Bali to Menjangan Snorkeling - Ijen Tour & to Bali 3D
Day 01: Drive from Bali Banyuwangi Hotel in East Java
Our staff will pick you up from your hotel or Airport in Bali around at 8 AM (please let us know your detail hotel) then take you to the most western tip of Bali for about 3 – 4 hours by private car with AC to reach Gilimanuk ferry port in the most western tip of Bali Island, and then upon arrival in Gilimanuk, we will proceed to take a ferry to cross Bali strait for about 1 – 1.5 hours to reach Ketapang ferry port in Banyuwangi (in the most eastern tip of Java). The trip goes through the rural landscapes of West Bali and in the afternoon, we will arrive in Banyuwangi then drive up to Hotel for overnight stay or having dinner at Ketapang Indah Hotel (Resort) or similar before you enjoy the adventure trip in Banyuwangi – East Java on the next morning
Optional tour program in Banyuwangi: When you arrived in Banyuwangi ferry port and before you reach to the Hotel in Banyuwangi area, you can choose one of optional programs as mentioned bellow:
Banyuwangi Water Rafting: If you still have enough time & the weather is good enough, you will have a chance to do Water rafting in Banyuwangi, before you reach to the Hotel in Banyuwangi area (Ijen Crater). We will need for about 1.5 – 2 hours driving from meeting poin in Ketapang ferry port of Banyuwangi to reach the place of Water rafting activities which is located in Sumber Bulu village, Songgon on the slope of Mount Raung with the fantastic river flow. The Water rafting will be done for about 2.5 - 3 hours with nice view on the river bank, but you are required to pay extra cost & inform us in advance in order we can arrange everything in advance to do this optional program.
Kaliklatak Agro Tourism: Kaliklatak is the pioneer of agro tourism in Banyuwangi even in Indonesia; this plantation has been established since long. The first owner is a Dutch company Mij Moorman & Co., but in 1957 this estate changed hands to R. Soehoed Prawiroatmodjo, a local businessman and specially engaged in coffee plants, rubber and cacao. He improved Kaliklatak plantations with other plants like pepper, cloves, nutmeg, vanilla, cinnamon, keningar, eucalyptus, coconut and fruits such as bananas and citrus.
One attraction is the presence of agro-tourism demonstration in Kaliklatak is to see the coffee processing from planting, maintenance; harvesting and processing become real coffee beans. Similarly, starting with the rubber crop management by processing the sap up into the manufacture of other rubber products all can be observed by visitors. Kaliklatak plantation has an area about 1.013 ha; situated at an altitude of 450m above sea level makes the weather here is very cool. When visitors climb up to the highest place (Hargosonyo) they will enjoy a beautiful view of the city of Banyuwangi, Bali Strait, Blambangan Peninsula and Bali Island
Jagir Mini Niagara Waterfall Tours: Jagir waterfall is located in Kampung Anyar Village, Banyuwangi East Java. It is only 45 minutes till 1 hour drives from the parking area in Ijen Crater (Paltuding Camp) & after driving for about 1 – 1.5 hours, you have to walk only 10 minutes from the parking area through the path that will lead you there. Jagir waterfall also knows as Twin Waterfall, because in this area you will see there are two waterfalls that have the same form. It is about 25 m high. The water is coming out from the ground that means it is very clean and fresh. It has a natural swimming pool where you might swim while enjoying the waterfalls and surrounding.
