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Ijen Crater

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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  • Poor1%
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
As featured in 3 Days in East Java
Banyuwangi 68454, Indonesia
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed July 23, 2012

From Bali, we decided to make our way to Java and go see Ijen and Mount Bromo. As the tours sold in Lovina were very expensive (1.500.000 to 4 million) we decide to go straight to the Ferry in Gili Manuk, Bali without knowing what...More

50  Thank Anne-Julie L
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed November 2, 2013

Unfortunately we have to write a bad review about this touristy place! Maybe this is the only way to change the obvious ripp off and cheating from the travel agencies and involved Hotel (in our case ARABICA HOMESTAY!!) If you arrive in one of the...More

30  Thank elin80
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I wish to visit this place since years ago and at last I can make one of my wish come true. I join an open trip last October and for someone who almost never do hiking it's quite a challenge but I can do it...More

Thank Iwan H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very very beautiful place. But I have something to tell you. If you want to go there, you should exercise and prepare the mask because there is a lot of dust.

Thank Lucky_Travel
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is one of my beyond adventure experience. I didn't know what to expect. It was a breath taking view. At 2386mdpl.. I was absolutely stunned and amazed. Such an incredible feelinv everyewhere you see as the sky turns colours. Because you can't see anything...More

Thank Moonniquely
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To get to the crater and inside of it you have to walk for about 1:30h on a slope. Even though it was a tough walk, it was totally worth it! To get inside a crater is an amazing experience and the view you get...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great trek. Strenuous first three kilometres. Only do it if fit. Don’t use poor men who cart lazy hikers up the climb. Blue flame and crater out of this world! Stunning views.

Thank ShaneWil65
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we visited at day, with few visitor, i think it would be the best time to visit. surely we didnt expect any blue fire show. but we had great time and beautiful scenery up there. long slope around7 km walked from the gate were paid...More

Thank poeryb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Breathtaking!! Definitely a worthwhile climb. Try to avoid travelling at the end of year as it is holiday season for the locals.

Thank Ying R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is literally crowded on weekends. It us really hard to enjoy it with crowds of selfie takers everywhere.

Thank RB_SG
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The crater visit at night is a very unique experience, but there are risks involved, and the effort and issues you endure to get there may mean that it won't be worth it for some. On the plus side, if conditions are right, you may...More

3  Thank portpad1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a pretty heavy hike. It is steep and kind of slippery due to the sand, you start out early (1.30AM) and you will wish you were still in bed, but when you are down there with the sulfur mine and the blue flame. It...More

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November 5, 2018|
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Response from Michael K | Reviewed this property |
Blue fire comes from the burning of sulphur, so you can see it when its dark. No matter what time. Sulphur miners go up the crater around midnight and start working. If i remember correctly, tourists are not allowed to climb... More
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Response from leem4298 | Reviewed this property |
I think kids should definitely not go down the crater, to see the blue flames. They may panic when they are engulfed in the toxic sulphuric fumes. Also, it’s a long way down and up (2.4km), which makes getting help or... More