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Ijen Crater, Banyuwangi Java Island

Popular Volcano in East Java

Ijen Crater, Banyuwangi Java Island Indonesia


Ijen Crater, Banyuwangi Java Island


Ijen Crater Banyuwangi is one of the popular destinations in Java Island Indonesia located in the middle regency between Banyuwangi and Bondowoso regency. its elevation at 2,368 meters high above sea level with 200 meters depth, It contains about 36 million cubic meters of sulfuric water and settled between Mount Merapi (2800 metres), Mount Raung (3,332 metres) and Mount Meranti (3,325 metres). The nearest way to reach Ijen Crater is from Banyuwangi Ketapang Harbor or Airport for 2 hours driving by car or motorbike, and 7 hours from Surabaya City.

Ijen volcano contain of huge yellowish sulfur and it formed stunning landscape when looked at from the top. its caldera was firstly created by Van Bammelen in 1941. Then it was refined by several subsequent writers. This volcano has very large caldera with a number of other volcanic buildings, including Mount Raung usually called a true peak, and Mount Ranti which is also still active.

The local miners activity in Ijen Banyuwangi

The Local miners carry bamboo baskets from Paltuding (parking lot) by trekking 3 kilometers to this volcano peak and then continue trekking to the bottom of the crater for 50 minutes. after arriving at location, the miners took pieces of sulfur using a crowbar.

The typical attraction of Ijen volcano, Banyuwangi, Java Island

Ijen volcano Banyuwangi has largest lake with green color, It contains very high acidity of 5 ph and filled with water that has undergone volcanic mineralization. The yellowish sulfur creat stunning views when looked at from the crater rim. Inside the volcano bottom, there is a Blue Flame normally appears all nights. It is called Blue Flame Ijen volcano, the typical attraction mostly visited by visitors but need to trek down to the bottom crater when You want to see from the close distance. The Blue flame is a nature process of sulfur occurred all nights begin at 18.00 PM and finish at 05.00 AM. it always appears everynight, most foreigners do trekking down to see the actual process of how the sulfur forms into hard, nice yellow colored rocks.

The Blue Flame will seem very amazing when it is flaming up from the crater dome looks like the gas stove, It has about 600° celcius heat, it was created after the the last eruption occured.

To enjoy Blue Flame Ijen volcano Banyuwangi, You need to start at midnight at 23.00 PM from the nearby place around Bondowoso such as Catimor Homestay, Arabica Homestay, and hotel around Banyuwangi. Before you start your trip, Hope You bring jacket, gloves, mineral drinks, headlamp, gass mask, trekking pole, trekking shoes and long pants. In order You able make adaptation confronting steep route, mountain gass and cold temperature.

Trekking to Ijen Crater peak very recommended to use the local ranger from Paltuding (parking area) because You will do trekking for 3 kilometres along small path, the route condition is steep. So, You must use special trekking shoes, headlamp and bring 1 bottle mineral drinks.

Ijen Crater tour package

Enjoy the Ijen Crater tour package, East Java Island is the one way to solve your desire when You are really curious to know the Blue Flame process. If You have more time in Banyuwangi, East Java Island, You can combine your trip with other interesting place like the trip itinerary below.
If You are interested to enjoy Ijen Crater and Java Island tour package, You can make the travel booking within 2 months before, In order We can provide your facility enoughly because this volcano always get heavy visitors. Detail information about Mount Bromo Ijen tour package, You can visit Our contact.