From Yogyakarta By train : visit Ijen Plateau and Ijen crater lake - 3 days / 2 nights
Day 01. Yogya (train) - Surabaya– Northern beach - Ijen area
We will arrange train ticket for you. Sancaka executive train depart at 06.45 and arrival in Surabaya at 10.45. Our driver ready to serve you and wecome you by exit gate in Surabaya Gubeng train station. It is approximately a four hour drive to northern beach, where you can have lunch at a restaurant near the beach. After lunch it is another 3 hours to the village Sempol (Ijen area) via Bondowoso, where you can have time to relax your legs at Blawan hot spring and visit the water falls. At the Ijen Plateau you might have time to explore the surroundings enjoy more. We will spend the night in a hotel with a rice field views.
Overnight : Hotel teras Ijen - https://www.terashotelijenbanyuwangi.com/
Day 02. Explore the Ijen area - Kaliklatak plantation
After breakfast , It is an relaxing day, you can decide what time you will start explore Kaliklatak plantation, See a closer look what the coffee cocoa, rubber clove and others spices trees looks like and traditional Sulphur processing in Licin village or Taman gandrung teracota,is an park, which has hundreds of statues of Gandrung dancers, and it was built on a terraced rice field at the foot of Mount Ijen, Visit some locals house in the villages of sulphur miner in Ijen. It is nice to get to know them in reality. Note : there is no exact time processing in the factory ( plantation / sulphur ) it is depend on raw material and weather.
Overnight : Hotel teras Ijen
Day 03. Ijen trekking – Ketapang/Bali
Having coffee or tea before depart to Paltuding. It will be around midnight that you depart if you would like to see the once in a lifetime experience: the blue fire. As it can only be seen at night, you will start hiking at around 02.00 am in the morning. Your local guide is waiting for you with gas masks. If you don't wish to see the blue fire, you will depart around 04.00 am. You can discuss a convenient time with your driver. Paltuding is the point from where your hike starts to Ijen crater lake. It takes a little longer than one hour to trek the 3 km to the top. On the edge of the crater you can enjoy a colorful panorama. While looking at the greatest acidic lake in the world, you will see many sulphur miners busy with most heavy loads. They carry a weight between 80 and 100 kg up the rim and then down the slopes of Mt. Ijen to the sulphur weiging area. You can visit this sulphur weighing area once back at the parking lot.
After a short break with coffee or tea and maybe a local snack, then refresh up by visiting water falls then you continue to Ketapang where you can take the ferry to Bali. Tour End in Ferry port Ketapang (Banyuwangi), Our driver will escort you to the ferry - Ticket ferry included.
Estimated time of arrival in Ketapang ( ferry port Java ): around 12.00 noon
Estimated time of arrival in Gilimanuk (ferry port Bali) around 15.00, please note that Bali time is one hour ahead of Java time