IJEN – RAFTING – LEARNING TRADITIONAL DANCE – MUNCAR FISHING PORT – SUKAMADE (MERUBETIRI NATIONAL PARK) – ALAS PURWO NATIONAL PARK

The first place that we are going to visit is 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 sulfur 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 (now 2014, around 800 rupiah / kilo)

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.

The next destination is Songgon village, this is one of destination we’d like to offer for you because this village is fresh village, large rice filed, munch water everywhere, and location in close from raung mount one of active volcano in east java. we can see this mount from the top of ijen. Not so far from this village there is Natural River for rafting, after that you can do traditional dance, in our regency also has very traditional dance, if you want to learn as you souvenir when you come back to your country. You can contact JET java eco tour

Muncar is the second biggest traditional fishing port in Indonesia, here you can see more than 2000 traditional fishing boat, salt fish process, then go to fish market after that go to traditional market. Then directly go straight to village to see the tile roof process here you can try to make/melt it. After that we visit the process of coconut sugar then you might taste it, it very sweet. And also we visit water melon farm, and we can see local people home and also their daily activities.

After cycling we visit alas puwo, This 434-sq km national park occupies the whole of remote Blambangan peninsula on the shorten eastern tip of java. purwo national park provides a home for wildlife. The wildlife in Alas Purwo come to the feeding ground of Sadengan every morning. have juggle tracking for explore caves (gua istana) Alas Purwo also has a turtle hatchery in Ngagelan. The mangrove forest at far west of Alas Purwo is considerably well-preserved.. Alas purwo means first forest in Javanese according to legend, this is earth first emerged from the ocean
After finishing in alas purwo we drive straight to visit sukamade turtle-spawning ground its located in meru betiri national park, this place is most important turtle-spawning ground in indonesia. Where five species of turtle come ashore to laying their eggs. Green turtle most common, but giant leatherbacks also visit (usually between December and February). In the middle of jungle still many wild animal such as leopard, wild boars, monkeys, banteng, black giant squirrels, civets, reticulated pythons (the world’s longest snake) bird life is prolific, with Javanese eagle and large number of hornbills – including rhinoceros hornbill which emit a bark –like horn

Let’s complete your travel with us
Here the itinerary is:

Day 1: Ijen Day tour
We take you at your accommodation in Banyuwangi at 5 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 hotel to paltuding area around 2 hour, 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, yuo see the magnificent turquoise lake and the spectacular landscape of the Volcano. If you have finished to enjoy panorama here, we walk back to Pal Tuding. From Pal Tuding, we drive to coffee and clove plantation for increasing information about coffee and clove , after ward we drive back to hotel/Banyuwangi city, this tour usually finish between 10 and 11 AM. Then it’s your rest time until tomorrow morning. Optional you might take around to city, town market, public garden etc.

Day 2: Rafting in songgon village – learning traditional dance
– We take you at 6.00 AM in hotel.
– We drive to songgon village by car around 2 hour from hotel
– After arriving in Songgon village we go to rafting office,
– Here we prepare our equipment.
– Then Driver takes us to the first post of rafting, but the car can’t reach to the river so we should walk
to the river,
– After ward we start spectacular rafting around 3 hour, it finishes at 2.00 PM.
– And then we have lunch.
– have rest for moment
– learn traditional dance (this is optional program, if you are okay we will give it)
– you spent a night here (local home in songgon village)

Day 3. Muncar cyceling tour
– We take you in songgon village around at 6.00 AM (but if you want to see sun rise of java you should
leave early morning)
– You arrive at 8.00 in fishing port, and then you walk around to sightseeing in this area
– You can see salt fish process
– Then go on to fish market and traditional market
– After ward bike to village, before village you across water melon farm, you might stop for moment
To sightseeing.
– and then bike straight to sumbersewu village, for trying melt roof tile in local people house
– go on to coconut sugar process to taste it, before getting in this place we across coconut farm here is
nice place to take photos and look at bottle in the top of coconut tree. (Bottle function is collect
Liquid from coconut flower)
– after from here, bike to local house for having break, clean up
– after that it’s time to eat late launch.
– at night you will stay in hotel or local house

