3D2N DISCOVERING MT. IJEN

Day 01 BALI – EAST JAVA (MT. IJEN) (L, D)

Morning departure
Today you will be transferred to East Java. We start our drive in the morning, heading to Gilimanuk harbour to cross the Bali Strait by ferry to Java. En-route, we will include visits to Tanah Lot Temple and Rambut Siwi
From Ketapang Harbor in Java, we will continue drive directly to Ijen Resort for your accommodation.
Rest of the day free at leisure.

Dinner and overnight in Randu Agung

Highlight of todays:

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Tanah Lot Temple

Claimed to be the work of the 16th-century Hindu religious figure Dang Hyang Nirartha during his travels along the south coast. One of Bali’s most important landmarks, famed for its unique offshore setting and sunset backdrops. An ancient Hindu shrine perched on top of an outcrop amidst constantly crashing waves; Tanah Lot Temple is simply among Bali’s not-to-be-missed icons. Arriving early is the best way to avoid the crowds and visit the temple in a quiet seaside setting. At high tide, waves flood the causeways making it impossible to cross. At low tide, you may cross to view the rock base where the legendary ‘guardian’ sea snakes dwell in crevices around the purification “Tirta Pabersihan” fountain. The temple is one of seven sea temples around the Balinese coast. Each of the sea temples would be in sight distance from each other and should form as a chain along the south west coast. At the foot of the rocky island is believed that there are poisonous sea snakes, to guard the temple from evil spirits and intruders.

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Pura Rambut Siwi

After a long distance drive, to break the stretch a stop will be made to Pura Rambut Siwi a spectacularly sited coastal temple whose history is linked to the sixteenth-century Hindu priest Nirartha. Now the most important temple in Jembrana district, it is believed to contain a lock of Nirartha`s hair. Its name translates “the temple for worshiping the hair”. The gift is kept in a sandalwood box inside the central 3-tiered meru. Perched among frangipani on a promontory overlooking the sea, Pura Rambut Siwi occupies a truly beautiful site. Then continue to Perancak river for an amazing sight of the small outrigger “traditional jukung” and sampan boats which can be seen quietly resting on the river.

Day 02 MT. IJEN (B, L, D)

Wake up in the morning and ready for a 4WD jeep adventures up to the base station of Mount Ijen. Then it is a refreshing hike up to the summit of Mount Ijen. After an easy descend, return to your hotel and free at leisure. You will have half a day to explore the magnificent vicinity of the hotel, built next to a typical Javanese village. Alternatively you may spend the afternoon gazing out over the beautiful Javanese landscape.

Highlight of todays:

Ijen Crater is a nature reserve Ijen Park is located between Banyuwangi and Bondowoso District, East Java. This crater exactly located at the top of Mount Ijen which is one of a series of volcanoes in East Java such as Bromo, Semeru and Merapi. Another uniqueness of this crater has a level of acidity is very high with almost close to zero and the temperature of the crater is 200 degrees Celsius. In addition to altitude is located at 2368 meters above sea level. Posis crater is located in the middle of the largest caldera  on the island of Java. The caldera size about 20 miles. The crater size is about 960 meters x 600 meters with a depth of 200 meters. This crater is located at a depth of more than 300 meters below the caldera wall.
This crater is a large lake with a bluish-green mist and smoke of the sulfur that is stunning. In addition, cold air with temperatures 10 degrees Celsius, the temperature might reach 2 degrees Celsius will increase the sensation of its own experience. Various plants that exist only in the highlands can also be found here, such as Edelweis Flowers and Pine.

Mt. Ijen

Ijen is a fascinating mountain in East Java, very near to the Strait of Bali. It takes a 4wd jeep drive from the nearest hotel to the base camp from where you can hike all the way to the summit. The walk up to the crater rim takes 60-90 minutes. It’s pretty steep and the path is just one-way so there is no need for any guidance. Halfway is a small post where the sulphur-workers take a break. The magnificent turquoise sulfur lake of Kawah Ijen lies at 2148 m above sea level and is surrounded by the volcano sheer crater walls. The vent is a source of sulfur and collectors work here, making the trek up to the crater and down to the lake every day. Sulfur collectors hike up in the morning and return around 1 pm when the clouds roll in. They carry shoulder basket of pure sulfur from a quarry on the lakes edge under the shadow of the sheer walls of the crater. The mineral at Kawah Ijen is purer and is worth commercial exploitation despite the horrendous labor involved: Javas homegrown sulfur is a natural source of sulfuric acid, in great demand in the oil-refining business and in the production of fertilizers. At night it can be pretty cold up there.

An absolute must is a handkerchief to put in front of your mouth and nose to avoid inhalation of the sulphur gases.

 

Dinner and overnight in Randu Agung

Day 03 MT. IJEN – KALIKLATAK –SOUTH BALI (B, L)

Wake up in the morning and ready for a 4WD jeep adventures up to the base station of Mount Ijen. Then it is a refreshing hike up to the summit of Mount Ijen. After an easy descend, return to your hotel and free at leisure. You will have half a day to explore the magnificent vicinity of the hotel, built next to a typical Javanese village. Alternatively you may spend the afternoon gazing out over the beautiful Javanese landscape.

Highlight of todays:

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Kaliklatak Plantation

This plantation is located in Banyuwangi obtained an abundance of grace of God Almighty in the earth’s natural environment and a fertile, beautiful, and fascinating. This 1013 hectares situated at an altitude of 450 meters above sea level, at the highest about 850 m above sea level that is Hargosonyo, visitors can see views of the city of Banyuwangi, Bali Strait, Blambangan Peninsula, and the island of Bali. Plantation Kaliklatak originally owned by Dutch company and in 1957, after a negotiation and agreement, this garden changes hands to R. Soehoed Prawiroatmodjo, an indigenous entrepreneur who started his career from the bottom. In the beginning of this plantation planted with coffee, rubber and cocoa afterwards. Now, growing with the addition of various kinds of economic crops such as pepper, cloves, nutmeg, vanilla, cinnamon, keningar, eucalyptus, coconut, and fruits of various kinds such as bananas, oranges, and kelengkeng.

Walking through the village and past the local school and clinic, one realizes the plantation is completely self-sufficient. Everywhere people will greet you with courteous smiles.

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Ulun Danu Temple

Ulun Danu Temple or Bratan Temple is a major water temple in Bali, a significant temple complex located on the western side of the Beratan Lake in Bedugul, central Bali. The smooth reflective surface of the lake surrounding most of the temple’s base creates a unique floating impression, while the mountain range of the Bedugul region encircling the lake provides the temple with a scenic backdrop. The water temples serve the entire region in the outflow area, downstream there are many smaller water temples that are specific to each irrigation association (subak). Known as the Lake of Holy Mountain due to the fertility of this area and location 1200 m above sea level, the sight and cool atmosphere of the Bali uplands have made the lake and this temple a favorite sightseeing and recreational spot as well as the temple complex occupies a rather low lying side of the lake, the floating effect is thus featured when the lake’s water levels rise is the time for the most perfect photo opportunities. Then lunch at local restaurant offer a panoramic view while enjoying your meal.

 

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