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Kawah Ijen is the most acid volcano in the world, it become a must visited volcano in Java. Beautiful crater lake and it's natural blue flame make it special.

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Banyuwangi - Kawah Ijen - Drop Off Pobolinggo / Cemara Lawang [ Transport Only ]


Overview

A Package of car , driver , and fuel for taking you from Banyuwangi. This package is good for independent travelers who want to have time flexibility and freedom to choose your best hotel as accommodation.

Inclusions

- Pick up from Banyuwangi area
- Drop off Probolinggo / Cemara Lawang Area
- Fuels Included
- Driver Included
- Parking Fee Included - Toll Fee Included Note : Driver's meals is not included in the price, it is being guest's obligation

Itinerary

Day 1
- Pick up from Banyuwangi area (Pick up place and time need further confirmation)
- Transfer to your Hotel in Banyuwangi

Day 2
- Pick up from your hotel at 12.30 am
- Drive to Kawah Ijen (Paltuding Base) around 1.5 hours
- Drive back to your hotel
- Drive to Probolinggo around 7 hours
- End of service

Pricing : Contact us for price

Terms and Conditions

* Pick up and drop off point is in Banyuwangi area (Airport, Train Station, Ferry, and hotels)
* Extra charge applied for arranging tour guide and gas mask
* Driver's meals and drinks not included in the price

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

5 Hidden Spots Around Kawah Ijen Must Be Visited

1. Blawan Acid Hot Spring And Waterfall

It is located in Bondowoso region, close to Catimore Homestay about 1 hour drive from Kawah Ijen base. Blawan area has acid waterfall and natural hot spring which came from acid water lake of Kawah Ijen.

How To Get There ?

As there is no public transport to get there from Banyuwangi, the only way is hire a private car and driver. The best time to get there is after hiking Kawah Ijen, 1 hour drive to Blawan and relax on the hotspring after very exhausted hike. Enjoy a cup of Arabica Coffee, just buy one to the small coffee shop close by the hot spring.
Blawan Waterfall And Hotspring

The waterfall itself located just few meters walk from the hotspring, its water is yellow and acid because it is coming from the water lake at Kawah Ijen.

Kampung Osing Inn has a complete package which include Room + Kawah Ijen Tour + Visit Blawan Hot Spring, it is cheaper and hassle free by booking the package.

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2. Kalipahit Acid River

It is located 2 km away from Paltuding post on the same way to get to Blawan Waterfall, the water is greeny and acid. The river is flowing from Kawah Ijen lake and going trough the villagers nearby, few years ago the acid level of the river was highly increasing which caused some problems for the villagers as the river used by locals for daily needs such washing, irrigation, etc. If you are lucky you can meet with black panther drinking the water river.

Kalipahit Acid River

3. Sunrise View Point

There is a certain spot to see very good sunrise at the top of Kawah Ijen, not many tourists and tour guides know about this spot. The view also would be depend on the weather condition, if you book our tour package for Kawah Ijen our tour guide will show you where to see and enjoy the beautiful sunrise.

Kawah Ijen Sunrise View Point

4. Blambangan Sulfur Processing Unit

Located hidden in the remote area surrounded by coffee trees, it is a processing unit that is not open for public visit. We could bring you to visit the processing unit to give you a whole idea about how sulfur will be transported and processed.

About The Tour

Kawah Ijen Adventure is a complete tour packages for 3 Days / 2 Nights, We will give you authentic experiences by visiting local village, rice paddies walk, visit local swimming pool, and sulfur processing unit.

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5. Kawah Ijen Water Dam

This is the most amazing spot ever in Kawah Ijen, also the hardest one. There was no certain path, we go further in to the forest to find a way. It was a limited access spot, only volcanologies have a regular access to get here.
Kawah Ijen View From Dam

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5 Easy Ways To Go Kawah Ijen Independently

Kawah Ijen has become No.1 place to be visited when you are in Banyuwangi, almost everyday hundred of tourists do hiking for Kawah Ijen. Limited information about how to get there safely and easily became a problem for some visitors. Here we wrote some possibilities how to go to Kawah Ijen :

1. Hire Jeep With A Driver (Highly Recommended)

This is the best and safest way to get to Kawah Ijen, hiring a jeep with a driver is the best option. A driver has complete experiences and knowledge about the path to Kawah Ijen, so your safety will be his top priority. 

