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Ijen Blue Fire Trekking Tour

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    What to Expect
    Your tour begins at 12am (midnight) depending on where you are staying (central city are fully recommended). You will be picked up from your accommodation in Banyuwangi City by your driver in a 4WD vehicle.

    The journey to the departure point of your trek will take approximately 1 hour when you arrive at the parking area. 

    Your trek will take between 1 – 2 hours to reach the top. The route is approximately 3 kilometres which is divided into 3 parts, being 800 meters slightly uphill, 1 kilometre uphill and then 1.2 kilometres flat. During your trek, you can meet some of the strongest men in the world who are sulphur miners. These minors carry the sulphur which weighs around 60 to 80 kilograms with bamboo's sticks in their shoulder. 

    Upon arrival at the summit, if the weather is clear, you can see the blue fire and also the Milky Way. You will be guided down to see the blue fire for the best photographs depending on the weather conditions and wind direction as your safety is paramount. From the view point’s, you can take photos of Ijen blue fire, and also the mining activity with the traditional technique using iron sticks and no safety tools for the miner.  

    You will then get to see the largest acid lake on Java Island, Ijen Crater. It will take around 1 hour to get back down to the bottom. At 7am you will get back to the parking lot for your transfer back to your accommodation.  

    On the trip back you will be able to stop at the coffee and cloves plantation. If lucky, you can see the harvest activity with traditional technique.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time
    12am (midnight)
    • Pick up services and transfer out on selected area or hotels back to back
    • 1 Unit land transportation with driver, fuel and all transport charge
    • English Speaking Guide (not use miners / students)
    • Daily Mineral Waters
    • Free coffee break (coffee, tea, milk)
    • Gas mask respirators and torchlight
    • Private tours
    • Insurance Covers
    • Gratuities
    • Meals
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Minimum age is 18 years
    • Visitors who suffer from asthma, hypothermia and vertigo etc can not do this tour
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 16 August 2019

    The Ijen trip itself is fantastic, and I'd highly recommend it. The tour company had some limitations. It was a little poorly planned - the guide asked us when we wanted to depart, and the time we chose didn't give us time to see the...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Steve E
    aldoijen, Manajer at Java Exotica Tour - Day Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2019

    Hi Steve, Before I answer your review, by the way I would like to say thank you for your review. So here, I'm as a our planner which take responsible for all the details of Ijen tours, could you sent me the emails about your...More

    Reviewed 31 July 2019 via mobile

    We had Aldo as our tour guide for the day and we had the most amazing experience with him. He communicated well throughout the booking process, was on time to pick us up, and delivered everything that was promised. His jokes and friendly personality kept...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Kelsey M
    java e, Manager at Java Exotica Tour - Day Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2019

    Hi Kelsey and Taylor! Many thanks for your feedback and glad to hear you enjoyed our tours! Its been a short time, but it was an good experience! Enjoy Indonesia and have a great day during your holidays! Cheers, Aldo Crazy Guide :)

    Reviewed 31 July 2019 via mobile

    What a day! Great communication by Aldo and his team, made everything very easy to manage, Knew what we were doing and when. We were fortunate enough to park our motorbike at Aldo’s house and he was kind enough to invite us for tea! A...More

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    aldoijen, Manajer at Java Exotica Tour - Day Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2019

    Hi Fawzi and Rayya! Thank you so much for your kind attention and feedback! I'm glad to be your host even only in a short period, you need to come here more than 1 day :) Hopefully you can visit again my lovely town and...More

    Reviewed 29 July 2019

    I enjoyed my experience with this tour company tremendously and I would highly recommend engaging their services if you want to hike up Ijen. It was 3.30pm when I contacted them asking about hiking up Ijen that very night and luckily, they were able to...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    aldoijen, Manajer at Java Exotica Tour - Day Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2019

    Hi Andaline and firends! Thank you so much for your feedback! I do apologize if there any mistake from me or my crew. Also I can't meet up you cause in another schedule.. But glad to hear if you can have fun with Fahmi! Many...More

    Reviewed 17 July 2019 via mobile

    If you’re thinking about doing this tour, don’t hesitate to book these guys. Our guide, Aldo was funny, informative, patient, energetic and always had our safety in mind. My husband was keen to see this amazing natural wonder. He’s an avid photographer (think travel tripod,...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    java e, Manager at Java Exotica Tour - Day Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2019

    Hi Tas and Peter! Thank you so much for your review! I'm also feel honor become your guide directly after almost change the schedule! Forgive me for my humor cause my humor taste aren't good enough.. haha.... Have a nice vacation Tas and Peter, hopefully...More

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    Peter R
    22 June 2019|
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    Response from Nikki A | Reviewed this property |
    The tour doesn't start until after midnight so I'd say it would be a Tuesday morning booking. Hope this helps. 👍🇦🇺
    Eric D
    24 August 2018|
    Response from TeddyMonggoIndonesia | Reviewed this property |
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