Frequently Asked Questions
Breezy Tours is the first and only all-female motorbike tour company in Indonesia offering cultural tours, therefore, no other tour company in Indonesia can give you the same kind of experience. Breezy Tours aim to show you the local way of live (how Indonesian people live, work, play and eat), share and celebrate the differences and similarities between our cultures in a fun and relaxed way!
Due to the rise of mass tourism in Indonesia (especially Bali), there are a lot of tour companies that offer seemingly cheap tour packages to touristy destinations . However, if you really want to learn about Indonesian culture, you should consider the following points before booking a tour with one of these companies:
- They take you to the touristy spots. Most tour companies in Indonesia take the cookie cutter approach and will take you to typical touristy spots. We take you to local landmarks and hidden gems while explaining Indonesian culture and customs.
- They don’t provide guided tours. Most tours in Indonesia are basically hyped up, overpriced transportation services. They will provide transportation and a driver from your hotel to a couple of well known tourist destinations, but these driver don’t really know Indonesian history and are not fluent in English. We offer 1:1 guided tour in English, which means you have a personal tourguide to answer any Indonesia related questions. We train all our guides to ensure they are knowledgable about the Indonesian history/culture and are fluent in English.
- Traffic is a real problem in Indonesia and most tour operators will transport you around in crowded buses or cars, therefore you end up wasting your time by getting stuck in traffic. We choose motorbikes as our mode of transportation so we can suave around traffic to get to the destination faster. Moreover, we feel nothing is more relaxing than the gentle touch of cool breeze on your face as we scoot you around Indonesia’s tropical landscapes.
We choose only female drivers/guides because we feel women are safer and more conscientious drivers. They generally drive slower and are less reckless. In addition, we’d like to empower hardworking Indonesian women by providing them more opportunities to work and advance within our company.
No, all our guests will ride pillion behind one of our tour guides. It is illegal for foreigners to drive in Indonesia without Indonesian or international drivers license. You may have to pay a hefty fine if you get pulled over. Riding pillion is a safe and relaxing way to see the city while listening to commentary from our guides. Rest assured, all of our guides have been licensed for a minimum of three years and have excellent driving records!
Riding a motorbike in Bali is generally safe as the driving speed on the island is relatively low (no one needs to hurry :)) and the drivers are used to maneuvering around each other.
The most important quality we look for in our guides is their driving ability. So rest assured, all our guides are safe drivers with excellent driving records.
To ensure you have a safe and comfortable ride, all of our motorbikes are newer model (<5 years), low engine scooters.
We recommend you wear light and comfortable clothing as the weather in Indonesia is mostly hot and humid all year long. Women shouldn’t wear a skirt, dress, or high heels as it restricts movements when climbing up and down the bike. Comfortable sneakers are also recommended over sandals.
We love kids. We have taken children on our tours in the past before. Children 7 years and younger are allow to share a single motorbike with one of our drivers and one parent (adult less than 85kg) or they can be by themselves with our drivers. We charge $20 extra for children sharing the motorbike with one parent and our driver.
Currently, our tours are offered on a join in basis so there might be other guests joining you on the tour. We strongly encourage mingling with other guests as it is a good way to learn about other cultures and make friends from all over the world.
Nonetheless, keep in mind that the max group size is up to 12 people/tour, so if you have a group of 12, and we have space available then it will automatically become a private tour.
As with food in any country, we cannot guarantee that you will not get sick from eating Indonesian street food. However, we’ve carefully selected our food vendors to ensure they are not only serving delicious food but also adhere to strict sanitary standards. We also ask that you provide details on your food allergies during time of booking to minimize risks of getting ill from eating Indonesian food.
If given prior notice, we will be more than happy to adjust the dishes on our tours to accommodate some food allergies and/or restrictions. Please provide details on the food allergies and/or restrictions during time of booking and someone from Breezy Tour will contact you directly to confirm.
If it rains heavily before the tour, we will contact you at your hotel to let you know that the tour will be delayed by 30 minutes. If you are not staying a hotel, please call us at +6281222102572 or +6287886655338. Should it continue to rain heavily after the delay then we will cancel the tour. Please note that you will not be charged for the tour if we cancel it due to bad weather. Otherwise, if the weather improves and we feel the road conditions are safe then we will continue the tour as planned and provide some colorful rain ponchos for you to wear 🙂
If it rains heavily during the tour, then we will stop the tour and flag a taxi to get you back to your hotel safely. Rest assured, you’ll only be charged for the duration you spend on the tour.
No, the stops in the daytime Sight Seeing tour and Bali by Night tour are completely different. For the daytime Sight Seeing tour, we will visit local landmarks and places where locals go to run their day-to-day errands. The Bali by Night tour is designed to capture the island’s after-hours hustle and bustle outside its touristy bar scene. For example, during the night tour, you will get a chance to dine at a hidden food alley frequented by the locals as well as partake in the busiest night market activities on the island.
No, the amount of food for our Foodie tour and Bali by Night tour is not the same. The Foodie tour is designed so you can taste your way around Indonesia, therefore, there are more dishes and varieties of food offered on the tour. During the Foodie tour we will take you to a minimum of 4 handpicked local eateries. Expect to arrive on an empty stomach and leave full by the end of the foodie tour.
The Bali by Night tour is designed to capture the island’s after-hours hustle and bustle outside its touristy bar scene. One of the stops will be a food street vendor frequented by the locals. Since, we feel the best way to understand a culture is through shared experiences, we will order food items from 1 food street vendor so you get to experience dining alongside the locals.
Currently, we accept Paypal and credit card payment (via Paypal) when you book through our website. We also accept cash payments in either US Dollars or Indonesian Rupiah on the day of the tour. Should you choose to pay in US Dollars, please make sure your bills are in good conditions (without tears and markings on them) as most money exchange are not willing to accept bad US Dollars bills in Indonesia.
If you have selected “I will pay in cash on the day of the tour” payment option when you filled out our online booking form then we are unable to generate Paypal invoice on the day of your tour at the last minute.
We use a conversion rate of 1 USD = Rp 15,000 as of October 22nd, 2018. We prefer Indonesian Rupiah (IDR).
For guests staying at Ubud, Sanur, Jimbaran, Benoa and Nusa Dua areas. Please select “Set a meet up location” and select “Pepito Express- Dewi Sri.”
For guests staying at Canggu, Tabanan, Singaraja areas. Please select “Set a meet up location” and select “Burger King, Seminyak”
We only offer pick up/drop off at Kuta (excludes airport) and Seminyak areas. If you stay outside these areas please come to Kuta or Seminyak locations for pick up.
Sorry, we are not able to pick up/drop off in the airport or port.
Our tours fill up fast so we highly recommend that you book at least 2 weeks in advance.
Last minute bookings are subject to availability. For last minute bookings, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at +6281222102572 or +6287886655338 to confirm. Please note that the cut off time for the sight seeing tour is 10 p.m. the night before the tour date while the cut off time for the Foodie and Bali by night tour is 2 p.m. on the day of the tour.
There is no penalty for cancelling your tour if you provide us with at least 48 hours notice. Cancellations made on the day of your tour when we are already at your pick up location, you will incurred a FULL cancellation charge.
If we cancel a tour due to bad weather, and you have already paid for the tour in full or placed a tour deposit; we will refund you your payment in full or your deposit.