Mount Ijen Trekking Tour Package Information


Mount Ijen is a volcano located on the border between Banyuwangi Regency and Bondowoso Regency, East Java, Indonesia. This mountain has a height of 2,386 meters above sea level and is located side by side with Mount Merapi. Mount Ijen last erupted in 1999.

It is located within an eponymous larger caldera, Ijen, which is about 20 kilometers (12 mi) wide. The Gunung Merapi stratovolcano is the highest point in the complex. The name “Gunung Merapi” means ‘mountain of fire’ in the Indonesian language; Mount Merapi in central Java and Marapi in Sumatra have the same etymology.

West of Gunung Merapi is the Ijen volcano, which has a one-kilometer-wide (0.62 mi) turquoise-colored acidic crater lake. The lake hosts a labor-intensive sulfur mining operation, where workers manually transport sulfur-laden baskets from the crater floor.

Despite the high cost of living in the area, the work is highly rewarding. Workers receive a daily salary of Rp 50,000–75,000 ($5.50–$8.30), and upon exiting the crater, they must transport their loads of sulfur chunks approximately three kilometers to the nearby Paltuding Valley for payment.

One of Ijen’s most famous natural phenomena is the blue fire in the crater’s peak. There are two places from which one can start climbing this mountain. Climbers can depart from either Banyuwangi or Bondowoso.

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We provide Mount Ijen crater tour packages starting from Banyuwangi as below.


00.30: Pick up in Banyuwangi City area

00.35: Travel to Paltuding

01.30: We arrived at Paltuding and prepared for our hike.

02.00: Hiking to Ijen Crater

04.00: Arrive at Ijen Crater (watch Blue Fire and Sunrise).

06.00: Descend to Paltuding

07.30: Visit Jagir Waterfall

08.00: Enjoy Jagir Waterfall

08.30: Return to Banyuwangi.

09:00: Finish the trip.

Please contact us for detailed information on the Mount Ijen tour package and prices.

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