After 5-6 hours car ride from Bromo, we reached the Banyuwangi area at about 7pm. Dinner and rest to wake up again at 4am for the Ijen crater excursion. The blue flames can only be seen when it’s dark, so you will have to reach down the crater before the sunrise. The hike up and down is pretty challenging for a non-fit person like me and the route down the crater is actually pretty scary. You have to walk downhill across some steep rocks and it’s super dark (so don’t forget your torchlight).
Bali, last stop
On the last day, we stopped by the temple Pura Ulun Danu on the way to the Kuta. Spent one night in Kuta before catching our flight back to Kuala Lumpur the day after.
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