IJEN VOLCANO (Ijen crater)
IJEN VOLCANO (2386m) is an active stratovolcano located on the eastern part of Java Island (Banyuwangi). The top of Ijen volcano, characterized by a very acidic crater lake containing 27.5 million m³ of turquoise-colored water. This lake is the biggest reservoir of hot and acidic water on Earth.
On the southern part of the lake, fumaroles are ejecting tons of sulfur every day. At night, ijen volcano is one of the only spot on Earth where it is possible to see blue fires. This is due to very hot gas coming from the volcanic conduits burning the sulfur, which leads to an extremely beautiful scenery. On the western part of the crater, a dam was built hundred years ago upstream of the Banyu Pahit river.
We’ll start from your hotel in Bali (Kuta, Seminyak, Nusa Dua, Sanur, or Ubud) between 06.30 – 07.00 PM. Our team will take you to the most western tip of Bali to reach Gilimanuk ferry port for about 6 hours by a private car with AC. From the harbour, we will take a ferry to cross Bali strait for about 1,5 hours to reach Ketapang ferry port of Banyuwangi in the most eastern tip of Java Island.
Then at 01:00 AM (early morning), we will use same vehicle (private car) to go to the village of Licin with english local guide and then continue to the slope of Ijen volcano, 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 Banyuwangi city.
Arriving at the parking area of Kawah Ijen, approximately 1 until 1.5 hours will be required to ascend slope of Ijen volcano to reach peak of Ijen crater and along the path, you will enjoy the blue fire. 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 Ijen volcano until vehicles parking area where our vehicle is waiting for escort you to the local restaurant for having breakfast.
Afterward, we will drive back to leave java island (Banyuwangi) with same route. We will arrive at your hotel in the afternoon.
What to bring:
- Warm Jacket
- Hiking Shoes
- Standard Mask