About ijen mount, Ijen is located in Banyuwangi regency, it’s famous with sun rise of java. The Fabled ijen plateau is vast volcanic region dominated by three cones of ijen (2368m), merapi(2800m) and raung (3332m). The turquoise lake in the Ijen Crater and the mystical world that the smoke creates around it attract tourists from all over the globe. The Ijen Crater is not only a major tourist attraction it is also a source of an important natural resource Sulfur.
One day the volcano produces around 60 tons of sulphur that is collected around 300 local people work here. The miners carry the sulfur rocks from the Crater down to the post in bamboo baskets; miner carries sulfur with load 60kg to 80kg. This is far from an easy task
Around the last of 2016 some miners made modification, they use push cart for carrying Sulphur , that only from the top to paltuding (name of parking area) from crater hole to the top of mount sulphur miners still use bamboo baskets
Now, some of sulphur miners one by one they learn English and they change their job in to local guide because it easier job. according sulphur miner’s information from 500 worker per day before – now only around 250 till 300 people per day now.
Besides sulfur, in ijen also contains natural gas. At night, the combination of heat and sulfur creates a magnificent, natural phenomenon referred to as blue fire.
Let’s fill your vocation by visiting excellent destination with our team
Here the itinerary is:
Day 1. from Bali to Ijen area (Banyuwangi city)
In this day you will travel from Bali to ijen area – Banyuwangi city , be patient it will need few hours arriving in Banyuwangi, If you are from Denpasar area, it needs around 5 hours. But, if you are from pemuteran it’s about 1.5 / 2 hours to Banyuwangi
From Bali to Ijen area – Banyuwangi city you only accompanied by driver only, first meeting point with guide after arriving in Banyuwangi, We will keep in touch by mobile phone Whatsapp / Mobile Phone : +6285 258 834 163 or Email Javaecotour9@Gmail.com until we can meet in Ketapang harbor Banyuwangi,
After having meeting in ketapang harbor, we take you to home stay or hotel* belong to local people (sulfur miner in ijen) the home stay Close to local people, close to rice field, garden, river and they keep some animal such as: cows, chickens in around of their home. And also the use unsual bed, house and bath room, kitchen.
ketapang harbor to home stay around 1.5 hours, after arriving there if you still have time you can walk around in the village. At night dinner and go to bed
*harbour to hotel only around 10/15 minutes
– transport from ketapang harbor to home stay /hotel
– home stay / hotel
– lunch or dinner
Note: transport from bali to banyuwangi there are two ways
- Private car IDR 700.000/per car (we can prepare for you) from Denpasar to gilimanuk harbor
- Public transport IDR 50.000/person in year 2017 (from Denpasar public bus to gilimanuk harbor)
- After arriving in gilimanuk harbor you will across by ferry , ferry ticket is very cheap = IDR 6.000/per person – if you arrive in ketapang harbor banyuwangi , just come to lobby (we wait you in lobby of ketapang harbor )
- Transport from bali to banyuwangi you can choose by your selves , then tell us about it
Day 2. Ijen blue fire tour – back to bali (or Jogjakarta or bromo or just drop in around of city)
– we take you in Ketapang indah Hotel at 01:00
– directly go Paltuding (parking area in ijen)
– from here we walk up 3 kilo meters to the top of ijen
– from the the top we walk down to crater hole / blue fire center
( Distance from the top to crater down is 600 meter , but the way to get there is zigzag the total can be 1 kilo meters)
– no worry with this conditions, our team will prepare standard mask and for each person / guests
– we would suggest “don’t take too longtime in crater hole, after arriving in crater hole/ sulphur center then take photos few minutes, back to the top” because if the smokes come to us we are still fine.. okay
– after from the top we will go to sun rise point.
– then take ijen view after sun rise
– it ‘s time to be back to parking area
– then back to hotel by having good condition and good trip
– have nice trip.
– tour finish around at nine / 9:00 am in hotel.
– then go to ketapang harbor
– transport to ijen – drop off ketapang harbour
– Ijen ticket
– standard mask
– breakfast from hotel
– lunch, dinner
– Personal expenses (toilet, extra snacks at local warung, drinking beer).
– Warmer jacket
– Torch light / lamp / lighter for night blue fire tour./ you can use your mobil phone
– Extra tips for guide and driver if fell happy with our services
Note: transport from ketapang harbour can be included or excluded depand on your order