Well, how we can go there starting from Bali?
Our team will pick up you from Denpasar Airport, Kuta, Ubud, Sanur, or wherever to pick up the place that you choose by the AC vehicles for bringing you to the most western part of Bali, Gilimanuk harbour.
And the next route, we’ll bring you to go to Banyuwangi city (The Sunrise of Java) by the ferry ship. It will take 1 hour to reach Ketapang Harbor. When you will arrive in Banyuwangi, the times are change to one hour slower. Not WITA (Middle Indonesian Time) but using WIB (Western Indonesian Time).
Finally, you’ve arrived in Banyuwangi. Welcome to Banyuwangi city, the easternmost part of Java Island. From there, at around 12.00 am we’ll bring you goes to Paltuding Rest Area (it will take 1-1,5 hours).
During the trip, you‘ll be spoiled by the various kinds of wonderful places. Such as the green area of the rice fields, the wonderful new place, and the humble kindest face of the people of Banyuwangi, also cool air in the countryside.
From Paltuding Area, at around 1:30 am, you’ll start hiking to Ijen Mountain. It will take 1 hour. The track of Ijen Mountain followed by the sloping track and uphill, for a little bit. The path is pretty well maintained in good condition and other views of rounding volcanoes and luxurious vegetation will accompany your journey.
From the crater rim (the top of Ijen Mountain) you should be using the gas mask so that you’ll not have taken out short of breath. And then we’ll bring you to go down to see the blue fire right on the edge of the acidic lake (temperature of the lake: +- 40 degrees Celcius; Ph: 0,5; max depth: +- 200 m).
Hike go to down (+- 45mins, the rocky tracking).
The blue fire is ignited with sulphuric gas, which is emerging from cracks at temperatures up to 600 degrees Celcius (1,112 degrees Fahrenheit). Those gases are directly originated from the magmatic chamber under the volcano.
The flames could be up to 5 meters high; some of the gas condenses to liquid and is still ignited. It is the largest blue flame area in the world and one of the purest sulfur mines. Escaping volcanic gases are channelled through a network of ceramic pipes, resulting in the condensation of molten sulfur.
The sulfur which is deep red in colour when molten, pours slowly from the ends of these pipes and pools on the ground, turning bright yellow as it cools. The miners break the cooled material into large pieces and carry it away in baskets. Miners carry loads ranging from 75 kilograms to 90 kilograms, up 300 meters to the crater rim, with a gradient of 45 to 60 degrees and Most miners make this journey twice a day (resources by Wikipedia).
After enjoying the gorgeous blue fire, it’s time to saw the wonderful sunrise ever in East Java.
Okay, it’s time to go back home. It will take about 45 mins-1 hour. It faster than when we go hiking. Please more carefully, cause sometimes we’ll meet on slippery sandy roads. Well, our driver will pick up you in Paltuding Ijen for breakfast.
After breakfast, we’ll continue on our journey to Ketapang Harbor to cross to Bali (with Ferry ship; +-1h). the ship will take you back to reach Denpasar city and wherever your drop-off place (4-5 hours). Keep in mind that Bali is H+1 compared to Java time). You will get Arrived at your final destination at 3-4 pm.
|06.00||: pick up service|
|06.00-11.00 pm||: drive to Gilmanuk harbour|
|11.00-12.00 am||: go to java by ferry|
|12.00-01.00 am||: drive to Ijen parking area|
|01.00-02.30 am||: hiking to Ijen crater rim|
|02.30-03.00 am||: down the crater for blue fire|
|03.00-04.00 am||: experience the blue fires|
|04.00-05.00 am||: back to the crater rim|
|05.00-06.00 am||: enjoy the view over the acidic lake and sunrise|
|06.00-07.00 am||: back to the parking area|
|07.00-08.00 am||: breakfast|
|08.00-04.00 pm||: back to Bali ( Ubud )|
|4.00 pm||: finish the program|
We already have the price list of the package :
- 1 pax: IDR. 3.000.000
- 2 pax: IDR. 1.687.000/pax
- 3 pax: IDR. 1.343.000/pax
- 4 pax: IDR. 1.253.000/pax
- 5 pax: IDR. 1.224.000/pax
- 6 pax: IDR. 1.200.000/pax
- 7 pax: IDR. 1.142.000/pax
- 8 pax: IDR. 1.020.000/pax
- 9 pax: IDR. 933.000/pax
- 10 pax: IDR. 848.000/pax
- Transportation from Bali to Java
- Entrance fee
- Trekking guide
- Gas mask
- Lunch and dinner
- Tipping guide and driver