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Ijen Crater

Address: Banyuwangi 68454, Indonesia
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Type: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
Owner description: The Ijen volcano is one of several volcanoes contained within the...
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Type: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
Owner description: 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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Sarawak, Malaysia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

We started the hike at 2.30 am, so make sure to bring the torchlight. You will need warm clothing as it can be very cold. During the hike, you will start to sweat and feel warm but at the summit during the waiting is cold. Preparing the face mask for the sulphuric gas is a must to lessen off the... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

If you are near, this is a site you cannot miss. Being inside an active volcano, which blows out sulphur gasses is just out of this world. And the blue flame. It is the best part. Getting there is not that hard. I keep reading that it is a strenuous walk for 1.5-2 hours, very steep and tiring. Yes there... More 

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Jakarta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We went to Ijen in January, not a really good timing because of the rainfall. After doing some research, most website said there are 2 routes. Either you take the longer route from Bondowoso with road so damaged you have to take 4WD or the coffee plantation worker pick up truck OR the shorter, more humanly route from Banyuwangi. Problem... More 

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Banyuwangi, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Okay, i've written some review about this place, now from the other side. I'm still find lot of tourist try to rent a motorcycle, scooter, motorbike even bicycle to reach Ijen Mt. Actually no problem if you are professional crosser, or MotoGP rider. The route (this is not share in your guide book) doesn't like in your country even your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

After doing mt.bromo we have lodged in ketapang indah hotel, and still organized with our agency in surabaya. Javatravelling (javatravelling.com) our agency propose to see blue fire with our guide agus, and i was agree for that eventhough we must leave hotel at midnight but it was amazing trip with them, i saw blue fire from the top but better... More 

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Hong Kong Region, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I booked a tour with bromoijentours for 900,000IDR, they require customers to pay 20% deposite and then settle the balance at the spot. What they dont tell you is that there is additional expense of 150K for entering the volcano area. However, the tour itself was quite nice, I was a bit unlucky because fo the weather but my guide... More 

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Ijen is a must if you are visiting Java, Indonesia. We stayed at a bed and breakfast nearby and the owner helped us to arrange for a driver and a guide up the crater. The tour began at 1am with pickup and then a 30-45 minute drive to the base (bring a flashlight). Our guide actually works as a miner... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Ijen really delivered a real experience! Going up 01.00 in the night to drive up to the foot of the volcano and start the 2h hike up the mountain and down the crater. I recommend to bring something to cover your face because the smoke for the volcano could make it hard to breate. When the sun went up you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Some basic facts to start with. Th tour is approximately 3 km long with 500 m in height that you gain starting at 1850m above sea level. It basically consists out of three parts, one relatively flat at the beginning followed by a very steep part bringing you to a small shop (drinks, food souvenirs...) at 2200´s m and after... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Ijen crater, one of the best place for adventure., 8hours from surabaya to East Java and booked a car to ijen crater for 1hour. Climb the mountain for 1-2 hours depends on how fast you walk to the top. Before sunrise to see the amazing blue light. Things to bring: -Jacket -Flash light -mask (for sulphur smoke) a must. -water... More 

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