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Mount Ijen Volcanic Crater Overnight Trip from Bali

1. Mount Ijen Volcanic Crater Overnight Trip from Bali

Benefit from pick-up from your hotel in Bali, and then travel to the westernmost tip to catch the ferry to Java from Gilimanuk. Upon arrival at Ketapang port in Banyuwangi, travel by 4WD vehicle to the village of Licin and drive through a rainforest of giant ferns and trees on the slopes of Mount Ijen.  Ascend to the summit to look into the crater and marvel at the blue fires of the volcano under a canopy of stars. Get a panoramic view of the sulfur lake and surrounding landscape in the first light of day. Then, return to the base of the mountain to enjoy breakfast at a local restaurant before the drive back to the Bali.

3-Day Excursion to Mount Bromo and Ijen Crater from Bali

2. 3-Day Excursion to Mount Bromo and Ijen Crater from Bali

Spend 3 days exploring the volcanic landscapes of East Java. Take in a spectacular sunrise and panoramic views from the peak of Mount Bromo. Marvel at the blue flames on a descent into the Ijen crater. Detailed Itinerary Day 1: Bali–Gilimanuk Harbour–Mt. Bromo From western Bali travel by ferry to the eastern tip of Java. Drive to the Mount Bromo area, with a lunch stop along the way. On arrival, check in at the hotel. Day 2: Mt. Bromo–Banyuwangi (Ijen Crater) Very early in the morning, head to the rim of the Tengger caldera. Marvel at the panoramic views at sunrise with the active Mount Semeru volcano in the background. Continue to Mount Bromo. Take a short walk and climb the 240 stairs to the peak. After breakfast back at the hotel, drive to Banyuwangi, with a lunch break en route. Check in at the hotel. Day 3: Blue Fire Ijen Crater–Bali Just after midnight head out to the Ijen crater. Descend into the crater to see the amazing blue flames and the sulfur miners at work. Stop at the miner’s shack for a short rest and head back to the hotel for breakfast before the return trip to Bali.

From Bali: Ijen Volcanic Crater 2-Day Trip

3. From Bali: Ijen Volcanic Crater 2-Day Trip

Benefit from pick-up from your hotel in Bali, and then travel to the westernmost tip to catch the ferry to Java from Gilimanuk. Upon arrival at Ketapang port in Banyuwangi, travel by 4WD vehicle to the village of Licin and drive through a rainforest of giant ferns and trees on the slopes of Mount Ijen.  Ascend to the summit to look into the crater and marvel at the blue fires of the volcano under a canopy of stars. Get a panoramic view of the sulfur lake and surrounding landscape in the first light of day. Then, return to the base of the mountain to enjoy breakfast at a local restaurant before the drive back to the Bali.

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What people are saying about Banyuwangi

Great experience with our driver Made Ceng who picked us up from Bali and our amazing guide Fahmie!! The traffic from Bali to Ijen was heavy so we reached the base only around 3.30am. As the sun was almost out when we reached the top & the hike down to the blue flames was quite tough, we gave it a miss (sadly). The hike up was a little tough as it was steep but it was doable esp with our amazing guide Fahmie who also took great photos and videos! Thank you to Fahmie and Made Ceng for the amazing experience! (Would recommend to start the trip earlier esp if the traffic is going to be heavy)

THIS WAS THE BESTTT THING I EVER DID. A big special thanks to my guide Agus, who literally held my hand the whole way down to the crater and helped me not have anxiety (I am afraid of heights and going down inside the crater was super terrifying because of this fear.) Our driver Kadek was super good too getting us to and from extremely on time, we literally got everywhere on schedule! The whole experience was amazing and so worth it! If you're into hiking this is a great tour for you, not so mainstream and not so easy like Mount Batur , but way way better!

It was a great trip! Our guide Fahmi and our driver Kadek were extremely professional and experienced, as well as friendly and kind to us :-) The hike up the mountain was steep but manageable, as we could take as many breaks as we needed, and the trek down the crater, while more tricky, was well worth the views. It was a nice way to see another side of Indonesia (since we came from Bali) and would recommend to anyone who enjoys the outdoors/hiking! Pro tip: if you get Fahmi as a guide, ask him to sing for you LOL

Both driver and guide were excellent, on time and great company. Breathtaking views at the top and a full experience of mount Ijen’s crater. Would absolutely recommend to anyone thinking of travelling to Java or staying near by. 100% worth the price and they make you feel so welcome!

one should prepare mentally to take up a difficult hiking.