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Kawah Ijen Volcano | Blue Fire | Bromo Volcano | Sukamade   Tours

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Ijen Volcano Tours is a local travel agency and tour organizer specialized on Kawah Ijen Volcano, Mount Bromo Volcano & Sukamade Turtle Beach. Located near Banyuwangi, know as the Sunrise Of Java, a new Growing tourist Hub in Eastern Java, just 30 minutes away from Bali.  With more then 10 years of experience, we organize tours in eastern java and Bali focused on nature, adventure, social and cultural aspects of our country.

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Our team of experts offer mouth watering special tours. From adventurous volcano hiking to awe-inspiring beaches & turtle nesting, our collection of destinations is irresistible. From Bali, Bayuwangi, Surabaya or Jogjakarta, we offer  a broad range of possibilities according to your requirements and tailor made to your needs.

Kawah Ijen Volcano (2386 m) is an active composite volcano located within the Pleistocene Ijen Caldera (old volcanic crater), at the easternmost part of Java island. The visible superficial manifestations of the hydrothermal system of Kawah Ijen’s activity consist of the world’s largest hyperacidic lake on Earth, a few thermal discharges and crater fumaroles which produce significant amounts of native sulfur. The Ijen caldera complex measures approximately 210 km2. Its name is linked to that of the only currently active volcano within the caldera, Kawah Ijen. The caldera contains more than 15 post caldera volcanic cones making it one of the top recommended area in the world for stunning volcanic scenery. The acidic lake is around 800m wide and 200m deep, his temperature is constantly between 35 and 40 degrees with an acidity approaching 0 (ph: 0 – 14   Drinkable water: 7). The lake is also the source for the river Banyupahit, resulting in highly acidic and metal-enriched river water which has a significant detrimental effect on the downstream river ecosystem.

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The blue fire flammes occurring at the sulfur mine of the Kawah Ijen volcano are ignited sulphuric gases emerging from cracks through fumaroles at the south west border of the acid lake. Their temperature can reach up to 600°c. Those gases are directly originated from the magmatic chamber under the volcano and the hydrothermal system. The flames can be up to 5 meters high. The gases are channelled throught a network of pipes, capturing and facilitating the cooling process. The miners working in the crater are spraying water from the lake on those pipes so part of the gases reaching a lower temperature can then condensate.  The almost pure sulfur liquid, deep red in color and sometimes still ignited turns bright yellow when solidifying at ambiant temperature. The miners break the cooled material into large pieces and carry it away in bamboo baskets. They can  carry loads ranging from 75 kilograms  to 90 kilograms, up to the crater rim, 200 meters above the lake level on a rocky and steep path with a gradient of 45 up to 60 degrees. Most miners make this journey twice a day. This is one of the purest natural sulfur mine in the word but also on of the hardest job inspiring respect and admiration.

Bromo, or Mount Bromo (2329m) is one of the most active and accessible volcano in Indonesia (last eruption October 2016) and therefore one of the most visited and photogenic mountain in the country. It s part of the Tengger massif and belongs to the Tengger-Bromo-Semeru National Park and his name is derived from Javanese Bhama, the Hindu creator god. The volcano sits with four other volcanoes in the middle of a plain called the “Sea of Sand“, a protected natural reserve since 1919. The massif also contains the highest mountain in Java,  Mount Semeru (3,676 m), four lakes and 50 rivers.

Bromo, or Mount Bromo (2329m) is one of the most active and accessible volcano in Indonesia (last eruption October 2016) and therefore one of the most visited and photogenic mountain in the country. It s part of the Tengger massif and belongs to the Tengger-Bromo-Semeru National Park and his name is derived from Javanese Bhama, the Hindu creator god. The volcano sits with four other volcanoes in the middle of a plain called the “Sea of Sand“, a protected natural reserve since 1919. The massif also contains the highest mountain in Java,  Mount Semeru (3,676 m), four lakes and 50 rivers.

Madakaripura waterfall is the biggest waterfall in eastern Java, An atmosphere of natural grandeur radiates around as the waterfall comes into view. As the rumbling sounds of water grows louder, a spellbinding feature of water curtains cover the path, that will not only please the eyes but also freshen body and soul. Here, nature gracefully pours her endless refreshing gifts.

Located 60km south of the city, Red Island Beach or Pulau Merah (Pulau=Island Merah=red) is probably the most famous of its own in the region of Banyuwangi. The beach, sitting in a bay has its own island covered by vegetation over oxidized red soil and rocks. The origins of that Beach’s name has different explanations, one of them would describe the sand color with is a mixture of white coral sand and the red soil coming from the island, Other would say the name comes from the amazing sunset colors at dawn. The beach has nothing to envy to the neighbor island, Bali. It is clean, quiet, and remains out of the crowds. The break is suitable for all levels of surfers. Beginners can practice without crowds and without any fear of hitting a reef bottom. Advanced surfers will enjoy a perfect wall and barrels.

If you are less interesting into surfing, or just relax, just lay down under an umbrella, have a fruit shake or enjoy some grilled fish, Pulau Merah will make you feel you just found your new piece of paradise.

Count around 3 hours from Banyuwangi. Many facilities for accommodation are available.

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Julien-B
I did a few trips with Ijen Volcano Tours over the last 3 years. It has always been a pleasure to discover new and amazing hidden places around banyuwangi. Starting with the kawah ijen, they made me fall in love with this region who has so much to offer and remain far away from touristic agitation.

Julien B
nafis-i
The itinerary was tailored according to our needs at a reasonable price. We wanted to go directly from the airport, and a pick-up was arranged. The driver of the car (Evan) and Hadi, the tour guide (a local in Ijen), both were very helpful, informative and good travel companions.

Nafis I
Arnaud-W
Discovering Ijen and Banyuwangi areas with Sam and his crew was an amazing experience

Arnaud W
Sandra-A
Most incredible trip i’ve ever done

Climbing kawah Ijen was the most incredible trip i’ve experienced! This was possible thanks to Sam, his lovely family and his incredible crew. More than an agency, Ijen Volcano Tours is a life experience with people who cares about you and your well being.

Sandy A

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