Mount Ijen Crater Trekking Tour from Bali | La Vacanza Travel

Mount Ijen Crater Trekking Tour from Bali

Duration: 23 hours
Destination: Indonesia, Kuta District, Kuta

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  • 23 hours
  • Kuta
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  • Not-Cancellable


tour on East Java, the island next to Bali. You will hike up Mt. Ijen to see the magnificent Turquoise Ijen Crater, you'll leave Bali in the late afternoon and return the following afternoon, traveling to and from Java by ferry. Breakfast and lunch are included.


Start your Mount Ijen Trekking with pickup in the late afternoon from Bali Central
town,you’re transferred to Gilimanuk Harbor , crossing the sea by ferry & arriving in East Java around midnight.

You’re driven directly to the starting point of your guided mountain trek, where you’ll receive a safety briefing & equipment including a flashlight & gas mask. The approximate 1-mile (3-km) route to the summit takes roughly 1 to 2 hours over a combination of uphill and flat terrain.

On arrival at the summit before dawn, glimpse the Beauty Turquoise Mount Ijen Crater and if good weather you may watch the sunrise . you’re guided back down for a closer look and some fantastic photo of of Ijen Crater, Java’s largest acid lake, from the viewpoint.

After the descent, En route we will Bring you to visit De Djawatan Forest , its Lord of The Rings in Banyuwangi, stop for Breakfast and you’re transferred to Banyuwangi Harbor for the late morning ferry back to Bali. Your journey ends with lunch at a local restaurant before drop-off at your hotel in the afternoon.

Stop At:

• Ketapang Ferry, Bulusan, Kalipuro, Banyuwangi 68455 Indonesia
• Ijen Crater, Banyuwangi 68454 Indonesia

  • Light breakfast
  • Lunch - Balinese Food
  • Driver as cum guide from Bali to Banyuwangi, East Java.
  • Local guide during Mount Ijen Blue Fire trekking
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from from hotels in Bali
  • All taxes, fees, and handling charges

  • Drinks
  • Dinner
  • Gratuities
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • It is recommended to wear long pants, sports shoes, a sweater (sweatshirt or jumper) , gloves and hat during mount ijen blue fire trekking
  • Minimum age is 16 years
  • Not recommended for child aged 15 and under
  • Not recommended for participants with heart complaints ,asthma or other serious medical conditions
  • You will be notified of your exact pick up time after reconfirmation
  • Exercise or physical activity is recommended one day before trekking
  • Mount Ijen is closed on the first Friday of the month for cleaning ( please avoid your travel date on this schedulle )
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
we Provide Free pick up and drop off from any hotel in Bali island

Departure Time

05:00 PM

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


23 hours

User's Reviews


24 Oct, 2018

The crater visit at night is a very unique experience, but there are risks involved, and the effort and issues you endure to get there may mean that it won't be worth it for some. On the plus side, if conditions are right, you may see some blue lights reflected in the fumes directly above the centre of the crater. After you climb back up to the lip of the crater, there is a reasonable view over the main crater lake and back towards Bali. If you like challenges, you will have ticked off a big one; having climbed down into the crater in the middle of the night and back up again in the morning, wearing a gas mask. On the down side, it is a 4-hour, boring, night-time trip across Bali in the evening (including dinner); having left Legian etc about 6 pm. One hour on the ferry and another hour or more to the Mt Ijen parking lot and a 30-minute wait till everything opens at 12:30. I only endured this because I was going to dive nearby at Permuteran over the next few days. You get back down to the parking lot about 7:30 am, then reverse the trip back across Bali. You won't get much sleep for a day and a half. Back to the actual hike. The walk up the mountain is very long (several kilometres) and very steep for the most part. You need to be fit or you will find it very hard going. The track is extremely dusty when dry, and the fine dust fills the air as there can be hundreds of people are walking up. You really should bring a dust mask, but nobody advises you of this. When you get to the crater lip, you see and smell the sulphur fumes. You need to don the sulphur mask at this point, which makes the steep, 1 km trip into the crater hard work, because it restricts your breathing and makes your heart work harder. Climbing back up is even more difficult. When you get further down the crater, the fumes get thicker, and you have to close your eyes because the fumes sting. When waiting to see the blue lights at the bottom, you can be covered in a dense fog of sulphur fumes for some time until the wind changes, or the fumes reduce. You can't take off your mask,and you can't open your eyes. You can't breakout and escape the fumes, and it is a long haul back up to get out of it. You just sit in the claustrophobic fog and hope that it will clear. You could hear heaps of people coughing and moaning in the fog. I'm guessing they were not wearing masks. BTW, I had to ask for one as we started to head up the track. Nobody had thought to get one for me. I rented a jacket but it was so hot walking up the track, that I had to carry it most of the way up. You do need it though, when the winds blow, and when you are in the crater. The blue lights that show up in the clouds of fumes are nothing as fantastic-looking as photos I have seen on the marketing photos. (I saw almost nothing). The 1 km climb back up to the crate lip, with the gas masks on, is hard work. As soon as the fumes clear a bit, you feel compelled to breathe some free air without the mask, and it may not do any damage for such a short space of time; but it can't be doing you any good either. Even walking back down the dirt track is dangerous. The guide said they have a lot of injuries at this point because people slip on the steep track that is covered in fine dust and tiny pebbles that work like ball bearings under your feet. I slipped on many occasions, even though I was being careful. 'Breakfast' at the bottom was pathetic. It consisted of a bowl of fried bananas and three boiled eggs. No utensils, napkins, salt or pepper or anywhere to wash your hands after the trek we had just been on. Only because I asked, I was led to a hovel of a kitchen where I could use some dishwashing liquid to wash my hands in a dish on the dirt floor. Tea and coffee options were almost zero. I know this is a poor area, but considering the fee paid, it could have been even a little better. I don't know that I could recommend this to most people.

michael m

31 May, 2018

I would recommend this tour. The volcano is incredible but it isn't for everyone. Its a tough climb overnight and journey from Bali is pretty long. The driver were very courteous and the tour guide was pretty average. There was a wait in a building/house that was unexpected, we had to wait until fellow travelers arrived so we'd leave as a group.

Hangjit R

27 Nov, 2016

The trek was a really good one. We started pretty late in the evening. The staff were accommodating and friendly. They were concerned for our safety and advised us accordingly.


17 Nov, 2016

The Volcano itself was fantastic, challenging ascent, challenging descent into the crater with difficult conditions and amazing and spectacular scenery. It is tough, and you do need a decent level of fitness to manage it. The conditions are also incredibly unpleasant at the bottom of the crater, so be prepared for clouds of sulphur gas. IT IS WORTH IT THOUGH!

The organisation of the tour that we were on left a lot to be desired. Our pickup time was changed twice, there was very little information on what the itinerary was, and there was a number of surprise stops on the journey to the volcano itself, the strangest of which was arriving in a semi-completed residential complex to wait for a while before travelling to the park. No prior warning that this was going to be the case and certainly an uneasy feeling associated with it.

As with most Bali tours, the guides were more glorified drivers, with very little offered by way of guiding, more drive to a location and drop you off come find us when you're done

So, in conclusion - go to the volcano, it's freaking awesome. Choose a different company to take you.


01 Mar, 2024

Kalau mau kesini butuh perjuangan dan tenaga..tapi dibayar secara langsung dengan indahnya kawah yg begitu indah kalau sudah kepuncaknya..tidak menyesal kalau sudah kesini..terimah kasih indotrip

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