The legendary Krakatau lies about 60 km from Carita Beach. Today only a small part of the origin volcano remains, but when Krakatau blew itself apart in 1883, in one of the world’s greatest and the most catastrophic eruptions, the effects were recorded far beyond Sunda strait and it achieved instant and lasting infamy.
For centuries Krakatau had been a familiar nautical landmark for much of the world’s maritime traffic  which was funneled through the narrow Sunda Strait. The volcano had been dormant since 1680 and was widely regarded as extinct but from may through to early August in 1883 passing ship reported moderate activity, by 26 August Krakatau was raging and explosions become more and more violent. At 10 am on 27 August Krakatau erupted with the biggest bang ever recorded on earth. On the island Rodriguez more than 4600 km to the SW, police chief reported hearing booming of “ heavy guns from eastward’; in Alice Spring, 3500 km to the SE , Resident also reported hearing strange explosions from the NW.
With its cataclysmic explosion, Krakatau sent up a recorded column of ash 80 km high and threw to air nearly 20 cubic km of rock. Ash felt on Singapore 840 km to the North and on ships as far as 600 km away; the darkness covered Sunda Strait from 10 am on 27 until dawn the next day. Giant tsunamis more than 40 meters high swept over the nearby shores of Java and Sumatra; and the sea wave’s passage was recorded far from Krakatau reaching Aden in 12 hrs over a distance ‘ traveled by good steamer in 12 days. Coastal java and Sumatra were devastated; 165 villages were destroyed and more than 40.000 people killed.
The following days telegram sent to Singapore from Batavia (160 km east Krakatau) reported odd details such as’ fish dizzy and caught with glee by native’! Three months later the dust thrown into the atmosphere caused such vivid sunsets in USA that fire engines were being called out to quench the apparent fires and for three years it continued to circle the earth, creating strange  and spectacular sunset
The astonishing return of life to the devastated island has been the subject of scientific study ever since. Not a simple palnt was found on Krakatau a few months after the event; 100 years later – although the island are virtually bereft of fauna except for snakes, insects, rats, bats and birds. It seems almost as though the vegetation was never disturbed.

Krakatau basically blew itself to smithereens, but roughly where the 1883 eruption began. Anak Krakatau (Child of Krakatau) has been vigorously growing even since its first appearance 1927. it has a restless and un certain temperament, sending out shower of glowing rock and belching smoke and ashes but boats can land on the east side and it is possible to climright up the cinder cones to the caldera. It is a hard scramble up to the loose slopes to the outer rim with fine view s of the fuming caldera and the surrounding sea and island. We venture farther to the very lip crater but be careful. In 1993 Krakatau belched a load of molten rock on one unfortunate  tourist who ventured too close.

Krakatoa Adventure Tour
By Slowboat (wooden boat)

Tour Package A

Tour Code KADTRA0201

 

 

Tour Type Volcano Tour - Adventure
Difficulty Easy - Moderate
Tour Character Boat Trips - Camping on the neighboring Island
Duration 2 days 1 night
Price Contact us

 

The itinerary
DAY 01: Jakarta – Carita Beach - Krakatoa
We’ll pick you  up at Jakarta Airport or in Jakarta City. We’ll meet you there  with our representative and then for the three - hour drive  to West Banten Coast (Carita Beach) or you can drive by your own car. After the three-hour drive you’ll take a rest for a while. And we then  get onboard ready to cruise (it  takes  about 4 hours) Sunda Strait to “one of the world’s greatest and the most catastrophic eruptions on earth, the effects were recorded far beyond Sunda strait and it achieved instant and lasting infamy”. On the way to Krakatoa  we sometimes could see  group of dolphins (if you’re lucky). When  we arrive there the boat will surround  Anak Krakatoa where you’ll see one of live volcano in the world, it grows up around 50 cm/year. Landing on the East side of Anak Krakatoa (Child of Krakatoa ), we then hike up to the first level of Anak Krakatoa’s peak where we’ll  see molten of rocks which thrown from crater. Afterwards, it is a short cruise to Legon Cabe beach at Rakata island (part of the origin volcano remains). It is time to explore  underwater of Krakatoa to see variety of fishes and corals reef. We’ll have lunch on the  beach. Around the beach we’ll search the monitor lizard which can be seen sometimes. Set on the tent at the beach. Dinner will be served. Stay an overnight in the tent. Free program. (L,D)

Day 02: Krakatoa – Carita Beach – Jakarta

After you’ve had breakfast, we tidy up the stuff and the tent. For your option, you’ll have chance to do snorkel or go back to Carita Beach – Jakarta. (B)

 

 


 


Krakatoa Adventure Tour
By Slowboat (wooden boat)

Tour Package B

Tourcode KADTRB0302

 

 

Tour Type Volcano Tour - Adventure
Difficulty Easy - Moderate
Tour Character Boat Trips - Camping on the neighboring Island
Duration 3 days 2 nights
Price Contact us

THE ITINERARY
DAY  01: Jakarta - Carita
We could pick you  up in Jakarta city or you can drive by your own car directly to West Coast Of Banten ( Carita Beach). It takes about 4 hours, check in at  Sunset view hotel   or you can request  to us what would you like to stay we can provide for standar room, villas or star hotel

DAY 02: Carita - Krakatau - Jakarta
After you had breakfast, it is short walk to Marina Lippo.And we then  get onboard ready to cruise (it  takes  about 4 hours) Sunda Strait to “one of the world’s greatest and the most catastrophic eruptions on earth, the effects were recorded far beyond Sunda strait and it achieved instant and lasting infamy”. On the way to Krakatoa  we sometimes could see  group of dolphins (if you’re lucky). When  we arrive there the boat will surround  Anak Krakatoa where you’ll see one of live volcano in the world, it grows up around 5 m/year  Landing on the East side of Anak Krakatoa (Child of Krakatoa ), we then hike up to the first level of Anak Krakatoa’s peak where we’ll  see molten of rocks which thrown from crater. After climbing we'll have lunch in the bottom. Late afternoon we go back to Carita. (B/L) Your next destination

Remark:

  • Bring trekking/sport shoes, towel, swimming wear,sun block, hat and camera
  • All tour durations is flexible according to your schedule and budget. we can arrange airport transfer and hotel.
  • The trip itinerary will be change sometimes depend on weather condition and  make change accordingly