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Ijen Miner Tour was founded and supported by locals to give our guests typical Indonesian genuine local experience. Away far from five stars hotel and join the locals on their daily habits. We dedicated the company to support local peoples in every destination in the area.

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We use local house as accomodation, stay with local family, join their daily activity and make heart touching connection with them.

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Our staffs are locals in the village, some are former sulfur workers and unemployed teenagers in the village. They are ready to show you the local area.

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We were created local activities to show guests the real indonesian life, so that you could understand more about local daily life and get authentic experiences.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Madakaripura, Probolinggo, East Java


Madakaripura waterfall located in Sapih village, Lombang district, and it is not far from Bromo area. Madakaripura is a sacred visiting area comprising lines of waterfalls where its center reaches a height of 200 meters from the bottom. This waterfall has related historic with a great Prime Ministry, Gajah Mada, who strongly struggled to unify the whole territory of the nation under span of control of Majapahit, and said as “the last residence for Gajah Mada”.

This spectacular waterfall lies hidden at the end of a deep valley in the foothills of the Tengger range. The water has cascades from the dense forest above. The primary attraction is its natural environment that is encircled by 7 waterfalls and caves. The facilities, which are available, include; parking lot, food stalls, resting place and security post. The fatigue and exhaustion one undergoes from climbing the peak of Bromo, would immediately gone after getting a bathe with the holy Tirta Sewana so to continue the travel to other visiting points in Probolinggo area.


Waterfall Legend

Madakaripura is not only a beautiful place, but also a historical one. A legend of this falls is connected with the name of Gadjah Mada, who was a prime minister of the largest Javanese empire Majapahit. In 1355 Hayam Wuruk an emperor of Majapahit gave lands in the area to the prime minister. Gadjah Mada refused revenues from these lands until he unite all Indonesia lands under Majapahit flag.
Madakaripura Waterfall, Probolinggo, East JavaMadakaripura is also called as “the last residence of Gadjah Mada“. According to a legend, the 60-year-old prime minister dissolved in the air near a waterfall. He has not been found by the emperor or by anyone else. It’s believed that swimming in the Madakaripura falls give health, strength and youth.

Road To The Waterfall

To get to the canyon with a 200-meter waterfall you have to walk about a kilometer along a mountain river, and then another 500 meters along the river under other four waterfalls. Yes, that’s right, the one and only road goes through rocks under cold waterfalls. So prepare raincoats, camera protection and comfortable shoes which are going to be totally wet. It’s better to roll up your pants and jeans because the depth of the river can be up to the knee.

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Mount Bromo, Probolinggo, East Java

Bromo have known by all of visitor of the worlds. They come to Bromo to watch the sunrise. The visitor also can look down to the crater that full of its smoke, and feel the cold of the air, is probably could only be done in Bromo. Our eyes will also completed by the sea of sand that the way to reach Bromo's peak. The main gate to the sea of sand and mount Bromo is through Cemorolawang. This is the most crowded visiting area, especially on holidays. There are many kinds activities that could be carried on this area such as; Camping, watching the scenery, horse riding to sea of sand or walking.


Jeep Ride To Get To Penanjakan For Sunrise

To get to the peak Bromo with its largely open crater, which belch of smoke expelling from its bottom. Mount Bromo has settled by Tenggerese for about thousands years. They who are good of God follower and always do their custom strictly, has historical relationship with Majapahit. The Antropologist from our country or other country are interesting to do some research, because the Tenggerese are strictly in keeping custom for centuries, without influenced by world's change. So there so many version of the unique of Tenggerese in Probolinggo, it can be in the forth of tale, folktale, serat and kidung, legend and science report.


Sunrise Tour and Savana

The main attraction for Mt. Bromo is the sunrise sightseeing, there are three view points to enjoy sunrise at Bromo Penanjakan View Point, Seruni View Point, and King Kong Hill. Those three located far away one another so that we need to get there by hiring a jeep ride.

Savana Mount Bromo, Probolinggo, East Java

Mount Bromo also has large green savana located just right at the back of Bromo Crater, it will need more extra jeep ride to get there. Make sure that you have flexible time visited Mount Bromo will be helpful to explore Bromo Savana.

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Kawah Ijen, Banyuwangi, East Java


Kawah Ijen -  is one of the most popular Banyuwangi tours among traveling lovers. Ijen Crater or Ijen  Mountain is located on the border of Banyuwangi Regency and Bondowoso Regency, East Java, with the height of the summit of Mount Ijen 2,443 meters above sea level.

