Me and my boyfriend done the west coast tour for a very reasonable price and had the best tour guide in our whole stay in indonesia. His name is Gede dwipa- make sure you request to have him as he is a lovely, honest man who took us all day to each spot, taking photos of us at some hidden places away from loads of tourists where you got fantastic views and even stayed and waited half an hour longer than scheduled just so we could see the sunset at crystal beach. Also, I mentioned he was an honest man, the reason for saying this is that we wanted to do the snorkelling tour to see the manta rays, but he informed us that the peak time to see them is in June/July so we probably wouldn’t spot them if we done it in rainy season. I love the fact he didn’t just want to take out money, but the main thing we liked about Gede was that our card wouldn’t work in any ATM we tried so he lent us the money from his own pocket and trusted us to do a bank transfer later that evening just so we had enough money to get some dinner. What a lovely gesture and a lovely man. He made us have a great day and would 100% recommend this tour to anyone but make sure you have this guide with you as he will take you to all the hidden spots to get the perfect photo and will make you feel safe. Plus his music in the car was great to sing along to for the journey:) thank you Gede.
Ps. If you do this tour be prepared with essentials: lots of water and energy for breakfast!! As if you decide to treck down kelingking beach you will need a lot of energy to climb back up especially in the hot temperatures! And make sure you wear appropriate footwear as you don’t want to slip in flip flops.
Also, be careful of the waves once you get to the beach as they are much higher and stronger than you think. However, overall it is a fantastic tour and you get to experience some amazing views- it’s a definite MUST DO whilst you are here in Indonesia.