DAY 1: SURABAYA – HOTEL/HOMESTAY IN BANYUWANGI
We will start to drive from Surabaya to Ijen Crater area and we are highly recommending to depart in the morning from Surabaya, because the journey will take ±8 hours’ drive to your hotel in Banyuwangi. But during the driving, you will pass some rural landscapes, rice fields, beach, and hills. You will be escorted to Pasir Putih beach for your lunch break. Upon your arrival in Banyuwangi, you will stay at the Homestay or Hotel here before you do Ijen blue fire at 1:00 AM.
NOTE: IF YOU DON’T WANT TO TAKE 8 HOURS DRIVE, WE RECOMMEND TO TAKE A SHORT FLIGHT FROM SURABAYA TO BANYUWANGI, THEN WE CAN PICK YOU UP IN BANYUWANGI AIRPORT.
DAY 2: IJEN BLUE FIRE TOUR – BALI
Ijen blue fire tour will start at 1.00 from your hotel in Banyuwangi, you are requested to wear trekking shoes for your safety hike. The journey will take about an hour from your hotel to Paltuding (1850 m). Paltuding is parking point or starting point before you hike Ijen Crater (2386m). The trekking will take about ±2 hours until the blue fire point, it depends on your pace and condition. At least, you should be at the peak of Ijen Crater at 4.15 AM if you don’t want to miss the blue fire. The blue fire always appears every night and it will be gone when the sun rises at 5.20 AM. After enjoying the blue fire, you should go back to the top of Ijen Crater, from the top you will see the view of the turquoise lake. It will be nice when the sun shines onto the lake. Ijen crater has the biggest sulfuric lake in Indonesia, and it’s one of the biggest sulfuric lakes in the world with the acidity below 0. The acidity of the lake is around 0,5 ph.
Besides the picturesque landscape, you will be amazed at the sulfur miners or workers here; they can carry the block of sulfur up to 90kg from sulfur mining point to the top of Ijen Crater. They only get paid IDR 80,000, it depends on how many kgs of sulfur they can carry because per kg is only IDR 1,000. If you have biscuit or candy, you can give it to them after you take a photo of them. Then we will back down to Paltuding and go back to your hotel for having a breakfast and prepare your stuff before you continue your trip to Bali. Around 11.30 AM, we will drive from your hotel to Ketapang Ferry Port, it takes about 5 minutes’ drive, then you will be required to take a ferry to Gilimanuk Ferry Port (Bali side). The ferry will sail about an hour. Upon your arrival in Gilimanuk Ferry Port, you will be escorted to Bali area.
PRICE IS IN IDR AND INCLUDES:
- Pick up service from Surabaya & transfer out to Bali
- 1 Night stay in Ijen Crater area with a breakfast
- Land transportation with driver and fuel during the trip
- Mineral water and English speaking guide
- Gas mask for Ijen Blue Fire Tour
- Cost for parking during the trip
- Cost for ferry from Java to Bali
Entrance tickets in Ijen Crater
- Extra tour in Jagir Waterfall
- Travel insurance
- Bar, laundry, phone calls, and the internet
- Cost for lunch & Dinner during the trip
- Tipping & other personal costs
INFORMATIONS OF THE TOUR IS BELOW;
THE LENGTH OF THE JOURNEY FROM GILIMANUK HARBOR:
- Gilimanuk ferry port to ubud, kuta, sanur, jimbaran, denpasar area (±5 hours’ drive)
- Lovina (±2 hours’ drive)
- Pemuteran (30 minutes)
THE THINGS THAT YOU SHOULD BRING DURING THIS TOUR:
- Proper shoes for trekking
- Warm clothes (jacket, sweater trouser)
- Rain coat
- Copy of your id card (passport)
THE TEMPERATURE IN IJEN CRATER:
The temperature in Ijen Crater is depending on the wind as well, when there is no wind on the top, it will be around 15-10 degrees Celsius but when it’s windy, it will be around 10-5 degrees Celsius.