Alas Purwo dan G-LAND

Alas Purwo

TOUR ALAS PURWO & G-LAND Taman Nasional Alas Purwo, Kalipait, Tegaldlimo, Kabupaten Banyuwangi, Jawa Timur 68484, Indonesia

from/per person Rp2,250,000 HomeTour Alas Purwo & G-Land 2 days tour Akomodasi Group allowed Guide lokal Makan Transportasi VIEW ON MAP

Padang rumput sadengan

Description :
Taman Nasional Alas Purwo terletak di ujung timur pulau Jawa dan merupakan salah satu kawasan konservasi hutan di pulau Jawa yang masih sangat alami, lokasinya yang cukup terpencil membuat ekosistem di taman nasional ini relatif terjaga kelestariannya, bahkan beberapa bagian inti dari area konservasi Alas Purwo terbilang masih “perawan” dan belum terjamah tangan manusia. Alas Purwo sendiri dipercaya oleh masyarakat Jawa sebagai hutan yang “wingit” atau alami atau perawan yang akan mengakibatkan murka bagi orang-orang yang merusaknya, selain itu beberapa penganut kepercayaan Jawa mempercayai Alas Purwo merupakan rumah dimana para leluhur tinggal dan dapat berinteraksi dengan mereka. Selain hal-hal mitos di atas, Alas Purwo memiliki beberapa spot wisata di luar kawasan inti konservasinya, beberapa di antaranya Pantai Bedul, Area konservasi penyu di Ngagelan, Pantai Pancur, Goa Istana, padang rumput Sadengan, pantai Plengkung, pantai Gotri, Pura Luhur Giri Salaka dan banyak lagi spot yang masih belum dikelola untuk kepentingan pariwisata. Selama di Alas Purwo, pengunjung dapat berjumpa dengan hewan-hewan yang hidup liar seperti kijang, babi hutan, berbagai jenis burung seperti merak, elang jawa dan terutama yang menjadi ikon padang rumput Sadengan adalah banteng Jawa. Kegiatan wisata di Alas Purwo tentu saja akan menjelajahi spot-spot wisata yang relatif belum banyak dikunjungi oleh wisatawan, pantai-pantai nya yang masih alami dan indah, alam liarnya yang menantang dan goa-goanya yang penuh mitos dan suasana alamnya yang sejuk, juga mengenal lebih dekat kehidupan masyarakat lokal yang tinggal dan hidup secara tradisional di sekitar kawasan konservasi ini.

Pura luhur griri salaka

What included?

A. Transportasi selama tour berlangsung termasuk kendaraan off road Antar jemput hotel
B. Tiket masuk untuk wisatawan lokal BBM, Tol dan parkir Hotel di Jajag untuk 1 malam (New Surya Hotel or Hotel Baru Indah)
C. Tour guide
Makan seperti disebutkan pada itinerary

What excluded?

A. Personal expenses
B. Insurances
C. Tipping


Itinerary

Day 1 – Pick up at Banyuwangi (L,D)Tour Alas Purwo

07:00am Kami akan menjemput Anda di Banyuwangi, bisa di hotel, bandara atau tempat lain di dalam kota Banyuwangi, selanjutnya kita akan berkendara menuju Taman Nasional Alas Purwo, perjalanan akan berlangsung kurang lebih 3,5 jam.
11:00am Kita akan tiba di Alas Purwo, pertama kita akan mengunjungi area konservasi penyu di pantai Ngagelan, di sini kita bisa melihat telur penyu diinkubasi secara alami dan saat menetas akan dilepaskan ke habitat alaminya di sepanjang pantai Ngagelan.
01:00pm Selanjutnya kita juga akan mengunjungi Pura Luhur Giri Salaka, ini adalah tempat ibadah umat Hindu, merupakan salah satu pura tertua di Banyuwangi, selanjutnya kita juga akan mengunjungi situs Kawitan.
03:00pm Kita akan mengunjungi padang rumput Sadengan, savanna ini merupakan rumah bagi banteng jawa liar, kita bisa melihat seluruh kawasan padang rumput ini menggunakan teropong.
04:00pm Kita akan keluar dari kawasan Alas Purwo dan menuju Jajag, perjalanan akan ditempuh selama kurang lebih 1-1,5 jam, kemudian check in hotel dan free time.
07:00pm Makan malam di restaurant lokal di sekitar Jajag, Banyuwangi. Selanjutnya kembali ke hotel dan istirahat.

Day 2 –Taman Nasional Alas Purwo (B,L,D) Tour pantai Plengkung, G-LAND

07:00am pagi kita akan meninggalkan hotel dan segera menuju kawasan Taman Nasional Alas Purwo, selanjutnya kita akan mengunjungi pantai pancur
09:00am dari sini kita juga akan trekking menuju Goa Istana selama kurang lebih 40 menit, goa ini dipercaya merupakan tempat meditasi untuk berkomunikasi dengan leluhur.
12:00am Makan siang di kafetaria di sekitar pantai Pancur.
01:00pm Selanjutnya kita akan menuju pantai Plengkung menggunakan angkutan off road yang disediakan oleh masyarakat lokal, sebelum pantai Plengkung, kita akan stop di pantai pasir Gotri yang terletak kurang lebih 10 menit dari pantai Pancur. dari pantai Gotri, butuh waktu kurang lebih 40 menit untuk tiba di pantai Plengkung.
02:00pm Kita akan memiliki waktu yang cukup panjang untuk menjelajahi pantai Plengkung yang sangat populer sebagai destinasi surfing dunia, tak diragunakan lagi bahwa pantai plengkung memiliki ombak yang mampu menarik surfer professional dunia untuk datang berkunjung ke lokasi yang terpencil ini.
04:00pm Kita akan kembali ke pantai Pancur break dan sejenak di pantai Pancur.
05:00pm Selanjutnya kita akan kembali ke Banyuwangi menempuh pejalanan kurang lebih 3,5 jam.
09:00pm Tiba di Banyuwangi dan tour selesai