Jeep Hire including the driver and fuel mostly cost for IDR 600.000 / Car (6 Seats) , It will include pick up and drop off from your hotel. Here at Kampung Osing Inn we have a package for Jeep + Room which cost cheaper if you book together at once, it will includes :
  • - Free pick up from Banyuwangi area
  • - Free drop off to Banyuwangi area
  • - Bonus visit to Jagir Waterfall on the way back from Kawah Ijen

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2. Rent A  Motorbike - Self Ride (Possible but Not Recommended)

It is also possible to get to Kawah Ijen by motorbike, the road is good and always sign along the way up so you won't get lost anyway. Rent motorbike could be the cheapest way to get to Kawah Ijen but it has the biggest risk of accident. We do not recommend to ride motorbike for you who are not get used to ride for it.

Risks :
  • - Night Riding , Ride to get to Kawah Ijen base for 1.5 hours in the middle of the night
  • - Over Exhausted , Have to be more careful  to ride back in tired and sleepy condition
  • - No Insurance, If there is a broken part of motorbike because of guest fault need to be paid
Benefits :
  • - Very cheap , motorbike rent cost IDR 75.000/Day ; estimated fuel consumption IDR 20.000

3. Hire An Ojek Rider -  (Recommended for solo traveler)

This could be an option for solo traveler, it is going by motorbike but someone will ride for you so it is more safe than self riding. Ojek to Kawah Ijen mostly cost IDR 250.000 / person (go and back). 

How To Arrange For It ?

If you stay at Kampung Osing Inn, we can help you to arrange ojek to Kawah Ijen. We know some reliable and experienced ojek rider to take you to Kawah Ijen safely.

4. Order A Grab Or GoCar -  (Not Working For Kawah Ijen )

Here we share our guest experienced who stay at our place, they want to go to Kawah Ijen by ordering Grab as that is the cheapest option IDR 185.000 / One Way. We tried to explained them clearly that Grab is not working to be applied to get to Kawah Ijen.

The story continued, they booked Grab 12.30 am. Yes, the driver was coming in few minutes.

But... He wanted to cancel the order because with IDR 185.000 would not covered operational cost and proposed a new price for about IDR 500.000 which was more expensive for only one way.

They were arguing each other with no solution and it was already too late for us to arrange another jeep driver for them. 

So they paid for that amount because there is no other option in the middle of the night.

Conclusions :
It is not possible to book Grab / GoCar to go to Kawah Ijen for a fair price or same price showed on the mobile app. 

5. Hitch Hike Sulfur Truck  -  (Working But Not Really Rocemmended )

For adventure seekers, this could be the best option we could recommend. You can hitch hike this truck (usually used to transport workers and sulfur rocks), it leaves every day except friday in the morning at 6.00 AM from sulfur warehouse ( Address : Desa Tamansari, Licin)


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Kawah Ijen Sulfur Truck

How Much Do We Pay ?

There was no certain price to pay, just buy them cigarette maybe 2 packs to share with the workers on the truck and they will be very happy to invite you to join.

Hassles :

It would be quite hard to get to the warehouse in time from the city center as there is no public transportation to get the area. Just find an accommodation nearby Tamansari or Licin area to make the plan easier.

To get back from Kawah Ijen, you still can also go by this truck. It leaves back to warehouse with no fix time schedule, it leaves when the truck full load of sulfur.



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Monday, January 9, 2017

Top Five Places To Visit In Banyuwangi

Summer holiday is about to begin, Is Java on your travel bucket list? so you have to visit Banyuwangi for sure. The region has lots of natural attractions and they are amazing. Here are some places  to put on your list to explore when visiting Banyuwangi.

