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From Yogyakarta: Mount Bromo and Ijen Crater 3-Day Tour

1. From Yogyakarta: Mount Bromo and Ijen Crater 3-Day Tour

Day 1 Start your adventure with pickup from your accommodation in Yogyakarta in the morning and travel to Mount Bromo. Enjoy beautiful landscapes along the way while your friendly driver negotiates the notorious Indonesian traffic. Once you’ve settled into your accommodation in Bromo, enjoy some free time to explore the area and prepare for the sunrise tomorrow. Day 2 Rise early to get ready for a truly unforgettable experience as you witness the magical sunrise views of Mount Bromo, the most popular volcano in Indonesia. After exploring Mount Bromo, head back to the hotel to enjoy the breakfast before traveling to Bondowoso City, where your accommodation for the Ijen Crater tour is located. Day 3 Today, your tour starts in the middle of the night as you head to the Ijen Crater. Hike up to the top of the Ijen Crater on a 90 to 120-minute hike, where you can witness the fascinating blue flames rise up from inside the crater. After exploring the crater, you will be dropped off at Ketapang Harbor and you are pleased to continue your journey to Bali.

Mount Ijen Volcanic Crater Overnight Trip from Bali

2. 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.  Ascend to the summit to look into the crater and marvel at the blue fires of the volcano under a canopy of stars. 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 Yogyakarta: Borobudur, Mount Bromo, and Ijen 4-Day Tour

3. From Yogyakarta: Borobudur, Mount Bromo, and Ijen 4-Day Tour

Join this 4-day trip from Yogyakarta and discover Java Island. Visit important temples, explore beautiful landscapes, hike to waterfalls, and taste delicious local cuisine. Day 1 Begin your adventure with pickup from your accommodation in Yogyakarta and head to Setumbu Hill to witness the breathtaking Borobudur sunrise. When the air is fresh and as the mist begins to lift, the sun will surround the volcanoes and terraced fields. After sunrise, explore the UNESCO-listed Borobudur Temple, the single largest Buddhist structure on earth. Be the first of the day to enter the gates as they open. This is one of the world's greatest ancient monuments. Once you’ve seen the temple, you can choose to head back to your accommodation in Yogyakarta, or visit more of the landmarks surrounding Yogyakarta City, such as the Merapi Volcano, the Prambanan Temple, or Tamansari Water castle. Day 2 On the second day, travel from your accommodation in Yogyakrta to Mount Bromo, and enjoy the beautiful landscapes along the way while your friendly driver negotiates the notorious traffic. Once you’ve settled into your accommodation in Bromo, you can enjoy some free time to explore the area and prepare for the sunrise on the next day. Day 3 Wake up early on day 3 to get ready for a truly unforgettable experience. You will be able to witness the magical sunrise views of Mount Bromo as you explore the most popular volcano in Indonesia. After exploring Mount Bromo, you will head back to the hotel to enjoy a delicious breakfast before traveling to Bondowoso City, where your accommodation for the Ijen Crater tour is located. Day 4 On the final day, your tour starts in the middle of the night as you head to the Ijen Crater, which takes around 2 hours. Hike up to the Ijen Crater for about 90 to 120 minutes, where you can witness the fascinating blue flames rise up. After exploring the crater, you can opt to be dropped off in Bali, Ketapang Port in Banyuwangi, or Surabaya.

From Bali or Banyuwangi: Ijen Crater Sunrise Hike

4. From Bali or Banyuwangi: Ijen Crater Sunrise Hike

Start your tour with pickup from either Bali or Banyuwangi and take in the beautiful sunrise over Ijen Crater. For those traveling from Bali, start your tour in the evening by making your way to Ketapang Port in Banyuwangi. Once you have arrived at Ketapang Port, relax at the lounge before getting picked up by your team and continue to Ijen Volcano. For those traveling from Banyuwangi, enjoy pickup from your accommodations at 12:30 AM and travel to Ijen Volcano to start your hike. Take in the scenery during your 1.5-2-hour hike to the Ijen Crater viewpoint and admire the views from the top. On a clear day, you can see the volcano's mystical blue fire, which is a truly unique experience. Catch the sunrise over the largest acid lake on Java Island and appreciate the local miners carrying sulfur rock as part of their daily life to provide for their families. After exploring the volcano, trek down and back to the parking lot. For those staying in Banyuwangi, you will return to your hotel around 9:00 AM. Those traveling back to Bali will return to their accommodations in the afternoon.