G-LAND

Tour expences:

A. IDR 2.225.000/person ( 2 person )
B. IDR 1.750.000/person ( 3 person )
C. IDR 1.500.000/person ( 4 person )


>> Ijen tour to bunsring under water

Bungsring under water,object destination to diving


Tourist Destination at Bangsring Beach Underwater Banyuwangi There are many entertaining activities that can be done at Bangsring Banyuwangi Beach location. You can choose activities that suit your liking. Below are the activity options you can take Bangsring Beach Tour Rumah Apung Interesting place visited by many tourists is Bangsring Rumah Apung.

Rumah Apung is located at a distance of 20 meters from the beach. This place is the biggest attraction in Bunder Bangsring Underwater. You can board a boat to reach Rumah Apung. You can also rent a boat back from this place to sail. The types of boats that can be rented are canoe and banana boat. The number of canoes provided amounted to 17 pieces, while banana boat available 4 pieces. You do not worry when lingering in Rumah Apung. Place an area of ​​27 times 7 meters has been providing toilet facilities for visitors. In this place there are also keramba-keramba or tamer shark with area 3 times 3 meters amounted to 8 pieces. You who do not dare to go down, you can see from above. This floating house is built somewhat to the middle so that the sharks that live in the cage can survive comfortably. This floating house is also a fitting place to see the charm of the sunset. The form is simple but unique, a special attraction for the tourists who come. You can rest in this place, while waiting for dusk to arrive.


The exotic landscape of the sunset will look more beautiful in the middle of the sea Bangsring Beach. Sensation of  Another interesting thing you can do in the Floating House is to swim with a herd of sharks, as has been described in the above description. Rumah Apung already provides complete equipment for diving, for you who want to try the sensation of swimming with this nose-nosed fish. You will be guided by divers who are in this place. Do not worry, divers will always put your safety first. It takes a special technique to be able to swim with the existing sharks. You have to get down into the water very slowly so the fish do not feel surprised. After being fully in a pond cage, you also still have to maintain the attitude of caution by not making a sudden and rapid movement. Try to be calm. The sharks that are bred in Bangsring Beach are brown sharks, with black fin shoots. When you are able to adjust to the state of the pool, sharks as it welcomes your arrival with a swim around you. This is sure to be a valuable experience for you yes. Swim with the ferocious fish. To capture your moments, you can rent an underwater camera. Not only sharks that are in the cage, you will be accompanied by small fish such as ornamental fish, lobsters, and so forth.

Banyuwangi
Happy Dive Grand Watudodol

1x Dive Rp 250.000
2x Dive Rp 350.000

Included in Happy Dive Grand Watudodol

A. Dive Gear
B. Guide Dive
C. Refreshment

not included :

Wetsuit Rp 50.000 / unit
Rent Underwater Camera Rp 100.000 / unit


Itinerary:

07.00 Meeting point GWD, diving and brieving preparation activities

08.00 Start Diving at Grand Watudodol Beach Banyuwangi

12.00 Out of the beach, lunch break

13.00 Continuing the diving around the Grand Watudodol beach spot

15.00 Finish Diving, rinse and re-check the diving tool

Diving tool




>> The sulfur miners of mount ijen

SULFURE MINER AT MOUNT IJEN

Ijen crater lake video is the lake which contain the bigest acidic


The Sulfur Miners of Mount Ijen In the summer over 4,000 people visit the Mount Ijen, a volcano mountain on the island of Java in Indonesia, during the night to see the "Blue Fire". A fire that is the result of the highly toxic sulfur that is a rich resource in this volcano crater.


