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Mount Ijen Volcanic Crater Overnight Trip from Bali

1. Mount Ijen Volcanic Crater Overnight Trip from Bali

Benefit from pick-up from your hotel in Bali, and then travel to the westernmost tip to catch the ferry to Java from Gilimanuk. Upon arrival at Ketapang port in Banyuwangi, travel by 4WD vehicle to the village of Licin and drive through a rainforest of giant ferns and trees on the slopes of Mount Ijen.  From there, you will enjoy the stunning blue fire, burning Sulfur that spews blue light in the dark. When the sunrises, resting on the edge of the crater at an altitude of 2386 meters and enjoy the best panorama of the world’s largest acidic lake with its magnificent turquoise colored water. Get a panoramic view of the sulfur lake and surrounding landscape in the first light of day. Then, return to the base of the mountain to enjoy breakfast at a local restaurant before the drive back to the Bali.

Yogyakarta: 3-Day Bromo & Ijen Volcano Trip with Lodging

2. Yogyakarta: 3-Day Bromo & Ijen Volcano Trip with Lodging

Explore the island of Java by visiting the famous volcanoes on the island of Java, Bromo and Ijen. Depart from Yogyakarta by private mini van/van, accompanied by an experienced English-speaking tour manager. And explore Mount Bromo using a 4x4 vehicle to see the sunrise, and climb the crater rim. Then head to Ijen to see the famous blue fire. And watch the sunrise from the crater rim with a charming turquoise lake. The tour will end at Ketapang Ferry Terminal, Banyuwangi, and you can continue your journey to Bali. Day 1 You will be picked up and heading directly to your accommodation in Bromo. Day 2 Picked up by a 4x4 vehicle and head to the sunrise point, enjoy the sunrise and head to sand area for a photo session with the background of the Widodaren hill, then hiking to bromo begins towards the crater rim. Then return back to accommodation for breakfast and continue the journey to Ijen. Day 3 Hiking to ijen starts at 2 am, and hiking for 2 hours to the blue fire point. Then back to the crater rim to see the sunrise. then back to starting point and continue driving to get to the ferry terminal. You will be at Ferry terminal at 9am apprx.

Banyuwangi: Group Tour Ijen Blue Fire with Driver and Guide

3. Banyuwangi: Group Tour Ijen Blue Fire with Driver and Guide

Embark on an overnight adventure to witness the Kawah Ijen volcano. Encounter the famous blue flame and sulfuric lake in the company of your guide as you hike the breathtaking natural sight. Be picked up at your hotel after midnight, and hop in the vehicle as you travel towards the volcano. Get ready to see the sun rise over Kawah Ijen once you arrive. Hike the volcano, including descending to the rim to see its famous blue flame. Marvel at the sulfuric lake as you immerse yourself in the atmospheric natural sight.

From Yogyakarta: Mount Bromo and Ijen Crater 3-Day Tour

4. From Yogyakarta: Mount Bromo and Ijen Crater 3-Day Tour

Day 1 Start your adventure with pickup from your accommodation in Yogyakarta in the morning and travel to Mount Bromo. Enjoy beautiful landscapes along the way while your friendly driver negotiates the notorious Indonesian traffic. Once you’ve settled into your accommodation in Bromo, enjoy some free time to explore the area and prepare for the sunrise tomorrow. Day 2 Rise early to get ready for a truly unforgettable experience as you witness the magical sunrise views of Mount Bromo, the most popular volcano in Indonesia. After exploring Mount Bromo, head back to the hotel to enjoy the breakfast before traveling to Bondowoso City, where your accommodation for the Ijen Crater tour is located. Day 3 Today, your tour starts in the middle of the night as you head to the Ijen Crater. Hike up to the top of the Ijen Crater on a 90 to 120-minute hike. From the crater’s rim, be greeted by the breathtaking views overlooking the surrounding scenery. On a lucky day, you can witness the fascinating blue flames rise up from inside the crater. After exploring Ijen, you can opt to be dropped off at Ketapang Harbor, Banyuwangi or to your accommodation in Bali Island.

