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Address: Banyuwangi 68454, Indonesia
Description: The Ijen volcano is one of several volcanoes contained within the Ijen...
The Ijen volcano is one of several volcanoes contained within the Ijen volcanic complex in Eastern Java, across the strait from Bali. Within the volcano's crater is a tourquoise-blue lake recognized as perhaps the most highly-acidic lake in the world. Within the Ijen caldera are numerous active vents spewing noxious sulfur fumes. Blue flames emanate from these vents when the sulphiric gases ignite, also known as the Blue Fire phenomenon. It is a 2-hour hike from the base to the peak of the volcano. Gas masks are necessary for the descent into the crater, due to the sulphuric fumes.
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2-Day Private Bali Tour: Kawah Ijen Adventure from Denpasar

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Amazing experience, a must do.

We started at Kubu Kusuma in Lovina after a 2 hour trip to Gilli Manuk we got the ferry to Banyuwangi East Java. There we were meet by our driver in his orange 4x4. He supplied... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We started at Kubu Kusuma in Lovina after a 2 hour trip to Gilli Manuk we got the ferry to Banyuwangi East Java. There we were meet by our driver in his orange 4x4. He supplied head torches and breathing masks. Once at the parking area you have to pay rp150,000 for foreigners and rp15,000 locals to enter the national... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

A must for the scenery. we went up early morning to see the blue flames but got there near day light as we were slow getting up there so missed this. Worth the effort to see but hard work going up and even worse comming down if you dont have correct footware as can be a bit slippy on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

My hubby and I have just done ijen crater in the last couple of days and just wanted to add a review from 2 overweight and the no exercise prospective. We arrived at 5am when it was still dark and on reading about the climb felt quite daunted. The path is a dirt track up a 1 in 3 steepness... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We had a booked a private tour that included Mt Ijen - we set off from our hotel about 1:30am, so that we could see the blue fire - unfortunately because of poisonous gases that build upo in the crater lake, the Park didn't open until about 4am - so by the time we reached the top it was daylight... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This is a "must do" in Java ! Take care ! The ascension is difficult ! They said it was 3km, my pedometer said 4.5km ! So its not 6km way and back its 9km ! But the sight is magic, you begin it (well with our tour) around 6am so you see the sunrise in the valley, really nice... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Did the blue flame tour, left my place of accommodation in Sempol at 1:30AM. The hike up was a really new experience for me, seeing that I don't exercise on a regular basis. It was honestly extremely tiring but once you're up there the pain/fatigue literally fades away when you realize right in front of you lies the blue flames... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Amazing blue flame, and you can see the green lake. You must try but becareful, because the smoke dangerous.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Probably one of the best places I visited on Earth, Kawah Ijen is a must see place to see in our lifetime. The hike to the crater can really be challenging, but all of it is worth it when you reach the top and get down again to the crater and see the blue flames and the green lake. Great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

You can only find the "blue fire" in two places in the world. Ijen Crater is one of it. To reach the top of the mount, you have to walk for 2 hours and go down to the crater for about 15 minutes on rocky cliff. So please be careful. The entrance gate is called "Paltuding" and will be opened... More 

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Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

an unforgetable hike uphill.highly recommend. quite difficult for an unfit person, but I survived. And 12 year old made it too. I wouldn't take a much younger child unless they are very energetic.Id say 8 years plus. Or your willing to carry them. spectacular view even with cloud. Unbelievable those men work Like that. I can't believe they don't have... More 

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