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Java Round Trip to Banyuwangi

Bali-Ijen Crater-Sukamade turtle beach-Bali 4D3N

Day 1: Departure from your hotel to reach Gilimanuk harbor, drive timing depends on your hotel location in Bali then cross Bali strait in 1hour continuing drive to your hotel in Banyuwangi and overnight.

Day 2: Tour start on flexible timing, estimated need 1,5h drive to the parking lot (1.850m asl) and small brake for hike preparation. The trek itself classify as easy to middle hike which normally need 1.5 for one way hike up by distance 3.3km to reach the peak of the crater with the altitude about 2.386m asl.

All will be worth when you arrive at the point of view from here You will enjoy a magnificent scenery, Ijen crater fill with blue green massive acid lake which contain about 32-33 million cubic meter water in it and it's become the hugest acid lake in the world. On the left corner of the lake with the deep about 325m from point of view there is a yellow slope area called Sulfatara where miners produce bright yellow stone called Sulphur, the sulphur itself produced by sulphuric gas which blowing every seconds from the earth stomach then the miners keep the gas into the pipes for the condensation and at the other side of the pipes they just wait for some hours for the process of liquid become frozen sulphur. All were manually there are no machine or high technology, when they get the block of sulphur they will chopping it into smaller pieces to make it easier when they insert to the bamboo basket or plastic sack. They can load 60kg-100kg sulphur into the stuff then they will be transporting it just next to the parking where You start to hike. It's one of the toughest professions in the world.

When you finish enjoy the scenery just walk down to the parking lot passing the same way when You hike in 1H then drive back to drop off You On the way to Banyuwangi there is a huge plantation produce several kind of tropical product most famous with Clove and Robusta Coffee, when You visit between April till September that will the perfect timing because so many activities to see from local people when they harvest the plantation. One moment you able to see when women climb up the clove tree only with bamboo ladder for 15mtrs or more without any safety while they pick clove flowers from each branch then when you pass another corner of the plantation you will smell a familiar aroma a bit like Jasmine flowers but the aroma were from coffee flowers at the same time you can see people harvesting the fresh coffee bean right from the tree, one of an impressive scenery.

Day 3: After breakfast at the Hotel day begin by drive in 4WD vehicle to reach Sukamade beach in 5hours. on the last part of driving you will pass one of the hidden Jungle parts of Meru Betiri National Park and cross 3 rivers to reach Your homestay, it will become one of unforgettable adventure for You. After check in to homestay continuing the day by Release turtle's baby to Sukamade beach where part of Hindian ocean, Back to homestay to wash and Diner, At 7pm walk back to the beach to chasing the Turtle when they laying the egg if you lucky you will found giant turtle and 100eggs with them, when you done then back to your homestay and overnight.

Day 4: Simple breakfast at the homestay and morning drive to Banyuwangi city for Your transfer out to Bali, on the way we will change 4WD vehicle to MPV vehicle and drop off You to your next destination and end of our services

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