Bali: Mount Bromo and Kawah Ijen 3-Day Volcanic Trip

5. Bali: Mount Bromo and Kawah Ijen 3-Day Volcanic Trip

Your priority throughout this trip will be for you to witness the amazing beauty and natural phenomenon of a selection of volcanoes located in eastern Java. More than that, your guides also hope to expose your adventurous spirit and provide you with a visceral experience full of beauty, emotion, and elation. Day 1: You will depart at 6:00AM from South Bali in a comfortable car or minibus (with your guides also able to pick you up in Ubud). From there you will drive to Bromo, an famous an active volcano. You will then spend your the night at Bromo. Day 2: You will experience sunrise at Bromo Volcano, taking in views of Bromo (2300 meters), Batok (2,600 meters) and Semeru (3,300 meters). You will also ascend and climb to view the Bromo Crater. Day 3: Pre-dawn, you will ascent to the top of Kawah Ijen, another active volcano. From there you will descend into the crater to watch the unique phenomenon of the "blue fires", and enjoy the sunrise inside the active volcano crater. Later on that day, you will return to Bali, where you will be dropped off at a location of your choosing. Upon your return your guides can guarantee you will be physically tired, but this will quickly pass, leaving you to enjoy the memories for life.

3-Day Excursion to Mount Bromo and Ijen Crater from Bali

6. 3-Day Excursion to Mount Bromo and Ijen Crater from Bali

Spend 3 days exploring the volcanic landscapes of East Java. Take in a spectacular sunrise and panoramic views from the peak of Mount Bromo. Marvel at the blue flames on a descent into the Ijen crater. Detailed Itinerary Day 1: Bali–Gilimanuk Harbour–Mt. Bromo From western Bali travel by ferry to the eastern tip of Java. Drive to the Mount Bromo area, with a lunch stop along the way. On arrival, check in at the hotel. Day 2: Mt. Bromo–Banyuwangi (Ijen Crater) Very early in the morning, head to the rim of the Tengger caldera. Marvel at the panoramic views at sunrise with the active Mount Semeru volcano in the background. Continue to Mount Bromo. Take a short walk and climb the 240 stairs to the peak. After breakfast back at the hotel, drive to Banyuwangi, with a lunch break en route. Check in at the hotel. Day 3: Blue Fire Ijen Crater–Bali Just after midnight head out to the Ijen crater. Descend into the crater to see the amazing blue flames and the sulfur miners at work. Stop at the miner’s shack for a short rest and head back to the hotel for breakfast before the return trip to Bali.

From Bali: Private Mount Ijen Crater Volcano Midnight Trek

7. 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 in time to see the world's largest blue flame area, rising up to 16 ft. 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. After your meal, set off for Mount Ijen’s blue fire, and 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. After a rocky path down to the bottom of the crater, see from a distance the mesmerizing electric blue fire from the volcano’s lava. Going back to 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.

