Jakarta Ijen tour

2-days Jakarta Ijen tour. As a 1 day tour is very tyring (but not impossible).
Visit the turquoise and tranquil but most acidic lake in the world to experience a jaw dropping sunrise.  Into blue fire? The mesmerizing electric blue fire is streaming down the mountain during the night.
• This tour starts in Jakarta •


Morning view Ijen crater lake Mesmerizing blue flames at Kawah Ijen - East Java Harvesting sulphur at Ijen crater lake - sulphur miners in action

Itinerary Jakarta Ijen tour - fly to Banyuwangi and back // 2 days & 1 night

Arrive early morning or in the afternoon. Experience a laid back afternoon in between sawahs or explore coffee plantations...
Fly from Jakarta to Banyuwangi. It takes only 1 hour and 40 min. After the tour you can fly back to Jakarta or continue via Surabaya to any other destination connected by air. Or continue by car after your tour to Ijen.

As your flight isn't included in the price, please check the itineraries of Garuda and/or Citilink (more information about Citinlink). 


Travel from Jakarta to Ijen: arrive at Bandar Udara airport - explore coffee plantations simbol day no 1

Day 1; symbol; Bromo sunrise tour, drop in KetapangTravel from Jakarta to Ijen

You will take the Garuda flight that departs at 10:20 at Soekarna Hatta International Airport. It is a direct flight to Banyuwangi and takes only 1 hour and 40 min.
If you have an interest in coffee you can visit Kalibendo coffee plantation. Jagir waterfall is also interesting. Do you prefer to relax? Then we bring you directlty to your hotel.

Accommodation symbol Accommodation

Grand Harvest Resort - at 600 m the hotel offers a welcoming mountain breeze, a perfect temperature of 16 to 20 degrees Celcius, in between bottle green sawahs, and swim in the freshwater swimming pool. The drive from the hotel to Ijen is only 30 min.

Ijen blue fire, sunrise, and amazing sulphur miners simbol day 2

Start Jakarta - Jakarta Ijen tour - itinerary day 2Ijen crater lake with the most acidic lake in the world

It will be an early morning again if you wish to see Ijen's blue flames. Don't mistake the blue flames for lava as actually volcanic gasses react with oxygen. It can only be seen at night and Ijen happens to be the biggest blue fire area in the world.
At 01:30 you depart to Palatuding. It is a 30 min drive to the starting point for your hike. At 02:00 you depart with your local guide. He will bring your gas masks. The hike to the top of mount Ijen takes about 1.5 hour. Once at the top you will have to descend into the crater of this active volcano. It is a steep hike.
Once in the crater you can see the spectacular blue flames!
Remember that officially it isn't allowed at any time to hike down into Ijen's crater. This part of the tour will be at your own risk. 
When the sun is about to rise, you can hike out of the crater and see the colors changing over Ijen crater lake and the surroundings while sulphur miners are at work. These miners have one of the hardest jobs in the world carrying solidified sulphur out of the crater.
Sulphuric gasses condense in the ceramic pipes that have been installed in Ijen's crater. When the liquid poors out of the pipes it solidifies quickly. Then the miners are able to collect it. They carry about 80 to 100 kg solidified sulphur in bamboo baskets on their shoulders out of the crater. Nowadays most miners have a trolley to wheel their harvest down Ijen's slopes to the sulphur weighing area behind the parking area where your car is parked.
Once you have seen it all, the driver is waiting for you. Have a break with coffee or tea and a local snack if you please.
Then head back to your hotel for breakfast and a refreshing shower or dive in the swimming pool.
Your flight back to Jakarta departs at 15:45. The Citilink flight arrives at 17:30 at Soekarna Hatta International Airport. Your 2-day Jakarta Ijen tour ends...


  • Your options after the Jakarta Ijen tour:
    You can fly via Surabaya to Denpasar (Garuda 13:15, arrival Denpasar 18:40 - duration: 04:25, Bali time is 1 hour ahead of Java time).
    You can also continue by car to Bali. It is a 1.5-hour drive frorm your hotel to Ketapang habour. In Ketapang you can catch a ferry to Bali. The cross over takes about 1 hour. If you arrive in Gilimanuk you can take public transport or bargain with a private driver. Or, ask us to arrange your transport in Bali.
  • Do you have 1 day only? A tyring 1 day visit to and from Ijen is also possible. You then can take the Citilink early morning flight at 05:25. You will miss the blue fire and the sunrise. Your flight back - also Citilink - is at 15:45.
  • Or, would you prefer to see both Bromo and Ijen from Jakarta? Please contact us.


Tour info - Jakarta Ijen tour in 2 days

DURATION: 2 days & 1 night
TRAVELERS: no min. or max.
2 travelers:  
3 travelers:  
4-6 travelers:  

Price includes: pick up at the airport in Banyuwangi, drop off at the airport in Banyuwangi, private transport with air conditioning, friendly little English speaking drivers, English speaking guide if with 4 travelers or more, entrance fee Ijen crater lake, 1 night accommodation, meals: 1x breakfast, coffee and tea, mineral/bottled water in reasonable amounts, daily fresh seasonal fruit
Price excludes: travel insurance, flight tickets, personal expenses, all lunches and dinners, optional tours

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