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Ijen Crater

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Banyuwangi 68454, Indonesia
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you are lucky, you can see the blue fire, if you are not lucky, you can go to your kitchen and turn on the gas stove to see the blue fire. :) You gotta start climbing at 2am. Slope up the mountain is steep...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Ijen blue fire sharing trip. Depacture : Htl/homestay, Ferry port, train station. 00'15 Including : transport return, entrance fee, guide and gas mask. Price : Rp 250k/pax Contact by wa. +62 8222 8444 256.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Leon W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pick up was around 1am then 1,5h drive up the hill. From there it’s another 1,5h hike but use good hiking shoes Bc it’s going really high up the crater and then down the crater. Be careful and listen to the many guides and workers...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank joehiroth
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Waking up at midnight to climb this mountain was paid off by breath-taking view on the crater, blue fire, and green valleys. Walking up the trail was exhausting, not for those with heart or leg problems, but there are a few 'rest area' along the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Handojo S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a breathtaking view at the peak of Ijen crater. Although we weren't able to see the blue flames, we treated to a clear view of the crater. It is definitely worth the trip up but be careful of steep and slippery muddy slopes...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank obelisk975
Reviewed 1 week ago

We climbed My Ijen to day with our 10 & 12 year old. We were undecided whether we should do the full walk including the decent into the crater. After a lot of research & advice, we decided against it & only did the walk...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Michelle_and_Dougie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Most exhausted trip, climbing for about 2 hours, and about 30 minutes downhill just to see the fomous bluefire. In the middle of the night. Dust and cold wind making it more dificult for me. But all worthed with experience and view you saw. Just...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Fahri83
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ok, this place was interesting but, holy smokes was it crowded for a hike that starts at like 1am. The hike up is just a long smooth & somewhat steep path with lots of people. Going down to the bottom of the crater in the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 716darrenk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did a guided tour, we were four tourists and one leader. She was a great leader and told us a lot of info and took care of us. This natural phenomenon is visited by many unexpierienced climbers, therefore you have to wait a lot...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank isabell_220
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highlight of the trip. We took our own mopeds up and hiked in without a guide. The trail was well worn and we just followed the mass of people. The blue flame is somehow a selling point, but I don’t think it’s out often and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Coastal03722116736
January 13, 2019|
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Response from TeddyMonggoIndonesia | Reviewed this property |
Ijen is open always so if you interested going there you can contact in whatspps 081353321500
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matt747474
January 8, 2019|
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Response from Tomeslice | Reviewed this property |
I didn't even think about that... You have a mask, I think that should be enough. To be honest, when the wind wasn't blowing the smoke in our direction, I didn't even use the mask. But I guess it changes from day to day.
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nikhild2019
January 6, 2019|
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Response from ShaneWil65 | Reviewed this property |
I think USD100 would cover it easy. Worth every cent.
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daygruber
Zurich, Switzerland
Great Accommodation Probolinggo: Hotel Sinar Harapan (3 Replies)
Highly recommend this place! Very nice double room for 100'000. Probably best value for price we got in Indonesia (except North of Sumatra, but there everything is a lot cheaper). Very friendly owner who organised the tour to Ijen with drop off in Banyuwangi for us. He wrote everything on the ticket that was included (transport, entrance fee, blue fire, overnight stay in Sempol close to Ijen crater) to prevent rip offs. He even called us and the driver the evening we were in Sempol to make...More
July 12, 2014|
Response fromIstanaPetani|
For single traveller bit difficult to find this hotel, from Bus Terminal or City center you should o take City Cab to KADEMANGAN and drop off in BENGAWAN SOLO Street. A new established Hotel in town.
pengyuen
Singapore, Singapore
Train Tickets from Yogyakarta to Surabaya (2 Replies)
Hi, I am contemplating if I should travel from Yogyakarta to Surabaya by train on 30-Aug (Saturday) or rent a private car. I will be traveling with another person to Mt bromo & Ijen Crater after visiting Yogyakarta. Can someone advise which is a better transport to travel to Surabaya? By train or by car? Will it be cheaper if I travel by train to Surabaya & thereafter join a tour or rent a car to Bromo & Ijen. How do I (a foreigner tourist) purchase the train tickets in...More
August 02, 2014|
Response fromMaria V|
Hi pengyuen.. It will be way faster and cheaper if you go to Surabaya by train.. Then you can have a serviced tour to Bromo and Ijen from there.. For train ticket booking, please check www.tiket.com.. It seems that they accepted foreign credit card as payment getaway.. Just be in a station max. 1 hour before your train depart.. You can use that time to asking around if you still don't understand.. But basically (if you already have the e-ticket), just go to the ticket counter to...More
pengyuen
Singapore, Singapore
Train tickets from Yogyakarta to Surabaya (1 Replies)
Hi, I am contemplating if I should travel from Yogyakarta to Surabaya by train on 30-Aug (Saturday) or rent a private car. I will be traveling with another person to Mt bromo & Ijen Crater after visiting Yogyakarta. Can someone advise which is a better transport to travel to Surabaya? By train or by car? Will it be cheaper if I travel by train to Surabaya & thereafter join a tour or rent a car to Bromo & Ijen. How do I (a foreigner tourist) purchase the train tickets in...More
August 02, 2014|