ijen crater

kawah ijen tour from Ketapang Indah hotel Banyuwangi

Kawah ijen is the world’s largest acidic water lake containing 27.5 million m³ of turquoise water located in Java. This lake is the largest reservoir of hot and acid water on Earth. 

Ijen Crater is located above the top of Ijen Volcano which is an active volcano located on the border between Banyuwangi and Bondowoso districts, East Java, Indonesia. 

This mountain has an altitude of 2,386 meters from the depth of the sea with a calliper wall height of 500 meters with a total crater area of ​​5466 hectares and a crater depth of 200 meters.

kawah ijen blue fire tour from Ketapang Indah hotel Banyuwangi

Ijen crater There is also a phenomenon of Blue Fire that there are only two in the world that is in Ijen and Iceland Crater, Blue Fire or true blue fire is the result of a reaction of natural gas that meets with oxygen at a certain temperature.

The phenomenon of blue fire is formed due to the chemical reaction contained in the crater of the ijen. Blue Fire is a chemical process of sulfur combustion that is found in the mount ijen.

The cause of the phenomenon of the occurrence of blue fire which is triggered by the burning of methane gas by the geothermal seepage from the earth’s stomach reaches about 600 degrees Celsius


Our driver will pick you up from Ketapang Indah Hotel in the Banyuwangi,  then go to the village of Licin and then continue to the slope of Mount Ijen car, this journey takes approximately 1 hour from Banyuwangi city area by Privat Car. Arriving at the parking area of Mount Ijen.

Approximately 1 until 1.5 hours will be required to ascend the slope of mount Ijen to reach the peak of Ijen Crater and along the path, You will enjoy the stunning natural scenery with fresh air & shady.

kawah ijen blue fire tour from Dialog hotel Banyuwangi

Resting on the edge of the crater at an altitude of 2883 meters and enjoy the best panorama of the lake of sulphate where reflects a spectacular view in the surrounding walls to give the impression of doom.

The sulfur mining workers go down into the crater and climb back up by passing a dangerous path on the edge of Ijen Crater with a load as much as 80 kilograms on their shoulders. this is a really dangerous job. Here also, You will enjoy the beautiful scenery in the crater of Ijen as one of God’s amazing creation.

kawah ijen blue fire tour from Dialog hotel Banyuwangi

After You enjoyed the natural scenery at Crater of Ijen and then descend the slope of Mount Ijen until the vehicles parking area where our vehicle is waiting for then escort you back to the City of Banyuwangi or to your Ketapang Indah Hotel hotel in Banyuwangi area or Ketapang Harbour.

Things you need to bring to see Blue fire Kawah ijen

  • Torches  (both hand torches or headlamps. We opted for the headlamps to maintain our palms-free), although I took both, simply in case the battery might run out withinside the night

  • Gloves (it’s miles bloodless up there, however, they even serve you nicely whilst you pass down the crater and ought to preserve directly to sharp rocks)
  • Gas masks, that you want as safety in opposition to dense clouds of poisonous gases like sulphur dioxide.  You can not live for a long term in one’s gases without a mask.  
  • Some ordinary safety masks, simply if you don’t want to breathe withinside the sulphur scent and it disturbs you. Some human beings wore them already at the manner main to the crater rim, whilst others felt sincerely no want to apply them at such an early stage.
  • Warm jacket. Now, do no longer count on the provider of a “cell second-hand iciness garments store” out of your guide, however, 

kawah ijen blue fire tour from Dialog hotel Banyuwangi

The best time to visit Ijen Crater Or ijen Volcano Or Kawah Ijen

The best day to visit this volcano is the dry season, mostly it starts from April until the beginning of November. Those months are the best time to visit Ijen Crater.

WORST TIME TO VISIT: Start from the end of December until March, there will be more rain that will start from Morning until night. From December until March the intensity of the fog in the Ijen Crater was lower. Thus, visitors can see the blue lake and blue fire without being blocked by fog.


1 pax975.000 / paxPRICE INCLUDE
2 pax712.000 / pax1. private transport
3 pax620.000 / pax2. Entrance fee
4 pax595.000 / pax3. Guide
5 pax586.000 / pax 
6 pax570.000 / paxPRICE EXCLUDE
7 pax565.000 / pax1. Breakfast
8 pax540.000 / pax2. Tips guide and driver
9 pax515.000 / pax 
10 pax480.000 / pax

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