About Mt. Ijen Location of Mt. Ijen The Mt. Ijen is on the far east side of the island Java. The biggest city near the Mt. Ijen is Banyuwangi, roughly 1 1/2 hour driving distance from the city center. Java is also home to the capital Jakarta and other bigger cities like Yogyakarta and Surabaya. There are multiple options to visit Mt Ijen depending if you come from the west or east. If You have been in Jakarta and are interested in more impressions of Java, then a road-trip might be the right choice for you to visit all the other points of interest. Coming from the west a stay in Bondowoso might be recommended, although the trip to Ijen is significantly longer. Report this ad Other options include flying to the airport of Banyuwangi from Jakarta, or if you are in Bali, using the ferry to reach Banyuwangi. Bali is only a few hours away from Mount Ijen, so if you want to have a short change in perspective, leaving Bali for a day or two to visit Mount Ijen can be an option for you. Nearby is also the Mountain Raung, which might be more interesting if you are looking for interesting hiking tracks.   Staying near Mt. Ijen The City of Banyuwangi is roughly a 1 1/2 hours car drive away from the base camp of Mount Ijen. Personally, I found that distance to be too long and preferred a rather short drive. Instead of staying in the city, there are a lot of homestays or smaller Inns that also have great services for people visiting the mountain.
I had the lovely opportunity to stay with a local family for 5 weeks so that I could visit the mountain multiple times. The advantage is, that you are staying with a local family that can provide the best service for visiting the mountain. Tourism is a big economic driver nowadays and a lot of families that were sulfur miners themselves, working every day in the crater of the mountain, now serve as tourist guides. Of course staying in a small village in the Indonesian jungle doesn't offer the luxury of a 5-star hotel, but you can experience the local life and the people are more than welcome to any foreigners. So my tip would be to search for a homestay near the city Licin and take a tour to the mountain from there - check out a few options here.   Attraction of Ijen during the Day I'd say 90% of tourists come during the night because they want to see the "Blue Fire". Which is fair, it is a really beautiful attraction, but I believe that the Mount Ijen also has its attractive side during the day. You are able to oversee the crater and all its surroundings, spectating the workers and the sea. The nature is on the one hand very beautiful, but also very surreal at this volcano. Looking at the sea it looks like one of those interesting places where you just want to jump right in and cooldown after a long walk to the crater. In reality, you wouldn't survive swimming there for very long. The sulfur also made the water highly toxic and swimming obviously wouldn't be a great idea. Same applies to the "fog" which is often highly toxic sulfur smoke as well. Gas masks are mandatory for this trip, but at least the sulfur is noticeable due to its strong smell and less likely to be confused with harmless fog. Report this ad   Hiking to the Top From the "Basecamp" it is about a 1 1/2 hours hike to the top of the crater. Be aware though, that there are some very steep passages that require some basic physical fitness. By no means, is it a hike that you should take if you are injured, ill, or simply don't feel like in the physical constitution for this effort. On the other hand, there is no age restriction and basically, anyone can make it to the top. There are places you can rest on the way and after around an hour, there is also a Warung that sells soft drinks, sweets or water. Be aware though, that the opening hours can be very sporadic, so it is recommended to carry some food and water yourself. In any case, I would recommend taking a local tour guide that leads you to the top. Often times gas masks are needed, which the guides can provide. Their level of English is very basic but communication shouldn't be an issue. After you have arrived at the top of the crater, you have the choice of going down to the ground level and witness the sulfur yourself. This is where the fun for me begins, but also the more exhausting part. Going down the crater requires even more physical attention. If you think that the hike was already too tiring, then I would refrain from going inside the crater. There are no handrails, no clear path, and one simple misstep can cause a very serious accident. It is no joke that there is this sign at the top, trying to prevent any tourist from going any further.   Photographing the Sulfur Miners My goal as a photographer was to document one of the hardest jobs on this planet.

The miners, working in the crater carry around 70kg of sulfur from the bottom of the crater to the top. They don't do this ascent to the top once, but up to 4 times a day, bringing home more than 200kg of sulfur. They can make up to 500$ a month with this straining job, which might not sound a lot for a job that is very dangerous to their health, but in Indonesia, this is already a good amount of money to support a family. Photographing the Sulfur miners itself is pretty easy. They are hard-working people but in general also very open to the tourists. Keep in mind though, that you are in their working space. Therefore you should respect their work and not get in their way while descending yourself. This can be a difficult task at times because the path is so narrow that there isn't any space for two people. Then it is just better for you to back off and let the miners pass. Of course, with 70kg resting on your shoulder, you wouldn't want to wait for some tourist either, so they always should have the right of way. While they also don't request any money for the photos, some of them sell goods made out of sulfur. If you want to support them, you might consider taking home a sulfur souvenir. The descent takes around 30 to 45 minutes depending on how busy the path is and in which direction the wind blows the sulfur smoke. It is advisable to test the gas mask beforehand to make sure you are ready to handle it correctly when needed. On your way down, You can find different places that just invite you to rest for a minute and take some pictures of the scenery. Once you are on the ground level of the crater, you can either go to the left, where the sulfur pipes are, blowing the smoke into the air, or you can go to the right side to get close to were the miners actually get the sulfur. Make sure to talk with your guide beforehand where you want to go. Getting close to the actual mining should be very carefully considered. My guide didn't want me to go there because of the dangers involved. The smoke burns your eyes and the gas-mask doesn't protect you 100% from the harm of the smoke. At the mining ground, the worker will also ask for a small fee if you want to photograph there for the team. It is a fair game since they try to get you as close as possible and show you how they work, so I didn't mind paying some little extra. Once you captured your images, you can begin the ascent again and have a look at your photographs and this surreal place from the safety of your home.   Gear Advice I didn't mind too much about my gear as I see it as working equipment. But be aware that there is a lot of smoke. I wouldn't advise changing any lens when being near the crater because the smoke and dust will only harm your sensor. Report this ad Therefore take one lens with you that you want to use and don't change lenses. A UV-filter will protect your lens from the dust and minor rubble or scratches.  After going to the Mount Ijen, all my clothes were covered in sulfur dust and so was my camera.
TheFujiX100F that I used was very fine with it though and didn't make any trouble. If you are afraid of your super expensive gear, consider going there with a smaller camera first and evaluate yourself if your gear can withstand the smoke. All in all, it was a memory for life to be there and photograph and if you are in Bali or Indonesia, you should see that impressive crater yourself. Meet local people and dive into a whole other world, that you would never see otherwise.  

