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.
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Actually there are two packets in ijen tour, the firs is blue fire packet and day tour packet. Choose for the most comfortable with you:
1. Blue fire packet
We take you from hotel then 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 photo 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.
2. Day tour packet
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.
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English-speaking tour guide.
A bottled water /person
Ticket for camera
Personal expenses (toilet, extra snacks at local warung).
Extra tips for the local guide and driver.