Kawah Ijen volcano (2386m) is an active stratovolcano located on the eastern part of Java Island. The top of Ijen volcano is characterized by a very acidic crater lake containing 27.5 million m³ of turquoise-colored water. This lake is the biggest reservoir of hot and acidic water on Earth.
On the southern part of the lake, fumaroles are ejecting tons of sulfur every day. At night, this site is one of the only spot on Earth where it is possible to see blue fires. This is due to very hot gas coming from the volcanic conduits burning the sulfur, which leads to an extremely beautiful scenery. On the western part of the crater, a dam was build hundred years ago upstream of the Banyu Pahit river.
Our driver will pick you up from your hotel in Banyuwangi area or Train Station then go to the village of Licin and then continue to the slope of Mount Ijen by 4 WD Vehicle car, this journey takes approximately 1 hour from Banyuwangi city area by 4 WD Vehicle. Arriving at the parking area of Mount Ijen. Approximately 1 until 1.5 hours will be required to ascend slope of mount Ijen to reach peak of Ijen Crater and along the path, You will enjoy the stunning natural scenery with fresh air & shady. Resting on the edge of the crater at an altitude of 2883 meters and enjoy best panorama of the lake of sulphate where reflects spectacular view in the surrounding walls to give the impression like doom. The sulfur mining workers go down into the crater and climb back up by passing dangerous path on the edge of Ijen Crater with the load as much as 80 kilograms on their shoulders. this is really dangerous job. Here also, You will enjoy the beautiful scenery in the crater of Ijen as one of God’s amazing creation. After You enjoyed the natural scenery at Crater of Ijen and then descend the slope of Mount Ijen until vehicles parking area where our vehicle is waiting for then escort you back to the City of Banyuwangi or to your original hotel in Banyuwangi area or Ketapang Harbour.
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