Day 4: Alas purwo national park
We start our tour from Muncar village ,we take you in local house in village/hotel. We leave at 5 AM. It takes around 3 hours to get there. We go straight to the feeding ground of Sadengan in Alas Purwo. We will have breakfast while watching the wildlife. Sadengan is grazing ground has the largest herd of wild Banteng in java, kijang (deer) and peacocks are seen here from the viewing tower. From Sadengan, we go to Pancur 3km south east from trianggulasi beach where there is small water fall that flow onto beach, another PHKA post and camping ground. In pancur we have juggle tracking for explore caves (gua istana) in Alas Purwo. These sites are considered by some people as a sacred site. And many soul researcher and mystic flock here during suro mount, which mark of Javanese New Year. They come here regularly for meditating. Then we visit Trianggulasi beach with white-sand, here is beautiful, but swimming is dangerous because the underwater current is very strong. After from trianggulasi we go to ngagelan, it’s a semi-natural turtle hatchery by the sea. After visiting Ngaggelan,from Ngagelan, we go to Mangrove forest. The distance is around 7 km. Then, we take gondang-gandung (wooden boat) to across Mangrove Bedul. We’ll have a lunch break in Mangrove forest. Alas Purwo tour will end around 2 PM. Then we go to sukamade (merubetiri national park)

GO TO SUKAMADE –OPTIONAL PROGRAM (GREEN BAY)- RAJEK WESI
we drive straight to sukamade , We across a river to Sukamade by 4-WD vehicle, When the river flow is too high and strong, we will cross the river with bamboo boat and walk around1 hour to Sukamade, after arriving in sukamade mess pantai, If we still have time (around at 4 -5 PM) we can relies baby turtle in sukamade beach. And then we come back to mess pantai, now it’s time for having break at then at 8 PM we go Sukamade beach with local rangers. In beach we can see turtles lay eggs One turtle can lay eggs around 100, local ranger visits the beach every night to check whether one or two turtles come ashore. after from beach we can see small turtle rise from sand in cage , then it’s time for having rest, Tonight we will stay at the accommodation of Meru Betiri National Park.

Day 5: Go to rajekwesi beach – back to Banyuwangi town / hotel
weak up early morning at 06.30. then have breakfast , after that pack up we go to rajekwesi beach then drive straight to Banyuwangi town we might stop for having lunch, we arrive in town around at 12 or 01 PM

note: optional program after from sukamade, we might stop in teluk hijau (green bay) here we walk down to white – sand beach, it possible for swimming.

Price call on ….
It includes:

Jeep 4-WD
English-speaking tour guide.
1 masker/person in ijen tour
A bottled water /person
Entrance ticket to ijen not include camera ticket
Transport from hotel to songgon village
Fee for rafting
Rafting Standard equipment
Rafting insurance
Snack in rafting
Have Lunch after rafting
Local guide in rafting
Drinking bottled water (500 ml/person) in rafting
Local transport to take us at the post of rafting
Fee for learning traditional dance (if you want to do that)
A night accommodation in songgon village
1 bike cycle/ person
Local guide in cycling tour
Snack for breakin cycling tour
Eat lunch in cycling tour
Local ranger in merubetiri national park (sukamade)
Overnight in basic accommodation in the national park.
Dinner in merubetiri national park (sukamade)
Breakfast in merubetiri national park (sukamade)
Drinking bottled water (1500 ml/person).
Snack for morning breaking in alas purwo national park
Boat fee in Mangrove Bedul

It excludes:
Accommodation hotel in Banyuwangi town
camera ticket in ijen
Entrance fee to Alas Purwo National Park And camera ticket
Entrance fee merubetiri National Park and And camera ticket
Lunch in Mangrove forest (alas purwo national park).
Lunch on the way back to town (in the last day)
Optional program in teluk hijau (green bay)
Personal expenses.
Travel insurance.
Extra tips for guide and driver if you fell happy with our services.

We would suggest you to bring:
Personal items (toiletries, snacks).
Some snack for eating in merubetiri national park
Sunscreen.
Drinking ber
Mosquito repellant.
Comfortable walking shoes and sandals.
Swimsuit, if you feel like swimming in Teluk Hijau.

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