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 Bandung Tour
Tour Code KRBT0605
|Tour Type||Volcano Tour - Adventure|
|Difficulty||Easy - Moderate|
|Tour Character||Boat Trip by fastboat - sight seeing overland - stay an over night at hotel|
|Duration||6 days 5 nights|
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 1.5 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 caldera. 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. Late afternoon back to Carita Beach. (L)
DAY 02 Carita- Baduy Tribe - Bogor
Today start early morning after you'd breakfast we are about ready to Baduy Village. It takes about 5 hours-drive. Before continue to walk we take a rest and lunch. An then start trekking from kadu ketuk village through hills, rice field (huma) and some villages. sight seeing Baduy's community in their live and the cultures. Late afternoon, ready to drive to Bogor. Check in at hotel. Free program
DAY 05 : Ciwidey - Bandung
After breakfast we'll visit Kawah Putih Through views of natural forest with a variety of plant species. Kawah Putih is located on a mountain called Mount Patuha. Along time ago, people considered this crater area haunted because many birds died on the spot through this crater.Trust denies, when in 1837 a Dutch scientist Dr German. Franz Wilhelm Junghun who is also a Dutch planter who loves nature conservation research and found that awesomeness was not caused by a burst of lava sulfur smell was overpowering. However, when the discovery of this fact has not attracted the community to make this place as a tourist attraction. Only after PT Perhutani developed in 1987, white crater region made a tourist attraction in West Java. Water crater on the mountain other than the water color is bright and always changing. This is what eventually became the main attraction. surface of the crater is generally rocky and sandy white. Afterward our journey continue to Bandung city. Check in at hotel. free Program.
Day 06 Bandung Jakarta
After breakfast full day tour at Bandung to visit the Tangkuban Perahu a volcano, which is still active 6,665 feet above sea level continue our journey to Ciater hot springs is a pretty little place in the middle of huge tea and clove estates, and there are good walk in the area with its hot spring water. In the afternoon visit the Angklung workshop this is art-stage where West Java's traditional cultures are performance along with the natural background such as rice fields and plantations. Beside, many kinds of handicraft are made and sold here especially the bamboo music instruments called angklung. Located in Padasuka village.Back to Jakarta. Your next destination.
- Please book min 1 week before departure
- Booking confirmation subject to the availability of accommodation
- Itinerary subject to change due to unforeseen condition.
- Bring trekking/sport shoes, repellent, 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