Ijen crater as know as Kawah ijen is highly recommended to mountain buffs and hikers. The Plateau was at one time a huge active crater, 134 sq km in area. Ijen is a quiet but active volcano, and the landscape is dominated by the volcanic cones of Ijen (2,368 asl) and Merapi (2,800 asl) on the northeastern edge of the Plateau, and Raung (3,332 asl) on the southwest corner. The vent is a source of sulfur and collectors work here, making the trek up to the crater and down to the lake every day.
The located of ijen crater only 6 hours drive from Bali included crossing with ferry. We have 2 Option to travel to Ijen crater from Bali
First option is Midnight Ijen Crater Tour From Bali. If you take midnight Ijen crater tour from Bali, normally the driver will pick up you at 6 pm (Local Time). Then from your hotel in Bali area (Ubud, Kuta, Seminyak, Sanur or Canggu) will drive about 4 hour to Gilimanuk harbor. Upon arrive in Gilimanuk harbor you will continue crossing Bali street by Ferry to Ketapang, approximately will take about 1,5 hours. Upon arrived in Ketapang harbor then continue drive to Paltuding (the gate before we climb Ijen crater). Will arrived in Paltuding around 11.30 am, you can have some coffee before climbing. At 1 am you will start climbing and normally you will back to parking area at 8 am in the morning. Upon finish you Ijen Crater tour then the driver will escort you back to your hotel in Bali.
Second option is Ijen crater tour from Bali 2 Days 1 Night. Normally for Ijen carter tour 2 days 1 night from Bali your driver will pick up you at your hotel or Bali airport at 11 am, then drive to your hotel in Ijen carter area, approximately take 6 hours. Upon arrived at hotel, check in and free program. At 12 am on the midnight you will start your Ijen tour and will be back to hotel at 9 am for breakfast and shower. Around 11 am continue to drive back to Bali.