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Address: Banyuwangi, Indonesia
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Molto faticoso.. partenza all'una e mezza di notte e 3 ore di camminata in salita per poi, arrivati in cima, scendere nel cratere per vedere la fiamma blu. Pericoloso (non c'è un... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Francesca U
Milan, Lombardia, Italy
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Milan, Lombardia, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Molto faticoso.. partenza all'una e mezza di notte e 3 ore di camminata in salita per poi, arrivati in cima, scendere nel cratere per vedere la fiamma blu. Pericoloso (non c'è un sentiero protetto per scendere nel cratere.. ma sassi usati dai minatori per estrarre lo zolfo) ... ma bello. Adatto a chi ha voglia di faticare. Portatevi assolutamente scarpe... More 

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was here just to see the blue flame of the Ijen Crater. The Ijen Crater is three kilometers far from the parking lot, and you have to go by walking. Don't forget to bring some bottled water to drink, some snacks to eat, spotlight and jacket, because the way is hard and you will waste a lot of energy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We managed to find a good deal by going directly to Java first. There was a man in the train station near the ferry who offered to let us take a nap at his house then a driver would bring us up the mountain at 12:30am so we could start hiking at 2am. The driver cost 500,000 (we split it... More 

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Must start hiking 12am & reach the top by 3am depends how fast you hike the mountain. To view the blue fire must go down to the crater about 850m. Make it fast as blue fire will not be seen after 5am.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Most of us go because we have googled "ijen" and those incredible blue lava pictures pops up. Forget about that you won't see that. But it's still incredible to see. Make sure you hike fast if u want to see the sunrise at the bottom of the crater, I didn't make it :( but still when I saw hat blue... More 

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Depok, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ijen Crater is an exciting mountain to explore with the uniqueness of a traditional sulfur mining still exist day to day. Can be reach easily from the city with 4 wheel vehicle or motorcycle, you will be taken to the heart of rain forest before you reach the base camp office at the feet of Ijen Mountain. After that you... More 

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved the experience however this is what do you need to know before you do it. Be aware that you need to pay an entrance (cash only) of Rp 150.000 if you are a foreigner. It will take more than 2 hours hike to reach the rim of the crater (only 3 km but a bit challenging), followed by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I remember trip to Ijen as one of the most beautiful experiences in my life. We started our climb at around 2am, and even though it was difficult and tiring, the starry sky was comforting with its unbelievable beauty.. You know, I live in a big city, so seeing stars at night is quite impossible. But there, it was just... More 

Thank gabrielezei
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A good 2 hours hike up the Ijen mountain to view the live crater. The crater is still actively mine for sulphur by the locals who earn a pittance.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did a tour for two with Ijen Expeditions. The cost was $1.2m rp for the Blue Flame night tour. The hike up is not too bad. Im 48 and managed OK. Hike down to crater and sulphur mine bit unstable but still OK if you take it easy. Be prepared to shell out another 100k rp for entrance, 50k... More 

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