What comes into your mind when talking about Mount Ijen in Banyuwangi, East Java, Indonesia? The first thing is certainly the phenomenal Blue Fire, right? Do not call yourself a volcano traveler before seeing the phenomenon on your own. This is the time to take Ijen Blue Fire tour, a wonderful adventure that takes you to see God’s gift.
Mount Ijen is a part of Ijen National Park, which is situated at around 2.500 meters above the sea level. It takes a medium-level hike to arrive at Ijen crater. The trekking route is not as extreme as that of Mount Semeru or Ranu Kumbolo. You need to walk for 2 to 3 hours from the nearest accommodation to get to the crater.
Yes, there are only two of such phenomena in the world. Besides Ijen, Blue Fire is seen in Iceland, but with less frequency. The hiking route during Ijen Blue Fire Tour is full of fresh, green scenes. You will walk through agricultural areas as well as coffee and cacao plantations (you can read this article: Trip Ijen, Sukamade, Kalibaru, and Bromo Package).
If you want to see the Blue Fire in a perfect view, then taking a midnight tour is the answer. You will begin the trek at about 00:00 or 00:30 from Paltuding post. If you take Bromo Ijen travel with a tour agent, an experienced tour guide will go to help you on the journey. If everything goes according to the plan, you will arrive at the crater at the right time, namely around 02.00 – 03.00 at dawn.
The tourists stop at a radius of 1 km from the crater. It is too dangerous to get closer, since this is a sulfur crater. The energy lost when trekking will be recharged when you see the beautiful view in front of you. Do not forget to bring a good camera to take photos of the Blue Fire. A camera with high pixel resolution is enough, since you may have to pay additional fees to bring a pro camera to the area.
When the sun rises, the Blue Fire will go. This is the time for you to see the magnificent view of surrounding areas. From the peak, you can see Mount Merapi in Yogyakarta as well as a number of surrounding mounts like Mount Rante, Suket, Raung, and many more. For many tourists, this is an added value of ijen blue fire tour.
While trekking down, another heart-touching scene is waiting for you. If the weather is good, you will see a group of traditional sulfur miners who work with the sulfur in a manual way. They are minimally equipped to do such a dangerous job. Many tourists take Ijen blue fire tour to see this.
Furthermore, make sure to follow any instructions from the travel guide, such as wearing a facemask to prevent you from breathing the sulfur. Ijen Crater tour price varies widely, depending upon the tour duration and tour facilities. Get detailed information on the package prices and facilities included and not included in the package by visiting our Tour Package page.