tourhq

Connecting travellers to guides around the world

tourhq
mischael Review submited by Mischael
Contact Mischael

An absolutely amazing experience in every respect

Reviewed October 17, 2018

We did a weekend trip to the Bromo Area from Singapore. We were looking for a guide that can help us to beat the crowd as much as possible and Arie and Radix delivered on this very much. They picked us up at the airport in Surabaya and gave us a warm welcome with Water and Snacks prepared in the car for the 3 hour drive to our hotel in the Bromo area. We went for a sunrise tour on the next morning. The Viewpoint they chose for us to enjoy the sunrise and the magnificent view over the Bromo area was a 1 hour walk away from the road and we have been all alone there which was by far exceeding our expectations. They thought of everything, brought coffee, tea, snacks and a blanket along so we could sit there, have a light breakfast and just be blown away by the rising sun and the epic view.

After this we headed towards Mount Bromo to climb the crater and then went back to the Hotel for a breakfast. In the afternoon they showed us the Madakaripura Waterfall which was as well worth the 1 hour drive.

Throughout the whole trip Arie and Radix did everything to make it an unforgettable experience for us. Which indeed it was. They know the area very well and know how to make there customers happy, I can highly recommend doing a tour with them!!!

Travelled in October as a couple

  • Communication
  • Knowledge
  • Friendliness
  • Resourcefulness
greg Review submited by Greg
Contact Greg

Local generosity

Reviewed May 31, 2014

I approached Arie upon a tricky situation in which i was stranded in Surabaya airport but wasn't allowed to stay the night due to the airport's policy. He gracefully offered to put me up for the night and dropped me off at the airport the next day. Not only was this a massive act of generosity he explained to me his local culture and gave me an incite to some of the tours he runs to Mount Bromo for example , which I had already done but with a different travel company ... which is regrettable to say because the detail Arie explained to me about his personal tours sounded a much more thorough experience than the one I received booking in Jogjakarta. Although my story is not one experiencing Arie as a tour guide my short experience with him as a person, I could happily reccommend he would make a good tour guide and his office was located to the right of the exit if you fly into Surabaya airport.

Travelled solo in December

  • Communication
  • Knowledge
  • Friendliness
  • Resourcefulness
pata Review submited by Pata
Contact Pata

Much more than a guide, a true friend!

Reviewed May 26, 2014

I was an honor being able to count with Mr Wibowo's guidance, friendship and assistance during our production to East Java. His sensibility and knowledge makes it all a wonderful experience!

Travelled in November with friends

  • Communication
  • Knowledge
  • Friendliness
  • Resourcefulness
ariewibowoa.k.aariepippo-surabaya-tour-guide
Arie Wibowo a.k.a Arie Pippo's response to the review

May 27, 2014

It was also a great honor for me to assist your project in East Java Mr. Alonso. Warm hug for you and Mr. Eduardo ^_^