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.
Bromo is very popular with sunrise. The sunrise is the best one. it is surrounded by many towering mountains, and one of them is semeru – usually erupts every 15 – 25 minutes. And also many people called by smoky mountain because it is surrounded by much smoke
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 (ijen area)
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 in year 2017 (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 02: Ijen blue fire then go to Bromo
We go to ijen crater at 01.00 am. We are carried by 4-WD jeep and accompanied by local guide. The driver takes us to paltuding the name of parking area. From here you you walk up to the top of ijen. You will walk up around 90 minutes or 3 kilometer, after arriving in the top. You walk down to the sulfur source near from Crater Lake. Then you can enjoy blue fire and take photos. My suggestion don’t take long time to take photos or enjoy the blue fire, because if the thick smoke come to your eyes, it will make biting in the eyes. After finishing taking photos we directly walk up to the top of ijen mount and waiting for amazing few in top of ijen. Usually finishes around 8 am. Then we are come back to hotel / miner home. Have breakfast, pack up. If you stay in the hotel, you should check out before at noon.
Then we continue to cemoro lawang / Bromo. It take around 5-6 hour to get there. On the way to Bromo we have rest for moment with drinking young coconut ice in the sea shore, after arriving in Bromo, check in the hotel. Free program
– break fast from hotel
– ijen ticket
– bromo ticket
– standard gas mask in blue fire tour
– Local guide in ijen
– Private car according itanary
– Hotel in bromo area
– warmer jacket
– lunch, dinner
– snack / personal needs
– lamp / light (you can use mobile phone)
Day 3: Bromo Sun Rise Tour – Bromo Mount Tour- Go to Jogjakarta
3.45 a.m. wake up! We took a 4.2 liter engine jeep to the Bromo lookout point called Mount Penanjakan. Very bumpy ride, the view point was not packed with tourists this time, so I told the jeep driver to take us to the touristy point, not to my usual secret place for my customers to take pictures without any other tourists blocking the view.
The sunrise was a good one. There were two perspectives, to the east the sun is rising over the horizon and to the west the breathtaking view of Mount Bromo, surrounded by many towering mountains, and one of them – Semeru – usually erupts every 15 – 25 minutes. On a clear day, the sunlight pours over the slopes of other mountains, highlighting the colorful scenery. I see Bromo several times a month and I enjoy the sounds of everyone getting excited. The sweet melodies of Javanese singing in their language and the eeewwwww’s and ahhhh’s building up as the sun rise got closer.
Back in the Jeep for another rocky ride to Bromo not too far away. When we got there I had to deal with all those horse masters who wanted the tourists to choose their horses for riding. In this place you may on horseback or just walk to stairs of Bromo.
Looking at the volcano this tour to Bromo was quite an easy one for us . We went back to the hotel to have breakfast, then go to Jogjakarta
Note: for going to Jogjakarta you can use: private car or train, train is cheaper
Private AC transport
Jeep to Bromo.
English speaking tour guide
Breakfast from hotel
Lunch , dinner
Extra tips for the tour guides and the driver, if you feel happy with their service