>>Journey from bali to package tour, sukamade - ijen - bromo through ketapang harbor

PAKET TOUR 4 day 3 night

                                               Crossing to the river at sukamade beach

Bali - Ijen - Sukamade - Bromo - Surabaya ( 4 Days 3 Nigths ) Specialist Java  tours operator where starting from Bali to East Java to enjoy Ijen crater tours/ Ijen Plateau Tours, Sukamade/Sukomade green turtle beach and Mount Bromo Tours in order you can feel real eco holiday in East Java - Indonesia. 


 ITINERARY


 Day 01: 

Bali – Banyuwangi Our staff will pick you up from Bali airport or your hotel in Bali (Ubud, Sanur or Kuta area) then drive to take you to the most western tip of Bali to reach Ferry port of Gilimanuk for about 3 hours by a private car with AC then upon arrival in Gilimanuk harbor, proceed to take ferry to cross Bali strait for about 1 hour to reach Ketapang ferry port in Banyuwangi (in the most eastern tip of Java Island). The trip goes through the rural landscapes of West Bali and lunch will be served at local restaurant on the way. End of the afternoon drive up to Hotel for stay overnight and having dinner Please choose your accommodation in Ijen Crater area, such as:The Ketapang Indah Hotel or Watudodol Cottages.              

                                     Release baby turtles    Day 02

Banyuwangi - Ijen Crater Tours – Sukamade Turtle Beach (B, L, D) Around 05:00 in the morning, our 4WD vehicle (jeep) will bring us to the village of Licin and then continue to the slope of Mount Ijen, passing through plantations and rainforest. This is one of the few remaining on the Island of Java with giant ferns, plants & big trees, this journey takes approximately 1 hour from the hotel by private car. Arrive at the parking area of Mount Ijen, approximately 1 until 1.5 hours will be required to ascend slope of mount Ijen to reach peak of Ijen Crater and along the path, you will enjoy the stunning natural scenery with fresh air & shady. Resting on the edge of the crater at an altitude of 2883 meters and enjoy best panorama of the lake of sulphate where reflects spectacular view in the surrounding walls to give the impression like doom. The sulfur mining workers go down into the crater and climb back up by passing dangerous path on the edge of Ijen Crater with the load as much as 80 kilograms on their shoulders. This is really a dangerous & hard job. Here also, you will enjoy the beautiful scenery in the crater of Ijen as one of God's amazing creation. Do not forget to take pictures in this area as a proof that you have visited one of the most amazing places on earth. After enjoyed the natural scenery at Crater of Ijen and then descend the slope of Mount Ijen until vehicles parking area where our vehicle is waiting for escort you back to the City of Banyuwangi for having lunch at a local restaurant.  Afterward, we will continue to drive to Sukamade Turtle Beach, we will stop in Pesanggaran village to change vehicle to be off road vehicle to cross rivers, rain forest, beach and traditional village before reach Sukamade Turtle beach. It's place to protect Green Turtles. Sukamade Beach is a wild 3 kilometers sand strip on the Indian Ocean where 5 species of turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. Stay at the lodge nearby and return to the beach at night for turtle spotting. Conditions here are very basic, but more often than not visitors are lucky enough to come back with an experience that is both unique and bound to become exceedingly rare. Stay overnight and take dinner at the Lodge or Guest House in Sukamade

 Day 03: 

Sukamade Turtle Beach - Mount Bromo (B) After breakfast in Sukamade turtle beach area then spend the morning for exploring the surroundings of Sukamade. This is an area virtually void of people. Go and take a dip in crystal clear waters of the nearby river. Afterward leave in the early afternoon to Mount Bromo and stay over night at Lava View Lodge or Similar hotel where over looking to Mount Bromo slopes. Lunch & Dinner will be served at Local restaurant (B) 
Savana in mount bromo

 Day 04: 

Mount Bromo Tours - Surabaya Airport / Hotel (B) At 4 am the 4WD (JEEP) will bring you to the world's most famous view point at Mount pananjakan on the rim of the Tengger caldera to see sunrise with its young volcanic including Mount Bromo and an active Mount Semeru in the back ground is breathtaking the play light shadow with sunrise reach Mountain succession from the top to the bottom and the usual fog of the caldera. Afterward the adventure will be continued to sea sand of Mt Bromo's slope till the parking area of 4WD vehicle (jeep) then continue to an active Mount Bromo volcano by horse riding or on foot. About at 08:00, the 4WD (JEEP) will bring you back to the hotel for breakfast, take shower, packing, loading bags, to the vehicle then transfer out to Surabaya. We will leave Mt. Bromo about at 09:00 or 10:00 to Surabaya and It will take about 3-4hours. /Depend on traffic situation. Note: If your end tour program in Surabaya airport, please take flight leaving from Surabaya after 14:00 or late afternoon. INCLUDED: Pick up service from Bali – Ijen – Bromo – Surabaya ( Private Car with air conditioner ) 1N stay at Hotel of Mt Ijen area ( B ) - 1N stay at Home stay  of Sukamade area ( B L D ) 1N stay at Hotel of Mt. Bromo area ( B ) English speaking guide Jeep 4WD for Ijen Crater Tour, Sukamade Beach Tour & Mount Bromo Sunrise Tours Horse riding in Sea sand of Mount Bromo slopes All entrance tickets Ferry cost from Bali to Ketapang Ferry Port, Banyuwangi Exclude: Airport tax, Travel Insurance Bar, Laundry, Phone call, Internet, Tipping and other personal expenses


