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You can come to Gilimanuk by bus or your own transportation. We also offer several transportation packages for you from all over Bali. Ferry is the first step to reach Java. From there we continue by private car transportation to Volcano Ijen. Stopping for a while for some base camp refreshments and after that about 2h climb in the darkness totally about 800 vertical meters. We can visit the crater if it is secure. Security is continuously controlled by local officers. After sunrise we face back to base camp and car. After about 1h drive we are again at harbor and then soon back to Bali.
Leads to an extremely beautiful scenery. On the western part of the crater, a dam was build by nature around hundreds years ago upstream of the Banyu Pahit river. We'll start from your hotel in Bali (Kuta, Seminyak, Nusa Dua, Sanur, or Ubud) between 05.30 – 06.00 PM. Our team will take you to the most western tip of Bali to reach Gilimanuk ferry port by a private car with AC. From the harbor, we will take a ferry to cross Bali strait for about 1 hour to reach Ketapang, the ferry port of Banyuwangi in the most eastern tip of Java Island. Then continue to the slope of Mount Ijen, passing through plantations and rain forest which you only can enjoy the view on the way back in the morning. This is one of the few remaining on the island of Java with giant ferns and plants, big trees, this journey takes approximately an hour from Banyuwangi city. Arriving at the parking area of Mount Ijen. Approximately 2 hours will be required to ascend slope of mount Ijen and reach peak of Ijen Crater. You will enjoy the blue fire and the acid lake with temperature up to 40 degrees in the middle of Ijen crater, the green color of the water will give you spectacular view which surrounding by blue fire where the sulfur miners working around. Resting on the edge of the crater at an altitude of 2883 meters and enjoy best panorama of the lake of sulphate where reflects spectacular view in the surrounding walls to give the impression like doom. 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. You will also 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 You enjoyed the natural scenery at Crater of Ijen and then descend the slope of Mount Ijen until vehicles parking area where our vehicle is waiting for escort you to the local restaurant for having breakfast. Afterward, we will drive to visit traditional custom and culture of Osing traditional village before we back to the Bali island. We will arrive at your Bali hotel in the late afternoon after lunch time.
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ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Tanah Lot TempleThe temple is located on a rock just offshoreDuration: 1 hourStop At: Taman Ayun Templewhich is also known as the Royal Temple of Mengwi. This temple is one of the most important structures in Bali and was built in 1634 by a king of Mengwi dynastyDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Pasar Candi Kuninga flower and fruit market, to admire the exotic orchids, colorful roses, and delicious strawberriesDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Lake Beratanwhich lies in the crater behind the Mt. Batukaru. Checkout the lake's beautiful temple and then continue on for an amazing view of Buyan and Tamblingan Lake. Along the way you will stop for lunch (own expense)Duration: 1 hourStop At: Trans GilimanukHead to the seaport of Gilimanuk. Along the way you'll stop for dinner (own expense). After reaching Gilimanuk you'll hop aboard your ferry for a 50 minute ride to JavaDuration: 50 minutesStop At: Ketapang FerryArrive in Java, disembark the ferry, ride to your accommodation, and rest for few hours until pickup for Mt. Ijen Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Ijen CraterThe tour begins at midnight and your driver will provide the specific pickup time 1am: Upon arriving at the parking area, you will receive a briefing and your safety equipment, which includes a torchlight and gas mask. You will trek the popular Mt. Ijen to see the magnificent blue fire, which is only visible during the night. Afterwards, you will have an excellent view of the largest acid lake in Java as well as the opportunity to interact with the miners. The route is approx. 3km which is divided into 3 parts: 800m slightly uphill, 1km uphill, and 1.2km flat 3am: Arrive at the summit. If the weather is clear you can see the blue fire and also the milky way. You will be guided down to see the blue fire for the best photograph, which depends on the weather condition and wind direction for safety reasons 6am: Before you head back down, enjoy a light breakfast on top of Mt. Ijen / the parking lot later. It will take around 1 hour to get back down 7am: You will return back to the parking lotDuration: 6 hoursStop At: Waduk Bajul MatiVisit Bajul Mati Reservoir for a view of Raja Ampat miniatureDuration: 1 hourStop At: Baluran National ParkVisit Baluran National Park, which has a relatively dry climate and mainly consists of savanna, as well as lowland forests, mangrove forests, and hills, with Mt. Baluran as its highest peak.There have been 444 plants recorded in the park including some endangered plants 3:30pm: Road to Savana (about 1 hour) 4:30pm: Explore the savanna and reach the top of tower Your trip will conclude with transportation back to your Bali hotelDuration: 3 hours