Lawrence ChanUnited States
The day trip with Gagat was great! Good communication beforehand to customize the itinerary. Gagat is also very flexible when I want to change the itinerary last minute due to weather. He showed me all the things I want to see and provided good information. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Lawrence for taking your time and making this review. I do appreciate it very much. Take care...
Ravi RaoUnited States
Gagat is very knowledgeable and gave us a great tour. We got a very good understanding of the culture and history of places we went to. Yogyakarta has a lot to offer, and he got us to all the highlights. We had a very good experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your appreciation, Ravi.
Arnold VogtenUnited States
Our tour (Borobudur) with Gagat was great. Communication was very good prior to tour. Gagat and his driver met us at the terminal. Clean car, plenty water on board. Very good English. The long drive was made interesting with a short stop in Semarang and a Lovely, tasty Indonesian lunch before we reached our goal. Thanks to Gagat's planning, we avoided the bus crowd and had a very interesting and informative tour. Great, calm driver safely navigated through chaotic traffic. Thanks for a wonderful day!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Catharina, Arnold and Joseph. It has been a great day for me too, to have you as my dear honored guests. I hope you stay happy and healthy always. Thank you, again
Nadya HuleattUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Nadya and Ryan. It was also a great pleasure for me to show you around. Take care!
His knowlegde of Yogyakarta teached me much more then I already know about my javanese culture. He is a friendly and calm guide. Also flexible when you want to do something else instead of the planned trip. I had a good experience with him. Thank you for the good service and taking good care of me.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lisa, it was a great surprise for me to know that we share the same culture. I thank you for helping me understood more of what has been a story I heard about diaspora. Take care and hope that our paths will cross again, someday.
Kin Fan Young TaiCanada
Gagat made our experience on our first trip to Indonesia highly memorable. We left with a great appreciation of the culture, people and culinary delights. Thanks again for making us feel very special with your caring and going out of your way to make us very happy especially when my husband wanted to see the local arts. Much appreciated, and definitely we recommend Gagat very highly for an amazing experience!!!
Fernando ZubiriUnited States
We wanted to visit the temples and know more about Indonesia's culture and their people. Gagat was our driver and guide. He is very knowledgeable of the area, people, history, and religions. He answered all our questions, he is very kind and calm. We were always safe. The Temples were magnificent but Merapi Volcano jeep tour and the visit to a farming Village were the highlights of our trip. We saw their plantations, houses, families and learnt about the way they live. Thanks Gagat!! Fernando & Alicia.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Fernando and Alicia, Thank you for your appreciation. During the tour, I am also very happy to know that you are happy with the tour arrangement I prepared. Take care and stay happy, always
Our temple tour with Gagat was amazing. He was very professional and knowledgeable and took care of everything for us. The tour exceeded my expectations. I would recommend this tour with Gagat to anyone who doesn't mind a very long day with lots of stair climbing and would rate it 5 star.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lisa, I appreciate very much that you taking the time to post a fantastic 5 star rating and complimentary review of our tour at Borobudur. I am delighted you had enjoyed the experience as it was really a great day for me, as well. Take care, always.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Slav! Have a great day!
Heidi BenitezUnited States
My tour with Gagat was perfect! At Borobudur, he shared extensive knowledge of its history and meaning. Then a fun day exploring busy Yogya, with visits to Mendut, Sultan's Palace, Water Castle, and Prambanan. With only one day to spend, he showed me the best of Yogya. He is an excellent guide and driver, very friendly, patient, and a wealth of interesting information. His car was comfy, clean, & cool. As a solo traveler, I felt safe and well guided at all times. I highly recommend touring with Gagat!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Heidi, thank you for your kind appreciation. It was really a great time for me, as you also share some of the knowledge that I was looking for. Take care and be happy, always
Gagat is everything you'd wish a guide would be - he's very knowledgeable, kind, patient, organized and polite. He took care of our group very well! He was able to fit in the trips that we wanted in 3 days. He drives safely and ensures everyone is well hydrated and connected (to wifi). Highly recommended guide! We hope to see him again in our future trips!!!
We really enjoyed our wonderful excursion to most of Yogyakarta's main sights. Gagat was brilliant, very kind, full of info but also very patient and unobtrusive if needed for what was a long but enthralling day for us. On top of that, his English was great. A real must to help us make sense of a great city. Thanks!!! Rob, Pam, Sasha.
Wlodek SzymikUnited Kingdom
Fantastic tour for exploring the essence of Yogyakarta and surroundings in one day. Gagat is very professional, knowledgable and friendly. Highly recommended to everyone passing by.
Michael WardUnited States
Gagat did an outstanding job. He was extremely professional, timely, courteous and flexible during our time together. He is extremely knowledgeable in both culture and spiritual topics, and goes out of his way to make sure your are getting all that you wanted in your tour. I could not recommend him more highly. You will not be disappointed!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the review, Elisa. Much appreciated.
