I am Balinese and spending almost my entire life living in the paradise. In between, I got a chance to see a bit part of the world by moving to the Middle East for almost 2 years. During my stay in Doha, I realized every time I meet new people, they are always excited to know that I am from Bali and keep asking me suggestion what to do and where to go. I decided to turn back to this Lovely Island as basically, I have tourism background. I love to engage with people and share my experience to give them an unforgettable holiday.
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"Indonesia is the place that I specializeinand I am always excited to do cycling in Gili island, snorkeling in Nusa Lembongan and walking the pathway at Bukit Tjampuhan Ubud. "
How did you get involved in travel?
"When I was having my first own holiday to Gili Meno back on 2015, I started to believe that in life, traveling is essential. By traveling, you meet, learn and adapt something new whether it's within your island, country or abroad."
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"I remember when I was traveling for the first time to Nusa Lembongan, Bali – a smaller part of Klungkung regency which is separated from the mainland (Bali). I was amazed by the crystal clear water from all the beaches that they have. I did snorkeling and I was able to see beautiful corals, fishes, and even Manta! One of the wonderful experiences I won’t forget."
Featured trips & expertise
See the best of Bali on this short but thrilling getaway. Your tour of this lush tropical island starts in the artistic and cultural center of Ubud. Then you'll soar high above the jungle treetops on a day trip to Bali Swing and enjoy a snorkeling excursion off the coast of Nusa Lembongan Island. Visit ancient temples, sample Indonesian seafood, experience Balinese-style nightlife, or relax on the beach in the resort town of Seminyak before the trip comes to an end.
Independent travelers will love this 10-day adventure that will take you through two of Indonesia's most beautiful islands while allowing for plenty of free days. You'll start in Ubud, where you will tour ancient temples, take a Balinese cooking class, climb a volcano, and learn about this island's unique culture. Next, you will enjoy the peace of Sidemen's verdant rural communities before wrapping up your adventure on the island paradise of Gili Air and the beaches of Jimbaran.
Spend eight days amid the sweeping Tongokan roofs of South Sulawesi with this itinerary. You'll spend most of your time in Tana Toraja, an area known for maintaining many of its historic traditions amidst a backdrop of rice terraces, limestone cliffs, bamboo groves, and mountains. Then make your way south to the floating villages of Lake Tempe and beaches of Bira before you depart.
This two-week itinerary will take you from East Java to Bali with stops at sites both famous and less-frequented. Tour multiple Javanese temples, including Borobodur and Prambanan; trek up to the tops of Bromo, Kawah Ijen, and Batur volcanoes; and stroll through terraced rice fields and coffee plantations as you explore these two lush islands.
Hike, swim, cycle, and snorkel around two of Indonesia's islands, Bali and Nusa Penida, on this active 10-day itinerary! You'll start on Bali with walks through rice paddies and temples, a bicycle tour, hikes into a volcanic caldera, a sunrise trek to a mountaintop, and a thrilling whitewater rafting trip down the Telaga Waja River. Then catch a boat out to Nusa Penida for three days of snorkeling and relaxing on the beach.
Spend eight days in two of Bali's most popular spots with this itinerary. You'll start off in Seminyak, visiting surfing beaches and watching the sun set. Then head to Ubud to take in the temples and wildlife and learn to cook in the Balinese style before you depart.
Recent trip reviews for Ayu
Explore Bali · Indonesia - Aug 8 - Aug 14, 2019
We had an amazing time in Bali. We planned the trip with Ayu from KimKim and later communicated with Thomas who seamlessly continued where Ayu left off. Our driver Agun was most helpful throughout the trip, friendly and always showing us the best. And if we had any questions during the trip Thomas was available on Whatsapp, which made the experience easier as it was our first time in Indonesia. We can't wait to go back to Bali again!
Relaxation and culture · Indonesia - Jun 18 - Jun 28, 2019
Ayu was responsive and had put together a nice itinerary. She was quick to help us upgrade at our last hotel.
Some of the places that stood out were the monkey forest and sideman, and the last resort, samabe, was stunning and good value. The local day was also very nice. The best experience we had was planned from the hotel, samabe, which was paragliding. Biggest highlight of the trip.
Though it was great to see some of the main attractions like the temples, I think we would have liked... read more
Indonesia · Indonesia - Jun 11 - Jun 30, 2019
Ayu did a perfect job planning our 3 weeks Indonesia trip (Bali, Java, and Nusa Penida).
She was very responsive to our needs and requests, and her choices of drivers and guides were excellent. About half of the trip was in various parts of Bali, and we only had a driver in that part. Our driver's name was Agus, and in our view he did a very exceptional job with our trip. The only reason he was a driver and not a guide was, his English is a bit limited, but it was more than enough for us.... read more
Honeymoon in Indonesia · Indonesia - May 29 - Jun 18, 2019
I booked a trip to Bali for my honeymoon. We found the trip was overall very enjoyable. Ayu was very responsive before and during our trip. We began our stay in Ubud at the Kayon Jungle Resort and it was most memorable. They upgraded us to a Premium Suite as a surprise. It was one of the nicest places we've ever stayed in, and the staff were so considerate to our needs. Highly recommended if you are looking for the real Bali honeymoon experience.
We decided to go more casual for the rest of... read more
30th Bday Trip · Indonesia - Apr 30 - May 7, 2019
Awesome experience!! Ayu took care of everything.
Best of Indonesia · Indonesia - Mar 10 - Mar 17, 2019
My Bali trip has been a dream. Beautiful island, warm and friendly local people, rich culture. Our local specialist Ayu had been so wonderful throughout the consultation and booking process. She advised and helped us book everything we needed/asked for to make sure we have a wonderful vacation. Our driver Krisna Arimbawa had been above and beyond our expectation. He was so friendly, resourceful, helpful and always with a big smile. Nusa Penida is so worth the trip to visit. Highly recommend... read more