Bali and Ijen crater lake are actually rather close to each other. It takes you just 20 hours to witness the blue fire, one of the very few spots in the world where you can see this natural phenomenon. This private tour grants you some relaxation.
In 20 hours from Bali to see the famous blue fire phenomenon and Ijen crater lake
We will pick you up at your hotel in Bali at 19.30. In about 4 to 5 hours you will reach Gilimanuk if you start around Denpasar. In Gilimanuk you take the ferry to Gilimanuk in Java, which takes about 1 hour. Your driver will be waiting for you when you arrive. After a coffee break you will be heading to Paltuding.
At Paltuding your local guide is waiting for you. He will bring your gas mask. He will guide you in the dark to the Ijen crater lake. The hike will take you about 1 to 1,5 hours as the slope is rather steep. When you reach the top you will have to go down into the crater to get near the lake. It is here where you will see the blue fire. Enjoy!
Then you can wait for the sun to rise over the Ije crater lake at the crater rim. You will be sitting on an altitude of 2,883 m. Enjoy the colorful crater landscape and the spectacular views. The sulphur miners are at work; getting into the crater, collecting the sulphur, and getting out of the crater with loads as heavy as 80 to 100 kg. Anytime when you feel ready, walk back to Paltuding. You can find the sulphur weighing area just behind the parking lot. Here the sulphur miners get together to weigh their loads, get in on a truck, and to get paid. When you are ready, meet your driver. Breakfast then will be served in a local restaurant - "warung" - before heading back to Ketapang.
On your way back to Ketapang, you will visit the coffee plantation Kalibendo and the waterfall Jagir. At Ketapang take the ferry to Gilimanuk, where you will be picked up again and brought back to your hotel or any other destination in Bali (please inform us).
Estimated time of arrival at your hotel in Bali: 15.00 - 16.00 Bali time, but of course this depends on how much time you spend at the objects that you visit.