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Ayu Prabha

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

The highland of Tana Toraja
Explore South Sulawesi - 8 Days

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.

Temples and Trekking from East Java to Bali - 14 Days
Temples and Trekking from East Java to Bali - 14 Days

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 volcanos; and stroll through terraced rice fields and coffee plantations as you explore these two lush islands.

Nusa Penida
Outdoor Adventures in Bali and Nusa Penida - 10 Days

Add some activity to your holiday with this itinerary through the islands of Bali and Nusa Penida. You'll start on Bali with walks through rice paddies and temples, a cycling tour, hikes down into a volcanic caldera and up to a mountaintop, whitewater rafting, and more. The catch a boat out to Nusa Penida for three days of island exploring and snorkeling before you return to Bali to depart.

Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple
Bali Honeymoon - 8 Days

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.

Terraced rice fields
Highlights of Bali - 8 Days

Explore the culture, countryside, and coastline of the "Island of the Gods" with this eight-day itinerary. Drive around the southeastern corner of the island through rice fields, temples, villages, the Monkey Forest, a volcanic caldera, and more before ending your trip on the beach.

Recent trip reviews for Ayu

Aminath

Explore bali, Indonesia - Aug 8 - Aug 14, 2019

Traveler: Aminath S. - Local specialist: Ayu Prabha

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

Traveler: Annise M. - Local specialist: Ayu Prabha

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

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 to include some more off the beaten track locations if we were to do it again.

Our driver, Gustu, was kind and punctual. We’d definitely recommend him.

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Ayu Prabha, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Annise,

Thank you so much for your beautiful review. We are so happy to hear you had a great trip and it is nice to hear that your driver Gustu was helpful.

We look forward to and hope you allow us to help plan your next trip to Asia. Welcome to the Shanti Family! & Happy Travels!

Indonesia, Indonesia - Jun 11 - Jun 30, 2019

Traveler: Tayfun S. - Local specialist: Ayu Prabha

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

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. (Agus knows Japanese and is often a guide for Japanese groups). Agus was very informative and friendly, and at the end of the trip he was a dear friend to all of us. The remaining guide/driver choices of Ayu were also excellent; we had no difficulties during the entire 3 weeks(from landing to Bali to taking off). I highly recommend both Ayu as a travel specialist, and Agus as a guide/driver.

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Ayu Prabha, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Tayfun,

Thank you so much for your beautiful review. We are so happy to hear you had a great trip and fell in love with Bali. And it is great to hear that your driver Agus and the remaining guide/ driver were so helpful; we will be sure to let him know.

We look forward to and hope you allow us to help plan your next trip to Asia. Welcome to the Shanti Family! & Happy Travels!

Alexandra

Honeymoon in indonesia , Indonesia - May 29 - Jun 18, 2019

Traveler: Alexandra G. - Local specialist: Ayu Prabha

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

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 the trip, and all the hotels were clean and comfortable. The only complaint we had a few times was in regards to privacy. Any couple, especially a honeymooning one, values sound insulation. Unfortunately our stay in Gili Air at the Villa Karang and in Canggu at Frii Echo Hotel did not provide that. In both hotels, you could hear your neighbors as if they are next to you, which was not ideal for us.
However the Puri Lumbung Cottages in Munduk were a dream (we loved our stay in Munduk, we recommend booking a coffee roasting tour with the hotel), and my husband surprised me with a room upgrade at the Jimbaran Bay Beach hotel so the room was very nice and overlooked the water.
Our driver Gung Man was excellent and very considerate. The car was comfortable and had working A/C, perfect for napping between locations.
Our guide in our trek up Kawah Ijen, Mamu, was great. He was very patient, especially at the beginning when we were still very tired (we did the sunrise hike, so we got up at 1am). Unfortunately there was a downpour of rain that blocked our sunrise and it was freezing cold when we got to the summit, but that's just bad luck.
Overall it was a lovely and memorable honeymoon, we had a great time exploring Bali and recommend Ayu, Shanti Travel, and Kimkim to anyone who wants to go.

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Ayu Prabha, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Alexandra,

First of all, thank you so much for sparing your time in uploading these beautiful pictures during your holiday in Indonesia. It does mean a lot to us.

I am very happy to know that it is a lovely and memorable honeymoon for you and Adam. About the stay in Canggu and Gili Karang, I do apologize for the inconvenience caused however I truly appreciate your honest review about these properties so that I can report this to the management for future consideration.

I look forward to... read more

Hi Alexandra,

First of all, thank you so much for sparing your time in uploading these beautiful pictures during your holiday in Indonesia. It does mean a lot to us.

I am very happy to know that it is a lovely and memorable honeymoon for you and Adam. About the stay in Canggu and Gili Karang, I do apologize for the inconvenience caused however I truly appreciate your honest review about these properties so that I can report this to the management for future consideration.

I look forward to and hope you allow us to help plan your next trip to Asia. Welcome to the Shanti Family! & Happy Travels!

Ayu

Jody

30th bday trip, Indonesia - Apr 30 - May 7, 2019

Traveler: Jody F. - Local specialist: Ayu Prabha

Awesome experience!! Ayu took care of everything.

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Ayu Prabha, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Jody,
Thank you for traveling with us and the feedback! I am glad you love it. I look forward to and hope you allow us to help plan your next trip to Asia. Welcome to the Shanti Family! & Happy Travels!

Ngoc

Best of indonesia, Indonesia - Mar 10 - Mar 17, 2019

Traveler: Ngoc R. - Local specialist: Ayu Prabha

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

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 the Authentic Balinese Day - you will get to meet and experience the humble and wonderful lives of a local Balinese family (they were absolutely wonderful, warm and loving).

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Ayu Prabha, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Ngoc,

Thank you so much for your beautiful review. We are so happy to hear you had a great trip and fell in love with Bali. And it is great to hear that your driver Krisna Arimbawa was so helpful; we will be sure to let him know.

We look forward to and hope you allow us to help plan your next trip to Asia. Welcome to the Shanti Family! & Happy Travels!