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Mount Ijen / Ijen crater

Join our Ijen Crater Shared Tour and witness the mesmerizing blue fire phenomenon. experience the beauty of nature in a fun, affordable way.

Ijen Tour

Indonesia’s landscape is dotted with volcanoes, Mount Ijen is one of the most spectacular natural formations you would ever experience. Positioned at the peak of the mountain, exactly 2,443 meters above sea level, a caldera lake retains the saltiest water in the world. This turquoise acidic crater lake with foggy sulfur fumes is the main highlight at Ijen The best time to visit the crater is early in the morning to catch the sunrise. Also, when you can watch the labor-intensive sulfur mining operations in action, during which sulfur baskets are carried by hand from the crater floor.

Ijen Blue Flames

Electric-blue flame of Ijen, tourist numbers increased. The phenomenon has occurred for a long time, but beforehand there was no midnight hiking. A two-hour hike is required to reach the rim of the crater, followed by a 45-minute hike down to the bank of the crater. The blue fire is ignited sulfuric gas, which emerges from cracks at temperatures up to 600 °C (1,112 °F). The flames can be up to five meters (16 feet) high some of the gas condenses to a liquid and is still ignited. It is the largest blue flame area in the world and local people refer to it as ‘Blue fire’

Mount Ijen Location

Indonesia’s Kawah Ijen volcano is located near the eastern tip of Java Island, Banyuwangi East Java. From Banyuwangi town or Ketapang Ferry, around 1,5 hours drive.

How to get to Kawah Ijen Banyuwangi East Java

Bali to Java Island

The fastest way overland (and sea) to get from Bali to Banyuwangi is hiring a driver and car to take you directly from your Bali hotel to your Banyuwangi. The ferry that runs only the sea route from Bali to Java, from Gilimanuk ferry port in West Bali to Ketapang port in East Java, is a vehicle ferry. Your hotel can arrange a driver. The entire journey should take around 4 -5 hours; the ferry takes 45 minutes and the drive from Ketapang to Banyuwangi’s first Trip to visit Ijen Crater is around 1,5 hours.

From Surabaya By Car

The fastest way overland (and sea) to get from Bali to Banyuwangi is hiring a driver and car to take you directly from Surabaya  to Banyuwangi around 8 – 9 hours drive

Time Schedule from Yogyakarta  ( Tugu Train Station )

By Train from Yogyakarta to Banyuwangi

Wijaya Kusuma  18.16 PM – 07.02 AM

Executive IDR 380.000 ( USD 38 )

Economy IDR 280.000 ( USD 28 )

Sri Tanjung Economy 07.00 am – 20.50 pm IDR  94.000 (USD 10 )

By Train from Surabaya to Banyuwangi

Time Schedule from Surabaya Gubeng Train Station

Sri Tanjung ( Economy ) 14.00 – 20.50 IDR 90.000 ( USD 10 )

Mutiara Timur Malam ( Executive ) 22.00 – 04.15 IDR 270.000 ( USD 30 )

Mutiara Timur Malam ( Economy ) 22.00 – 04.15 IDR 190.000 ( USD 20 )

Ijen Sharing Tour you can join with another traveler, it would be a cheap cost for traveling.

We will start at midnight from the hotel or Homestay at 12.00 for about 1,5 hours drive, and arrive in Paltuding Parking Car hike up and into the volcano’s crater. It’s no easy task—you’ll trek more than four miles and ascend to heights of nearly 10,000 feet, with only the light of the moon to guide you—and that’s if it’s out. Starting off the list is climbing  Ijen Crater, where you can enjoy the sight of blue flames on its crater. Blue fire spewing out of the ground!

PRICE IDR 300.000 ( USD 30 ) EVERY DAY

Price includes

  • Pick up from Banyuwangi Hotel or homestay then transfer out to Banyuwangi Hotel Ketapang Ferry port
  • Land transportation and fuel
  • English Speaking Driver
  • Entrance Fee for the program
  • Mineral water


  • Personal Expenses
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Gask Mask
  • Hotel Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Travel Insurance

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