Get a taste for the wild beauty and local village life of Java during this 2-day private excursion from Bali. Travel from Denpasar to Western Bali by minivan and then by ferry to Java, where you'll tour the village of Banyuwangi by pedicab, visiting a local market and historic Chinese temple, and spending the night at a 4-star hotel resort. On your second day, visit the natural wonder of Ijen Crater via 4WD and by foot, marveling at this sulfurous lake set in a volcanic crater. Your 2-day Java excursion also includes round-trip transportation from your hotel in Denpasar, a guide, meals, entrance fees and transfers.
2-day adventure to Banyuwangi and Ijen Crater from Denpasar with a private local guide
Stop for photos of the Indonesian rainforest in Bali Barat National Park
Take a short ferry ride from Bali to Java
Tour the village of Banyuwangi by pedi-cab
Visit a traditional Indonesian market and old Chinese temple, Hoo Tong Bio
Hike up to Ijen Crater (Kawah Ijen), home to the world's most acidic lake, and watch men mining sulfur from the crater floor
4-star accommodation, meals and private transport included
See a different side of Indonesia as you journey from Denpasar in Bali on a 2-day private excursion to Java with guide, stopping at a local village and the magnificent natural wonder of Ijen Crater. It's the perfect chance to experience the daily life and sublime natural beauty that give this island nation its unique charm and character.
Start your exploration of Java, departing your Denpasar hotel for the trip to the seaport of Gilimanuk on Bali's west coast. Along the way you'll pass the beautiful Bali Barat National Park, a sprawling 73 square mile (190 sq km) preserve of endangered plants and birds, and stop for a few photo opportunities among the brilliant-green rice paddies majestic coastline. Reach Gilimanuk and hop aboard your ferry for the ride to Java. Arriving in Java, spend the afternoon exploring the town of Banyuwangi, where you'll explore its traditional market and Hoo Tong Bio, one of the island's oldest Chinese temples. Finish your day at your 4-star hotel accommodations to relax, have dinner and rest up for day two.
During your second day you'll head by 4WD vehicle to explore the beautiful Ijen Crater. Drive up the slope of Mount Ijen, which last erupted in 1999, continuing by foot to reach the crater. Upon reaching the crater, take time to admire the brilliant colors of the mineral rich water, painted in eye-popping turquoise and brilliant yellow. Then continue with your guide for the return to your Bali hotel.
Denpasar, Bali - Banyuwangi
West Bali National Park Forest
A morning departure from your hotel in Bali via minibus whisks you along the island’s scenic west coast, a slice of the real Bali few tourist see. Stop for photos amid terraced rice fields, rustic villages, surging surf beaches and beautiful Bali National Park during the two and a half hour drive to Gilimanuk.
arly wake –up call. After breakfast at the hotel drive on a four-wheel drive vehicle to the slope of Mount Ijen, passing through plantations and rainforest. This is one of the few left in the island of Java with giant ferns and big trees. Pause at the Park Ranger’s post before hiking further up to the slope of the crater. About one hour and half to two hours is needed to ascend the rim of the crater along a shady track with amazing views. Take a rest on the edge of the crater at 2883-meter altitude. The sulfuric lake reflects eerie color over the surrounding walls to give an apocalypse like impression. Men seeking the sulfur descend into the crater and climb back up along the dangerous rim with loads of up to 80 kilos on their shoulders The crater observation will take at leisure.