Bali Central Mountains Tour: On the advice of several Flyertalkers, we booked a tour with Wayan Sueta (who has a very nice website).
We had him take us up to the Central Mountain region, saw a coffee plantation up in Munduk, and naturally some temples.
Here was another glitch in our trip. We had booked him for March 21, we were supposed to meet him in the hotel lobby (and I had re-confirmed just days before). He didn’t show. I called him on his cell and it seems that he had gotten confused. He knew I had booked the 21st, but wrote it in his calendar for the 22nd. Since he lives up in Ubud it was really too late to get started for the day. Not a huge deal, we just rescheduled a spa appointment and agreed to meet up on the 22nd instead.
Wayan Sueta is an incredibly friendly gentleman with outstanding English skills. His jeep wasn’t great, with vinyl seats it’s quite hot! And his windshield wipers weren’t working properly. It was raining heavily on the way back to our hotel and he kept having to pull over to yank on them to try to get them going again. But he was wonderful to work with, since he didn’t take you anywhere you didn’t want to go… didn’t push shopping for commissions.