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>> Ijen Climbing

CLIMB TO MOUNT IJEN
Walking up in the top of mountain should to use gas mask to avoid sulphure gas inhaled

walking up in mount ijen

Enjoing the panorama of mountain

Ijen volcano in Indonesia becomes one of volcanos with spectacular scenery. This volcano is located between three regions in East Java Banyuwangi, Situbondo, and Bondowoso. Ijen volcano is categorized to be a medium volcano because the high doesn’t reach 3.000 mdpl. Though it is not too high, it saves amazing views when you visit it. Amazing Blue Fire in Ijen Volcano in Indonesia A special thing of this volcano is blue fire view. It looks so cool at early morning. Ijen volcano is much famous for its blue fire view. It is a rare nature phenomenon that is only two phenomena in the world. The blue fire comes from sulfur liquid that is mined traditionally by local people around Ijen volcano. To enjoy the beauty of blue fire, you can climb Ijen volcano at the night. A maximal view in Ijen volcano can be seen at early morning when a night gets so darker. One of the typical interests in Ijen volcano in Indonesia is blue fire phenomenon. It is appearing at early morning about 02.00 to 04.00 am. This nature phenomenon becomes an interest of many tourists. Exotic Nature View in Ijen Volcano East Java is famous for its amazing nature objects. One of the spots is Ijen Volcano being a tourism icon in East Java. The destination of Ijen Volcano is a kind of tourism object with a crater located in the top Ijen volcano. This crater has an amazing view and becomes a beaten – water lake in the world. Ijen volcano offers exotic nature beauty so that it gives a distinct interest for tourists coming to the location. In addition to present amazing nature beauty, tourists visiting to this volcano can see the other volcano views in one complex. Those are Raung, Suket, Rante, and Merapi Volcanos. The location of those volcanos are on the east of Ijen crater. From the nature panorama.
Top of crater ijen see the colour on water surfaceIjen volcano has beautiful nature enchantment. At early morning, you will see the beauty of marvelous sunrise. In addition, sunshine shining crater will be deflected so that it forms sparkling tosca spot from the surface. But, you must be careful. This crater looks very calm but it is dangerous actually. If you visit to Ijen volcano, there are some things to prepare. A gas mask is used to protect your respiration in order that you don’t inhale poisonous sulfur smoke. You must prepare your body endurance to climb this volcano area. In addition to see amazing nature scenery, you will see and meet many sulfur miners. The miners are local people employed by a particular company. It adds a unique thing of Ijen volcano in Indonesia. The Right Time to Visit Ijen Volcano in Indonesia The right time to enjoy view of Ijen volcano is about August to September. Those are the best time to see a rare phenomenon of blue fire that can be seen at night. In addition, in a period of time, you will see an overlay of white and yellow Edelweiss flowers blooming in the slope of Ijen volcano in Indonesia.Read more clicking >> banyuwangi tourism to completed your vocation

>>Ijen Crater Lake

IJEN CRATER LAKE is the biggest ACIDIC LAKIjen crater lakevideo,the wind blowing hard