Ijen Crater is a bluish-green acid lake with a diameter of around 700 meters, an area of ​​5,466 hectares, a lake depth of about 200 meters. The volume of the Ijen crater lake reaches 36 million cubic meters, with a caldera wall as high as 300-500 meters, and the level of acidity (pH) of lake water near zero, which is able to dissolve clothes, even the skin and human body in an instant.

The natural beauty of Ijen crater is indeed amazing. From the top of Ijen, in addition to the panoramic view of the acidic lake of Ijen crater, we can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Ijen mountain complex. To the east, the summit of Mount Merapi is visible, and in the vicinity there are Mount Suket, Mount Rante, Mount Raung, and other magnificent landscapes.

Natural Blue Flame

The best time to visit Kawah Ijen is midnight, why midnight ? In order to see the blue flame we need to be at the crater base at the dark. The park will be open from  1 am, so that visitors need to start from Banyuwangi at least 12.00 am (midnight). Blue flame was resulted by very hot sulfur steam which came up from the bottom earth, the workers there installed very long pipe to extract the steam turned into liquid then hardened as a stone.

Natural Blue Flame At Kawah Ijen


Traditional Sulfur Carrier

Hardened sulfur stones will be carried by the workers on their bamboo basket then will be collected at the parking base to be transported by truck to the factory in Tamansari Village (about 18 kilometers from Kawah Ijen). They work as a low paid labor, only IDR 900/Kg and working at the worst conditioned ever without any safety requirement and health insurance.

Traditional Sulfur Carrier At Kawah Ijen

Traditional Sulfur Carrier At Kawah Ijen

Hot Spring And Acid Waterfall

Surround Kawah Ijen area, there are some hidden places to be explored, most people miss them and only did a highlight tour for Kawah Ijen Blue Fire. Blawan Hot Spring is one of reachable places from Kawah Ijen, one hour drive from Paltuding Base. The hot spring has natural sulfur contained water which is good for the skin treatment. Nearby the area there is also acid waterfall, 10 minutes walk from the hot spring.

Blawan Hotspring Around Kawah Ijen

Blawan Hot Spring Around Kawah Ijen


Sulfur Processing Unit

In 2008, the sulfur processing unit located right at Paltuding. Protested by the community as it was bad for the environment and forestry, the company moved it to somewhere remoted in the middle of coffee plantation away from local residence. It is not open for public but we could take you there for short visit. Visiting the sulfur processing unit will give you a complete idea how the sulfur processed till ready to be sold to the industries.

Sulfur Processing Unit

Sulfur Processing Unit

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Monday, December 3, 2018

Pulau Menjangan and Tabuhan, Banyuwangi, East Java

De Jawatan, Banyuwangi, East Java


Go on holiday to Banyuwangi, East Java, do not forget to come the tourism object of De Djawatan Forest. Sightseeing that offers the atmosphere of shade and green panorama is ready to welcome tourists. In De Djawatan Forest, tourists can sit for a moment of relaxing and breathing fresh air. Taking pictures with the backdrop of giant trees is not to be missed.

This forest is owned by Perhutani, but the community around call the forest in the city. The tree here is kind of trembesi tree. Formerly, Benculuk De Djawatan Forest Tourism was a place for teak stockpiling with an area of ​​six hectares. Benculuk De Djawatan Forest Tourism has recently developed since three months ago. Currently, the De Djawatan Forest Tourism is managed in collaboration with the Tourism Office of Banyuwangi Regency.

Inside of Benculuk De Djawatan Forest Tourism, there are several self-service points provided by the manager. There are two photographic places that are built on trees, as well as some used trucks. On the edge of the river in the forest, there is an area of ​​teak trees with tree age more than 100 years. Tourists can walk around De Djawatan Forest area to just look around the cool atmosphere of this forest. There is a path that can be passed by tourists.

So far, De Djawatan Forest is used for pre wedding photos and selfie photo spot. Besides on that, there are also tourists who come to relax and enjoy the food. De Djawatan Forest is located in Benculuk Village, Cluring District, about 45 kilometers from downtown Banyuwangi. To enter the De Djawatan Forest area, tourists will be charged ticket 2.000 Rupiah. In the tourist area, there are three-room toilets and Musala for prayer facilities.

