1. Amazing Sensation
Watching The Spectacular
Blue Fire at Kawah Ijen
Blue fire at Kawah Ijen has become well-known. Some people take the opportunity
to visit this challenging tourist destination. This tourist destination is also a rare
phenomenon that only exists in two places in the world.
In Indonesia, you can see the unique blue fire of Kawah Ijen in Banyuwangi, East
Java. Kawah Ijen itself is a famous domestic tourist attraction that is well-known both
domestically and internationally. Kawah Ijen is a crater lake on Mount Ijen with a depth of
Mount Ijen, located in Bondowoso, East Java, also invites many enthusiastic
climbers. They do not give up easily until they reach the summit. Not only that, you can also
enjoy the beauty of Mount Ijen during the day. The beauty of Kawah Ijen at night becomes
an enchanting cure for fatigue. They are ready to be mesmerized by the beauty of the
Bluefire Ijen tourist destination.
The Unique and Rare Blue Fire
Phenomenon at Kawah Ijen
2. It’s no wonder that many tourists visit Kawah Ijen. After all, it is one of the most
interesting, exotic, and rare tourist destinations that is the goal of the Bluefire Ijen tourist
attraction. Change your mindset that only thinks of the beauty of visiting Mount Ijen, which
can only be seen during the day. Nighttime is actually the paradise.
Even though it’s cold, thousands of people want to see the beauty of the blue light. Bluefire
appears right in the middle of sulfur miners around 2:00 in the morning. The contrast of
color with the night atmosphere attracts the attention of many visitors and travelers.
Ijen Crater Ticket and Opening Hours
Be one of the lucky ones to enjoy the Blue Fire Ijen tourist spot. You don’t have to
think about how much money you have to pay. If you climb Mount Ijen to hunt for blue fire
during your vacation, you only need to pay Rp 7,500. Just like on regular days, it’s only Rp
3,000. Very cheap, isn’t it!
This is different from the rates for tourists who want to visit the Ijen Bluefire tourist
attraction. They must be prepared to pay around Rp 100,000 per person. However, not
many tourists visit this beautiful paradise.
How Can Blue Fire Occur?
It turns out that the Ijen Blue Fire tourist attraction is not due to fire. This is a
phenomenon where sulfur gas around 600 degrees Celsius comes out of rock fissures,
which also meets the ambient temperature. This is what makes the blue fire turn light blue.
Did you know if you still have guesses like that?
3. When you go to your destination, of course, you are not alone, but there is a guide
who will follow and guide you. You will also find several suitable and supportive facilities
on the way to the Bluefire Ijen destination.
One of them is the availability of toilets and prayer rooms. The existence of these
two institutions is very important. Because, of course, we need to calm ourselves down
anytime and anywhere, and it is time for Muslims to perform prayers.
By doing this, it will help you become more mature in preparing for the climb. Those
who don’t want to go through the hassle of reaching the peak can use the Cheap Ijen Crater
Tour Package in Banyuwangi.
Not only that, but it also has five-star accommodation facilities. This place has great,
unique, and beautiful features. Additionally, there is a Banyuwangi view as the background.
The building style of the accommodation is very traditional and the price comparison is
good, which does not require negotiation. When you are in the shop, you also get the
impression that you are living in the Dutch colonial era.
What’s unique is that there is an accommodation that uses an Arabic name and looks
unique. The first impression is certainly the unique pattern, namely its wooden material.
The Arabica inn also invites you to go back in time. Its price is also very cheap and
guaranteed not to lose out if you become one of the visitors to this Ijen Bluefire tourist
For those who are interested in visiting or deliberately having fun, this is certainly
very informative. Don’t miss the excitement and be careful with all the procedures and
advice for visiting Kawah and Gunung Ijen.
New Post-Pandemic Rules
Although online registration for the Banyuwangi site is not strictly enforced, the Ijen
Crater Tourist Park is managed by the East Java Natural Resources Conservation Agency
(BBKSDA) and strict rules are followed to enforce visitor health practices.
https://tiket.bbksdajatim.org contains important information that potential visitors to Ijen
Crater should pay attention to regarding the new rules that will apply from October 1, 2020.
