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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Probably this is one of the best crater in the world! No doubt on it. Its scenery has a spectacular and breathtaking views. Just make sure to visit Ijen Crater, East Java when you are in Indonesia. You can travel to Ijen from Surabaya for about 6 hours overland. And from Denpasar about 8 hours overland and sea. If you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I hike this crater 5 times from 2005,last hike was August 2013,took a jeep from banyuwangi start at 3.30 am ,about 2 hours drive to car park,I did 1,5 hours to reach the rim, it is not hard hike but not easy, beautiful views, I didn't go down to the crater look dangerous without local guide, I am sure will... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Left Banyuwangi at 1am and arrived at 2am and got up. The first part is good walking but then it got really steep! I wanted to go back to the parking area after 1hour but my guide really wanted to go up with me. I tried to walk again but after 1.5 hour i was just halfway and couldnt walk... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

After Bromo this vulcano is ok but not that special. The blue fire is nice but the sulfur smell is awefull and the trek down the crater can be dangerous. A lot of tour operators try to scam you by selling expensive tours and ask extra for the entry fee. A normal entrance fee is 15.000 rp and 30.000 rp... More

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I visit Ijen early May2014 Before reach there for 2 week official warning it reaction and have more poinsoning. Serious on secure mark but Am i still lucky it reduce. Before to visit Ijen you to fit and firm your body Coz have to hike 3kms up hill it take time about 1.30hrs for me. But Younger can take less.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

I planned the Ijen volcano as my first stop in Java coming from Bali. I arrived at midnight in Banyuwangi and got off the bus at ketanpang indah hotel. The receptionist found me a cheap place to stay for 100 k rp incl breakfast. I was lucky that a couple which stayed at the same place organised a driver for... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

I reached the spot of blue flame around 4.55am, only saw the blue flame for 5 minutes. Couldn't capture the flame nicely. After a long trekking, thought I must have great pics of this crater....so I decided to wait until the fog that covered the lake went away....almost all of the tourists had returned back to the top after the... More

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

we did the night walk to see the blue flame. wow that is a must see and do. and then we did sunrise watch and had a great view on ijen crater

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This amazing attraction is being used to massivly rip off tourists, so be careful. Don't believe what they tell you. Nevertheless the blue fire of the Ijen in the night is one of the most amazing things we have ever seen, so worth going there despite all the troubles. Here some Info: There are two possibilities to get there, either... More

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Seminyak, Indonesia
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The view of Ijen crater is worth the long climbing. The crater is still pristine and locals are taking sulfurs from the crater. There are cabins down the mountain, it's very cold at night but you can see stars as the sky is clear up there. Recommended for hiking and camping.

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