Baluran national park harbors an amazingly diverse range ecosystem in a 25sq km, chunk of northeastern of java. extensive grass land cover park of the peak, providing rich grassing for Javanese wild oxen (banteng) kijang and water buffalos and making it ideal terrain for Africa-style safari excursion in 4WDs. You should see a wide range of wild life here
Large section of this prime savannah were taken over by acacia thorn scrub (which was introduce as a fire break) but park rangers are steadily clearing this prickly invader from baluran and grasslands are reclaiming lost ground
You can do safari trip or snorkeling on offshore coral reef
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 Banyuwangi city – Baluran national park – Back to hotel.
Wake up and break fast before at 07:00
Start from hotel at 07:00. we drive straight by private car to Baluran it takes one hour to get ticket post. Arriving in ticket post we directly welcomed by many monkeys, there was big monkey and small monkey and the monkey little bit dangerous because they wanted to attract us,,,, maybe the monkeys are still hungry because this is still in morning.
we arrived In the ticket post at 8:00 AM then we buy the ticket,
did you know? Beside of ticket post there is small room , in side this room there is miniature of baluran national park area and also we can see wild oxen, deer, big snake, butterfly, but they had already died.
Then we drive straight to bekol, it’s around one hour to get there. Before getting in bekol we should across two kinds of jungles brown trees and green trees. Both of them are really different.
After one hour we crossed the jungle we arrived at bekol, here there was small hill, on the hill above the guest house at bekol there is a viewing tower that provides a panoramic view over 300 hectare, banteng/ oxen and deer can be seen here.
After that we drive by car to Bama beach, during on the way Bama beach we can stop many times because many animals we can see there or we can walk little bit in side of the jungle to get closer to animals
After arriving in the BAMA beach, you can go to mangrove forest or do snorkelling and swimming if the wave is not big
It also very nice if you just enjoy white sands and this place is quite, the wind was fresh, and we can see many monkeys,,, sure nice place for stay…..
after enjoying in few minutes, we directly came back to hotel – free program
private transport + driver from hotel to baluran national park
Ticket to national park area
Day 2, Ijen blue fire Tour – Go To Ketapang Harbour / Rail Way Station / Hotel
– we take you in Hotel in banyuwangi area, 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 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
– then go to hotel – after that we take you to railway station or harbour to bali.
– transport to ijen
– Ijen ticket
– standard mask
Warmer jacket and Torch light / lamp / lighter for night blue fire tour.