3-Day Excursion to Mount Bromo and Ijen Crater from Bali

5. 3-Day Excursion to Mount Bromo and Ijen Crater from Bali

Spend 3 days exploring the volcanic landscapes of East Java. Take in a spectacular sunrise and panoramic views from the peak of Mount Bromo. Marvel at the blue flames on a descent into the Ijen crater. Detailed Itinerary Day 1: Bali–Gilimanuk Harbour–Mt. Bromo From western Bali travel by ferry to the eastern tip of Java. Drive to the Mount Bromo area, with a lunch stop along the way. On arrival, check in at the hotel. Day 2: Mt. Bromo–Banyuwangi (Ijen Crater) Very early in the morning, head to the rim of the Tengger caldera. Marvel at the panoramic views at sunrise with the active Mount Semeru volcano in the background. Continue to Mount Bromo. Take a short walk and climb the 240 stairs to the peak. After breakfast back at the hotel, drive to Banyuwangi, with a lunch break en route. Check in at the hotel. Day 3: See the panoramic Ijen Crater–Bali Just after midnight see the panoramic of Ijen creater. Stop at the miner’s shack for a short rest and head back to the hotel for breakfast before the return trip to Bali.

From Banyuwangi: Day Trip to Ijen Volcano with Guided Trek

6. From Banyuwangi: Day Trip to Ijen Volcano with Guided Trek

Discover the mesmerizing Ijen Crater on this thrilling tour that takes you on an adventure to witness the stunning blue flames at night. Our tour offers pickup and drop-off options from Banyuwangi Train Station, Ferry Terminal, or Hotel, making it convenient and hassle-free for you. As you trek up to the crater, you'll be greeted by the breathtaking turquoise acid lake, the largest acidic crater lake in the world. And at night, witness the mesmerizing blue flames that can be seen at the base of the crater, created by the combustion of sulfuric gases that emerge from the vents. This rare natural phenomenon is an unforgettable experience that you won't want to miss. The tour also includes a chance to watch the stunning sunrise views from the top of the crater, a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will leave you in awe. Our experienced guides will ensure your safety and provide you with all the necessary information about the area's unique flora and fauna. You'll also get to learn about the local culture and traditions of the area. After exploring the Ijen Crater, sit back and relax as we take you back to your hotel, ferry terminal, or train station. Enjoy the scenic journey back to Banyuwangi and take in the stunning views of the surrounding landscapes.

Private Transport (Car or Van) Charter with Guide

7. Private Transport (Car or Van) Charter with Guide

Embark on a seamless and unforgettable journey with our premier car and van charter services, expertly designed to enhance your travel experience. Whether you're exploring a new city or venturing into the picturesque countryside, our fleet of comfortable and well-maintained vehicles, accompanied by knowledgeable guides, ensures a smooth and enriching tour. Our skilled guides are not just drivers but passionate storytellers, ready to unveil the hidden gems and historical narratives of each destination. From iconic landmarks to hidden treasures off the beaten path, our guides bring the culture and history of the region to life, creating a personalized and immersive adventure for you and your fellow travelers. Experience the convenience of a private charter, allowing you to set your own pace and itinerary. Whether it's a family vacation, corporate outing, or a special event, our fleet caters to diverse needs, ensuring a tailor-made experience for every occasion. Enjoy the comfort of spacious and well-equipped vehicles, providing a relaxing environment for you to soak in the sights. With our commitment to safety, reliability, and personalized service, your journey becomes more than just a ride – it becomes a memorable exploration guided by the expertise of our dedicated team. Choose our car and van charter with guide services for a seamless blend of comfort, convenience, and curated knowledge, making your travel moments truly extraordinary.

From Surabaya: Mt. Bromo, Ijen, and Tumpak Sewu 3-Day Tour

8. From Surabaya: Mt. Bromo, Ijen, and Tumpak Sewu 3-Day Tour

Discover highlights like the Tumpak Sewu Waterfall, Mount Bromo, and the Ijen Crater on this 3-day trip from Surabaya. Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay in Bromo and Bondowoso. Choose from tour options with drop-off at your accommodation in Banyuwangi, Bali, or Surabaya.  Day 1:  After early morning pickup in Surabaya, travel in a climate-controlled car to Tumpak Sewu Waterfall. Explore this tiered waterfall surrounded by lush jungle and go around the corner to visit the Tetes Cave.  Take in beautiful landscapes on the drive to your accommodation in Mount Bromo. Settle in to your accommodation in the late afternoon and have some free time to rest or explore the local area.  Day 2:  Rise early to get ready for a truly unforgettable experience: watching the magical sunrise over Mount Bromo, the most popular volcano in Indonesia. Take the time to see the highlights of Mount Bromo before heading back to the hotel for breakfast.  Kick back and take in the scenery on your way to check-in to your accommodation in Bondowoso. Enjoy free time to rest and relax before your the last day of your trip.  Day 3:  Start your tour to the Ijen Crater in the middle of the night. Hike up to the top of the Ijen Crater to witness the blue flames rise up from inside the crater. After exploring the crater, you can opt to be dropped off in Banyuwangi, Bali, or Surabaya. 

