The Wonderful of Ijen Volcano, East Java is an active volcano that always belches huge of sulfuric smokes and included in a group of stratovolcanoes in East Java Island. This mount located in the middle of Bondowoso and Banyuwangi regency exactly about 32 km to the north west of Banyuwangi regency. Ijen Crater has 2,368 meters high above sea level with 200 meters deep that contains about 36 million cubic of acid steam water.
The principal attraction at Mount Ijen is the large of crater lake that has much sulfur and tobe one of the Sulfur mining resource in the world until tobe the site of a labor intensive sulfur mining operation. In which, sulfur-laden baskets are carried by sulfur miners from the crater floor by using an iron equipment like hammer and crowbar to cut some clods of sulfur into little piece and moved to the baskets have been provided before then brough to the Bundar post to weigh it and get it’s weight report in paper form afterwad. They brough it to the warehouse to earn salary. They bring loads of sulfur from the crater at least 60-80kg, maximum 100kg in each hauling, depend on their strength.
To visit the Blue Flame Ijen Volcano, need to start from the nearby Hotel of Ijen area at 00:30 AM early morning or 01:00 AM by car or motorcycle then stop at paltuding (parking area), then start trekking to the top of Ijen volcano for 1 hour or 3 kilometers by using flashlight, trekking pole and mouth mask. Along the trekking from the top to the bottom crater is very recommended to use the local guide because the path condition is rocky and stony. you can also use the local guide from paltuding (parking area) until finish trekking because local guide not only accompany the trekking but also show the way to the top of Mount Ijen, help to take picture, give the high care and guide the visitors into the safty way with their instruction.
If You are curious to enjoy The most popular Crater in Indonesia and other tourism objects, You can read detail itinerary below.
Mt Bromo Tour from Bali, Surabaya, Yogyakarta and Malang :
- Mt Bromo Midnight Tour
- Mt Bromo Milky Way Tour 2 Days
- Semeru Trekking Tour Package 4 Days
- Kumbolo Camping, Bromo Tour Package 3 Days
- White Water Rafting, Bromo Tour Package 2 Days
- Semeru Climbing, Mt Bromo Tour, Ijen Crater Tour 6 Days
- Blue Flame Ijen, Sukamade Beach, Mt Bromo Tour 4 Days