately we could not extend our trip through Bali with him, as he had other arrangements. I can fully recommend Unggul to any other travel group.
Thanks again Unggul. You made our trip really special. Thanks.”
Joe from Germany, August 2018 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Dadang Supardi is definitely worth 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐. We came in contact with Dadang Supardi because of his website. After consulting Pardi, we have been assigned a driver. He himself was already occupied. Our driver was Unggul. It was our first trip to Indonesia. Our experience with Unggul was very good. He is an experienced driver. He is very relaxed, friendly and serious. He thought along about the possibilities for our trip. He speaks good English. This made it possible to talk to him about different topics. He explain us well about the values, norms and lifestyle in Indonesia. We have enjoyed traveling with him for 12 days. Nothing was too much for him. Unggul is a driver I can recommend to everyone. The next time I will definitely use the services of Dadang Supardi again. Unggul thanks for everything and that you have made our trip so enjoyable. Unggul is simply more than just a driver. We also had the opportunity to get acquainted with Pardi himself for half a day. Also about him I can only speak praise. Unggul Terimah kasih, sampai berjumpa lagi .. Sampai tahun depan.”
Chantal and Roy from the Netherlands, August 2018
“We traveled with friends on Java for 9 days and had booked Andi as our driver. We started in Yogyakarta and had indicated in advance where we wanted to go. Andi also came up with suggestions for excursions and they were all awesome! Andi was a calm driver who drove calmly and brought us safely anywhere.
Everything was arranged perfectly in advance with Pardi, with whom we frequently were contact by mail. I can recommend everyone to make your wishes known and then everything will be perfectly arranged.”
Nancy and Frank Regeer, Pierre and Angelique van Kolck from the Netherlands, July 2018 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“From 19 June to 5 July we have made a special trip with driver Unggul from Dadang Supardi.
Start in Jakarta and then via Bogor, Bandung, Cirebon, Pekalongan, Semarang to Yogyakarta. Exhausting in the end, but Unggul guided us everywhere passing through the best routes, with a lot of humor. He brought us to unsuspected places via sometimes uncommon roads, avoiding too busy tourist routes. We did not want to miss his thinking-along guidance. We have seen and experienced much more than we could have hoped for and expected. Great trip with an excellent guide.”
Mieke and Paul from the Netherlands, June 2018 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“The first contact with Mr Pardi was immediately very pleasant. He responded quickly to my emails and was able to communicate well in English. Because the price was also in line with the market, I had sufficient confidence to book two drivers via Mr Pardi; one for me and my wife, and one for my parents. Mr Bakti was our driver and Mr. Unggul the driver of my parents. In the end we had 5 fantastic days with Mr Bakti. He is not only a driver but also a very nice guide at the same time. Everywhere we came he knew the way, he had informative facts, he knew nice sights and restaurants. In addition, he is a great and friendly man. He immediately gained our trust. Just great !!!
My parents and Mr. Unggul had a 15-day trip. They also had a great time with Mr. Unggul. Because my parents are already quite old (74), they also needed some extra help. He saw what my parents needed and helped them without my parents having to ask for it. He even went to the Borobudur with them to accompany them on the stairs. Because our relationship with both drivers was so good, Mr. Pardi wanted to meet us. In the end we, with my parents and together with Mr. Unggul and Mr. Pardi, had dinner together in Yogyakarta. It was a “cherry on the cake” to meet such beautiful people during the holidays. Mr. Pardi, Unggul and Bakti thank you for your great care. You are wonderful people. I hope that you can continue your work for a long time and make many people as happy as we were.”
Koos from the Netherlands, June 2018 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Our driver from Yogyakarta was Andi. The contact was made quickly and easily via WhatsApp.
We were picked up very punctually in our hotel. Andi was very accommodating and super friendly!
He suggested additional sights and we felt very safe during the ride.
It was pleasant that the car was air conditioned, especially in the hot weather.
We would recommend Andi to anyone and certainly book again.
Julia and Jana from Germany, May 2018 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Excellent Guide and driver
My wife and I visited Indonesia for the first time in May 2018 and had planned an extensive schedule that took us around most of Java with a drop off in Bali for the last few days of our vacation. We had the pleasure of having Amri accompany us as our guide and driver for six wonderful days travelling between several sites and cities.
From the moment we met Amri we felt an immediate bond. An excellent driver and a great English speaker, we soon learnt that he was incredibly friendly, very knowledgable, always on time with a big smile, a great guide on local Javanese cuisine & culture and extremely patient with us while we took our time photographing incredible sights.
We would like to thank him again for making our trip much more enjoyable. We would also like to extend our deepest thanks to Pardi who had arranged for Amri to be our guide/driver. We highly recommend both Amri and Dadang Supardi Tours to anyone wishing to explore the great island of Java with an excellent guide!”
Cargi from Turkey, May 2018 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“After researching many blogs, we found Dadang’s website and contacted him to obtain his services during our trip in Indonesia. We sent him our 6-day program, from Yogyakarta to Bali. When we arrived in Yogya, we were welcomed by his very friendly colleague Unggul. We had a lot of fun with Unggul as our driver. The trip went very well: according to the program, a safe and experienced driver and a comfortable car. We thank Dadang for his efficient organization and Unggul for his sympathy, his communicative laugh and his experience! We highly recommend their services.”
Laura from France, November 2017 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Yuli drove me around for 10 days on Java and Bali. He did a very good job: punctual, careful, and pleasant. He knows Java very well and found all the hotels without any problem. Since he was less familiar on Bali, he asked a local friend to accompany him. A good initiative.“
François from Switserland, November 2017 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“We drove from Surabaya to Jakarta with Mr. Unggul Hartanto, a friend of Mr. Supardi. Mr. Hartanto is an excellent driver with a good vehicle. He is patient and calm even when faced by the chaos of roads jammed with all sorts of vehicles. Mr. Supardi himself was easy to do business with. We highly recommend both Dadang Supardi Tours and Mr. Hartanto.”
Mrs. Hariatmi from the USA, November 2017 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“We called upon him to transport us to Java. We had a great week with one of Pardi’s guides; very professional good driver, always smile, showed us great places, good advice. I highly recommend him!”
Sylvie from France, October 2017 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“We planned a 4 days trip in Java with Dadang Supardi, but stay 10 days for visiting Java and Bali with Unggul, a friend of Pardi. Really flexible, sweet, patient and really helpful: he just was the perfect driver and friend for 10 days. Thanks again Unggul and have a beautiful life!”
Marjorie & Guillaume from France, September 2017 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“We have had a great time in Indonesia through Unggul.
For Unggul nothing was too much and we enjoyed his company.
Again, the compliments for Unggul.”
Fred from the Netherlands, August 2017 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“We have got a very good experience with Unggul. He is an excellent and very experienced driver. He provided to us very good advices. For a next trip to Java we will request Unggul as driver. He is very reliable.
Thanks a lot Pardi for your help in order to prepare our trip . We have also appreciated to see Unggul to our arrival at Yogyakarta Airport. It was good to discuss with him before to start our trip.”
Family Lassure from France, July 2017 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Yuli was perfect!!
He was on time, friendly and he showed us everything we wanted to see and even more. Thank you!”
Vanessa from Belgium, July 2017 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“We had a very good time with Unggul as our driver and guide. It was also very pleasant that his English was very good, that made that he was able to explain more things about Indonesia. Next year we want to come back because your service is very good and the car we had was good also!!! If we have the date for next year we will let you know as soon as possible. Thank you very much for the wonderful time.”
Kees from the Netherlands, August 2016 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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