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Ijen Blue Flames + Waterfall Trek w/ Former Miner **Best-Value

By Green Ijen

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You're looking for a heartfelt and local way to experience Ijen, with guides who will jump through hoops for you.

Overview

Less than 1 day
Group trip (15 travellers per group)
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.
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What's included

US$ 36.02 IDR500,034.01 per person
  • Return transport from your hotel in Banyuwangi to Ijen
  • Guide
  • Mask
  • Entrance Fees
  • Torch
  • Waterfall walk
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Transport

Pick-up
12:30AM
Your hotel in central Banyuwangi, Banyuwangi ferry terminal or Karangasem train station
Drop-off
09:00AM
Your hotel in central Banyuwangi, Banyuwangi ferry terminal or Karangasem train station

Availability

Trips available daily
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Bookings should be made at least 2 days in advance. View the full calendar to request other dates.

Itinerary

Please note that this is a sample itinerary and may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.
Day 1: Banyuwangi - Ijen Crater - Waterfall - Banyuwangi
Banyuwangi - Ijen Crater - Waterfall - Banyuwangi

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

  • 12:30 am - Leave your hotel in Banyuwangi
  • 1:30 am - Get to the start of the hike. Begin the 2.5 hour trek 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.

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

What others are saying

4.9 out of 31 helpful reviews
Nelli Schneider
16 Feb 2020 on SeekSophie
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 was really nice, his english was limited but you saw that he had a lot of knowledge (20 years he was working there as a minor worker). He always waited when we needed a quick break and was always looking for us and showed us where to walk safely and so on. Hands down, a really nice experience. I can really recommend this tour. You wont regret it! Thank you Johan and Boli.
Ilkka Pernu
19 Jan 2020 on SeekSophie
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 itself.. Blue flames were cool, but sunrise at the rim of the volcano where you can see the lake was my favorite bit. Anyhow, I am happy I did this!
Joe Headland
09 Jan 2020 on SeekSophie
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 us a free breakfast the next morning (as well as snacks post waterfall) and even dropped us off at the harbour the next day. Outstanding service - perfect for a budget conscious traveler, and left me with one of the best travel experiences I've ever done.
Sarah Pratt
30 Dec 2019 on SeekSophie
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 working as a guide from starting in the mines. He walked as fast as the slowest person as it was a long climb. He offered to take pictures of us together. I loved walking by torch into the crater and we saw the blue flames straight away. Sunrise from the top was good and a great view of the blue lake. After we went to a waterfall and had amazing local sweetcorn and banana fritters. A good day out well worth it.
luisazzoe, Austria
10 Oct 2019 on TripAdvisor
Very friendly and helpful host who also offers the ijen tour! Very easy but clean homestay with aircon and free tea & coffee. A bit loud in the night because of the mosques in the area - so be prepared - earplugs are helpful :)

Green Ijen Policies

Flexible cancellation policy
Cancel for free 5 days before your trip starts. Cancellations after such date will not be eligible for refunds as Green Ijen would have paid for your trip’s logistics already.
Change of Date
You may also change your trip date once up to 3 days before your trip starts. Any date change are subject to availability.

Other Things to Know

Packing list for the trip
Dry bag
Hat
Sufficient water (1L)
Sunscreen
Toiletries
Trekking shoes (simple trainers will do)

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