Since National Geographic mentioned the 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 liquid and is still ignited. It is the largest blue flame area in the world and local people refer to it as ‘Blue Fire’.The Ijen Volcano complex is a group of composite volcanoes in the Banyuwangi Regency of East Java, Indonesia. It is only one of four volcano’s anywhere in the world that produces this unique blue glow.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Seminyak Village, Seminyak, Kuta District, BaliDay 1: Pick up from your Hotel in BaliStart from your hotel in Bali at 10:00 AM. Then we will take you to the most western tip of Bali to reach Gilimanuk ferry port for about 3,5 hours drive by a private car with AC. Then from Gilimanuk Harbor, we will take a ferry to cross Bali strait for about 1 hour to reach Ketapang ferry port of Banyuwangi in the most eastern tip of Java Island. On this trip, We will pass through the rural landscapes of West Bali. Upon arrival in Ketapang ferry port we will stay overnight at one of the newest hotels in the area, Dialoog.We have booked for you a Deluxe Ocean View Room which shows a landscape filled with palm trees and the ocean.The area of Banyuwangi is a tranquil place that is still very much old school Bali. A part from seeing the Blue Fire, there are turtles almost everyday that lay their eggs out on the sand which forms part of a 50,000 hectare National Park called Meru Bitiri.Timing - 10.00am : Pick-up from your accommodation01.30pm : Arrive Gilimanuk Harbor to Ferry Port03.30pm : Arrive at Ketapang Ferry Port04:30pm : Arrive at the Dialoog Hotel, BanyuwangiStop At: World Heritage Network - Mount Bromo & Ijen Crater, Surabaya, East Java, JavaAt 01:00 AM (early morning), We will use 4WD vehicle to go 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 and plants, big trees, this journey takes approximately an hour from the hotel. Arriving at the parking area of Mount Ijen we begin our treak to the top which is approximately 1.5 hours.You will enjoy the stunning natural scenery with fresh air & shade along the way. 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.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 back to the Hotel for having breakfast. Afterward, we will drive back to the Bali island with same route. We will arrive at your Bali hotel in the afternoon.Timing - 01.00am : Depart at hotel for village of Licin02.00am : Arrive at Mount Ijen03.00am : Begin trek to the top of Mount Ijen04:30am : Arrive at the summit of Mount Ijen05.00am : Being descent back to carpark07.00am : Arrive at hotel for breakfast09.00am : Depart for return trip to Bali04.00am : Arrive back at your hotelFor the rest of the day explore the beautiful surrounds, watch the many sea turtles hatch and make their way back to the oceans and ultimately take in the pristine island views.Duration: 6 hoursStop At: Banyuwangi Ecotourism, Banyuwangi, East Java, JavaEarly afternoon we make our way back to the boat harbour to head back to Bali and to your hotel.Duration: 6 hours