       Kawah Ijen, Eastern Java, Indonesia Author: Stuart Wilson The Walk: Length: 8km Time: 4-10 hrs Starting Point: Paltuding Kawah Ijen End Point: Paltuding Kawah Ijen Main Peak: Kawah Ijen (via Ijen crater) 2,799m or 9,183ft Kwah Ijen is a stratovolcano(made up of hardened lava) that sits at its highest point at 2799m which is just short of 10,000ft. It last erupted in 2002 and has remained active ever since continually spewing out sulphur at one edge of the crater. This sulphur is mined by local folk who carry up to 90kg of the stuff up ridiculously steep and dangerous paths over a route of about 2 miles and get paid just $13 per day if they make two journeys. It is immensely difficult work and the miners are often poorly equipped against the fumes and elements with most suffering respiratory problems at some point and with just about all the long term workers expiring far before their years. Being a stratovolcano, Kawah Ijen is the perfectly clich├ęd volcano shape, it is exactly as though a child has hand drawn their vision, and save for the obligatory red explosion with scribbles of yellow and orange, Kawah Ijen really does look like the perfect volcano. But what draws people to the immense cone is not the shape (though it does look stunning set to a backdrop of golden sunset) nor the height which peeks high enough to see as far as Bali, but for the crater.
1. Sulphure miner
         The volcanoes straddling East Java, Indonesia - A view as good as it gets? Sulphur miner atop Kawah Ijen maing a living in the hardest possible conditions At its crater Kawah Ijen has a 1 kilometre wide lake filled with sulphuric acid (and the greatest acidic lake on earth) which glows brightly turquoise and is flanked by Gunung Merapi in the imminent distance. All things considered it is mooted as being one of the most beautiful volcanoes in the world offering up views which literally entice visitors from every corner of the globe. But there is good news for those concerned about wading through tourists whilst trying to catch a slice of natural beauty – And that is Gunung Bromo. Mt Bromo is another volcano just down the road (well, just across the plateau) and it is insanely easy to reach with horses plying the route and 4x4’s making most of the trip. With that in mind, the masses of tourists head to Bromo and very few actually make the effort to reach Kawah Ijen bypassing it for the flatter and warmer shores of Bali and beyond the Nusa Tenggara. People generally make the ascent of Kawah Ijen during the daylight hours, but for those willing to make the ascent in darkness a rare phenomenon awaits them known as blue fire. (More later) and they also get to witness the sunrise and so of course, this was what we needed to do.
        The climb through darkness was steepThe route ahead? Knowing it would be absolute darkness, freezing cold, desolate and sulphuric smoke would fill the landscape we bought a torch, face masks and packed our warm clothes and threw our boots on. Balancing getting onto the summit in time to see the blue fire and witness the sunrise, against getting to the summit too early and then sitting in the freezing cold for hours took some planning, and an element of luck and technology. Kawah Ijen can be reached from either Bondowoso or Banyuwangi with most people claiming Bondowoso being the most convenient, however – We were in Bali and so with Banyuwangi being the port of East Java it was where we began our quest. We left Bali at 6.30pm and arriving into Banyuwangi in Java for 11.30pm, but due to time differences it was at 10.30pm. And, everywhere was closed. Pitch black and nothing opened I spent ages finding someone that could help with transport. Eventually I saw some bloke selling tea from a porch and I asked him if he could help us find transport. He knocked up his father who said he might be able to help, he jumped on his scooter and shot off into the dark returning ten minutes later with a driver and a price of 600,000 IDR. He asked if I minded whether he brought his 7 year old son with us and of course I did not mind, I encourage such things. Reports on the web say the road from Banyuwangi to Kawah Ijen is in state of disrepair and passable only by jeeps. It is not, we did it in a Toyota minivan and arrived about 90 minutes later in darkness, cold and at the foot of the volcano (Paltuding Kawah Ijen) under a stunning starry night sky scarcely illuminated by a half moon.

        The dried lava was dangerous in the dark A golden flicker of sunrise Guides surrounded us, but once I pulled out my torch and face masks and I think they knew we knew what we were doing. I thought we were the only foreigners there, but a couple of girls and a guy came over and asked if a guide was compulsory. I told them it was not and they asked if they could walk with us as they were a bit out of their comfort zone. The guy who we had arranged our driver with was called Edi, and his son was called Yusuf, Edi asked if he minded if he and Yusuf accompanied us and so we all set off at about 1.30am in absolute darkness up to an opening in the trees which was barely noticeable. Despite guide books and web reports claiming you must pay entrance we were not charged going up, or coming back down. The way I dealt with the situation about not arriving too late or too early was to use an app called Endomondo on my phone. It is a GPS based route tracker telling you how far/fast you have travelled, I knew the route was about 3km straight uphill and so this meant I could pace accordingly as well as having water stops/rest stops at sufficient intervals. The route begins slightly steep, and after about 15 minutes becomes very steep, so steep in fact that coming back down was a comedy of falls and slips with Jack (my son) falling some fifteen or so times. The route follows a well-trodden volcanic pathway which twists and turns up for about 2.5km to a rest house (which I think is a sugar refinery) We were walking only by our own torch and there were times we had to take serious precautions as the pathway splits and drops and is at times littered with bare tree roots. It was fun for the kids though, a real adventure in the darkness led by a single white strobe of light. But there was a real element of danger as roots randomly popped up here and there and the path simply falls away into huge ankle breaking holes.

2. Blue fire
       The famed blue fire was amazing high above the clouds By the time we got to the rest house we were dripping in sweat and stops of more than a minute resulted in us quickly getting very cold as the sweat lost its heat. In anticipation of this I had brought us dry T-shirts but I did not want to use them until we hit the summit. The walk was hard, and I don't care what anyone else says, not only is it at altitude and so the air is thinner, but the smoke is thick from the rest house onwards and the pathway was a grinding, merciless climb where every step taken was felt. After 3km we were supposed to be at the crater rim, but silhouetted against the night sky I could see the behemoth ahead distorted by plumes of a dark smoke which made the whole experience ever so surreal. After a few minutes at this level the smoke was overbearing and we donned our face masks and wiped the sting from our eyes. After another 1km of a winding, relatively flat path along the side of the volcano and under sparse greenery and foliage we finally saw the route open up a few metres in front. From here we could see speckles of torches in the distance and so made our way literally toward the light. Still in darkness the ground was as bad as it had been, the ankle breakers had become leg breakers and we formed a close knit line walking at slow pace so to ensure we remained on the level and safe ground. We followed a path to where we could see the odd headlight moving slowly (these were the sulphur miners) and found ourselves at a view point which looked out into complete darkness except for some flickering and dancing of blue flames. It was one of the most bizarre occurrences the kids and I have ever seen and it literally looks like fire dancing around in the dark. My camera struggled to focus through the darkness and so the above photo is the best we got as we peered into the darkness of the crater: The blue flames are actually sulphur in the lake setting on fire and burning, this does not just happen at night, but obviously cannot be seen during the day. You can descend down into the crater and toward the flames for a close up look, but the track is dangerous and has claimed lives. Despite the assurances of a miner willing to mind us down I felt it an irresponsible and unnecessary risk to proceed with children in tow.

