Bali to Sukamade Beach & Ijen Crater Tour-Bali 3D
3 days trip from Bali to Banyuwangi in East Java to enjoy Sukamade Beach tours in Meru Betiri National Park & Ijen Crater Trekking with Blue Fire tour to get best eco tour and to see natural environment in Banyuwangi Tourism
Day 01: Bali Island to port of ferry–Sukamade Turtle Beach in Banyuwangi (L, D)
At 08:00am, Our staff will pick you up from your hotel or airport in Bali then take you to the most western tip of Bali for about 3 hours by private car with AC to reach Gilimanuk Ferry Port in the most western tip of Bali Island, then upon arrival in Gilimanuk, we will proceed to take a ferry to cross Bali strait for about 1 hour 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 upon your arrival in port of ferry in Ketapang (most eastern tip of Java Island), we will continue our trip to reach the Sukamade Green Turtle Beach. It takes for about 3-4 hours driving by 4WD vehicle/ jeep to reach Sukamade Beach by crossing rain forest and small rivers by our special vehicle adventures. Lunch will be served at local restaurant on the way to reach area of Sukamade Turtle Beach and on this date, you will have dinner & overnight stay at the Guesthouse nearby and return to the beach at night for turtle spotting
Sukamade Turtle Beach: Sukamade beach is about 97 km to southwest of Banyuwangi. It is natural and quiet, beautiful place. Dutch discovered it in 1927. The 1200 hectare estate is an active plantation that produces rubber, coffee and cacao. Sukamade is the east Java Natural Resource Conservation which is in charge of the turtle’s perpetuation. A night adventure tour to Sukamade is an unforgettable trip. You will be guided by a natural resource to find sea turtles come to a shore to lay eggs. You can see a female turtle lays more than one hundred eggs on the sandy beach. The female turtles usually start landing at 7:30 PM and return to the sea at 12:00PM.
How can you reach Sukamade Turtle Beach: We will use jeep (4WD vehicle) to reach this place & the road to Sukamade is worth for the people who want to get the real adventure trip. It is one of best Java adventure trail for exploring southern coast of Banyuwangi. Crossing the rivers, exploring the rural landscapes & passing rainforest. Along the way to visit this place the visitors can stop at the beautiful place as known as Rajegwesi & the green bay (Teluk Hijau) with its beautiful cliff around. Here, also you will have a chance for a dawn excursion to see animals on the savannah. This place is virgin forest forest with white sandy beach & natural view which is located on the southern tip of Banyuwangi, East Java-Indonesia.
Accommodation in Sukamade Beach: Condition here is very basic, but more often for the people who visited this place will recommend to others to visit Sukamade Beach when they are in Banyuwangi and sometime, they intend to come back to get an experience exceedingly rare & unique. On this date, you will stay overnight & having dinner at the lodge or guesthouse in Sukamade Beach.
Day 02: Sukamade Turtle Beach & drive to Ijen Crater Hotel (B)
After breakfast in Sukamade turtle beach area then spend the morning for exploring the surroundings of Sukamade. This is an area of virtually void of people. Go and a dip in crystal clear waters nearby river. Afterward, we leave this area in the early noon to continue our trip to your hotel in Banyuwangi for about 4-5 hours driving. On this way, you will pass rural landscape, plantations, small cities & rice fields. Upon arrival in Banyuwangi, you will overnight stay at Ketapang Indah Hotel or similar hotel before you enjoy Ijen Crater Trekking on the next morning.
Day 03: Ijen Crater Tours – port of ferry - your hotel in Bali (B)
Around 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 unforgettable thing on your life. 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 3-4hours and TOUR SERVICES FINISHED
Optional program for Blue Fire Tours or Blue Flame Tours in Ijen Crater: If the weather is good enough, you will have a chance to see blue fire & sunrise at Ijen Crater but you are required to leave from the hotel around at 12:00pm (midnight) and there will be extra cost for mining worker who will lead us to see blue fire at Ijen Crater (you can pay him on the site). Please check the picture of blue fire at Ijen Crater as attached
Price is included:
~ Pick up service from Bali & transfer out back to Bali
~ Mineral water, highway & parking during the trip mentioned on the tour program
~ Land transportation with driver and fuel during the trip as mentioned on the tour program
~ 4WD vehicle (jeep) for Sukamade Beach Tours as mentioned on the tour program
~ Cost for ferry from Bali to Java Island (return) as mentioned on the tour program
~ Cost for meals as stated on the tour program (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch & D= Dinner)
~ Cost for a tour guide with English speaking (if you would like us to arrange it for this trip)
~ Cost for 1 night stay in Ijen Crater area with breakfast (if you choose one of the hotels list from our website)
~ Cost for 1 night stay in Sukamade area with breakfast (it is included with tour package)
Price is not included:
~ Entrance tickets in Sukamade & 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 Ijen Crater is IDR. 100.000 per person on working days & IDR. 150.000 per person on public holidays
~ Ticket in Sukamade is IDR. 150.000 per person on working days & IDR. 225.000 per 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