This video was made on a special time during our Bromo Ijen Bali Tour. It was really extraordinary day. The Blue Fire from the sulfur dome reached the lake shores, and almost get to the lake. As we observe what really happened, we found that there were no miners control the fire which is naturally come out from the fumarol. The fire burn most of the sulfur that were normaly mined by the workers. Why there is no workers controling the fire, because it was at the end of Ramadhan. The sulfur miners were taking their holiday. As a result, we have this extraordinary Blue Fire show at Ijen Crater.
To see the natural phenomena of Blue Fire, we have to start trekking from the parking area at around 02.00 pm, earlier is better. The walk from the parking area to the crater rim is around 1,5 hours. From the crater rim to the bottom of the crater is around 30 minutes. Therefore, we will arrive at the sulfur dome around at 4.00. We stil have 1 hour to enjoy the spectacular Blue Fire.
Here is our Itinerary tour to see the Blue Fire and also visit Bromo. The tour started from Surabaya:
Day 1: Meeting Point at Juanda International Airport Surabaya. Directly drive to the hotel in Bromo area. If your arrival time is in the morning, we will have time to walk around the caldera rim on the afternoon.
Day 2: Early Morning jeep ride, at 3.00am, will take you to the most beautiful view in Java. The jeep will take you to enjoy the morning Sunrise at Bromo Penanjakan view point 2700m ASL. After enjoying the sunrise, the Jeep will take you to the bottom of the caldera to visit the crater of Bromo, Treking to the crater of Bromo. Before at 9.00, back to the hotel for breakfast, check out then drive to the Ijen Crater area. The length of transfer to the homestay nearby Ijen Crater is about 7 to 8 hours.
Day 3: Get up early morning at 01.00. Drive to Paltuding, the starting poin for Ijen Crater. Trekking early morning to the beautiful Blue Fire of Ijen Crater. The trekking to the crater will take more or less 1,5 hours from the parking area. Around at 4.00, we will arrive at the Lake Crater, enjoy the Blue fire! After the sun coming, you will be embraced by the beautiful landscape of Ijen Crater. After simple breakfast at the parking area, we will take you to Bali Island. End of Service
The Ijen Bromo tour may also start from Bali area, and finish on Surabaya or Yogyakarta. Please contact us, to get your best tour itinerary for Java and Bali.