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Point of clarification: the ferry port for Bali, the bus terminal and the train station are all some 8km north of town in Ketapang, though all transport states ‘Banyuwangi’ as its destination.

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$169 Outdoor Activities

Mt. Ijen Blue Fire Trekking Tour from Bali

DAY 01 :Your tour begins in the late afternoon with pickup at your Bali accommodation for the drive to Gilimanuk Harbor in western Bali. When you arrive, board the ferry to cross the sea to Banyuwangi, East Java. The ferry ride is 30 minutes. Upon arrival at the Banyuwangi harbor around midnight, go directly to the starting point of your Mt. Ijen trekking adventure, about one hour away (if you arrive in Banyuwangi Harbor early the driver will take you to the Rest area to wait until the time of Trekking ticket desk is open), From here, receive a tour briefing and your safety equipment, including a flashlight and gas mask, and then begin trekking to the top of the mountain at 1:45am. DAY 02 : Your trek takes between one and two hours to reach the summit along a 1.8-mile (3-km) route that is divided into three parts: 800 meters slightly uphill, 1 km uphill, and then 1.2 km flat. During your trek, you'll encounter some of the world's strongest men—sulphur miners who carry the sulphur, which weighs 132 to 176 pounds (60 to 80 kg), on their shoulders with bamboo sticks.  Upon arrival at the summit around 3:30am, as long as the weather is clear, you can see the 'blue fire' of the Mt. Ijen crater and also spot the Milky Way. Follow your guide for the best photos of the blue fire, depending on the weather conditions and wind direction, as your safety is paramount. From the viewing points, you can also see the mining activity using the traditional technique of iron sticks, with no safety tools for the miner.  Before you head back down, enjoy a light breakfast on top of Mt. Ijen around 6am, or you can eat when you arrive at the parking lot, if you prefer; just tell your guide before trekking. You will also have the chance to see the largest acid lake on Java. It takes about an hour to get back down to the bottom, where you'll be transferred from the parking lot to the Banyuwangi harbor. Around 10am, you'll be back on the ferry to return to Bali, arriving around 11am. Lunch is provided around noon at a local restaurant , After Finish Lunch the Journey Continuoe to Visit Bunut Bolong Tree  is a hug banyan tree with big hole. The Bunut Bolong tree is unique, because you can drive with a large car through the tree , after that visit Rambut Siwi Temple  It sits on a cliff with stunning views over rice fields and the coastal area. There are also two caves that overlook the sea.  and Quick stop in one of Rice field view  on the way back to your hotel, where you'll be dropped off around 4pm or 5pm to end your adventure.

$629 Day Trips & Excursions

Jogja Ijen Tour Package

Day 01: Arrival put your luggages in the hotel and take a city tour in Yogyakarta, visiting Sultan's palace, water castle and museums. We will spend and explore half of Yogyakarta before check in hotel.Day 02: Take adventurous activities exploring the pit cave called 'Jomblang cave' and take another wet activities at Pindul cave. After exploring the two great activities we will drive back to Yogyakarta, but stop at the star's hill to enjoy the sunset panoramic.Day 03: Start early morning to see and enjoy the sunrise from the majestic Buddhist temple "Borobudur temple', take a guided tour with our tour guide, enjoy the coffee-tea and light snacks before visiting other nice spots of: traditional market, coffee home industry, Pawon-Mendut temples and take an offroad Jeep on Merapi volcano. Afterwards, drive back to hotel, free afternoon and evening enjoy the hotel's property.Day 04:  Packing and check out preparation to take a flight to Surabaya and continued to get a flight to  Blimbingsari Airport, banyuwangi. Soon as you arrive at Banyuwangi, our staffs will greet and welcome you, then drive you to the hotel for check in. Afternoon-evening free for the preparation of midnight tour for the blue fire tour.Day 05: jen crater, coffee plantation, coffee factory, a hidden water fall, lunch in the village ( local traditional food ), walks trough the vilage and rice-fields, then... drop to airport Belimbingsari to catch the afternoon flight or drop off Ketapang harbor to cross Bali strait by Ferry.

