Ijen blue flame and sunrise tour will be started at 00:30 am from your hotel in Banyuwangi area. Our guide and driver will meet you at your hotel where you are staying. It will take about an hour to the driver from Hotel in Banyuwangi to Platuding (start point before the trekking).
Upon your arrival in Paltuding, you will be briefed by our guide about what should and shouldn’t do during the trekking to Ijen Plateau. Gas masks & torchlight will be prepared for free.
The trekking takes about 1 hour and a half to reach the top of Ijen Plateau. Besides the view from the top of Ijen Plateau, we can see the most outstanding natural phenomenon of Blue flame that comes naturally from the volcano. We should go down to the crater to see the blue flames closer. It’s dangerous but it’s worth it, you just need to listen to your guide and use proper shoes and be fit.
Ijen Crater is one of Indonesia’s leading tourism objects located on the border of Banyuwangi and Bondowoso.
Ijen Crater is crowded with tourists who want to see the Blue Fire phenomenon. This natural phenomenon appears around 2 am to 4 am.
Blue Fire is the result of the reaction of natural gas that meets oxygen at a certain temperature.
Rare, of course. Because the scenery only occurs in two places in the world, Ijen Crater and Iceland.
the best time to visit the Ijen Crater is during the months of July to September, the dry season so the climbing field is safer.
The duration of going up and down the mountain is about four hours, so if you want to see Blue Fire or sunrise, you have to leave early. At 02:00 am it is a favorite time for tourists to climb there.
In addition to the more beautiful scenery, the climbing time in the morning is also safer because there is no gas exploding from the crater.
From the city of Banyuwangi to Pos Paltuding which is the climbing gate of Ijen Crater requires 1.5 hours of driving.
The climb from Paltuding to the summit of Ijen Crater takes a distance of 3.2 km with varying terrain starting from a steep, sloping and flat slope towards the peak.
The following are safe tips for climbing the Ijen Crater:
Adequate eating and rest before climbing.Don’t stay up late.Wear thick clothing to anticipate cold temperatures, especially when doing a midnight climb to see Blue Fire.Wear sports shoes with non-slippery footwear.Also wear headgear, gloves, and especially mouth masks to anticipate sulfur fumes.Must-carry items: raincoat, small flashlight, canned oxygen or medicine for asthma sufferers.Start walking with a rhythm slowly until the rhythm is moderate.It is recommended to take a short break 1-2 times in the middle of the climb.Drinking water can reduce thirst and dry throat due to the influence of sulfur fumes.