Sunday, September 23, 2018

Kawah Ijen by Night - Blue Flame Tour


Kawah Ijen By Night - A basic package for hiking the famous Kawah Ijen, our local guide will pick you up at the meeting point. Drive to his peaceful village while doing some local activities in the area, stay one night with the local family. Hike Kawah Ijen at midnight to see the majestic blue flame and stunning sunrise. 

Tour Highlights

  • # Farming tour, rice paddies walk, plantation tour
  • # Blue flame, sunrise, sulfur mining activities
  • # Stay with local family in the village
  • # 2 Days / 1 Night
  • # Private tour only

How The Tour Goes

Day 1 - Local Activities

Our local tour guide and driver will pick you up at the meeting point, drive to his village and meet the local hosts to stay with them for one night. After short break, we will show you around the village area. Walk around the rice paddies to know more about what the locals do, join them in farming will give you the best idea about how traditional farming look like in java.

Along the walked trough the rice paddies, we will meet up with local farmer on the way. We will join and try to help them doing their work such a rice planting, traditional cow plowing, or rice harvesting which depend on the rice season. Tired of walked around the paddy field, let's have some break by drinking fresh coconut picked from the tree.

Other than farming, most locals surround Kawah Ijen working as farmer in a plantation of robusta coffee. Coffee as main commodity of the area, but it is not the one and only.  Cloves, cacao and rubber are products of the plantation.
Rubber Latex Tree - ijenminertour.com
Rubber Latex Tree
Tired of whole day tour ? Let's have a retreat and recover energy before hiking Kawah ijen. We have several places to retreat, swimming is good idea to retreat. We have places to swim from waterfall swimming pool, hidden pool, and rice terrace pool. Finish all day tours, we get back to the host home to have some local dinner and sleep.

Day 2 - Blue Flame Encounter

Wake up midnight to drive to Paltuding Post as a base to start the hike, it needs roughly 1 hour drive. The hike to Kawah Ijen Crater top needs 1 hour walk, and another 30 minutes to get inside the caldera. Enjoy a moment of natural sulfur combustion which resulted majestic blue flame.
Kawah Ijen Sunrise
Before the sun comes out, we ascent back to the crater top to see sunrise at the view point. Meet up with local sulfur worker to know more about how sulfur mining at Kawah Ijen works. Enough discovering Kawah Ijen, we drive back to host family where local tasty breakfast awaiting. Short break and shower, we will drop you off back to Banyuwangi.
Notes : Due to safety reasons, the tour is not doable for kids under 10 years old, traveler with physical disability, traveler with heart attack, lung or respiratory problem. Please make more attention to prepare your physical condition, because the volcano is quite hard to hike under toxic sulfur gas.

Inclusions

- Private car during the tour
- Driver, fuel, and parking fee
- All entrance fee
- Local tour guide english speaking
- One night accommodation in a peaceful village with local family
- Meals (Breakfast and Dinner)
- Free coffee and tea
- Limited mineral water
- Proper gas mask and flashlight

Requirements

- Where to meet : Banyuwangi area ( Airport, Train Station, Hotel, Bus Station)
- Pick up time : 12.00 AM (at noon)
- Drop off time : 11.00 AM
- What to bring : Warm clothes, jacket, proper trekking shoes, personal medication (optional)

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