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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*
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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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the second only blue fire exist in the world

You have to walk 3 KM up the hill to see your self the blue fire, very rare experienced you have to climb in the middle of the night because the best to see the blue fire is dawn... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
RizaL S
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You have to walk 3 KM up the hill to see your self the blue fire, very rare experienced you have to climb in the middle of the night because the best to see the blue fire is dawn in the morning before sunrise come up. However we may stay longer to see the beautiful sunrise and the beautifull scenery... More 

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Malta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

it was a difficult walk to arrive near the blue flames. it took around 3 hours to get there and most of it is uphill. the last part is downhill but still not so easy as it is a rocky place. however once you manage to get near the sulfur and blue flame you will be amazed. the blue flame... More 

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

it wasn't a easy hike for the first ~ 2km. however, trust me - you would be rewarded with a scene that you couldnt find in anywhere else - the blue flame. it took me about 1.5hr get to see the blue flame. i joined a local tour for the ijen crater - the guide showed me where was the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is so awesome. It has A very wonderful crater and the best of all the Bluefire. For 23 years of my existence in this world this is my first time that I saw by my own naked eye such unbelievable things created by God. I love this place so much. It must be visit by anyone And love... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I think it is a plus to avoid crowded days like friday or saturday nights and dont go to early if you want also to see the sunset as you could freeze waiting up there too long lol. 0We started from our hotel in banyuwangi at 0h30 am and took us about 1h by car to reach the parking. The... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a 7 hour car ride followed by a 2 hour climb up to the top of the volcano. Load of sulpher miners walking up and down carrying 100's kgs of sulpher that they pick off of the crater wall. They are a great bunch to chat too, they have loads of great stories and the crater is stunning.... More 

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Thank Dangravy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We started around 2AM. It almost 5AM when I got there. The blue fire was quite small which can barely be taken by camera. Luckily, there was no wind. We stayed till the sunrise. The morning sky was beautiful. A thick fog, when we looked down the volcano. It was quite tiring for the one that was not prepared. Half... More 

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Aix-en-Provence, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful night walk ! Quite steep so take your time to get on top. Advice: arrive very early so as to avoid the crowd and to fully enjoy this trail. Ask your guide for a panoramic sunrise on the other side of the crater. A truly amazing experience :)

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Ijen Miners Homestay which is highly recommended as Ali (who runs it) has been a Ijen miner for 15 years, as was his dad. We left the homestay at 1am by car (Ali driving his motorbike in front of us) to the starting point. Ali became our guide which was awesome as it was just us 3... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The vue is totally worth the walk up there - a magic place. Clouds and rain can spoil the fun, so don't bother hiking up if weather conditions are poor, you won't see a thing.

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