Starting from October 1, 2020, visitors to the Ijen Crater Nature Tourism Area must use a
virtual account with the following provisions:
• Tickets must be purchased online only through https://tiket.bbksdajatim.org
• Buyers must provide correct information, including their name and NIK (place of
residence code) in accordance with their KTP (Indonesian identification card).
• Visitors must show their KTP during check-in.
• Please pay attention to the climbing date, as there will be no refunds for any
mistakes made during the purchase process.
• Aside from ticket purchases, the website can only be accessed through the
website, and payments can only be made through bank transfers.
How to Purchase Ijen Crater Tickets Online
• Visit the BBKSDA East Java website https://tiket.bbksdajatim.org
• Click the “Buy Ticket” button.
• You will be requested to log in using your Google email.
4. • Enter your profile information, including your name, NIK, phone number, and
• Before purchasing your ticket, there are usage terms that must be read and
• Next, your ticket order will be displayed.
• Enter the location of the protected area and the date of your visit.
• In this step, the number of available tickets for your chosen date will be displayed
along with the ticket price. Select the number of passengers and the vehicle type
you will be using. A maximum of 10 people can register with one virtual account.
If more than 10, you must register/purchase again.
• Payment will be made to the virtual bank account of BNI 46 through a bank
transfer and will be charged an administration fee of Rp 2000. After entering
your data, make the payment for the amount displayed on the virtual BNI account
Information on ticket reservations and e-tickets/reservation codes will be sent to the
customer’s email, which can be checked in their email inbox or through the Purchase
History menu on their customer account at https://tiket.bbksdajatim.org.
Kawah Ijen Nature Reserve Ticket Prices
When booking tickets for the TWA Kawah Ijen online, visitors need to understand a
few things. For local visitors, the ticket price for TWA Kawah Ijen is Rp. 5,000/day on
regular days and Rp. 7,000/day on holidays. The ticket price for foreign visitors is Rp.
100,000/day on regular days and Rp. 150,000/day on holidays.
Parking fees for two-wheeled vehicles are Rp. 5,000, while fees for four-wheeled vehicles
are Rp. 10,000 or more. The ticket price does not include insurance. All visitors are covered
by accident insurance. Visitors must follow health protocols and understand the various
How to Get to Ijen: From Bali, Surabaya,
• Getting to Kawah Ijen from Bali
You must leave Bali at night. Try to arrive at Ketapang Port before midnight. If you
leave from Denpasar at 6:00 p.m., it will take about three hours to reach Gilimanuk Port.
Night travel is usually relatively quiet and smooth. With a transit time of approximately 1
hour, you depart from Ketapang Port at around 9:00 PM WIB. Your first destination is Ijen
The distance from Ketapang to Paltudingo is around 52 km, and according to Google
Maps, the journey takes around 1 hour 40 minutes. You are expected to arrive at the
Paltuding car park at around 11:00 PM WIB. While waiting for the entrance gate to open,
usually between 1:00 AM to 2:00 AM WIB, you can rest for another 2 hours before
preparing to climb Ijen Crater, which is 3 km away.
5. The hike to Ijen Crater takes about 3 hours, so you still have a chance to enjoy the blue fire
and sunrise at Ijen Crater.
• Getting to Ijen Crater from Surabaya
Here is the route to Ijen Crater from Surabaya that tourists must know to avoid
Using a Bus
For those using the bus, get off at Purabaya Surabaya Terminal and get off at Banyuwangi
Bus Terminal, which usually takes 7-8 hours, then take an ojek to the guesthouse. From the
guesthouse around Banyuwangi, the journey to Ijen takes approximately 1 hour. And please
note that there is no public transportation directly from Banyuwangi to Ijen at night.
Using a Train
For those who want to use the train, get off at Karang Asem Station in Banyuwangi. The
reason you choose to get off at Karangasem station is that you can find cheap and
comfortable accommodations/homestays and motorcycle rentals right in front of
Karangasem station. And what’s more special, the motorcycle rental there does not require
a deposit like other motorcycle rental companies.
