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Ijen Blue Flames Trek (with guesthouse accommodation)

By Green Ijen

Overview

1 day 1 night
Group trip
Price: USD$39.21 IDR550.000 per person
Trek deep down into the Ijen crater with a former miner to see the blue light of flared sulphur and witness where one of the most basic elements of the earth is found. Come back up to the top just in time to catch a beautiful sunrise over the multi-textured crater surface. Before your trek, stay in a private room at Green Ijen Homestay to get some shut-eye.
  • 1 night's stay at Green Ijen Bed and Breakfast
  • Transport from Banyuwangi ferry terminal or Karangasem train station to Ijen Miner Family Homestay in Banyuwangi
  • Return transport from Ijen Miner Family Homestay in Banyuwangi to Ijen
  • Guide
  • Mask
  • Entrance Fees
  • Torch
  • Excursion to nearby waterfall
Same Price as What You’d Find Locally
Free Date Change ~ 3 Days Before
Community-Based Guides
Low Carbon Footprint
Always Available to Chat
Guaranteed Trip Even with 1 Guest

Meet your guide

Green Ijen

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.
2 years experience
English (basic), Bahasa
Community-Based
Litter-Free

Availability

Trips available daily
Dec 10
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Itinerary

Please note that this is a sample itinerary and may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.
Day 1: Banyuwangi homestay - Ijen Crater - Waterfall - Banyuwangi homestay
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You'll hike to the top of Ijen Crater after midnight - catch sight of the blue flames, and if you're lucky, a beautiful sunrise

Accommodation: Green Ijen Bed and Breakfast - Standard Room

  • Before midnight - arrive in Banyuwangi. Pick up from the train station or ferry station and be transferred to the homestay.
  • 12:00 am - Leave Green Ijen Homestay.
  • 1:30 am - Get to the start of the hike. Begin the 2.5 hour down into the Ijen Crater along a yellow sulphuric hiking track.
  • 5:00 am - Climb back up to the top to catch the sunrise as the stunning panorama is unveiled at an altitude of 2380m above sea level.
  • 6:30 am - Arrive back at the entrance. After the descent, Green Ijen will typically take their guests to a nearby waterfall for a short trek.
  • 9:30 am - You'll be dropped off back at your hotel.

Accommodation

Transport

Pick-up
The timing is flexible. See 'Other Notes' for more details
Banyuwangi ferry terminal or Karangasem train station
Drop-off
09:00AM
Ijen Miner Family Homestay
Other Notes

Pick-up time from Banyuwangi ferry terminal or Karangasem train station is flexible, though you should get in before midnight in order to start the hike to Ijen Crater.

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What others are saying

4.9 out of 14 helpful reviews
Josianne D, Montreal, Canada
8 months ago on Tripadvisor
Very basic room with fan. You won't sleep much anyway if you do the tour to ijen! Fairly clean. Nice breakfast in the morning after the tour. Johan, the host, is very nice and funny. He will surely take very good care of you while you are with him. I do recommend taking a tour to ijen with him and his guide bari eventhough you can do it by yourself. He is a great guide and will show you special places during the tour. The price is very reasonnable.
Camper818866
8 months ago on Tripadvisor
We booked a tour with Johan over a recommendation of a French girl. First of all does he reply very fast and quick and answers any questions you have which is just great! He picked us up from the train station and we decided to stay at the guesthouse Green Ijen too. It was a very pleasant stay - very central - and good breakfast with very tasty coffee. But the best thing were Johan and the workers at the guesthouse. Very friendly and you can talk with Johan about everything and he is a very communicative and funny guy. We did the tour with an ex mine worker who worked for 20 years and he was also great. Showed us the hidden gems and all in one did we have a great experience for a great price! There are tours which are around 25k less but those are big groups and definitely weren't that fun as we could see. If anyone would ask me, I'd give Johan's number!
TessaC152
9 months ago on Tripadvisor
We stayed at Green Ijen for one night to see the famous Kawah Ijen and we couldn’t be happier with our choice of guesthouse. As we were doing the Ijen tour with him, Johan picked us up from the ferry terminal. He was very friendly and happy and gave us great recommendations for dinner as well. The room was simple but clean and comfortable. The bathrooms were also clean. The tour was great - a real highlight of our trip. As our guide was a former miner, he was able to explain (through google translate partly) more about the life of the miners. Breakfast, on our return from Ijen at about 7am, was a delicious rice based meal. Johan and one of his staff helped us organise renting a motorbike for the next leg of our trip and took Me all over town on the back of one to find the best deal. The staff member was also super friendly and went out of his way to make us welcome and comfortable :)
sral_66
9 months ago on Tripadvisor
I would like to thank Johan for hosting me at the Green Ijen. He is a really good guy and kindly helps you in all concerns. From hints for the best Warung, a really inexpansive tour to Ijen or guiding you to the station and on and on. Thank you Johan! All the best, Lars
nomadofthecentury, Makati, Philippines
about 1 year ago on Tripadvisor
If you want the best climbing experience in Kawah Ijen, book your stay and tour with Green Ijen Bed and Breakfast. The accommodation is pretty basic but owner Johan more than makes up for it with his hospitality, humor, and professionalism. He picked me up from the train station free of charge and also drove me to the Ketapang ferry terminal on my way to Bali. He takes time to sit down with his guests and get to know them one by one. It was a truly personalized and genuine experience that you don’t get anymore these days. After the climb, Johan brought us to a waterfall and also treated us to some tasty local delicacies on his tab. When we arrived at the hotel, a great breakfast awaited us. For the price that I paid, I got so much more. Thank you, Johan!

Other Things to Know

Cancellation and Exchange Policy
Flexible cancellation policy
You can be fully refunded for cancellations at least 7 days before the adventure start date. Other cancellations will not be refunded.
Flexible Date Policy
You can change your trip date once for free up to 3 days before your trip. Any date change will be subject to availability, and will not count as a cancellation.
Packing list for the trip
Dry bag
Hat
Sufficient water (1L)
Sunscreen
Toiletries
Trekking shoes (simple trainers will do)

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