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Starting from Denpasar Airport, Kuta, Ubud, Sanur or any other places in Bali, you can take public bus to the most western part of Bali in Gilimanuk (Ferry terminal to Java). The trip take about 4 hours. or you can contact tour agency. Once in Gilimanuk, the ferry ride takes 1 hour to reach Ketapang (Banyuwangi ferry terminal). Remember that Java is h-1 compared to Bali. ( maximum you must start 12.pm 

from ketapang harbor you can take ojek or contact privat car here price idr. 600.000 the car will bring you to Tamansari village, you can stay 1 night in homestay check here for the homestay then at 01.00am

Driver will bring you to Paltuding rest area (1-1,5 hour). The road offers a number of magic landscapes in the middle of rice fields, small villages and one one the last primary tropical rainforest left on Java island rounded by numerous volcanoes. You will mainly enjoy those sceneries on the way back during daytime.

From Paltuding Area, at around 1:30am, you will start hiking to Ijen Crater. It takes about 1:30 -1:45 minutes for the 3km hike following gentle slope and slightly uphill to reach the summit. The path is pretty well maintained in good condition and other views of rounding volcanoes and luxurious vegetation will accompany your journey. From the crater rim, providing you gas mask, we will bring you down to see the blue fire right on the edge of the acidic lake (temperature of the lake : +- 40°c; Ph: 0,5 ; max depth:+-200m). The laker is also the source for the river Banyupahit, resulting in highly acidic and metal-enriched river water which has a significant detrimental effect on the downstream river ecosystem.

complete guide to visiting Ijen crater and blue fire

See the natural blue fire, running down the mountain during the night, an acid lake, with an amazing sunrise, and various shades of pink and purple as a backdrop, yourself being enrobed in sulphur smoke, breathing into a gas mask, making you look like a soldier on a mission and passing men carrying up to 90 kilos of sulphur in baskets on the shoulders. you can see that in ijen crater, east java, Indonesia.

complete guide to visit ijen crater and blue fire

Here’s an overview of our complete guide | visit Ijen crater

1. Who would enjoy the Ijen Crater experience?
2. Who I would not recommend this trip to?
3. The highlights of this trip
4. best time to go?
5. Reach there
6. How long do the complete trekking?
7. things you need to bring for the hike

1. Who would enjoy the Ijen Crater experience?

  • Mountain enthusiasts and mountain climbers
  • A traveller who loves nature, natural phenomena but are not afraid of natural uncertainties. You can see the enthusiasm of sulfur workers, which makes you inferior and grateful for your life.

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2. Who I would not recommend this trip to?

  • You who have asthma
  • You who have heart disease
  • You who have high blood pressure

3. The highlights of this trip

  1. Blue Fire
  2. acid Lake
  3. sulfur miner
  4. sunrise
  5. Milkyway

4. best time to go Ijen crater

The best time to visit the Ijen crater is between April and October because this is the dry season. If you choose to visit during November and March, this is the rain season (difficult to predict) so the route can be very sloppy and slippery, which will make the hike much more difficult.

6. How long do the complete trekking?

You will be trekking as far as 3.8 km, to get to the blue fire spot

7. things you need to bring for the hike

  • Torches (either hand torches or headlamps)
  • Gloves (it is cold up there, but they even serve you well when you go down the crater and have to hold on to sharp rocks)
  • Gas masks, which you need as protection against thick clouds of toxic gases such as sulfur dioxide.
  • Warm clothes.

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