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Ijen Crater

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Address: Banyuwangi 68425, Indonesia
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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$126*
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Ijen Blue Fire Trekking Tour
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Mount Ijen Blue Fire Trekking Tour from Bali

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u must ready with ur mask

good view, good local, really recommended for crater. but u must really prepare for the sulfur. just be ready with a mask or u can rent it there.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Denpasar, Indonesia
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Denpasar, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

good view, good local, really recommended for crater. but u must really prepare for the sulfur. just be ready with a mask or u can rent it there.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I was collected from the Malang train at11.15pm by Johanes Tony from Blue Flame tours. He was very patient returning my emails and letting me know when he had another customer to share the tour. He took me to his house for hot tea then to the trek. The guide was extremely kind to me, holding my hand on the... More 

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Thank Jenny391
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I guide was very helpful and unlike many reviews he did pressure us into going to the blue fire. 2 asthmatics, 1 recent knee surgery patient and we did it so no to hard. Amazing definitely work the trek. Gas mask needed for the bottom of the creator as the wind can change very easily and blow sulphur into you... More 

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Thank Tom H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Couldn't see much of the blue fire! But it was okay because when you reach the TOP of the crater, the view absolutely amazing. The crater lake is beautiful but the surroundings are gorgeous! Reminded one of those lion king movies and my friends and I stood in awe for a good few minutes.

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Thank Rachel N
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Really worth to be seen and really doable with Standard physical condition. I went to Banyuwangi and searched for a guide as there are very few and almost no info if you do this Tour from here and not from Bali/Yogya/Surabaya. Go to the local Tourist office ("") and ask for a guy called trip, he can offer you a... More 

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Banyuwangi, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

start at 1:00 am goes to paltuding ( first point to hiking ) and than 2:30 for start hiking ( about 2.5 km ), very nice moment when you reach to the crater , it biggest blue flame , and for the bonus you can seen beautiful green lake, but it is more beautiful when you seen raung mountain from... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We started from our airbnb home at 12am and started the midnight hike by 2:30am. the climb up was not so hard. But once we started descending into the crater and the sulphur fumes started getting intense, it became a little hard to breathe. The masks do help protect you quite a bit, but the eyes can't really be covered... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Do not miss this if you love adventure!! Wow. You wake up super early (like 1 AM) and start trekking before 3 AM. Be careful of getting ripped off as the guides don't do much other than lead the way. I did loads of research online, blogs, etc, but everybody with a proper internet presence simply charges too much. We... More 

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Queensland, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's been while since I'm going back to climb the Ijen, totally enjoy the view and the friendliness of the people. But unfortunately there rubbish everywhere which is very sad :( hopefully Indonesian government doing something about this. We end up carrying backpack full of rubbish (from domestic tourist more likely) back to the city with us so we can... More 

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Kuala Kangsar, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very beautiful and unique scenery. My advice is make sure you are fit enough to hike up about 3 km uphill very early in the morning (1:30 am) to enjoy sunrise and the unique blue fire. Bring along a lot of drinking water and spare jacket to ward of the cold while waiting for sunrise.

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