Mt. Raung (3344m asl) is a unique volcano on its own way. This mountain is considered to be among the toughest mountains in Java, due to the lack of water resource and technical climb. However, once you get onto the summit, everything will get paid off. Raung has one of the biggest craters in Indonesia. Mt. Kawah Ijen (2799m asl) is also interesting as it has an active crater with a sulphuric acid lake nearby. This volcano produces a big amount of sulphur, thus, there are about 200 miners working there.

Trip Code BI02
Trip Style Hiking, Trekking, Climbing
Accommodation Type Hotel and Camping in Tent
Activity Per Day 6-9 hours of walk per day
Trip Highlights
  • Climb Raung, taht has one of the widest craters in Indonesia
  • Seeing blue fire in Kawah Ijen
  • Hike Kawah Ijen that has one of world’s largest sulfuric acid lakes
Brief Itinerary  

Day 1     Surabaya – Banyuwangi

Day 2    Banyuwangi – Kawah Ijen – Bondowoso

Day 3     Bondowoso – Sumberwringin – Pondok Motor – Pondok Angin

Day 4     Pondok Angin – Summit of Mt. Raung – Sumberwringin – Surabaya


Note : You can read here, a full french version of “Ascension du Raung“ and “Ascension du Kawah Ijen

Day 1

Pick up from Surabaya / Banyuwangi – Transfer to Banyuwangi

You will be welcomed by our guide at Juanda airport. You will drive to Banyuwangi which will take 7 hours drive, with a lunch stop around Pasir Putih area. You will have dinner and stay in a hotel in Banyuwangi.

Note : If you want to avoid the long drive from Surabaya to Banyuwangi, you can take direct flight either from Jakarta or from Surabaya. The flight will take about 1 to 1.5 hours.

Accommodation    : Hotel (shared twins or double room)

Included meals      : Lunch, Dinner

Day 2

Banyuwangi - Kawah Ijen - Bondowoso

You will have to check out of your hotel and leave Banyuwangi at 01.00 am to Kawah Ijen crater (app. 1.5 hours drive) by car. Once you arrive at Paltuding parking lot, you will have to walk for 3 km (app. 1 hour) to get to the top of KawahIjen and another 30 minutes to reach the crater. Breakfast box will be provided and you will have breakfast picnic style once you get back to Paltuding. Drive to Bondowoso, with a lunch stop on the way. Stay and have dinner in a hotel in Bondowoso.

Accommodation    : Hotel (shared twins or double room)

Included meals      : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3

Bondowoso – Pondok Motor (1182m asl) - Pondok Angin (2806m asl)

Depart from Bondowoso to Sumbrerwringin then toPondok Motor (1182 m asl) after breakfast, which takes approximately 1.5 hours. Then you will continue to walk to Pondok Sumur for about 3 hours, where you will have lunch. You will continue walking to Pondok Angin camp (2806m asl) for about 3.5 hours. You will camp and have dinner at Pondok Angin camp site.

Accommodation    : Tent (1 tent for 2 persons)

Included meals      : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4

Pondok Angin (2806m asl) – Summit (3344m asl)– Sumber wringin – Surabaya

You will depart from Pondok Angin camp to the summit of Argopuro (40 minutes of walk) at 04.30 am. You will see the beautiful sunrise from the top of this stratovolcano. As the sun rises, you will be able to see the majestic wide crater of Mt. Raung. You will then go back to campsite to have breakfast. You will descend back to Pondok Motor, where the car awaits you. Lunch in Sumberwringin. Drive back to Surabaya, which will take about 7 hours. End of service

Accommodation    : –

Included meals      : Breakfast, Lunch


Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 3 reviews
June 5, 2017

The first hotel was pretty nice even though we didn’t spend much time in it. the next one with the swimming pool was so-so, but having the big pool is good. My favourite one is the last one: in a tent! The camp was really nicely set, tents and chairs of very good quality and new..bravo. Thank you so much Rani for your joyful humour and forgiving us for being noisy and smelly! Congrats for the last minute change from Semeru to Raung. Amazing reactivity. Very nice driver, good skills. The car’s aircon is a bit light though and shock absorbers felt stiff in the back

June 5, 2017

Hotels were nice and amazing service from staff for the nights in the tents. Rani is a super guide. We had to change our plans due to an unexpected event on the Semeru. She adapted very rapidly and very efficiently. It was very pleasant to have her in our group. She speaks perfect French and has a good Knowledge that she is willing to share. To summarize the feeling I had on this trip I would say :
The only think you need to worry about is to walk and open your eyes to see the wonders. For the rest the staff of Rani Adventure is in charge !
Thank you again to the entire team.

June 5, 2017

The first hotel was excellent, a pity we didn’t stay a long time in this place. Very good organisation. The semeru was close but Rani found a very great new plan, the Raung! Wonderful place and very good reactivity from all the team!

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