Day 1 : Our crew will be ready to pick up You at the Hotel, Airport, Harbor, Bus station or Train station. Regularly morning departure drive by 4WD vehicle in 1.5h to reach Paltuding parking lot (1850m). Ijen crater located 45km from Banyuwangi regent which is most popular entrance for visitors. Last minutes drive you will pass one of the best virgin rainforest in Java with original vegetation when lucky You can found black Javanese monkeys hanging on the tree and most special when You see the Puma crossing the road even it’s rare and impressive giant fern along the way.

At the parking lot where You start to hike for 3.3km the temperature quite freshly average 14-20 degrees Celsius. the trek itself divide in 3 different parts, at the beginning you will found an easy part for 900mtrs continuing by most difficult part 1.4km and end by part looks like almost flat for 1km best way to hike just take your own rhythm or just slowly but sure usually needed 1,5h to reach the peak of Ijen volcano (2386m). 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 peaces 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 transporting it just next to the parking where You start to hike. It’s one of the toughest profession 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 brunch 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 and end the tour by drop off You to the hotel and overnight.

 

Day 2 : After breakfast our crew will bring you to visit Kaliklatak Plantation, Kaliktatak is located 15 kilometers on the northwest of Banyuwangi city.

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 1.013ha, 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.

As the physical facilities available for employee housing, kindergartens, schools, arts and sport centre, places of worship (mosque and church), and the market. Building arts and sport utilized for dance training, musical, gymnastics, and sports, each activated to maintain health and physical fitness as well as consolidation of character.

R. Soehoed Prawiroatmodjo have a very far-sighted. For him, the history of human life is an element of human civilization itself from era to era. For that he built the temple gate called Chess Purwaning dumadi with historical fencing with a decorative 36 reliefs depicting human history from ancient times, the present, to the future. This is a message to the younger generation not to forget the history, always be professional in any job options, and introduced to the world that the Indonesian people love peace and understand the essence of life as a gift of God Almighty and end the tour by lunch and drive to the next destination, Baluran National Park.

Baluran National Park is only 35km or about 1,5jam drive from  Banyuwangi , even glaze signed in Situbondo administration but the easiest and most popular entrance is from Banyuwangi regent, this area became a national park was inaugurated in 1997 with total area ​​25,000ha.

Bekol savanna is one of the natural attraction mainstay showing an area about 300 hectares, covering the widest expanse of natural savannah in Java, with a background Baluran volcano this place looks like in Africa that’s the reason why testified to the Africa of Java. This savanna  is ± 12 km from the entrance of Baluran and visitors can reach it by car or motorbike. Along the road to Bekol visitors able to see the peacock (Pavo muticus), jungle fowl (Gallus sp.) and other various species of birds

In one corner there is a tower showing the overall view of the national park like Bama beachand Mount glaze with wildlife activity in it. Acacia nilotica plants found in some corners of the savanna, the development has an important function as a source of animal feed herbivorous during the dry season but it also adds the beautiful scenery of pastures, especially if you are traveling on one of the dry season crops is seen to be more prevalent among the dry grass.

There are hundreds of species of plants and survive in very dry condition and some wildlife such as bison, buffalo, peacock, deer and other animals even believe there is still a leopard in the park.

National parks Baluran can be visit along the year but the best season for a visit can be done between March to November which the grass is dry and looks different from other wild landscapes in Indonesia and end the tour by drop off You to the hotel or your next destination.