Ijen Crater is the biggest crater lake in Java. The sulfur crater lake lies between a natural dams of deeply etched rock. It is 200 meters deep and contains about 36million cubic meters of steaming acid water, shrouded in a smelling swirling sulfur cloud. Inside the crater the different color and size of stones are found. Indeed the crater of Ijen is beautiful garden of stone as well. The principal attraction at Ijen is the large Crater Lake that has much sulfur, which lies hidden between sheer walls and deeply furrowed rock at more than 200 meters. The Ijen crater itself lies at approximately 2,300 meters above sea level. It forms a twin volcano with the now extinct Mount Merapi. The enormous Crater Lake, which is 200 meters deep and covers an area of more than a million square meters, contains about 36 million cubic meters of steaming and acid water.
This trip is daily departure from Bali Island to the Ijen Crater or Kawah Ijen which is located in the most eastern tip of Java Island to enjoy Ijen Crater Tours in Banyuwangi of East Java, Indonesia
Our staff will pick you up from your hotel or airport in Bali then take you to the most western tip of Bali for about 3-5 hours driving by private car with AC to reach Gilimanuk ferry port in the most western tip of Bali Island, and then upon arrival time in Gilimanuk, we will proceed to take a ferry to cross Bali strait for about 1-1.5 hours to reach Ketapang ferry port in Banyuwangi which is located in the most eastern tip of Java Island. The trip goes through the rural landscapes of West Bali and in the afternoon, we will arrive in Ketapang ferry port – Banyuwangi, East Java
Upon your arrival in Ketapang ferry port – Banyuwangi, we will escort you directly to your hotel or accommodation in Ijen Crater area or if the weather is good enough on your arrival time in Ketapang ferry port, you will have a chance to do optional tour program for Banyuwangi explore tours before we reach to your hotel or accommodation in Ijen Crater area. On this date you will overnight at Hotel in Ijen Crater area before you enjoy Ijen Crater Trekking Tours on the next morning.
About at 04:30 in the morning, our 4WD vehicle (jeep) will bring us to the village of Licin and then continue to the slope of Mount Ijen, passing through plantations and rainforest. This is one of the few remaining on the Island of Java with giant ferns, plants & big trees, this journey takes approximately 1 hour from the hotel by private car. Arrive at the parking area of Mount Ijen, approximately 1 until 1.5 hours will be required to ascend slope of mount Ijen to reach peak of Ijen Crater and along the path, you will enjoy the stunning natural scenery with fresh air & shady. Resting on the edge of the crater at an altitude of 2883 meters and enjoy best panorama of the lake of sulfate where reflects spectacular view in the surrounding walls to give the impression like unforgettable thing on your life.
The sulfur mining workers go down into the crater and climb back up by passing dangerous path on the edge of Ijen Crater with the load as much as 80 kilograms on their shoulders. This is really a dangerous & hard job. Here also, you will enjoy the beautiful scenery in the crater of Ijen as one of God’s amazing creation. Do not forget to take pictures in this area as a proof that you have visited one of the most amazing places on earth
After enjoyed the natural scenery at Crater of Ijen and then you will descend the slope of Mount Ijen until vehicles parking area where our vehicle is waiting to escort you back to your hotel or accommodation for breakfast, take shower, packing bag into the vehicle and then, we will continue our trip to take you out directly to ferry port in Ketapang (in the most eastern tip of Java Island) to cross Bali strait by ferry for about 1 - 1.5 hours to reach to Gilimanuk ferry port in the most western tip of Bali Island. Upon arrival in Gilimanuk port, we will continue to drive to escort you to your hotel in Bali area, such as at Pemuteran, Lovina, Ubud, Kuta, Sanur, Seminyak, Nusadua or Jimbaran area for about 3 - 5 hours driving and tour package for Bali to Ijen tours - Bali has finished
Price is included:
~ Pick up service from Bali & transfer out back to Bali
~ Land transportation with driver and fuel during the trip
~ Cost for mineral water, highway & parking during the trip
~ Cost for a ferry from Bali to Java Island (return) during the trip
~ Cost for a tour guide with English speaking (it is depend on your reservation for this trip)
~ Cost for 1 night stay in Ijen crater area with breakfast (if you choose one of the hotels list from our website)
Price is not included:
~ Cost for travel insurance, bar, laundry, phone call, internet, yipping
~ Cost for entrance ticket in Ijen Crater & meals (lunch & dinner during the trip)
~ Cost for optional program during the trip as mentioned on the tour program
Entrance ticket: You are required to pay entrance tickets during your trip by yourself and please show your id card. Cost for entrance tickets are mentioned below:
~ Ticket in Ijen Crater is IDR. 100.000 per person on working days & IDR. 150.000 per person on public holidays
(Note: Indonesian citizen will get cheaper cost for entrance ticket as a local people)
What items you should bring: Comfortable shoes for trekking, warm clothes, simple mask & flashlights
Additional information: If the weather is good and you still have enough time during this tour package, you will have a chance to do optional tour programs, such as: Banyuwangi Explore Tours & Blue Fire Ijen Tours with extra cost as mentioned detail on the attachment