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Ijen Crater

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Address: Banyuwangi 68454, Indonesia
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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$126.00*
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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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Best Crater I've Ever Visited!

Was born near this mountain, I always come here whenever I feel like to. It's only 1 hour trip from my home, add an extra 30 mins to reach the top site, add another 45 minutes... read more

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

Was born near this mountain, I always come here whenever I feel like to. It's only 1 hour trip from my home, add an extra 30 mins to reach the top site, add another 45 minutes walk to down the crater. If you're into nature, I highly recommend this crater. It's an active crater and you can watch the sulfur... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I visited mount ijen four days ago. It was an adventurous trip. The best way to travel from Jakarta is to take a flight to Surabaya airport and catch the train to Banyuwangi. You would need to take a taxi to reach the railway station from the airport. I paid 98K + toll charge to Grab car. Taxi drivers were... More 

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

don't trust what's written on the guide books....the night tour to see the blue flames is not so easy as it could seem: the way down can take about an hour due to the many tourists, you will cry and breathe hardly even with the mask... the best thing of this place is to see the lake from the top...expecially... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We flew from Yogyakarta to Bayunwangi (Blimbinsari Airport) for one day for this trek, there are no direct flights from Yogyakarta to Bayunwangi, there will be a stopover in Surabaya. We booked a guide through trip advisor, but the guide was not that great. For first timers, it's better to book through a reputed company, so that the guides time... More 

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

Another nice place to visit. Located in the border of Bondowoso and Banyuwangi. The attraction is not only blue fire coming out from the crater but also beautiful scenery that we can enjoy during our trekking.

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Reggio Emilia, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The walk to get on top is pretty tough... expecially cause have to do it around 2,30/3,00 am to get on top before sunrise... and then have to descend down the crater with all the miners coming up loaded with basket of sulfur... very glad I did it but the walk up is tough because of a lack of oxygen... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A must visit place but need fit body. Could be very dangerous especially for aged people. Climbing up is steep and easy path after you see the rocky way down to the crater. Mask is quite needful for breathing protection. Go and start trek by 1am once the park open so that you have ample time. The whole journey (Up... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with girlfriend a few days ago. Amazing place but incredibly dangerous. The masks they rent you don't work, we were down in the crater the wind changed and we very nearly didn't come back we choked and Burnt our lungs and throat. Local miners gave us their masks to walk back up, two days on and were not in... More 

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Luton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To get there you need decent fitness or allow enough time for regular breaks. Bring layers of clothing. Once you get going a shirt is fine but if you stop for a bit it can get rather cold. Decent shoes recommended but not a must (although definitely not flipflops). Don't underestimate the walk down to crater or the fumes. If... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing experience, so unusual and very few other tourists. Everyone should go once in their lifetime.

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