Banyuwangi sightseeing tour: Banyuwangi is located at the end of the line of Java, a pleasant enough small town. Most travelers only pass Banyuwangi toward Bali, so there is no reason to stay here for longer time. The city has many attractions, but visiting some of city landmark could be a good way to spend time. Visiting several of city landmarks could be doable for spending your time in Banyuwangi, such traditional harbor of Boom beach, traditional market for shopaholic & small museum with it's local collections will give an idea how Banyuwangi was at the past
Time table for Banyuwangi Sightseeing trip
07 - 08 am: - Leave from parking area in Ijen Crater & visit interesting places in Banyuwangi, such as: Production of traditional clothes of Batik Gajah Oling, Local museum of Banyuwangi, Traditional market and harbor, City hall of Banyuwangi, Chinese temple of Kongco Ho Tong Bio, Shopping program & continue to the your next destination
>>> Note: If you are interested to do one of the optional tour programs in Banyuwangi area as mentioned above, you are required to inform us in advance & pay extra cost as detail on the attachment
Day 02: Banyuwangi to Menjangan Snorkeling Tours by traditional boat
After having early breakfast and around at 07:00 am, we will drive for about 30 minutes to reach the place of boats which will bring us to enjoy snorkeling tours as follow:
7:30 am : ride boat with buoy tied (it is not allowed to ride boat without buoy) towards The Menjangan Island
8:10 am : arrive in Menjangan Island and enjoy snorkeling activities at the spots, such as: Spot 1: Ganesha, Sandyslope And coral gardens - Spot 2: Post 1, Mangrove & Eel Garden. Menjangan Island is a small island, located 5 miles to the north-west of Bali Island and is part of the Indonesian archipelago. "Menjangan" in Indonesian means "Deer". The name was given by the local population observing wild deer herds swimming to the island every spring and covering a distance of approx 1.2 miles. Even though the island is a significant part of Bali Barat National Park, it is assigned to the Javanese administrative district and falls under its jurisdiction. The closest big cities are: Singaraja, located in the north of Bali and Banyuwangi, located on the eastern coast of Java. The closest settlement is Sumberkima village. The nearest airport is Letkol Wisnu regional (approx. 8 miles from the island). Menjangan Island has incredibly good coral. Lots of small thinks like Nudibranch and Frog Fish, The coral was quite surprising in its quality. The Walls were great opportunities to see these things. Menjangan Island is known as one of best places for snorkeling & diving activities
12:00 pm : having lunch which will be served in the box & take a break will be at the Post 1 of Menjangan Island
13:00 pm : continue to ride boat to Tabuhan Island
13:30 pm : arrive in Tabuhan Island for extra snorkeling activities in Tabuhan Island and exploring this remote place
Tabuhan Island is situated 20 km from Banyuwangi city it is at the village of Bangsring, Wongsorejo. Tabuhan Island covers an area of about 5 ha. There are spectacular view marine gardens. The coral reefs are homes for myriad of shellfish, sponges, crayfish and marine plants. It is good for scuba diving as the water is very clear.
Tabuhan Island is the fantastic island that composed and surrounded by white sand. Coral seems to blossom into garden with an amazing variety of forms and colors. Growing coral from reef acts as homes for whole communities of marine life such as; thousand of beautiful marine view, aquarium fish species (Amphiprion the Dacyllus, the red coloured Labrida and the Gorisygula), shellfish, sponges, crayfish and marine plants. The visitors can do some activities whether snorkeling or deep diving with breathing equipment exploring a reef and marine life in the spectacular drop offs are also an excellent under water visibility or sun bathing, an unforgettable experience. Pulau Tabuhan is 23 km away from Banyuwangi with about 4 square hectares.
14:30 pm : Continue to ride boat to reach the Bangsring floating house (Bangsring under water), snorkeling & swimming with kind of fishes
Bangsring beach to reach The Bangsring Under Water (Bunder) in Krajan, Bangsring Village, District Wongsorejo which is about 27 kilometers from the city of Banyuwangi. On this place, the tourist is not only treated to views of the marine tourism such as coral reefs on the ocean floor, but visitors can see the child-sized black shark fin about 30-50 cm already tamed. Dozens of children sharks were kept in cages next to the house buoyancy provided by the tour organizer Bangsring Beach. Even visitors can also stop at the house floating, snorkeling (scuba surface), diving, together with children’s pool shark and feed wild marine fish in the Strait of Bali. Around in the late afternoon (around at 16:00 pm, we will escort you back to the place of boat parking and drive back to your hotel in Banyuwangi or Ijen Crater area for overnight stay before you enjoy Ijen Crater hiking tours on the next morning
Day 03: Ijen Crater Tours & drive back to your hotel in Bali
About at 04:30 in the morning, our 4WD vehicle (jeep) will bring us to the village of Licin and then continue to the slope of Mount Ijen, passing through plantations and rainforest. This is one of the few remaining on the Island of Java with giant ferns, plants & big trees, this journey takes approximately 1 hour from the hotel by private car. Arrive at the parking area of Mount Ijen, approximately 1 until 1.5 hours will be required to ascend slope of mount Ijen to reach peak of Ijen Crater and along the path, you will enjoy the stunning natural scenery with fresh air & shady.