        Kawah Ijen Crater at sunrise Skirting the rim of the crater After we had sat in awe (and were so cold we just had to move) I checked my clock and it was 4am, the walk had taken us about 90 minutes, but we had a further 1 km to climb up to the craters highest point. This was the point at which the walk became dangerous and the point at which we walked along the rim of the crater, in darkness we had no way of knowing how far the drop was, or how steep it was. We walked in single file slowly up across the cooled and dried lava and headed what looked like towards the stars. The walk was amazingly exciting as every step we took was in a landscape we could not see, to a backdrop of scenery we had not yet witnessed. But, after some 30 minutes we reached the summit of Kawah Ijen and after checking my compass we planted ourselves facing east and watched in awe and anticipation as the horizon began to glow a fire like golden yellow. Starting at around 5am the landscape slowly and almost cautiously came into view, it was like you imagine the surface of the moon to be like, dusty, dry and devoid of life other than those who had made the effort to witness nature at its absolute best and most exciting. 

3. Sunrise poin
         We shivered and huddled together and we made up half of the people who had made it to the summit to see the sunrise and this only confirmed to me just how much effort we had put in (as we descended we noticed several tourists who had simply not made it in time) After there was sufficient light we snuck a peek over the crater rim and it rocked me to the core and the kids almost in unison vocally extended their awe at what lay before us. No image I had seen did the view justice and I simply don't have the vocabulary to describe what a phenomenally spectacular view it really was. We were completely mesmerised by not just the view, but the landscape in which we could now see. It is lunar-esque, baron and like nowhere else on earth outside of a volcanic region. And as we made the walk back across the rim I told the kids how proud of them I really was. We had been up for over 36 hours, had travelled some seven hours and walked all night up a mountainous volcano that is extremely steep for 90% of the way, we had done it wearing face masks and in darkness led only by a torchlight and a bit of hope. We had made the effort to summit Kawah Ijen and it had rewarded us in a way which I can’t imagine could ever be beaten. We had felt every step of the climb, had transversed a crater in which a wrong footing could've resulted in serious consequences and through my pride of the kids I wondered if I had perhaps gone too far this time. But it was difficult to balance risk with what filled our minds and the kids were really in their element, Jack was skidding in the dusty lava and every now and again Abi would do a fake fall which she swears was not fake.

         The strongest sulphuric lake on earth The descent was in the light As we made the descent it became apparent just how high we were as the clouds lay thousands of feet beneath us. We looked in amazement at what had previously been nothing but blackness set to a stench of sulphur, we were faced with a vast volcanic range that lead all the way to the East tip of Java. A sea populated with ancient boats all plying the trade between Indonesia’s archipelagos – Clueless that we watched them in a state of euphoria some 10,000ft above them peering through the clouds beneath us. In retrospect the ascent and descent would be near impossible if it was muddy, it is simply at too steep a gradient and would be extremely difficult to climb. If you did somehow manage to make the climb then you risk serious injury on the descent as in the dry season it was a seriously slow and cautious descent. In mud you would have your work cut out. As I now think about what is a beautiful memory I reflect on just what we accomplished, I think about how every step I take is two steps to Jack (my 6 year old son) and yet he persisted through the darkness clinging to his inhaler for the first time of the entire year. I think about how my timid little 8 year old girl looked at me reassuringly as she followed my every footstep around the rim and I feel absolute pride that she continues to do something every day which scares her. And then I think to Charlie (my 11 year old son) who throughout not just the climb, but the entire summer has been an absolute workhorse. He carried around 5 litres of water and plenty of food and clothes up that volcano. Every step he took was against gravity and with a bag so heavy most adults I know would have given up. Yet with a cheeky smile and a will to succeed to he pushed himself past his bodies own abilities. Every one of us involved in ascending Kwah Ijen put in nothing short of maximum effort and as we descended back down the volcano I saw many tourists heading up in daylight looking at the kids and wondering how on earth their tiny legs had defied what even they felt was impossible. Kawah Ijen rewarded our efforts with the most spectacular sunrise we have ever witnessed, draped across the most amazing view we have ever seen and contributed to one of the most amazing nights of our lives.

Expences cost :

Open trip  : IDR 275,000/person
Private.     : IDR 950,000 ( 2 pack)

What's include
# Transport car, gas mask, ticket and local guide #

4. Ligtening of sun

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       Page issues cemorolawang is very small hamlet north, east mount bromo,indonesia with altitude is 2,217 meters above see level, anministratively this hamlet is part of gadisari village, sukapura,probolinggo regency, there is point of view to see mount batok and mount bromo, it is principaly for early morning climbs to mount bromo, active volcano stands in the middle of land see,many visitors approach the mountain from surabaya is about three hours, come from bali, and others drive. IJEN and BROMO tour, of the most majestic volcanic landscapes in the Indonesian Ring of Fires; Ijen crater and Mount Bromo. Be mesmerised by the electric blue flames of Ijen which can only be seen in the wee hours. Savour the beauty of the turquoise coloured acidic lake and witness the indomitable spirit of the miners as they battle the treacherous terrain to haul heavy loads of mined sulphur to make a living. Hop on a 4WD to catch the rising sun casting its first rays over the surreal landscape of Tigger Caldera. The fuming Mount Bromo rising from the flat volcanic sand bed of the gigantic caldera will be a sight to behold. The top of Mount Bromo can be reached via 253 concrete steps making it one of the most accessible active volcanos in the world. End the trip with a visit to Surabaya, home to many of the nation’s fiercest independence fighters and thus known to locals as Kota Pahlawan (City of Heroes).


