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 at 9am, departing your Denpasar hotel for a 2.5-hour trip heading 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 a 30 minute 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 for another one to two hours 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. For a full itinerary, please read the description below.