Sukamade,Banyuwangi, East Java


Sukamade beach is about 97 km to southwest of Banyuwangi. It is natural and quiet, beautiful place. Dutch discovered it in 1927. The 1200 hectare estate is an active plantation that produces rubber, coffee and cacao. Sukamade is the east Java Natural Resource Conservation which is in charge of the turtle’s perpetuation. A night adventure tour to Sukamade is an unforgettable trip. You will be guided by a natural resource to find sea turtles come to a shore to lay eggs. You can see a female turtle lays more than one hundred eggs on the sandy beach. The female turtles usually start landing at 7:30 PM and return to the sea at 12:00 PM. November to March is the peak season for laying eggs.

The ways to Sukamade is worth exploring. Along the way to visit this place the visitors can stop at the beautiful place of Rajegwesi, Teluk Hijau a fantastic green bay with its beautiful cliff around. A dawn excursion to see animals grassing on the savannah is also impressing. They are virgin places you must know in the eastern tip of Java, banyuwangi, Indonesia.


Turtle Laying Egg

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Sunday, December 2, 2018

Certificate of Excellence 2018 - Second Award

December 2018 - we proudly announced our second winning award " Certificate of Excellence 2018 by Tripadvisor".  We received it our first certificate on  2017, it was a long journey for us to get this achievement. Thank you for all of our guests for taking a tour with us and thank you for your excellent reviews.

This second achievement showed that Ijen Miner Tour were consistently deliver good service and put high priority on guest satisfactions. It was also showed that we were a trusted tour company with professional staffs and 5 stars services.

Ijen Miner Tour will serve guests better and better in order to be able to deliver the best local experiences for our guests during their holiday. We constantly improved our company and expand our destinations to cover guests request.

So,,What Else Are You Waiting For ? Contact us to book the tour with us or browse our regular packages.

- Thank You For The Excellent Reviews - 

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Traditional Batik Processing, Banyuwangi, East Java

Temurose to be taken from the name of the village itself, namely SURUH or Taman Suruh which means betel leaf, while TEMUROSE means meeting one stalk with another (In Banyuwangi itself Temurose is very closely related to magical things). Leaves ordered temurose are usually used in sacred ceremonies of traditional marriage to unite the bride and groom.

Visiting the Batik of Suruhtemurose visitors can get to know the types of batik typical of Banyuwangi complete with a variety of motives. In addition, visitors can also see and try to be directly involved in the process of working on the batik. After visitors are satisfied to see the gallery and participate in the batik process, you can directly buy and bring home the batik you want.

How To Book The Activities

Traditional coffee roasting activity could be added to as an extra activity during your visit in Banyuwangi, due to its location is close to Kawah Ijen that would be great to visit and do the tour before going up to Kawah Ijen. It could be mixed with our regular Kawah Ijen Tour Packages.

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Traditional Coffee Roasting, Banyuwangi, East Java

KAMPUNG KOPI GOMBENGSARI - located just below the foot of Mount Ijen, the Gombengsari area, Kalipuro has thousands of hectares of etawa coffee gardens and goat farms. That is why this area is very well known for its processed coffee and pure etawa goat milk.

Visitors to Gombengsari Village can participate directly in the traditional coffee processing process. This local coffee is called Kopi Lerek Gombengsari (KOPILEGO). After getting tired of going around the garden and processing coffee beans, you can relax in the deserted hall to brew Gombengsari's specialty coffee. There is also a coffee powder souvenir center that you can take home as a family souvenir.

Etawa Goat Farming and Coffee Tour

Besides coffee producers, Gombengsari is also known as the best producer of pure etawa goat milk in Banyuwangi. The villagers maintain etawa goats in almost every house, they can sell milk and compost from goat manure.

As tourism promotion intensified, now village youth began to return to their hometown to raise etawa goats and engage in coffee education tours. Previously they preferred to work in the city because of higher wages, now by being involved in local coffee education tours and selling authentic Gombeng coffee products from the wheel of the community economy to be better.

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We could take for  a coffee garden tour, getting to know the types of coffee, picking coffee (at harvest), learning to process coffee traditionally (roasting, pounding, until brewing), milking goat's milk, giving drink to goats with pacifiers. In addition there are also community arts in the form of patrol music and fire football ( Available only during festival).

How To Book The Activities

Traditional coffee roasting activity could be added to as an extra activity during your visit in Banyuwangi, due to its location is close to Kawah Ijen that would be great to visit and do the tour before going up to Kawah Ijen. It could be mixed with our regular Kawah Ijen Tour Packages.

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