The Ijen tour is a chance to see one of the highlights of East Java. You will be picked up from your hotel in Banyuwangi at 12 am and dropped off at the base of the volcano. After climbing the volcano you will enter the crater to see the blue flames of Ijen. Surrounded by the walls of the crater, with a starry sky above your head and the reflection of the Crater Lake you will feel like you have been transported to a different world.
After watching the blue flames you will climb back to the top of the volcano to watch sunrise. As the sun edges over the horizon you will get your first view of the turquoise blue lake and the majestic landscape of Banyuwangi. You will visit return to your hotel by 10 am. The cost of the shared tour is Rp 130,000 and includes transport and a guide to lead you on the trek. Review the itinerary of the Ijen tour before clicking on the button below to make a booking.
– Pick up from your hotel at 12:00 am.
– You are driven to Ijen Crater.
– Climb Ijen Crater.
– Enter the Crater and watch the blue flames.
– Climb out of the crater to watch sunrise.
– Drop off at your hotel by 10:00 am.
– Entrance ticket to Ijen.
– Guide to lead the tour.
– Piece of cloth to cover your face for entering the crater.
– A light snack, like a chocolate bar, for extra energy.
– 12 hour Car Rental for Banyuwangi.
– Includes gas and English Speaking Driver.
- Watching the flickering flames of the blue fire from the bottom of Ijen Crater.
- Watching the sunrise over Ijen Crater and seeing the turquoise lake for the first time.
- The picturesque landscape of East Java and panoramic views of the countryside.
What to Expect
The Ijen Midnight Tour starts at 12:00 am. You will be picked up from your hotel in Banyuwangi by the shared transport. It’s a 40 minute drive uphill from Banyuwangi to the base of Ijen Volcano and the visitor centre. After checking into the visitor centre the guide will lead you on the climb up to the top of Ijen Volcano. It’s a one hour hike from the car park to the volcano summit.
When you have reached the summit of Ijen you will prepare for the descent into the crater. The path into the crater is narrow and you will need to pay attention as you climb slowly down towards the crater lake. If the wind is blowing towards you then you will need to cover your mouth with a cloth to reduce the effects of the sulphur smoke, which makes you cough.
From the bottom of Ijen Crater you can see the blue flames of Ijen. This is one of the highlights of the tour and is caused by the sulphur gas attaching alight as it leaves the vents at a temperature of more than 600 degrees celsius. After relaxing at the bottom of the crater you will climb back up the crater for sunrise. At the end of the tour your driver will drop you back off at your hotel in Banyuwangi.
The Ijen Midnight hike is one of the highlights of East Java. The blue flames, which occur naturally at Ijen, can only be seen in a few places in the world. This experience combined with the views of the turquoise lake and the crater covered in yellow sulphur makes the Ijen Tour an unforgettable experience. The only way to view the blue flames is on the Ijen Midnight Tours. Fill in the form below to book your Ijen Tour.