Climbing Ijen volcano

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Did you know that you can witness the magical spectacle of the Northern Lights not only at one of Earth's poles but also at the equator?

To experience this phenomenon, you should head to Java Island, which is just a few hours away from Bali. From there, you'll travel east to the Ijen volcano. Here, at an elevation of 2,000 meters above sea level, you'll be treated to a breathtaking display of natural beauty. This includes a striking turquoise lake, vibrant yellow stones and the mesmerizing blue lights.

This place is also famous for its massive sulfur formations. During the day, workers carry enormous pieces of sulfur in their baskets. But at night the mysterious blue lights appear around the rocks. This remarkable occurrence is due to sulfur reacting with oxygen, producing a unique luminescence that becomes visible after dark.

All these elements come together to create a truly awe-inspiring landscape. Be sure to bring a camera along to capture this wonder in photographs, not just in your memory.

The journey to Ijen involves several hours of travel on uneven roads. For a more comfortable experience, you may want to consider the Restful Ijen tour and 3-day Ijen and Bromo tours, which include accommodations in a hotel before embarking on your climb.

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The transfer will take you to the volcano, either by car or bus, depending on the group size. You will trek the volcano with a small group led by an experienced guide.

What To Expect

 Transfer to Ijen volcano

The car will pick you up at the reception of your hotel or nearby your villa.

Representatives from Maps Bali Tours transport company will be there to meet you. At 07:00 P.M., you'll depart for Gilimanuk Harbor in the northwest of Bali. The journey will last approximately 3-4 hours, depending on the traffic.There will be one stop on the way, when you can eat and take your time.  After reaching Gilimanuk Harbor, you'll embark on a one-hour ferry ride to Java Island. Following that, it's an additional hour's drive to the volcano from Banyuwangi Harbor.

Trekking Ijen Volcano

The box office of Ijen National Park opens at 2:00 A.M. Before the track starts, the English-speaking guide will provide you with instructions and equip you with masks and lights. The trek starts at 02:15 A.M. You will complete the first part of the trail in two hours.

If you are fortunate with the weather, you can capture photos of the mesmerizing blue flames. However, you can always photograph the local laborers carrying their baskets.

Afterward, you will return to the summit, where you'll witness one of the most beautiful sunrises. Then, you'll descend to the base of Ijen.

Return transfer

Around 8 A.M. you'll arrive at the parking area for your return trip. During the journey back, there will be a break for breakfast (please note that additional charges apply).

After that, you will go to Banyuwangi Harbor and from there, embark on your journey to the Island of Gods, Bali. You can expect to arrive in Bali around 1 P.M. However, please note that the exact time of your arrival at your hotel in the evening, around 5 P.M. to 6 P.M., may vary depending on road conditions and the distance to your hotel.

Important information

  • The descent into the crater to the lake is not equipped for safe descent and ascent. We strongly do not recommend descending into the crater. Otherwise, the tour organizer is not responsible for possible consequences.
  • Climbing Ijen is not recommended for people with respiratory diseases such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, obstructive pulmonary disease and other respiratory diseases, pregnant women and people with heart failure.

 

Reviews

  • Bernard 21.11.2019
    Ijen (company: Maps Bali Tour)
    Super
    unreal place - steep and long hike but soooo worth it :)
  • Arnold 21.11.2019
    Ijen (company: Maps Bali Tour)
    Super
    Twice to climb this mountain. And still want to go there again. Please ensure that your body is fit. This climbing will took approximately 2 to 3 hours walking. First 1km is quite lean, then second km is so steep. The third km is lran again. Be carefull if you want to go down to crater.
  • Elmer 09.11.2019
    Ijen (company: Maps Bali Tour)
    Super
    The hike up to the peak and down to the crater is quite challenging, esp the hike down the carter. Made of random rock formation, we need to be careful where to place our feet in case of stepping on loose rocks. The path is also narrow. Apart from sharing with fellow hikers, there is also a group of local sulphur miners, who are carrying a load of up to 90kg. A pair of good hiking shoes and a trekking pole is absolutely necessary, We are lucky to be able to see the blue flame.. all i can say - i am awed! The sulphur smoke is rather unbearable, and unfortunately, the smell lingers on the clothing, even after many days and few rounds of washing :(
  • Nicholas 09.10.2019
    Ijen (company: Maps Bali Tour)
    Super
    The Ijen Crater is a beautiful sight! It is definitely a MUST VISIT. & we were very lucky to have been able to see the blue fire! However, please be safe and ensure that you are wearing HIKING SHOES and not substituting it with sport shoes. The descend down the crater is a dangerous and slippery one so it is very important to be careful and cautious of your steps.Then it was an amazing walk back to the bottom. I would not advise children to partake in this hike.
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Cancellation Policy

  • We provide a refund for the service, with a 10% deduction from the payment amount, if the customer cancels at least 48 hours before the event begins, or if they can provide an official hospital document.
  • Refunds are processed using the exchange rate determined by the Bank of Indonesia on the day of payment.
  • We provide a full refund if the service provider is unable to deliver the service.
  • We assess refund requests within 5 calendar days from the date of the customer's application.
  • Refunds are processed within 14 calendar days from the date of the customer's request.

About payment:

  • booking by prepayment: 2 150 000 idr/pax
  • you can pay online with VISA, MasterCard, PayPal
  • you can pay by cash in shops Alfamart

The tour includes:

  • transfer
  • English speaking driver
  • English speaking guide
  • torch
  • gas mask (individual mask for everyone)
  • tickets to the Ijen Park
  • ferry tickets

Extra charge:

  • additional food
  • 1 500 000 rupiah payment for using quadcopter
  • from 85 000 to 150 000 rupiah breakfast buffet
  • surcharges for transfer from hotel / villa remote areas, the amount must be checked with the manager
  • insurance

You bring:

  • passport or passport copy for boarding
  • comfortable shoes (sneakers/ trekking boots)
  • warm clothes (jacket/ sweatshirt/ trousers)
  • spare t-shirt
  • cap or hood
  • high-carb snack
  • drinking water
  • neck pillow
  • passport or passport copy for boarding
  • blanket (optional)
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  • raincoat (in rainy season)

Please note:

  • the height of the volcano is 2799 meters
  • the average time of ascent and descent is about 6-7 hours
  • children over the age of 12 under the responsibility of parents
  • for people with average and good physical abilities
  • if necessary, on site you can buy / rent warm clothes (jackets, pants, hats)
  • descent to the lake in the crater is not equipped for safe descent and ascent
  • it is recommended to have personal travel insurance
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