Jessica NadlerUnited States
Amazing tour! Gagat is a wonderful and knowledgeable guide who truly takes pride in his craft and explaining the history of the sites. Don't be surprised if others stop to listen in on your tour for a few minutes —you can't fault them, it is impossible not to be enthralled. You really cannot appreciate the context and the structure of the Yogyakarta temples without a guide in full honesty. But not all guides are created equal, do not miss the opportunity to tour with Gagat!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jessica, thank you for your great review. Much appreciated.
David ManUnited Kingdom
Gagat is justifiably enthusiastic about his country's history and traditions, He is knowledgeable and informative, He went the extra mile, at some inconvenience to himself, to ensure we had a comprehensive and worthwhile visit. First class. Highly recommended. Friendly and easy to tour with. Comfortable car.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David and Janet, it was really a great honour for me to be your guide in Yogyakarta. I thank you for your kind appreciation to my service.
Mk TsangHong Kong
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the appreciation, Kay. Take care always!
Alex VitaliUnited Kingdom
Gagat is very friendly and he was an excellent guide. He is really passionate and thought us a lot of interesting facts. We reached the top of Borobudur in time for a spectacular sunset. He also brought us to a typical Javanese restaurant and he bought us some Durian on the road as we never tried it before. I would definitely recommend to take this tour with Gagat.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alex and Sara, Thank you very much for your kind appreciation. It was indeed One very Fine and wonderful Day for me as well. Enjoy the rest of your honeymoon. Godspeed!
I had a great time on my two day tour „Yogyakarta Essentials". Gagat was a very good and friendly guide and adapted the tour perfectly to my wishes & schedule. I can fully recommend this tour to all who visit Yogya for the first time and want to see the most important sights in 2 days.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Franziska, thank you for your kind appreciation. I am glad that everything worked well for us. Take care, always!
Trip with Gagat was fascinating. We enjoyed full 2 days tour. Gagat has excellent English, he knows a lot from history, a lot of legends and he generously shares his knowledge. He is excellent driver. He is very thoughtful and you feel his care in every detail: he offered us water, raincoats, drove to supermarket for the fruits in order to avoid the necessity of bargaining in the traveling with guide in Bali. The most pleasant thing was his attitude to the tourists, very open-hearted and honest.
Glenn DasherUnited States
This was amount the best "Tours By Locals" guides ive ever had. Such a well-informed, pleasant, and enthusiastic guide. Gagat met me precisely on time, made me feel welcomed, and introduced me to our amazing driver. The entire day was spent in delightful conversation and by the end of the tour I felt as though I'd made a real friend. Thank you, Gagat.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for choosing me to be your guide, Glenn. I cherish our time: on journey from Semarang Port to Borobudur vice versa; sharing about beliefs when we were at Borobudur Temple; enjoying the lunch at Sekar Kedhaton... and all the moments in between. I look forward to welcoming you and your wife in your next visit to the wonderful Indonesia
Jose StephanUnited Kingdom
Amazing tour guide if you need to go around Yogyakarta. We stayed for 2 days visiting the most important places and Gagat showed how professional he is. Always going an extra mile to attend our demands. I will miss you my friend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the appreciation, Paul. Stay healthy!
Hello Tour rating 4 stars Mr. Gagat was friendly, informative and a safe driver. Due to an injury, he was unable to guide us. At Prambanan, the substitute guide was a challenge to understand. The fish at the suggested restaurant was overcooked, but the ambience and staff were great. Unfortunately, heavy rain prevented the tour of Borobudur. Disappointing but a reason to visit again. We would consider Tours by Locals again.
Melissa KimUnited States
Our day with Gagat was the highlight of our trip to Indonesia. Gagat was prompt (early actually!), extremely knowledgable, and such a pleasure to spend a day with. Given the schedule that he's come up with, we had plenty of time to really take in all of the amazing temples, especially Borobudur, which was one of the most incredible places I've seen. All of the little things were great too- he had water for us, mobile wi-fi, and his car was really comfortable. Can't recommend this tour highly enough!
Deborah WozniakUnited States
Very knowledgeable and professional. Comfortable ride. Great experience!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your great appreciation, Deb. Take care
I booked a customised tour with Gagat. He arrived on time at the hotel, and provided information throughout the drive (his car was very clean, with water provided). He was knowledgeable and also gave us time to wander through Borobodor and Mendut. We we drove to our lunch destination (Pulen Kopi Ponti) the weather became inclement (torrential downpoor). We re-arranged another time with Gagat to visit Prambanan and Ratu Boko and again we had the same level of excellent service.
Ricky AndrewsNew Zealand
A Fantastic & Informative Guide. A Great Tour, Everything Worked Wonderfully & As Expected. Thank You.
Vic QuirosPhoenix, AZ, United States
Gagat was very knowledge able about the temple and Buddhist religion. He was fun and thoughtful. He had great music for us to listen to and also provided wifi in the car! He went out of his way to make us comfortable. He even gave me one of his avocados to take back on the ship and treated us to delicious fried casava (sp). He varied our route back to the ship to make the drive more interesting. I can not recommend him enough