In East Java, Indonesia lies Kawah Ijen volcano, 2,600 meters tall (8,660ft), topped with a large caldera and a 200-meter-deep lake of sulfuric acid. The quietly active volcano emits gases through fumaroles inside the crater, and local miners have tapped those gases to earn a living. Stone and ceramic pipes cap the fumaroles, and inside, the sulfur condenses into a molten red liquid, dripping back down and solidifying into pure sulfur. Miners hack chunks off with steel bars, braving extremely dangerous gases and liquids with minimal protection, then load up as much as they can carry for the several kilometers to the weighing station. Loads can weigh from 45 to 90 kg (100 – 200 lbs), and a single miner might make as many as two or three trips in a day. At the end of a long day, miners take home approximately Rp 50,000 ($5.00 u.s.). The sulfur is then used for vulcanizing rubber, bleaching sugar and other industrial processes nearby.
Upon arrival in Juanda Surabaya Airport, we will pick you up then directly transfer to Ijen crater volcano, we drive you to Ijen via Probolinggo, Situbondo, Bondowoso , arrived at Sempol village at 17.00(depending on the estimate flight arrival), over night at Arabika or Katimur Hotel. Free at your own leisure.
-Meals: Lunch, Dinner
-Accommodation: Arabika or Katimut Hotels
Wake up call at 4.30, check out hotel at 5, breakfast take away…drive you to Paltuding post to the slope of Mount ijen, Passing through the Village it takes 20 minutes. Arrived at Post Paltuding, car parking. getting permit at the park ranger’s Post before continuing Hiking to the top of its slope. About 1,5 hours is needed to ascend the Rim of the Crater along a shady track with a Wonderful View. Enjoy the Morning air with its beautiful Panoramic. The Sulfuric lake reflectseery color over the surrounding walls to give an apocalypse like impression. The view is stunning; the local people seeking sulfur descend in to to the crater and climb back along the dangerous rim with loads of up to 70 KG on their shoulder. After felt enough, we then leave the crater, drive you to ketapang harbor, then cross by ferry to Bali, driving approx 3 hours to Sanur hotel area/Ubud/Kuta. Arrived Bali hotel area afternoon. Tour end
-Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
• Private AC transport during tour with driver & petrol
• Pickup service in Surabaya airport and Drop to Ubud/Sanur hotel Bali.
• English speaking guide
• Accommodation at specified hotel/guest house (twin/triple share)
• Entrance, parking & Highway fees
• Meals as indicated per itinerary
• Mineral water
• Permit and Entrance fee
• All tours as per itinerary
– Dinner at Hotel
– Airfares / Airport Tax
– Travel Insurance
– Personal expenses
– Tipping to guide/driver
– Water Rafting