Witness the magic of Ijen’s mesmerizing blue flames on a trekking tour of the Ijen Crater from Banyuwangi. Observe the stunning view of the sun rising over the largest crater in Java.
Get picked up from your hotel in Banyuwangi at midnight and travel in comfort to the Ijen Craterfor about 2 hours. Ascend to the summit of the Ijen Crater under the cloak of atmospheric darkness for roughly 1.5 to 2 hours. Amid the billowing smoke of the sulphur mines, proceed to the viewpoint to watch the natural phenomenon of electric-blue flames flickering over the sulphur lake of Mount Ijen (depending on weather conditions).
Then, gaze on the beautiful reflection of the sunrise on the vivid turquoise crater lake, the largest of its kind in Java. During your descent to the parking lot, see local miners carryingenormous loads of sulphur up and down the steep crater as part of their daily lives. You will reach the parking lot around 7AM after a 1 hour descent. On the trip back you will be able to stop at the coffee and cloves plantation. You can expect to return to your hotel by roughly 9AM.