$446 Multi-day & Extended Tours

2 Days 1 Night Bromo & Ijen Extension (Standard)

Day 1: Bromo Sunrise - BanyuwangiWake up when it is still dark for a journey to catch the majestic view of sunrise. Mount Bromo provides the backdrop for one of the most stunning sunrise views on earth. Depart from your resort at 04:00hrs in a 4WD jeep and make your way to Penanjakan Viewpoint to witness the awe-inducing Tengger Caldera before your eyes as the night turns into day. Your 4WD vehicle will then take you closer to Mount Bromo. Arrive at the parking area, then from here you can ride a pony to the foot of Mount Bromo. The hike up to the rim of the crater (253-stone steps) is worth the view from the top. Afterwards, your 4WD vehicle drives over Pasir Berbisik, a landscape of volcanic sand that is reminiscent of an arid dessert, then a couple of hundred metres away feel as if you have been transported into yet another different world of savannah. Return to the resort for breakfast and check out afterwards to continue on with your journey towards  Banyuwangi in a chauffeured vehicle passing the rural and coastal villages on the northern coast of East Java with a lunch stop at a local restaurant along the way. Arrive in Banyuwangi, you will be transferred directly to a resort that is nestled on the slopes of the mighty Ijen crater in East Java. Check-in and the remainder of the afternoon is at your own leisure.Overnight at Ketapang Indah Hotel Day 2: Banyuwangi – Ijen – Ketapang – Gilimanuk – South BaliWake up early today for your exciting journey to Ijen Plateau. Lying at 2,799 m above sea level in the center of Ijen – Merapi Malang Reserve, the volcanic complex consists of several stratovolcanoes and cinder cones with a 20-km wide caldera which is the largest in Java. A challenging hike with the pyroclastic flows and lava flows along with the sulfur fumes; the phenomenal Blue Fire can only be spotted at the base of the crater when it is still dark. Pick up at the hotel at the designated time then it is approximately an hour drive on 4WD jeep to Paltuding ranger’s post at the base of the crater. Escorted by our experienced guide, start hiking up carefully for about an hour and a half to the crater rim before descending down for the blue flames. Discover the high risk and challenging working conditions of sulfur miners then make your way back up to the crater rim to witness how the sky color slowly shifts from blue to pink hues of breathtaking sunrise over the milky sulfur lake of Ijen. Transfer back to your hotel for breakfast and to freshen up. Check out at noon then you will be escorted on a drive to Ketapang Harbour to cross the Straits of Bali by ferry. Arrive in Gilimanuk Harbour approximately 30 minutes later, our guide will transfer you directly to your choice of hotel in South Bali for your extension stay or to the airport for your flight to next destination.         

$70 Cultural & Theme Tours

Ijen Blue Fire & Sunrise

Your tour begins at 12am (midnight) fro hotel in banyuwangi or Ketapang ferry port. You will be picked up from your hotel in Banyuwangi by your driver The journey to the departure point of your trek will take approximately 1 hour when you arrive at the parking area. You will then be given a briefing and your safety equipment including mountain jacket, torchlight, gas mask, mountain shoes, gloves, hat and trousers. Your trek will take between 1 – 2 hours to reach the top. The route is approximately 3 kilometres which is divided into 3 parts, being 800 meters slightly uphill, 1 kilometre uphill and then 1.2 kilometres flat. During your trek, you can meet some of the strongest men in the world who are sulphur miners. These minors carry the sulphur which weighs around 60 to 80 kilograms with bamboo's sticks in their shoulder. Upon arrival at the summit, if the weather is clear, you can see the blue fire You will be guided down to see the blue fire for the best photographs depending on the weather conditions and wind direction as your safety is paramount. From the view point’s, you can take photos of Ijen blue fire, and also the mining activity with the traditional technique using iron sticks and no safety tools for the miner.  You will then get to see Sunrise , Ijen Crater. It will take around 1 hour to get back down to the bottom. At 8am you will get back to the parking lot for your transfer back to your accommodation.  On the trip back you will be able to stop at the coffee and cloves plantation. If lucky, you can see the harvest activity with traditional technique.