Tailor made travel for You.
We create tailor made journeys for you, whether you wish to seek thrills, reconnect or discover new things.
Custom Travel Experiences
For Deluxe Holidays
Planning a holiday can be very straining and time consuming, the unknown and the endless possibilities are not your allies. That’s where we come in, so you can fully be in the moment ! We create journeys for everyone, whether you wish to seek thrills, reconnect or discover new places. We love travelling and we love creating lifetime experiences and deluxe holidays even more. We handcraft standard packages as well as tailor-made ones to cater for your every need.
We have our roots in Bali and we’re here to share this magnificent island with you. We meticulously partake in every trips that we organize for you, making sure you will have nothing but a great time. We are always on the move and discovering new things, which gives us an extensive knowledge base to create perfect journeys for you. We value your serenity and we fully invest ourselves, so you don’t have to worry about anything whilst being on your trip, we’re here for that.
MEET THE TEAM
At Luxury Bali Tours, we have a team of passionate travel designers, Bali drivers, tour guides and instructors, who work with us not because they have to, but because they love to. Creating tailor-made travel and a memorable trip and your happiness drives them. We are very lucky to have such a team and we value them. We want our customers to be able to share the same interaction that we have amongst us.
Founder & Travel Designer
I’m very passionate about travelling and have been doing so for over a decade now. I have travelled and experienced so much, setting up Luxury Bali Tours is my way of making you experience some of the great adventures I have had till date.
I have been working at Manta Dive as a Dive master for over four years, then I worked on the ticketing office for a year before moving to Villa Ombak to work in hospitality. This allowed me to progress to The Oberoi Hotel for a year. I am now working for myself, running snorkelling tours around Gilis Islands
I am a Balinese tour driver who work to provide tourists with Private Day Tour. As a driver, I offer you a value added tour by give you not only driving services, but on the same time, I able to provide you with an extensive information about Bali, where to go, and what it has best.
I have been an English Teacher for a long time, I taught at Junior High School for 38 years. I have now retired from teaching and working as a tour guide in Nusa Penida.
MAIN REASONS WHY TO CHOOSE US
1. We Support Fair Trade
If there would be a ‘fair trade’ label for the tourism industry, we would have it. At Luxury Bali Tours, we deal with multilingual, trained and educated local staff directly. We do not white label our trips, unlike most other companies and we don’t have any middle man.
We create jobs for the locals.
2. Licenced Guides & Drivers
When booking a holiday with Luxury Bali Tours, you will have one of our licensed tour guides dedicated to taking care of you. Everyone in Bali claims to be a driver, a guide or both, and this can result in different horror stories.
People have been dropped and left behind at tourist destinations by their driver, left without any transport or options to contact anyone because the driver was afraid to be caught by the tourist police, simply because they don’t hold the right licenses.
The tourist police will chase non-licensed guides. Non licensed guides have to pay a fine up to 50 million to the government, in some cases, they even go to jail. Cases have been reported, non-licensed guides have been miss-informing tourists and bringing them to the wrong temples ‘because they paid cheap and the temple they were meant to see was too far away’ and required the guides to drive 2 hours further out of the villages.
The country of Indonesia is trying to reduce its amount of bribery and we kindly ask you to contribute to this mission as well, if you can.
3. Chicken and mosque free zones (as far as it’s possible)
Yes, it’s a thing. In Bali, every family has several chicken and cocks at home. They belong in every household in Bali. Cockfights are very popular, so that’s why every family has several cocks as well.
Normally there is one cock per chicken crew, in Bali, they prefer to have several cocks in one group as they train them up for fights. It’s part of their culture. It creates income for a Balinese family. They also need cocks for their frequent ceremonies.
And there are a lot of ceremonies in Bali. There are a lot of ceremonies in Bali, every new moon, full moon, every 210 days, every 6 months and so on and so on. Ceremonies are endless. For specific ceremonies, the Balinese use the blood from the cock who lost the fight to spill around the ceremony to keep away bad spirits. You will learn more about this in one of our guided tours.
The cocks can make incredible noise and disturb your sleep, especially if there are several in one group.
We will make sure you are well taken care of in the right type or resort, villa or hotel.
While most locals on Bali follow the Hindu religion, this is different in the Gilis and in Lombok. The Gili Islands and Lombok are Muslims and therefore quite a few mosques will be present.
