Visit Ijen National Park, Indonesia
Ijen plateau is part of the larger Baluran National Park and is home to one of many peaceful but active volcanoes in the area.
Kawah Ijen crater lake
This is an unspoilt area with coffee plantations covering much of the plateau, but the main draw to Ijen is the stunning Kawah Ijen, a beautiful crater lake with glistening turquoise waters. From the lake wafts multicoloured smoke and all along the shore are bright yellow sulphur deposits creating a barren but beautiful landscape.
Miners hike up to the crater in the early hours of the morning and descend down into it via a steep gravelly path, returning with up to 80 kilogrammes of heavy sulphur loads.
Suggested itineraries featuring Ijen National Park
Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Ijen National Park, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
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Places near Ijen National Park
- Bali Barat National Park 22 miles away
- Pemuteran 27 miles away
- Bali 31 miles away
- Medewi 44 miles away
- Lovina 53 miles away
- Munduk 58 miles away
- Seminyak 74 miles away
- Ubud 75 miles away
- Jimbaran 79 miles away
- Sanur 80 miles away
- Tembok 81 miles away
- Bukit Peninsula 81 miles away
- Mount Bromo 91 miles away
- Lembongan Island 92 miles away
- Candidasa 95 miles away
- Malang 113 miles away
- Surabaya 119 miles away
- The Gili Islands 125 miles away
- Senggigi 126 miles away
- Sire Beach 128 miles away
- Medana Bay 130 miles away
- Lombok 150 miles away
- Mount Rinjani 153 miles away
- Moyo Island 227 miles away
- Prambanan 260 miles away
- Yogyakarta 268 miles away
- Borobudur 281 miles away
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Accommodation choices for Ijen National Park
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Ijen National Park. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.
A fabulous resort with breathtaking views and great service, Ijen offers a comfortable base for exploring the unspoilt beauty of East Java.
Ideas for experiencing Ijen National Park
Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Ijen National Park, and which use the best local guides.
The trek up the volcano leads you to a spectacular view point for the eerie turquoise crater lake. Wafts of multicoloured smoke drift upwards from beneath you and all along the shoreline are bright yellow sulphur deposits creating a barren but beautiful landscape.