Discover the secluded beaches, idyllic landscapes of Northern Bali and Banyuwangi, east java to see Mount Ijen Blue Fire trekking and Baluran National Park during this 2 days day trip, covering the towns of Lovina, Singaraja and the mountain resort of Bedugul. Visit the Candi Kuning fruit and flower market, where you’ll get a taste for the region’s prodigious agriculture, then explore the idyllic Lake Beratan near Bedugul and its serene shoreline temple, Lovina, Singaraja, Bali’s former capital, before stopping in the historic town of Singaraja. You’ll also take a stroll through Banyuwangi, East Java and check out Mount Ijen blue fire trekking, Baluran National Park and Waduk Bajulmati at Banyuwangi as the miniature of Raja Ampat ala Banyuwangi. This north Bali and Java day trip also includes round-trip transport from your hotel, entrance fees and guide during Mount Ijen blue fire trekking
What’s not included
Explore a different side of Bali and Banyuwangi,east Java, visiting some of the less-explored cities, scenery and sights of the island's northern coast during this 2 days visit. You're sure to come away with a newfound appreciation for the unique culture and stunning scenery of this one-of-a-kind island.
ITINERRAY DAY 01 :
Start your trip with pickup from your Bali hotel between 30 to 60 minutes before the trip start time at 8:30am. First stop is Tanah Lot temple, this temple is one of the important directional temples in Bali. The temple is located on a rock just offshore. It is said to be the work of revered 15th century Hindu priest Nirartha and forms an important element of Balinese spirtualism and mythology.
afterward heading to Taman Ayun Temple, also known as the Royal Temple of Mengwi, is one of the most important religious structures in Bali. Built in 1634 by a king of the Mengwi dynasty, the impressive complex stands on an island in a river, with its inner temple surrounded by a moat. Its Balinese name translates to mean ‘Garden Temple in the Water.' Then head through Bali's Central Mountains towards the island's northern coast, watching as the plant life transitions into lush farm fields of cabbage, potatoes and maize. Along the way you'll stop by Candi Kuning, a flower and fruit market, where you can admire the exotic orchids, colorful roses and delicious strawberries for sale by local vendors.
Head next to Bedugul, an mountain resort situated 2,700 feet (850m) above sea level. Check out Lake Beratan, which lies in the crater left behind by the now-extinct Mount Batukaru, and visit the lake's beautiful temple, used by the locals to honor the goddess who supposedly inhabits this body of water, Continuo to Breathtaking view of Buyan Lake, Tamblingan Lake ,Beautiful view of the two lakes Buyan and Tamblingan and take some pictures
next heading to the historic city of Singaraja. This former island capital was once a Dutch administrative center until the 1950s. Then drive along the coast to Lovina, pausing to admire its famous black sand beach and to enjoy some coffee or tea (at your own expense).
Finish your 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, Reach Gilimanuk and hop aboard your ferry for a 50 minute ride to Java. Arriving in Java, When you disembark, enjoy dinner in a local restaurant (own expenses ) and ride to your accomodation Finish your day at your simple accommodations to relax, have dinner and rest up for few hours until the pick up time of Mount ijen Blue fire trekking
Overnight: in one of homestay Banyuwangi
ITINERRAY DAY 02 :
Your tour begins at 00.00midnight (the driver will notice the actual Pick up time ) when you are picked up from your Banyuwangi Accommodation by your driver and driven to Mount Ijen start point which will take 1 hours. When you arrive at the parking area, you will then be given a briefing and your safety equipment including a torchlight and gas mask.
Mount Ijen Blue Fire Trekking Tour from Bali Overview Important Info See an eternal blue flame like no other on this full-day small group trek departing from Bali. You will trek the popular Mount Ijen and see the magnificent blue fire in Ijen Crater in Banyuwangi.
This is the only place in South East Asia and one of only two places in the world where you can see this natural phenomenon. You can only see the fire during the night, and afterwards you will be able to have excellent views of the fantastic landscape of the largest acid lake in Java, the Ijen Crater. Bring your camera to capture the moment, enjoy the beauty and challenge yourself by hiking to the crater. You will also be able to interact with the local miners.
The fire came out from the belly of the mountain, and because of the chemical reaction between the gas temperature and Sulphur, this creates a blue fire.
The route is approximately 3 kilometres which is divided into 3 parts being 800 meters slightly uphill, 1 kilometre uphill and then 1.2 kilometres flat. During your trek, you can meet some of the strongest men in the world who are sulphur miners. These minors carry the sulphur which weighs around 60 to 80 kilograms with bamboo's sticks in their shoulder. Upon arrival at the summit, if the weather is clear, you can see the blue fire and also the Milky Way. You will be guided down to see the blue fire for the best photographs depending on the weather conditions and wind direction as your safety is paramount.
From the viewing points, you can take photos of Ijen blue fire, and also the mining activity with the traditional technique using iron sticks and no safety tools for the miner. Before you head back down, enjoy a light breakfast on top of Mountain Ijen or can have the breafast box after arrive in the parking lot. You will then get to see the largest acid lake on Java Island, Ijen Crater. It will take around 1 hour to get back down to the bottom. At 7am you will get back to the parking lot and The Journey Continuo to visit waduk bajulmati to see the view of miniatur of Raja ampat and National Park of baluran, Savana Bekol ,Baluran National Park is located in Situbondo Regency, East Java, Indonesia. It has a relatively dry climate and mainly consists of savanna, as well as lowland forests, mangrove forests and hills, with Mount Baluran as its highest peak.There have been 444 plant species recorded in the park, including some endangered plant species such as: Ziziphus rotundifolia, Tamarindus indica, Dioscorea hispida, Aleurites moluccanus and Corypha utan.
Baluran National Park hosts 26 mammal species, including the endangered banteng, Sumatran dhole, Indian muntjac, Java mouse-deer, fishing cat, Javan leopard and Javan lutung. The banteng population decreased from 338 in 1996 to just 26 in 2012.
Avifauna in the park include the green peafowl, red junglefowl, Malabar pied hornbill, rhinoceros hornbill and lesser adjutant. Until 2010 there had been 155 species of bird recorded in the park, but following a bird photography competition in 2012, the number of species was revised to 196
After some time spent exploring national Park baluran , ride back with your driver, who will return you by car to the sea port and enjoy dinner on the way back to the port, at the Night departure back to your Bali hotel, and Probbaly arrive Back in your Bali hotel in the midnight.
08.30am from any hotel in Bali
2 Days / 1 night