19 Jan 2020
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!
09 Jan 2020
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.
30 Dec 2019
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.
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 :)
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.