From Bali: 24-Hour Trip to Ijen Crater & Javanese Breakfast

8. From Bali: 24-Hour Trip to Ijen Crater & Javanese Breakfast

A professional guide will lead your trip. The guide's passion and knowledge of the terrain will give you access to the best views and most spectacular sights as well as inform you about the geography and history of the volcano. Depart from Bali at 1:00 PM to begin your journey to the active volcano of Kawah Ijen in East Java. You will arrive in the early evening and enjoy a local dinner and a rest in your room. You will climb to the rim of the 2370-meter volcano, before descending to the crater floor. This is the only place where you can see the ethereal blue sulfur fires and watch the Javanese workers harvesting sulfur. As dawn breaks and the light changes, your dramatic surroundings will reveal themselves from your position beside the largest acid lake in the world. Before returning to Bali, you will stop to enjoy a hearty home-cooked Javanese breakfast. Please come along for this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Your professional guides and careful planning will assure you have a safe and memorable trip to the heart of Kawah Ijen.

From Surabaya: Bromo, Ijen, Tumpak Sewu Waterfall 3-Day Tour

9. From Surabaya: Bromo, Ijen, Tumpak Sewu Waterfall 3-Day Tour

Day 1 Start your adventure with pickup from your accommodation in Surabaya in the early morning at 04.00AM and travel to Tumpak Sewu Waterfall. Discover the stunning waterfall of Tumpak Sewu. Explore the area, marvel at the views, and visit the stunning Tetes Cave. After exploring the waterfall, travel to the accommodation in Mount Bromo. Enjoy beautiful landscapes along the way while your friendly driver negotiates the notorious Indonesian traffic. Once you’ve settled into your accommodation at approximately 16.00PM, enjoy some free time to explore the area and prepare for the sunrise tomorrow. Day 2 Rise early to get ready for a truly unforgettable experience as you witness the magical sunrise views of Mount Bromo, the most popular volcano in Indonesia. After exploring Mount Bromo, head back to the hotel to enjoy a breakfast before traveling to Bondowoso City, where your accommodation for the Ijen Crater tour is located. Day 3 Today, your tour starts in the middle of the night as you head to the Ijen Crater. Hike up to the top of the Ijen Crater on a 90 to 120-minute hike, where you can witness the fascinating blue flames rise up from inside the crater. After exploring the crater, you can opt to be dropped of in Bali or head back to Surabaya.

Bali: Mount Ijen Guided Night Walking Tour with Breakfast

10. Bali: Mount Ijen Guided Night Walking Tour with Breakfast

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.  Ascend to the summit to look into the crater and marvel at the blue fires of the volcano under a canopy of stars. 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.

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What people are saying about Ijen

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 156 reviews

Our guide, Indra, was top notch. If one can ask for a particular guide with this organization, we strongly recommend requesting him if possible. He has good English, which made communication easy. Being a resident of Jogja, he made our 'sunrise' tour to Borobudur extra special by following country lanes on our return to the city, allowing us to stop for photos along the way, and patiently answering a host of questions. A perfect way to see the countryside, & learn about the country. He was 'on the ball' with the Bromo experience, making sure we got the most out of that, altho' that meant a rather early wake-up in the morning. The Ijen trek was disappointing, in that we made the ascent in cloud & drizzle, hence the views from the top were non-existent - one can hardly blame the guide or company for poor weather; but note possibility. Accommodations were good too. At end, he ensured we were on the ferry to Bali & had a driver ready to meet us on arrival. Highly recommended

Agus was the best guide ever, he has such a great energy that made us smile and laugh the entire trip, he gave us so many memories capturing photos and constant knowledge of the hike and attention to our needs. His positive attitude shown throughout and was even the highlight of the trip! He made the trip so wonderful and an unforgettable experience we will keep forever, ijen is an awe inspiring hike/location which gave us everything and more, I could not wish for a greater trip or guide, 10 stars

Very nice trip if you want to visit both Bromo and Ijen in a short time without having to take public transport! Everything is arranged for you, Indra is a very nice guide/driver and all you have to do is enjoy yourself.

Amazing experience with a lovely driver who was always helpful and available to answer all our questions and even take us to many places not included in the tour. Tiring, but the perfect way to discover Java!

Great experience! The guides were extremely accommodating. It's great that we were able to change the route to leave from Surabaya instead of going back to Bali! I'd highly recommend this operator :D