Ijen Volcano Trekking
Day 1: Denpasar – Banyuwangi
Morning departure after breakfast from your hotel in Bali, preferable at around 09:00 am. A private car will drive you to Gilimanuk about 3,5 hours then catch a public ferry to cross over the strait to Java during 45 minutes. From Ketapang port, we will drive directly to hotel. Lunch provided. Take a rest earlier after long journey. But you can proceed for a city tour and visiting Watu Dodol beach, town square, traditional market etc. Dinner will be served at the hotel. Overnight will be in mountain tranquility.
Day 2: Banyuwangi – Ijen Crater – Denpasar
wake-up early morning then breakfast, start to drive with 4WD jeep and local guide will escort you through the rural villages, coffee and clove plantations and then into one of Java’s last rainforests. This will take around 1.5 hour driving. From the Park Ranger’s post of Pal Tuding, starts the 90 minute hike to Ijen Crater. The stunning view is unveiled at 2883 meters altitude. The lake eerie color and smoke wafting from bright yellow sulfur deposits create the landscape desolate, barren and vibrantly alive. Watching miners descend into the crater and re-emerge carrying up to 80 kilos of ore on bamboo basket along the treacherous path. Afterward walk back down the mountain. On the way back to the hotel, your guide will invite you to see the coffee plantation and giant ferns and tropical big trees. Having lunch at hotel before leaving for ferry to Bali. We will be back to Bali and arrive around Kuta/Sanur at around 17:00 or 18:00 pm.
Private AC Car, driver and Gasoline
snacks and mineral water
Money for drinks
Camera sport shoes
warm clothes and long trousers