Ijen Blue Fire Trekking Tour - Surabaya

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    12:30 AM Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We're pick up any traveler from all hotel in Banyuwangi city, Port of Ketapang, and Blimbingsari Airport. We need to get clearly address and name of your placestay.
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  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Experience the natural phenomenon of Ijen blue fire on this full day, small group trekking tour. This attraction can only be seen in Indonesia and in particular Banyuwangi, East Java. The fire came out from the belly of the mountain, and because of the chemical reaction between the gas temperature and sulphur, there is a blue fire. This is a photographers heaven trying to get the best photos of this exotic blue fire. You can see the fire during the night, and afterwards complete it with views of the fantastic landscape of the largest acid lake in Java, the Ijen Crater.
And more important is, we're in PRIVATE TOURS not sharing tours from other people (from other agency or hotels). We use only by real guide (private) not using sulfur minner, student or the people which not on their capacity. Your safety are in our priority.
Transportation are using 4x4 car. No matter how smooth the road, but we're on mountain road.


  • See the sights illuminated at night
  • All-inclusive tour
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Led by a local guide
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Your tour begins at 12am (midnight) depending on where you are staying (central city are fully recommended). You will be picked up from your accommodation in Banyuwangi City by your driver in a 4WD vehicle.

The journey to the departure point of your trek will take approximately 1 hour when you arrive at the parking area.
Your trek will take between 1 2 hours to reach the top. The route is approximately 3 kilometres which is divided into 3 parts, being 800 meters slightly uphill, 1 kilometre uphill and then 1.2 kilometres flat. During your trek, you can meet some of the strongest men in the world who are sulphur miners. These minors carry the sulphur which weighs around 60 to 80 kilograms with bamboo's sticks in their shoulder.

Upon arrival at the summit, if the weather is clear, you can see the blue fire and also the Milky Way. You will be guided down to see the blue fire for the best photographs depending on the weather conditions and wind direction as your safety is paramount. From the view points, you can take photos of Ijen blue fire, and also the mining activity with the traditional technique using iron sticks and no safety tools for the miner.

You will then get to see the largest acid lake on Java Island, Ijen Crater. It will take around 1 hour to get back down to the bottom. At 7am you will get back to the parking lot for your transfer back to your accommodation.

On the trip back you will be able to stop at the coffee and cloves plantation. If lucky, you can see the harvest activity with traditional technique.


Private transportation

English Speaking Guide (not use miners / students)

Coffee and/or Tea

Bottled water

Gas Mask, Headlight, and Gogle

Private tours

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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Visitors who suffer from asthma, hypothermia and vertigo etc can not do this tour

Minimum person who join the tour are required.

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Traveler Reviews

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  • 02-Oct-2022

    Thank you Wawan for this wonderful experience and superb discovery of Ijen. To enjoy the blue fiyer, you should go early in the morning (departure 2:00 am).

  • 29-Sep-2022

    Great scenery and challenging descent to the crater. Guides and drivers are not all that nice with tourists. So different from Bali where you feel welcomed everywhere.

  • 13-Sep-2022

    Experiencia muy buena pero creo que debería explicarse que el trekking q se realiza durante 1-1:30 h es un ascenso con cuestas bastante pronunciadas, una vez alcanzas la cima, hay q descender hasta la base del cráter unos 800 m por un “camino” mal delimitado de rocas en el qué hay q poner bastante atención e ir de uno en uno y teniendo en cuenta que vas a oscuras (4-5 am) haciendo uso de linternas lo q te limita el apoyo y con la máscara de gas puesta. Una vez en el cráter la vista del fuego es un espectáculo pero hay q tener en cuenta q el humo es muy espeso y cuando cambia la dirección resulta bastante molesto y agobiante. Una vez ha comenzado a amanecer debes iniciar el ascenso que aunque se hace menos difícil que el descenso, si es más cansado. Una vez alcanzada la cima hay que volver a realizar el trekking otra 1h cuesta abajo por lo que se resienten bastante las piernas. Como experiencia espectacular pero creo q no todo el mundo que no tenga una buena condición física puede hacerlo y deberían avisarlo. Es verdad que tienes la posibilidad de no bajar al cráter y solo realizar el trekking pero es una pena.

  • 11-Sep-2022

    Das Wetter war super und unser Guide Andi hat sich sehr gut um alles gekümmert, sodass wir auch tolle Bilder als Erinnerung haben

  • 08-Aug-2022

    The booking process was good and we received all information regardimg the trip in due time. We were especially happy by having Wati as our tour guide. She did a great job, was very attentive, provided help whenever needed, showed us the good spots away from the largest crowds and made the trip simply a great experience. Can only recommend

  • 13-Jul-2022

    Amazing private tour in a Jeep, with a great guide Ewan. Nice view of the blue fire and the sunrise! I strongly recommend the tour for other tourist!

  • 18-Jun-2022

    Amazing experience with a great guide!! We saw the blue fire and it was incredible! A great point of view to the lake too. FAHMY, the guide was really great! He was on time, gave us all the security équipements and all informations about area. He was really nice and take care of us! We laugh a lot and have a wonderful moment! Thanks a lot to him!

  • 11-Jun-2022

    Amazing experience We had a really good time on this trek. Not only the scenery was absolutely amazing, we also had a great time with Malik, our spiritual guide ;) His English is perfect and we learned a lot about Indonesian culture and history. I would definitely recommend this adventure.

  • 23-May-2022

    Super experience, with a nice guide. We have been the first ones to reach the blue fire and we took beautiful photos of the sunset and the blue lake in the different guide’s spots. We recommend at 100%!

  • 02-May-2022

    Aldo was a great guide and we had a really nice time with him. He was very knowledgeable and well prepared for the trip. Highly recommended!

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