Using Private Car/Rental Car
For those using a rental car, you have more flexibility and can adjust the timing. Starting
from Surabaya, you can continue the journey to the cities of Probolinggo – Bondowoso.
From Bondowoso, you can continue the journey to Mount Ijen, and then rest at a
homestay/hotel in Ijen.
After that, you can start hiking Mount Ijen early in the morning to reach the Ijen crater.
Don’t worry, you will be accompanied by local and foreign tourists, and there are many
sulfur mining workers who will follow your hike.
• Getting to Kawah Ijen from Yogyakarta
It is comfortable to use the train as traffic is less congested, comfortable, and
relaxing, with no need to change vehicles during the journey. PT KAI provides a train route
from Tugu Yogyakarta station directly to Kota Banyuwangi station with the Wijayakusuma
The Wijayakusuma train offers three classes: Pengemudi, Bisnis, and Ekonomi with
fares ranging from IDR 270,000-485,000 per person. The journey takes about 12 hours,
departing at 18:20 WIB and arriving in Banyuwangi at 05:25 WIB. During the journey, you
will visit various cities, the beauty of rural and mountainous areas, and eliminate boredom
on the train.
• Kawah Wurung
This tourist area is known for its lush green grasslands. As its name suggests, it is a
tour around the Bondowoso crater. However, this crater is not as active as other craters
6. that can push the Earth’s interior. When you are in this area, you will see a view surrounded
That’s why this tourist spot looks like a hill instead of a crater. This natural tourist
area is not far from Ijen crater. The distance between the two is estimated to be only around
10 kilometers and can be accessed through the center of Bondowoso and Banyuwangi.
Kawah Wurung, which means “unformed crater” in Javanese, is different from other craters
because there is no water in it. However, from an altitude of 1500 meters above sea level,
you can see a very interesting and unique view. This crater tourist area offers various
activities that can be done, and the scenery can be a beautiful and interesting background
for your photos.
• Jagier Waterfall
This 20-meter-high waterfall is not alone, so when you visit it, you can see two other
waterfalls near Jagier Waterfall. However, the other two waterfalls do not come from the
river but from three different sources, namely Jagir Spring, Buyut Spring, and Pawon Spring.
Because these three waterfalls are located close to each other, people often refer to this
tourist attraction as the Twin Waterfall or Vendade Waterfall.
Of the two waterfalls near Jagier Waterfall, the most unique and attention-grabbing
is the Pawon Spring. It is named after its location behind a resident’s kitchen (“pawon” in
In addition, this waterfall also has the most beautiful view, as its water flow is not so
strong and quite wide, so there appear to be two or three water flows in one place. Under
this waterfall, there is a constantly flowing pool that is large enough for people to bathe and
• Pendopo Banyuwangi
Pendopo is generally associated with feudal buildings and seems closed off from
society, which is very different from the Pendopo Sabha Swagata Blambangan, the
Banyuwangi government official residence. Established in 1771, this pavilion has become
one of the icons of Banyuwangi that you can visit during the Sunrise van Java city tour.
The pavilion building is located in the Sritanjung Park area. This area was once called the
“macapat administrative system” with Sritanjung Park as a meeting place (square) for
residents, then Pendopo as the Jami administrative center in the north of the area. The
mosque is a place of worship on the west side of the square, the prison as a symbol of
security (the current Sritanjung Mall) on the east side of the square, and the Banyuwangi
market as the center of economic activity.
• Boom Beach
This beach is one of the favorite places for tourists who come to witness the sunrise.
Its name is taken from the city of Banyuwangi and the sunrise in Java. You can see the
beauty of Bali Island from this beach location. This tourist spot is often used to hold various
This beach is usually known for its white or golden sand. However, the sand at Boom
Beach in Banyuwangi is black and has a dark grayish hue. The shiny black sand found on
this beach is said to contain many minerals that can be used to cure bone and skin diseases.
Visitors to the beach will not only enjoy its natural beauty, but also cultural tourism
organized by beachgoers. One of the tourist attractions that can be enjoyed is the
7. Pawai Gandrung Sewu, a cultural procession that showcases the traditional dance of
Banyuwangi performed by 1,000 enthusiastic dancers.