1. KAWAH IJEN
Kawah Ijen is your top on a list, this is probably the most acid volcanoes in Indonesia that produces tons of sulfur everyday. The main attraction of this place is "Blue Flame", it is a natural combustion of sulfur that coming from deep part of the volcano. The flame is everlasting flame, but it could be only seen when the sky completely dark. That means you have to start the hike at midnight. Hike to Kawah Ijen will take about 1.5 hours trough moderate hiking track, quite steep at some part so you need to manage your energy along the way up. Kawah Ijen also have a beautiful greeny lake and super power sulfur carriers. They carry 60 Kg - 80 Kg of sulfur stone by handmade bamboo basket to be carried on their shoulder, they carry it all the way up from the crater bottom. These guys are real superman.






2. TELUK HIJAU / GREEN BAY

Teluk Hijau or well known as Green Bay, a remote exotic bay located at Pesanggaran district 90 Km away to the south of Banyuwangi about 3 hours drive. The bay has very clear green water and brownish sand. You could just relax and enjoy the peaceful of Green Bay, swimming, trekking to the waterfall, or you also hire boat from local fishermen to take you explore the bay (IDR 50.000 / Person).




3. PULAU MERAH / RED ISLAND
Pulau Merah located exactly at Pesanggaran district, approximately 2 hours drive or by public bus. This beach is so relaxing, just lay down on the shore and enjoy the sunset. When the water is in under normal level, you could go to the small island over the sea. Local fishermen offer boat service to take you there anyway. Red Island also become a surfer paradise, yearly surfing competition held here.

4. BALURAN NATIONAL PARK
Baluran is well known as African Van Java, you can do jeep safari tour around the park. Jungle safari in Baluran was an amazing experience, evergreen rain forest along the way trough the park, birds watching, snorkeling at Bama beach also could be an option. Baluran is well known for its stunning sunrise, for sunrise viewing you need to overnight inside the park.

5. PLENGKUNG BAY / G-LAND
G-Land is a part of Alas Purwo National Park, at the south of Banyuwangi that needs about 4 hours drive to get there. Best time to go surfing at G-Land between Juli - September, these months are the highest wave will come to be challenged. Alas Purwo National Park also has greeny savana called Sadengan, this is could be another option when visiting the area.

Monday, September 16, 2013

How to get to Malang from Banyuwangi

Train Banyuwangi to Malang
Tawang Alun Train
By Train -
The one and only train head to Malang from Banyuwangi is an economic train named Tawang Alun, leave Banyuwangi Baru Station at 4.30 am. It cost approximately IDR 30.000/person, cheap enough for travel about 300 km away. Arriving in Malang at noon around 2 pm at normal conditions.Otherwise the same train leave Malang head to Banyuwangi at 3 pm and arrive at around 10 pm in Banyuwangi. 

By Public Bus -
A flexible way to go to Malang by bus, but you need to think twice if you want to do it by bus. It is fine if you have no other options, cause bus travel will take longer time as it will stop many places to take passengers. Meanwhile you have to change bus over and over again at some points. The driver will tell you if the bus direct to Malang but it was totally a big lie. 

Attention : The bus is available in Brawijaya Bus Terminal in Banyuwangi, local name for the bus station is Terminal Karangente.
Tips : To prevent over paying, event the driver tell you it is direct bus just tell them you go to Probolinggo or Surabaya. Then you can change bus from those cities to Malang. 

How to get to Surabaya City from Banyuwangi by Train

Heroes Monument in Surabaya
Heroes Monument in Surabaya
The easiest way to reach Surabaya from Banyuwangi is by train rather than bus travel, bus travel too long, confusing, and so much hassle on the street. Scams are easy to find along the way go even could be occured inside the bus.Total cost IDR 80.000/person by changing buses twice when you are in Jember and Probolinggo, and the route was terrific accident are easy to happen due to the narrow steep road. Here are trains to Surabaya that you could get from Banyuwangi.

Banyuwangi - Surabaya by Train
Mutiara Timur Siang
Leave Banyuwangi at 8.30 am and approximately depart Surabaya at 4.30 pm, a business class train and executive for first class facilities such air plane style sit, air conditioner, and food car.
Attention : Business class started from IDR 120.000/person ; Executive class started from IDR 165.000/person

Mutiara Timur Malam
Similar train as Mutiara Timur Siang, but it will arrive at night around 10.00 pm then depart in Surabaya Gubeng Station at 4.30 am. It is the best time to go because you will not lost your day time for travel but it depend on your travel plan anyway and price nearly the same.