Itenerary, Roundown Tour


Day 01
     SINGAPORE – SURABAYA – BANYUWANGI/BONDOWOSO >Fly directly from Singapore Changi Airport to Juanda International Airport in Surabaya. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by our local representative who will send you to your hotel in Banyuwangi/Bondowoso. (approx. 8 hrs) Overnight: Hotel/Resort in Banyuwangi/Bondowoso

Day 02 
      BANYUWANGI/BONDOWOSO – IJEN CRATER – CEMORO LAWANG You will be given an early morning wakeup call at around 330am-4am to prepare for the Ijen night hike. A short drive (approx. 45 min) will bring you to the trail head at the Ijen ranger post, where you will start the trek to the Ijen crater (approx. 1- 1.5 hrs). At the crater rim, you will be rewarded by an amazing view of the gigantic crater and the 200 meter deep turquoise sulfuric crater lake. You will also be able to witness how some of the world’s toughest workers battle the toxic fumes and treacherous terrain to haul 70kg sacks brimming with sulphur deposit to make a living. After enjoying the sunrise view at the crater, you will then make your way to the Lumbang Village to catch a view of the 200m cascading Madakaripura Waterfalls – the second highest in Indonesia. Proceed on to your hotel in Cemoro Lawang to rest and relax. (approx. 4 hrs) * It is possible to hike down the Ijen crater to have a closer view of the blue flame, but you would have to set off earlier (at 1am) from the hotel. Arrange with your tour guide the night before if you would like to hike down the crater. Overnight: Hotel/Resort in Cemoro Lawang                                                                                          Cemoro Lawang Village

Day 03 
     CEMORO LAWANG – MOUNT BROMO – SURABAYA You will be given an early morning wakeup call at around 330 am to prepare for Mount Bromo sunrise hike. An exciting ride on the 4WD will bring you to the neighbouring peak of Gunung Penanjakan (2770m) at the edge of the Tengger crater rim to witness the beautiful sunrise views over the Bromo landscape. Rising from the flat volcanic sand bed of the caldera is the dormant core of Mount Batok (2440m) and the active volcano of Mount Bromo (2329m). Further south beyond the crater wall lies mighty Gunung Semeru (3676m) – the highest and most active volcano in Java. After enjoying the sunrise, you will then continue the exciting ride on the 4WD over the Laotian Pasir (Sand Sea) to Poten – a Tenggerese Hindu temple beside Mount Bromo. From Poten, you can choose to take a 3km hike or a pony ride to get to the base of Mount Bromo, where you will be rewarded with the close- up views of the Crater Rim after ascending a steep flight of 253 steps. Return to your lodge for breakfast. Continue the journey to Surabaya city (approx.4 hrs) and check in to your hotel for a short rest. Pay a visit to the House of Sampoerna, a top historical site in Surayaba which was built by the Dutch in 1862. The building houses a museum, an art gallery, a cafe as well as souvenir shops. Go on a food adventure with the many restaurants available in Surabaya not forgetting to sample rujak cingur, a local salad with tapioca-peanut sauce and cingur (slices of cooked cow nose) and sate kelopo (satay with coconut sauce). Overnight: Hotel in Surabaya
                                                                                         Guiding at Mount of Bromo


Day 04
      SURABAYA – SINGAPORE After enjoying your breakfast in the hotel, you will be transferred to the Juanda International Airport for your flight back to Singapore Package includes: All local land transfers including airport transfers All accommodations All accommodations’ breakfasts English speaking guide for the whole trip (driver is separate person) Entrance fees to Ijen National Park, Bromo National Park and Madakaripura Waterfalls 4WD for Mount Bromo Package excludes: Return international air tickets Travel insurance Indonesian VISA (ASEAN citizens are VISA-free up to 30 days) All meals except breakfasts Horse ride at Mount Bromo Ijen guide for optional hike down the crater** Tips for guides All expenses of a personal nature **It is possible to hike down the Ijen crater to have a closer view of the blue flame, but you would have to set off earlier (at 1am) from the hotel. Arrange with your tour guide the night before if you would like to hike down the crater. FAQ Need more information on Ijen Crater and Mount Bromo? Read through our Ijen Crater frequently asked questions (FAQ) and Mt Bromo FAQ and get them answered! OPTIONAL PROGRAM We can also customise an itinerary to suit your interest. Other itineraries for your consideration are as follows:
3D2N Mount Bromo & Surabaya 4D3N


Budgeting cost of tour to ijen - bromo


Open Trip :

 IDR 1,350,000/person ( 3 person )                

 IDR 1,500,000/person ( 4 person ) 

Private.     :

 IDR 3,850,000 ( 2 pack )


What's included :


* Transpor car to pick up at train station, fery port ketapang, banyuwangi air port, bus station and some hotel of banyuwangi. 
 * Ticket entrance Ijen and Bromo
 * Climbing equietment mount of ijen
 * Jeeb transport to mount of bromo
 * Hotel at bromo for one night
 * Local guide  


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