One (1) day trip from Banyuwangi at night time (around at 00:30 am / midnight time) to Ijen crater or Kawah Ijen for Ijen crater tours is popular Ijen crater tour package and very in demand for tourists either from Indonesia (Indonesian citizen) or from abroad to see spectacular view of blue fire or blue flame in Ijen crater. Kawah Ijen or Ijen Crater is the only crater in Indonesia which has a natural phenomenon of blue fire.
In the world, there are only two places that have the blue fire. The blue fire or blue flame tour become the highlight and known well by visitor as a main tourism attraction in Ijen Crater, beside the visitor can see amazing sunrise in Ijen Crater & spectacular view of the green lake of the sulfur as one of the best creations of the God. Many visitors prepare for this trip at night time to enjoy this famous of blue fire ijen tour or in other word some of people called it with blue flame ijen tour package
Around at 01:30 am at midnight time, our staff will pick you up either from Bus station, Ferry port, Train station or your hotel in Banyuwangi area, and then we will proceed to drive for about 1 – 1.5 hours driving to reach to the parking area in Ijen Crater which is well known as post 1 Paltuding or as starting point for trekking of Ijen crater tours. From this place, we will re-check the trekking equipment, such as: torch or flashlight & gas mask. If you do not have gas mask, you can rent it to local people or mining worker who will be ready in the parking area of Ijen crater. Do not forget to keep well your stamina, and we will pray before for starting to do climbing Mount Ijen crater. The climbing to Ijen crater will need for about 1.5 – 2.5 hours (it is depend on your stamina) to reach peak of Mount Ijen.
If the weather is good enough, you may see the Milky Way on the top of Mount Ijen but you are required o use your Smartphone apps. From the top of Mount Ijen, you will be accompanied by our staff & sulfur mining worker who are expert with the paths on the Ijen Crater to descend to reach to the Crater area where the mining worker looking for chunk of sulfur which comes from sulfur liquid that flows through a special pipe which are prepared by them before. The other side, the crater area will display the main attraction for the visitors and it is popular and well known as blue fire or blue flame. The blue fire in Ijen Crater is ignited by natural of sulphuric gas, which emerges from cracks at temperatures up to 600 degrees Celsius (1,112 degrees Fahrenheit) and the flames can be up to 5 meters (16 feet) high; some of the gas condenses to liquid and is still ignited. It is the largest blue flame area in the world and local people refer to it as blue fire.
After enjoy spectacular view of blue fire in Ijen crater, we will ascend back to the top of Ijen crater to see sunrise and afterward, you will see also green lake of sulfur and daily activities of mining worker in Ijen Crater with natural backgrounds surrounding. 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. 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 of Ijen crater with sunrise view and green lake of sulfur as well and then around at 07:00 am, you will descend the slope by passing the same paths as like you have done it for climbing of Ijen crater. Our vehicle will be waiting for your in the parking area which is locate on the bottom of Mount Ijen and then our driver will take you out to drive back to reach to the Banyuwangi as your last destination for your trip and Ijen blue flame tour package or Ijen blue fire tour package from Banyuwangi finished
Optional tour program with extra cost on this day:
> Banyuwangi exploring tours: If you still have enough time with good weather, after Ijen crater tour (before continue the trip), you will have a chance to do one of optional tour programs for Banyuwangi exploring tours, such as: Mini Niagara tours of Jagir waterfall, Banyuwangi beach tours, Baluran National Park tours or Banyuwangi rafting tours
Price is included:
~ Pick-up service from Banyuwangi & transfer out back to Banyuwangi
~ Land transportation with driver and fuel during the trip as mentioned on the tour program
~ Cost for mineral water & parking during the trip as mentioned on the tour program
~ Cost for a tour guide with speaking English (it is depend on your reservation for this trip)
Price is not included:
~ Cost for 1 night stay in Ijen crater with breakfast
~ Cost for meals during the trip as mentioned on the tour program
~ Cost for travel insurance, bar, laundry, phone call, internet, tipping
~ Cost for entrance tickets in Ijen crater (it is your own expenses)
~ Cost for optional tour program & other personal expenses during the trip
Entrance ticket: You are required to pay entrance tickets during your trip by yourself with showing your id card. Cost for entrance tickets are mentioned below:
~ Ticket in Ijen 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 Banyuwangi exploring toursas optional programs during drive back to Banyuwangi, but you are required to pay extra cost as mentioned on the attachment