Ijen Blue Flame

Observe the famous ‘blue flames’ of Ijen Crater during a guided trek of Mount Ijen. Departing early evening from Bali by ferry, this overnight excursion brings you to East Java late at night to start your predawn hike to its 2769 summit. Witness this extraordinary natural phenomenon in the darkness and later be treated to superb views inside Ijen Crater. Bring your camera to capture the sight and meet local sulfur miners who have toiled on the mountain for ages. To ensure best experience, numbers are limited to maximum 10 participants.  

HIGHLIGHT
  • Start your overnight tour to Mount Ijen with pick-up in early evening around 19.00 from Kuta, Sanur, Denpasar, Jimbaran or Nusa Dua. Departing from your accommodation, you are transferred to Gilimanuk ferry harbor in West Bali, crossing the sea by ferry and arriving in East Java around midnight.
  • You are driven directly to the hiking base of your guided mountain trek, where you will receive a safety briefing and equipment including flashlight and gas mask. The approximate 1 mile (3 kms) route to the 2769 summit takes roughly 2 hours over a combination of uphill and flat terrain.
  • En-route, interact with the sulfur miners who carry blocks of yellow sulfur weighing 132 – 1176 pounds (60 – 80 kgs) via bamboo pole baskets across their shoulders. Later, witness their mining activity by traditional methods using iron rods without safety equipment.
  • On arrival at the summit before dawn, glimpse the natural phenomenon of Mount Ijen’s blue flame (depending on weather conditions). Stop on the mountaintop for a closer look and some fantastic photos of Ijen Crater, Java’s largest acid lake, before you are guided back dawn.
  • After the descent, have breakfast at local warung. Then you are transferred to Banyuwangi Harbor for the late morning ferry back to Bali. Your journey ends with lunch at a local restaurant before drop-off at your hotel in the afternoon.
 
ADDITONAL INFORMATION
  • Need to be physically fit to join this tour activity as it involves mountain hiking
  • This tour involves long (app. 4H) night-transfer by car and ferry from Bali to Banyuwangi in East Java
  • Minimum age is 16 and not recommended for children of 15 and under
  • Duration is approximately 20 hours
  • Confirmation to be received at time of booking (instant confirmation)
  • Minimum participant is 2 paxs. Single participant is subject to extra surcharge
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problem
  • Not recommended for woman at pregnancy
  • Not recommended for people with heart complaints, asthma or other serious medical conditions
  • Participant is required to be physically fit
  • This is NOT private tour and you may have to join with other people
  • To ensure best experience, this tour is limited to a maximum of 10 participants
 
CANCELLATION
  • Cancellation less than 24 hours prior to commencing tour, no refund will be made
  • This tour is subject to a good weather condition. If the weather turns poor, you will be offered a different date or otherwise a full refund will be made
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours prior to tour is not accepted
 
WHAT TO WEAR/BRING
  • Long Pan
  • Warm cloth/jumper
  • Hand Glove
  • Hiking Shoes

  • 19.00 : pick-up at your hotel
  • 23.00 : arrive at Gilimanuk Ferry Harbor
  • 24.00 : arrive at Ketapang Ferry Harbor
  • 01.00 : arrive at Hiking Base (starting point)
  • 01.15 : start the trek with local guide
  • 07.00 : end of the trek and have breakfast at local warung
  • 11.00 : arrive back at Gilimanuk Ferry Harbor
  • 12.30 : lunch break is served en-route
  • 14.00 : estimated arrival back at your hotel
  • Applicable taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Pick-up and drop-off services from your hotel
  • Driver as cum-guide from Bali to Banyuwangi, East Java
  • Hiking guide during Mount Ijen trekking
  • Gas mask and flash light during trek
  • Return ferry transfer Gilimanuk Bali – Ketapang East Java
  • Drinking water
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Gratuities
  • Travel insurance
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