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Ijen Crater

Banyuwangi, Indonesia
856 488 348 97
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Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in Banyuwangi
Type: Geologic Formations
Traveler Description: This is the first and main atraction you may not miss when visiting Banyuwangi, There are only two volcanoes in the world that emit blue flame - this... more »
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Groningen, The Netherlands
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

I can not say how it compares to Bromo as I did not visit Bromo myself, but I heard from a lot of other travellers they prefer Ijen over Bromo. As Ijen requires a reasonable hike to get to the top, there are much less tourists visiting it. This provides a much more raw and true adventurous experience. There will... More

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Superb attraction and view. When you're on top of the crater looks like you're not on the Earth. Prepare camera with good zoom to see what's going "downstairs" unless you are ready to come down where sulfur is collected. One mad guy tried to go down quickly, he slipped and hit my wife, luckily they both not rattle down.

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Banyuwangi, Indonesia
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Ijen crater is an amazing place and wonderfull on East Java. Located in Banyuwangi Regency, you only need around 75 minutes to reach this hotel from the Banyuwangi City. I just wanna give some advise, because i think its necessary when i see lot of tourist try to entering the crater. Lot of tourist doesnt know about the smoke of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We went to the Ijen with a tour which we booked in Jogja. We also wanted to see the blue fire and so our trip started at 1am (!!!!). After the exhausting climb to the top of the crater, we started to climb down to the bank of the crater lake. The blue fire was great to see, but afterwards... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I set off from Anugerah Hotel in Bondowoso at 11pm and reached the foot of Ijen at about 1am. After that it is an easy climb of about 2 hours to the crater. The entry fee is 150,000 (plus another 5,000 or so along the way towards Sempol) on a weekend and the whole place is overcrowded with local and... More

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9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

If you chase for the sunrise, you should start climbing from 2am. It took 4 hours to get to the top. If you want to see "blue fire", get down to the crater where local mine sulfur. Only for people with great stamina.

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

On the way to Bali take the time to stop by Bromo and IJen, Walk at night all the way up and than all the way down to the blue light! Its worth it. Take sport shoes, a jacket a pullover and jeans. It can be cold at night. You should be able to walk 4 hrs without troubles, than... More

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

So, effective from August 1st, 2014, the entrance tickets for Ijen is raised (for more than 10 times over the weekend).. I saw many tourist are questioning this (and even haggling) when they bought the ticket, because all they know is the IDR 15.000,- for the entrance price.. This is actually a last minute announcement.. We (travel agents) got the... More

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Cardedeu, Spain
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Climbed the Ijen August and this was a very nice trip and nice. Really is one of the best places to visit in Java. The problem was then, once we had returned to the hotel, our moto-taxi driver with the complicity of the Baru's Hotel receptionist deceived us. Although we had agreed to pay 150,000 RPS person to climb into... More

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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Since I am a beach lover and im afraid of height, I already thought that hiking to this crater won't be easy. This thought cross my mind when I trekking on this mountain, "what the hell im doing".. The track was very difficult for me, especially when it comes to the sandy climbing road. I was really exhausted especially 1... More

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