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Mount Ijen Volcanic Crater Overnight Trip from Bali

1. Mount Ijen Volcanic Crater Overnight Trip from Bali

Benefit from pick-up from your hotel in Bali, and then travel to the westernmost tip to catch the ferry to Java from Gilimanuk. Upon arrival at Ketapang port in Banyuwangi, travel by 4WD vehicle to the village of Licin and drive through a rainforest of giant ferns and trees on the slopes of Mount Ijen.  From there, you will enjoy the stunning blue fire, burning Sulfur that spews blue light in the dark. When the sunrises, resting on the edge of the crater at an altitude of 2386 meters and enjoy the best panorama of the world’s largest acidic lake with its magnificent turquoise colored water. Get a panoramic view of the sulfur lake and surrounding landscape in the first light of day. Then, return to the base of the mountain to enjoy breakfast at a local restaurant before the drive back to the Bali.

From Bali: Private Mount Ijen Crater Volcano Midnight Trek

2. From Bali: Private Mount Ijen Crater Volcano Midnight Trek

Embark on an exciting and unforgettable midnight hike up Ijen Volcano leaving from Bali and trust that this 24-hour adventure is worth the time. Begin your trek in pitch-black darkness and reach the crater. Hike back down as the sun rises and take in panoramic views of the magnificent natural surroundings.  The trip begins with pickup from your hotel and then a 4-hour drive to Gilimanuk Port, where the ferry for Java departs. Arrive at Ketapang, and go out for dinner to get energy for the hike. Arrive an hour and a half later at the base of the mountain. By midnight, the trek to the summit will start. The trek up will take around two hours. At the first stop, enjoy a spectacular view of the night sky and a photographer will teach you how to take photos of the stars. Head down to the Ijen Crater, which will take another 40 minutes, and admire the views. Back at the crater’s rim, be greeted by the breathtaking view of the sunrise overlooking the surrounding scenery. The trek will end at a local warung to eat breakfast before returning to Bali and your hotel.

Bali: Mount Bromo and Blue Fire Ijen Crater 3-Day Tour

3. Bali: Mount Bromo and Blue Fire Ijen Crater 3-Day Tour

When National Geographic released an article back in 2014 about a volcano emitting ‘stunning electric-blue flames’, Indonesia’s Kawah Ijen Volcano became an instant sensation. Now, tourists flock to see the captivating colors and scenic views of the active volcano, and we’re going to take you up close and personal to this natural wonder. Day 1: Bali–Ferry to Ketapang–Ijen Volcano We’ll start our three-day adventure in the evening with pick up from your hotel. Then we’ll head to the Gilimanuk Port, take a ferry to Ketapang, and from there, drive to the starting point of Ijen Volcano. Day 2: Ijen Volcano–Crater–Bromo Village Day two begins with a brief safety session before starting the roughly 2-hour trek to the crater. After exploring the area, we’ll refuel with a delicious breakfast and start the long drive to Bromo Village — stops will be included for rest and lunch. Day 3: Bromo Village–Bromo Volcano Sunrise–Bali Day three will start with another early wake-up call and a drive to the Penanjakan Sunrise Point. We’ll trek up another active volcano, Mount Bromo, before stopping to watch the majestic sunrise, taking in panoramic views atop the volcano. Before it gets too hot, we’ll head back to our accommodations and share some breakfast before heading back to Bali.

Gilimanuk Port: Private Transfer To The Hotel in Bali Island

4. Gilimanuk Port: Private Transfer To The Hotel in Bali Island

Take the worry out of your arrival or departure from Gilimanuk Port and pre-book a private transfer from or to your hotel in Bali. Start or end your trip to Bali stress free, and avoid the need to travel by public transportation with heavy bags. Enjoy a meet and greet at the port from a driver who will take you directly to your accommodation without the need for additional stops along the way, unless requested. Relax in comfort on the smooth journey by private air-conditioned vehicle, whether you are traveling to or from the Gilimanuk Port. Appreciate efficient, 24/7 service.

