Today’s Tip: Dewa – Ubud, Bali
This tip is a bit different. Instead of highlighting a place, I am recommending a person.
Anyone will tell you that to get the most out of a trip to Bali, you really need to hire a guide. And Dewa Arsana is the best of the best.
With his wide smile, fantastic sense of humor, unique perspective and insights into Balinese culture, he encapsulates everything you’d ever want in a guide.
Dewa was born and raised in the Gianyar Regency of Bali and he knows everything and everyone in the region.
He runs his own tourism company and can be as involved as you want in planning your trip. He does everything from arranging airport pick ups, to planning itineraries, to biking tours, and he’s even organized weddings.
Dewa has a deep cultural knowledge of Bali and will happily share what he knows about local customs and traditions. His connections run the gamut from Balinese healers, to restaurant owners and hiking guides and he will not only put you in touch with whomever you want, but will negotiate the best rate.
To experience the best of Bali, come equipped with some ideas of things you want to see, but let Dewa give you some suggestions as well, and be sure to visit the coolest market I’ve ever seen – the Gianyar night market in his hometown. He won’t lead you astray.
To get in touch with Dewa, find him on Facebook.