How to get to Juanda International Airport
The closest station in Surabaya is Wonokromo Train Station, you could take a bemo by paying IDR 3000/person to take you to Bungurasih Bus Terminal. DAMRI buses are available to take you to the airport with cost IDR 35.000/person. If you are in hurry to catch the flight, simply go by taxi to the airport, make sure the argometre is running well. Some drivers do not use the metres, so it will charge you more money.

Where to stay in Surabaya
Hotel Sahid  | up to IDR 400.000 per-night
A modern 5 stars hotel only about 5 minutes walk from Gubeng Train Station, a hassle probably will irritating due to receptionist ask guest for deposit some money for another services that probably requested by guest during their stay. Rooms are good and comfortable enough, located not far from public attraction of the city. Submarine museum only 5 minutes walk head from the hotel, eating house, and modern shopping centre are doable by walk.
Location :  Jl. Sumatra 1 - 5 Java (East), Surabaya Center, Surabaya, Indonesia 60281
Penginapan Dharma |start from IDR 90.000 per-night
A budget homestay close to Gubeng Train Station that could be reach for about 20 minutes by walk, better hire taxi for about IDR 20.000 due to confusing traffic head to this place. Eating place could be found easily just accross the street of the homestay, local Surabaya specialty of Frying Duck could you find here by cheap. The homestay itself equipped with basic facilities room, boutique and beauty salon. The staff not really good in speaking english and organize private transport but with high rate i tought.
Location : Jl. Dharmahusada I No. 25 B,Surabaya, Indonesia 60132. Telp. (031) 5930713 or (031) 5939028
Hotel Majapahit | start from US$ 110 per-night
An old fashionate hotel laid on the old city area of Surabaya, the hotel itself as a city landmark where the great war against Dutch on Novembre 10th 1945 was occured. A perfect location to start exploring the old city area, red bridge, arabic quarter, china town and house of sampoerna are easy to reach.
Location :  Jl. Tunjungan 65, Surabaya. Telp. (031) 545 4333 or www.hotel-majapahit.com

How to get to Yogyakarta from Banyuwangi by Train

Borobudur in Yogyakarta
FROM BANYUWANGI TO YOGYAKARTA BY TRAIN
The only train head directly to Yogyakarta from Banyuwangi is economic train named Sritanjung, by paying IDR 100.000/person you will get shared seat in the air conditioning wagon. It will leave Banyuwangi at 6.45 am and take around 12 hours travel to Yogyakarta, approximately you will arrive at 9 pm in the night. For your attention, this train will stop at Lempuyangan Train station. It is a station far enough from city centre (Malioboro area), you need to arrange transportation to reach the city centre. Cabs are the easiest transport kind that easily to find at the station. Motorbike hire (ojek) could take you by paying more expensive than normal rate due to late night. It will be better if you have booked your accommodation the day before if you do not want to sleep on the side road due to the train arrive late night.
Attention : SRITANJUNG train could be reached from 2 different train stations in Banyuwangi namely Banyuwangi Baru Station at 06.00 am and Karangasem Train Station at 6.45 am.
Hassle : This train will take last stop at LEMPUYANGAN station in Yogyakarta, it locate further from the city center about 30 minutes drive to reach the heart of Yogyakarta.
Tips : As this is the only train to Yogyakarta and become favorite train, it would be better if you buy your train ticket in advance.You will arrive Yogyakarta quite late evening, please set a pick up from your hotel to the station for less hassle.
As this train departure is quite early in the morning, there are some other train option to go to Yogyakarta from Banyuwangi. This option will more costly as you will get to use first class train from Banyuwangi to Surabaya then change train to Yogyakarta. We wrote about this option using connected train on our later post.
Reference Post : Banyuwangi - Probolinggo - Surabaya - Yogyakarta by Train
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