Overnight Private Trip from Bali to Mount Ijen's Crater

5. Overnight Private Trip from Bali to Mount Ijen's Crater

Bali - Mount Ijen Overnight Adventure: Discovering Mystical Wonders This isn't just a trip; it's a voyage into the mystical realms of the Ijen volcano. Imagine trekking under the starry night sky to witness one of the world's rarest natural phenomena – the mesmerizing Blue Fire of Ijen, a surreal sight found in only a few places on Earth. High points of your experience include: - Enjoy the peace of the night while stargazing amid Mount Ijen's silence, a peaceful experience away from city lights. - The magic of this ethereal blue spectacle emerges before your eyes as you ascend the volcanic pathways. Watch in awe as the Ijen crater emerges before dawn, its glistening turquoise lake setting off the ominous blue flames that dance along the sulphurous cliffs. Make lifelong memories by recording this unique event. - Sunrise Spectacle begin with a breathtaking sunrise that paints the sky in pink and gold against the ethereal backdrop of Mount Ijen. You'll stand at the rim of the Ijen crater as the sun rises, revealing the surreal turquoise crater lake surrounded by otherworldly landscapes. - Nature's Treasure Hunt Explore the lush surroundings of Mount Ijen to discover deep woods, and other natural beauties. Set out from Bali on a thrilling overnight adventure to Mount Ijen, a place of fascinating contrasts. Our journey promises to take you deep into the wonders of nature and the diversity of human culture, going beyond simple exploration. Experience the uncommon occurrence of ethereal blue flames dancing in the darkness of the Ijen Crater, which captivates every visitor. This trip only take less than 24 hours! After this captivating adventure, we'll ensure your safe return to your hotel, where you can reminisce about the day's wonders. We will enjoy a Bali-Java journey, exploring hidden beaches, witnessing the mesmerizing blue fire at Ijen Crater (conditions permitting, and savoring scenic landscapes. Book your Ijen Volcano Trek today and be among the fortunate few who've witnessed the mystical Blue Fire up close. An adventure like no other awaits!

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My sister and I booked the overnight tour to Mount Ijen and had the most AMAZING time. Everything was incredibly organised from the booking confirmation, organising our hotel pickup all the way to getting us to the hike and bringing us back in one piece. Our driver, Fafa, was so lovely and we had great conversation during the 4 hour car ride. He made sure we got to the ferry safely and that we knew exactly who was picking us up on the other end. Once we arrived in Java, our tour guide was there waiting for us with a huge smile. Fahmi was an absolute legend and we could not have asked for a better tour guide to get us up and down the mountain. Fahmi had great knowledge of the area and let us have plenty of rest breaks on the way up. He went above and beyond to make sure we had some awesome photos and even made us a little video of the best highlights of the trip. Would 1000% recommend booking through this team and having Fafa and Fahmi as your driver and guide. We can’t wait to return!

Definitely worth checking this out if you have a day spare in Bali! We were picked up at 5:45pm and got back the following day at 5pm so prepare for a long day! Arya picked us up and gave us a great tour along the way and found a cozy warung to eat some dinner at before the ferry. Piki met us on East Java and was a lovely guide who took amazing pics for us during the hike and even made a special video of us. The breakfast at the coffee plantation was great and the coffee amazing (as someone from Melbourne it was great coffee). We were pretty wrecked on the way home and Arya once again took us back to the hotel, was great company and very entertaining! The views and scenery from Ijen were top notch and won’t be forgotten

The hike starts at 2am, by dark, and it lasts aprox 5h (3h to go and 2h back). You can rent warm jacket and buy gloves in the coffee shop at the start. This is a very demanding hike (not just a regular walk in the nature), you literally go from stone to stone in the last 30 min.

This trip ended up becoming the memory of a lifetime! It was a lovely experience as everything from hotel transfers to on-site guidance during the trek was very managed very well!

I had a really good experience, our guide Fami was great and really patient with us on the trek and made it really enjoyable.