From Bali: Bromo, Ijen, & Tumpak Sewu Waterfall 3-Day Tour

9. From Bali: Bromo, Ijen, & Tumpak Sewu Waterfall 3-Day Tour

Discover the highlights of Java Island like; Mount Bromo, Ijen Crater, and Tumpak Sewu Waterfall on this 3-day trip from Bali. Itinerary: Begin with pick up from your accommodation anywhere in Bali at night, then travel in air-conditioned car to Ketapang Port in Banyuwangi, Java. Day 1 Once you have arrived at Ketapang Port in Banyuwangi, Java, then your first day of your adventure is begin. From Ketapang Port, travel to Ijen Volcano, then hike up to the top of the Ijen Volcano and witness the magical views from there. After exploring the Ijen, continue your adventure with travel to Mount Bromo. Settle in to your accommodation there, and have some free time to rest or explore the local area. Day 2: Rise early on this second day to get ready for a truly unforgettable experience, watching the magical sunrise over Mount Bromo, the most popular volcano in Indonesia. After exploring Mount Bromo, travel to Tumpak Sewu Waterfall, settle in to your accommodation and have some rest. Day 3: On this final day, start your trip after you have your breakfast at your accommodation. Explore this stunning waterfall of Tumpak Sewu, marvel at this tiered waterfall surrounded by lush jungle and go around the corner to visit the Tetes Cave. Once your tour at Tumpak Sewu Waterfall is finished, you can opt to be dropped off back in Bali, or Surabaya.

From Banyuwangi: Kawah Ijen Blue Flame Tour

10. From Banyuwangi: Kawah Ijen Blue Flame Tour

What To Expect Kawah Ijen Blue Fire A Natural sulfur combustion process in a large amount occurred on the crater bottom made a big blue lava. It is only be seen at night, sometimes it is hard to be seen when the weather is windy and foggy. Rainy season could be more challenging to do the ijen hike. Sulfur Mining Activities You could see the sulfur mining activities at the bottom crater, look how sulfur traditionally mine. Meet "Maybe" the strongest men in the world, men who carry 100 Kg of sulfur rocks on their shoulder up and down the volcano. Sunrise Sight Seeing Mostly the sunrise could be seen in dry season between May - September, it is hard to see the it on Rainy Season as it will be cloudy. Default Meeting point is In Banyuwangi Area, we can pick up guest from your hotel in Banyuwangi. Pick up time 00.05 AM (Time pick up could be changed depend on location, contact us for further information). Drop off point back to Banyuwangi Area at 9.00 AM

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4.8 / 5

based on 170 reviews

Fantastic experience, the volcano is spectacular, the route down is the same, the lake and the flame leave you speechless. The guide is helpful and very kind. Now the sore points. From Legian to the port it takes 3/4 hours, but if there is a tourist from Ubud, the driver passes through the east and north, where the roads are narrower and more convoluted, and has to rush to get to the midnight ferry in time . 5 hours of overtaking, accelerating, braking, ups and downs, hairpin bends etc... So be prepared for all this because the excursion is truly unique and worth doing. Indonesian breakfast at the foot of the volcano and lunch (you pay for it) on a coffee plantation in Canggu, delicious. 🤟🏻

Great tour that we recommend to everyone! We met other travelers who organized the tour themselves using trains and Grab/Uber, but the journey was significantly longer and less comfortable. In high season Bromo and Ijen are well visited and when we visited in October there were probably far fewer other tourists, but there were still enough for us. You have to be prepared for little sleep and long journeys. Our driver answered every question openly and in detail, so the tour was very entertaining. You should also pay attention to the altitude of over 2000 meters, as the air has become quite thin.

What an incredible experience. Never have I done anything like this. Our guide, Made-Cheng was great company, considerate, chill and funny. Felt safe and looked after us the whole journey. It felt like we were going on an expedition. Totally satisfied and feelings of achievement after each hike :) Thank you.

They should let you know that it’s straight up the mountain for 1.87 miles at 2am. Must have cash if want to use trolley or need to. Felt for many of the older people who had no idea the effort needed. It was tough on the young ones. Many didn’t make it down into the crater even those in good shape.

The tour was very time intensive but it was worth it. Made Cheng (our guide) was very kind and friendly all the time. The sunrise during the rainy season is unfortunately only a few seconds stunning. Mount Ijen was definitely the highlight of the tour.