Ijen Crater is squeezed between two districts namely Bondowoso Regency and Banyuwangi Regency, East Java indeed stole the attention and relatively easy to reach.
You only need to spend two days of your free time to enjoy the beauty of this active sulfur crater. To find out important tips and a complete guide to visit my version of Ijen Crater, you must read this article to the end!
Weather: There are no other words that can describe the weather in Ijen Crater other than cold! Naturally, because this crater is located on Mount Ijen which has an altitude of 2,443 meters above sea level.
The temperature in Ijen Crater is between 2 ° C - 12 ° C, not to mention the wind in this crater is very strong which makes the cold air piercing the bones even more. As for the temperature in the crater itself can reach 600 ° C!
Best visiting time: May - June. In the second of this month, according to our guide's information the sunrise appeared more beautiful than usual as well as a more friendly weather.
Language: Indonesian and Javanese. Some guides and local people can speak English because of the large number of foreign tourists visiting.
When I first visited Ijen Crater in November 2018, I took a private tour and Travel package where the private tour took us to tour Bromo Tengger-Semeru National Park and Ijen Crater.
Because we landed at Juandara International Airport, Sidoarjo, our first destination was to visit Bromo Tengger-Semeru National Park. Travel time from Bromo Tengger-Semeru National Park to Banyuwangi Regency takes around 7-8 hours by car. Far away!
If you don't want to be bothered and prioritize comfort during a trip in Ijen Crater, the tour guide is highly recommended! Both the driver, the guide at Bromo Tengger-Semeru National Park and also the guide at Ijen Crater are all very kind and helpful!