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Green Ijen
33 reviews
Green Ijen is run by Johan who hosts a homestay and organizes the transportation to Ijen. His guide at the volcano is Bahri, a former miner who knows the place very well. Although he does not speak a lot of English, he is a very caring guide who will show you the hidden corners of this place as well as patiently stop for photos.

What Guests Say

66 reviews

Amazing experience and superb hospitality. Met off the train by Johan with an amazing broad welcoming smile and warm handshake. He explained all the arrangements on the way to the guesthouse. The guesthouse was ...

David Campbell

Most amazing experience and doing it with our guide who use to be a miner was sure ch a privilege! Our transport was super organized and excellent. Thank you!!

Kim fletcher and Craig Moore

The trip was amazing and Johan is an amazing host!
The level of professionalism is outstanding and I would definitely recommend this trip. It is once in a lifetime experience and is totally worth it!

Natalia Medvetchi

Professional Guide. All around a very good trip to Ijen.

Calvin Zacharias

Johan picked us up at our guesthouse at 00.40 (on time!) and took us together with one other person to Ijen. He provided us with a gas mask, torch and even lend me an extra jacket (its cold up there). The guide ...

Nelli Schneider

The guide — Bahri was the best! Sweet man and also very patient. You can see he has worked at the mine for 20 years. The experience oozes out of him when walking up and down on mount Ijen.

The trek itse...

Ilkka Pernu

Great experience at Green Ijen.
Johan went above and beyond to help us out - picked us up from the station at 11pm at night and let us drop our bags off there for the night despite us not staying. He gave ...

Joe Headland

The trip was excellent we were picked up and taken to the volcano where an ex miner took us up to the crater. He explained various things along the way and it was very interesting to hear how he had started work...

Sarah Pratt

Helpful Questions

What are the popular mountains for climbing in Banyuwangi?
Some popular mountains for climbing in Banyuwangi include Mount Ijen, Mount Raung, Mount Merapi, Mount Welirang, and Mount Argopuro.
Is Mount Ijen a suitable destination for beginners?
Mount Ijen is not recommended for beginners as it requires a moderate level of fitness and stamina to hike up to its crater and witness the mesmerizing blue fire.
What is the best time of the year for mountain climbing in Banyuwangi?
The best time of the year for mountain climbing in Banyuwangi is during the dry season, which is typically from April to September. During this time, the weather is more favorable and the trails are less muddy.
Are there any guided tours available for mountain climbing in Banyuwangi?
Yes, there are several tour operators and guides available in Banyuwangi who offer guided tours for mountain climbing. These guided tours ensure safety and provide valuable insights about the mountains and their surroundings.
What are the main challenges faced while mountain climbing in Banyuwangi?
Mountain climbing in Banyuwangi can be challenging due to steep terrains, unpredictable weather conditions, and the need for physical endurance. Additionally, certain mountains like Mount Ijen have sulfur fumes which can be uncomfortable to breathe in.
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