Ijen Crater Tour from Bali
Ijen blue fire tour will guide you to witness the magnificent Ijen crater’s caldera and blue fire of Banyuwangi Regency, East Java. Java Adventure Trail has set it up for you, an enjoyable trip to visit the blue fire volcano, especially for visitors coming from Canggu, Bali. Instead of Canggu, you can also start this tour from Seminyak, Kuta, Jimbaran, Nusa Dua, Legian or Sanur.
Ijen Blue Fire Tour from Canggu Bali facilitates your convenient tour to Ijen crater. With private car service, Ijen crater tour from Bali takes five to 5-6 hours trip.
Ijen crater tour from Bali provides you a joyful journey with paddy fields, mountains and even ocean view accompanying your trip. Heading to across the island of Java, the participants of Ijen Blue Fire Tour from Canggu Bali will experience the enjoyful ferry boat trip. Crossing to Java Island on boat takes about an hour.
Starting the trip to blue fire volcano from Ketapang Port Banyuwangi, the journey takes an hour long untill it drives you to Paltuding, Ijen parking area and the admission.
Ijen Crater Paltuding is 1814 masl. The last preparations before starting to hike are all done on Paltuding. From Paltuding, hiking to Mount Ijen, which is 2386 masl, is 2 hours long.
Ijen Crater Lake is an acid 200 meters depth and around 5466 hectares width lake. Its volume reaches 36 million meters cubic, with around 500 meters height of caldera wall. Ijen Mountain Indonesia does not only give you the beauty of caldera and fascinating lake. Ijen crater also has a unique nature phenomenon, the rare blue fire flaming out from the crater.
Blue fire phenomenon occurs when volcanic gas containing high-temperature sulphur collides with air or oxygen. The collision between the sulphur gas and oxygen then creates the blue spark. Blue fire volcano is an exceptional phenomenon which can hardly be found on earth. As history recorded, there are only two blue fire natural phenomena that have ever found. They are the Ijen Crater of Banyuwangi and the other one is in Iceland.
Ijen crater sulphur is also mined as it is the raw material of cosmetic, soap, and also sugar production. Ijen sulphur mining is done by distributing the volcanic gas through metal pipes to keep its temperature low so that it enables to change into liquid sulphur. Ijen sulphur mining is started only when the liquid sulphur turns solid. The ready-to-mine solid sulphur is then smashed with crowbars.
Ijen Tour from Bali invites you to take a closer look at the sulphur mining process of Mount Ijen. The mining is still traditional for the miners use traditional tools like crowbar, hose as fire extinguisher, and bamboo basket to carry the sulphur. The Ijen sulphur miners commonly wear simple equipments like head torchlight, gloves, thin jacket, and boots. Most of them even wear no masks to beat off the thick sulphur smoke. There are at least 200 miners in Ijen everyday. They usually start to mine by climbing up the hill from dawn in the morning then down to the crater.
The process of the sulphur mining usually takes one or two hours. Having finished the mining process, the miners will collect the mined sulphurs and put them into the baskets. Then they will climb up the hill, carrying the full baskets of sulphur. Each miner will repeat it twice or three times a day.
In each of the climbing-up-and-down trip, each of the Ijen sulphur miners can carry 80-100 kg of load. Each kilogram of the sulphur they carry is commonly worth for about Rp 925, or 0,065 USD. But, in order to boost their motivation to load the sulphur twice a day, at the second or the third loading, the sulphur is worth Rp 1025, or around 0,073 USD each kilogram. If in a day a sulphur miner can load for twice from the crater, he will get around Rp 194.500 or about 13,76 USD. The sulphur mining activity is just another interesting social phenomenon to notice. It can be about how they break the sulphur stones by using crowbars. Or how the strive to carry the sulphur on baskets on their shoulders, move them into trolleys, then push them untill they reach the weighing area down around Paltuding.
Ijen plateau Java is one of the most favourite in Indonesia. Ijen plateau presents to you a beautiful view. Aside of the view of caldera with its turquoise crater, the tourists can also spot other mountain peaks. Like the peak of Mount Suket, Mount Ranti, mount Merapi Ungup-ungup, Wurung Crater, until Mount Raung.
On the peak of Ijen, visitors will witness the beauty of the fascinating sunrise. In a fair climate, the sunrise will even be more fascinated with the clouds besieging the mountains.
Blue Fire Ijen Tour will accompany you exploring the beauty of Ijen with its blue flame and unique sulphur mining activity. Ijen crater tour from Bali facilitates the tourists who want to continue their trip to other destinations in the east end of Java. Don’t be worry to contact us to make a booking on Ijen volcano tour. Find the best of our service and tour program with the affordable price. To get further information about our services and travel packages, go click “Travel Package”. Blue Fire Ijen Tour is ready to guide your trip from Bali to Java and vice versa. We have arranged and set it up the best for you. So, whenever or wherever you start your journey, we are ready to serve you.
HERE IS THE DETAIL OF THE ITINERARY
7:00 PM (Balinese Time): Pick up service and transfer to Gilimanuk Harbour
00:00 AM (Balinese Time): Meet your guide and take a ferry going to Banyuwangi, Java Island
00:30 AM (Javanese Time): Start driving to Paltuding (Start Point of the Trekking)
1:45 AM (Javanese Time) : Trekking to Ijen Crater
The trekking will take about 1 – 2 hours, depending on your fitness. Upon your arrival at the top of the crater, you will be invited to see the the most famous natural phenomenon of blue fire. It’s only 2 in the world, in Ijen Crater, Indonesia and Dallol Volcano, Ethiopia. But to see closer, you must go down into the crater of Ijen. It’s pretty dangerous, so if you feel doubt to go down, we suggest to stay on the top while wait for the sunrise.
5:30 AM (Javanese Time ): Sunrise Time
7:00 AM (Javanese Time): Go down to parking place
8:00 AM (Javanese Time): Driving back to the city and we will stop in Jagir Waterfall to relax
9:30 AM (Javenese Time): Having a Local breakfast
10:30 AM (Javanese Time): Back to Ferry port
12:30 AM (Balinese Time): Driving back to your place in Canggu, Bali
THE PRICE DETAILS:
IDR 2,800,000 for 1 person (good price for solo traveler)
IDR 1,500,000 /person (for 2 participants)
IDR 975,000 /person (for 3 participant)
IDR 775,000 /person (for 4-5 participants)
IDR 700,000 /person (for 6-7 participants)
IDR 650,000 /person (for 8-13 participants)
NOTE: IF YOU ARE STAYING IN UBUD, AMED, TULAMBEN, MUNDUK, KARANG ASEM OR ULUWATU, THERE WILL BE SURCHARGE FOR YOU.
- Price is in IDR and includes:
- Pick up service from your Canggu, Sanur, Kuta, Jimbaran, Seminyak & transfer out back to your Hotel in Canggu, Sanur, Kuta, Jimbaran, Seminyak
- Land transportation with driver and fuel during the trip
- Mineral water and English speaking local guide
- Gas mask in Ijen Crater
- Entrance tickets to Ijen
- Cost for parking during the trip
- Cost for ferry from Bali to Java and Java to Bali
- Price excludes:
- Travel insurance
- Tipping & other personal costs