Resting on the edge of the crater at an altitude of 2883 meters and enjoy best panorama of the lake of sulfate where reflects spectacular view in the surrounding walls to give the impression like doom. The sulfur mining workers go down into the crater and climb back up by passing dangerous path on the edge of Ijen Crater with the load as much as 80 kilograms on their shoulders. This is really a dangerous & hard job. Here also, you will enjoy the beautiful scenery in the crater of Ijen as one of God’s amazing creation. Do not forget to take pictures in this area as a proof that you have visited one of the most amazing places on earth.
.After enjoyed the natural scenery at Crater of Ijen and then you will descend the slope of Mount Ijen until vehicles parking area where our vehicle is waiting to escort you back to the City of Banyuwangi with stop for awhile to visit plantations (cloves, cocoa), then continue our trip to take you out directly to Ferry Port in Ketapang (most eastern tip of Java Island) to cross Bali strait by ferry for about 1hour to reach Port of Gilimanuk in the most western tip of Bali Island. Upon arrival in Gilimanuk port, we will continue to drive to Pemuteran, Lovina, Ubud, Kuta, Sanur, Seminyak, Nusadua or Jimbaran area for about 3-4 hours and tour package has finished
Optional program for Blue Flame or Blue Fire Ijen Tour: When you arrived in the hotel of Ijen Crater area & If the weather is good enough in the evening time, you will have a chance to enjoy blue flame ijen tour or blue fire Ijen tour which is combined with Ijen sunrise tour on the peak of Mount Ijen (gunung ijen), but you are required to leave from the hotel around at 12:00 pm (midnight)
Kawah Ijen or Ijen Crater is the only crater in Indonesia which has a natural phenomenon "blue fire". In the world, there are only two places that have the blue fire. The blue fire or blue flame tour become the highlight and known well by visitor as a main tourism attraction in Ijen Crater, beside the spectacular view of the green lake of the sulfur as one of the best creations of the God. Many visitors prepare for this trip at night time to enjoy this famous of blue fire ijen tour
>>> Note: If you are interested to do this optional tour program for Blue Fire Ijen Tours, you are required to inform us in advance & pay extra cost as detail on the attachment
Price is included:
~ Pick up service from Bali & transfer out back to Bali
~ Land transportation with driver and fuel during the trip as mentioned on the tour program
~ Mineral water, highway & parking fee during the trip as mentioned on the tour program
~ Cost for a ferry from Bali to Java Island (Return) as mentioned on the tour program
~ Cost for a private boat (a traditional boat) with snorkeling equipments & lunch will be served in the box
~ Cost for documentation with camera (drone and underwater camera) for snorkeling activities
~ Cost for a tour guide with English speaking (if you would like us to arrange it for this trip)
~ 2 night stay in Ijen Crater / Banyuwangi with breakfast (if you choose one of the hotels list from our website)
Price is not included:
~ Entrance tickets in Menjangan Island & Ijen Crater as mentioned on the tour program
~ Travel insurance, Bar, Laundry, Phone call, Internet, Tipping & other personal cost
~ Cost for lunch & dinner during the trip as mentioned on the tour program
~ Cost for optional tour program as mentioned on the tour itinerary
Entrance tickets: You are required to pay entrance tickets during your trip by yourself and please show your id card. Cost for entrance tickets are mentioned below:
~ Ticket in Manjangan Island is IDR. 275.000 / person on working days & IDR. 375.000 / person on public holidays
~ Entrance ticket in Ijen Crater is IDR. 100.000 / person on working days & IDR. 150.000 / person on public holidays
Additional information: Indonesian citizen will get cheaper cost for entrance ticket as a local people
What items you should bring: Comfortable shoes for trekking, warm clothes, simple mask & flashlights