Again, we will make sure you will be taken care of and will only recommend you to places where peace and a quiet environment is reassured for your maximum relaxation.
4. Inspections ONLY
Every hotel/villa/resort which we recommend to our customers has been tested from by our staff first hand. We do not accept any collaboration with any property which we haven’t at least inspected.
Only this way we are able to assure 100% top notch quality service and quality products to our customers. We have stayed in 5* resorts which had amazing reviews online and everything looked super clean from the outside, however, when we got there, we had cases happening of discovering bed bugs in our beds (and nobody took care of the problem, they just re-did the room for the next customer without seriously facing the issue), black water coming out of the sinks, terrible food and so on and so forth. We could write books about this, and we actually may one day.
5. Secret Places
Bali is the number one tourist destination in Indonesia. We have A LOT of tourists coming, numbers progressing every year. This means, unfortunately, some destinations on the islands aren’t as enjoyable anymore as they used to be.
This is where we come in. We will bring you to beautiful, secret and hidden places which some locals even didn’t know existed, and of course neither the average mainstream tour company doesn’t have a clue about (since they either don’t live here and white-label their tours and use illegal drivers).
We constantly put the effort in and evolve our trips and tours – so you can have a tourist-free, off the beaten path, exclusively tailormade and enjoyable and relaxing time in Bali, should this be what you are looking for. And of course, if you wish to visit the main points of interests which attract many people, then we will bring you there. Mostly a nice healthy mix of both options can make a great holiday.
Sometimes we use third party companies for activities like rafting, ATC and such. This means we only work closely with reliable companies, again, which we know very well, where we tested the activities ourselves beforehand and which can provide liability insurances, in case of an incident. Just in case, it’s always good to be covered.
7. Cruelty-Free Attractions
Indonesia is a country where animals, unfortunately, aren’t always treated as well as in the west. Luxury Bali Tours does not support animal cruelty, caging or anything along those lines.
Coffee Luwak, for example, is the most expensive coffee in the world, and it comes from Indonesia. The Luwak is an animal which lives around the coffee tree plantations. It comes out at night and nibbles on the ripe coffee cherries, poos it out in the mornings and that gives the coffee a very specific taste.
Of course, many people love to see this animal, so most local people came to the glorious conclusion to cage up some of the animals to ‘showcase’ to the tourist.
PLEASE DO NOT VISIT OR SUPPORT SUCH FARMS IN ANY CASE
We have done our research and have found out about farms which produce Luwak coffee, yes, however, only in smaller portions as the Luwaks won’t be caged up but live free in the wild.
Thank you so much for two amazing weeks in Bali, Tina! From the first day on Tina arranged everything and answered every question I had during my stay. Everything was perfectly organized. My personal highlights which I can definitely recommend are:
– Private boat tour around the southern islands & snorkeling with manta rays
– Gili Islands
– Mount Batur Sunrise Trekking
– Ubud waterfalls, coffee € tea farm, monkey forest
Thanks for all the organization and good recommendations, Tina!Jen Moßmann, John Deere
Our luxury escape in Bali 2017-2018 was absolutely fantastic! A lot of impressions in our 2 weeks holiday. A massive thank you to Tina for planning and organising everything.Jerome David, Educator, Belgium
We just spend two great weeks in Bali with Tina as our travel agent and everything was perfectly organized so we didn’t have to worry about anything. Always reachable when having questions, Tina made it possible to enjoy every trip. Our Luxury Bali holidays were amazing!!
Starting with the sunrise on the top of Mount Batur, relaxing afterwards at hot spring, snorkeling with Manta rays, taking a trip trough Ubud, enjoying the landscape during a Rafting & Quad tour and close holidays at the beautiful Gili Islands…everything was fantastic, no regrets. Thanks!!Velz Anne
Which Luxury Travel Companies Can You Trust?
Of course, every travel company claims to be the best. And so do we. But how do you know we actually are the best amongst all luxury travel companies? It’ simple. We are the best because we only focus on one country.
Focusing on one region only allows us to stay the best throughout all times. 100% of our energy, resources, and focus goes into Luxury Bali Tours. We know every inch of the islands and have the best team on board. We offer the most exclusive experiences, which no other travel company can offer, simply through their lack of connections. Others outsource to mainstream DMCs (destination management companies), we operate ourselves.
We do real stuff. We deliver authentic experiences. In one country, spread over a few islands only.