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
Ujung Kulon National Park
The park's 120.551 hectares are divided into 76.214 ha of land and 44.337 ha of surrounding reef and sea. It can roughly be separated into three areas: the triangular shaped Ujung kulon Peninsula, the Gunung Honje Range to the east of the peninsula's isthmus and the island of Panaitan to the northwest. The highest points in the park are the 620 meters Gunung Honje, the Gunung Payung Range peaks of up to 500 meters and Panaitan Island 's Gunung Raksa at 320 meters. In the central section of the Peninsula is a large region of wilderness known as the Talanca Plateau which reaches 140 meters above sea level, however most consist of low rolling terrain seldom more than 50 meters above sea level.
The park surrounded by unusually warm water, seldom varying from between 29C to 30C. The coastlines of the park are molded by the sea around them, battered by Indian Ocean; the long sandy beaches of the south coast are backed by dunes, lagoons and forest broken by rocky outcrops a wild and wind swept shore line.The west coast's reef-lined shore has cliffs, promontories and towering sea-stacks along sand and boulder beaches overhung by forest, creating the most spectacular coastline in the park.On the north coast, the sheltered tropical straits lap upon beaches of white sands and coral banks with islands, estuaries, swamps and forest lined shores.Along each coastline is variety of seascape which in all their diversity, offer a wide range of absorbing shoreline experiences.
Krakatau Ujung Kulon Tour
Tour Code KRUJKTR0302
|Tour Type||Volcano and Wildlife Tour - Adventure|
|Difficulty||Easy - Moderate|
|Tour Character||Boat Trips by fastboat - Stay an overnight at Peucang Resort|
|Duration||3 days 2 nights|
DAY 01: Jakarta transfer to Carita Beach
We pick you up at Jakarta airport or Jakarta city. We will meet you there, then for three- hour drive to West Banten Coast (Carita Beach) or you can drive by your own car. Check in at Sunset View Hotel or similiar. An overnight stay. Free program
DAY 02: Carita Beach boat ride to Krakatoa then to Ujung Kulon (Peucang Island)
After you’ve had breakfast. It is a short walk to Marina. It is time 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 if you are lucky you can see group of dolphin. When arrive there the boat will surround the Anak Krakatau and then landing on the East side of the Anak Krakatoa volcano. We’ll hike up through the rain forest and dessert of the Anak Krakatoa. After being spent time up there we’ll have lunch. We then get onboard continue cruising to Peucang island.Check in at lodge. Before dark time we cross Peucang bay by boat to Cidaon grassing ground to see common wildlife animals such as; wild bull, wild pig, peacock. Dinner will be served. An overnight stay. (L/D)
DAY 03: Explore Peucang Island - boat ride to Carita Beach then transfer to Jakarta
After you’ve had breakfast – we are ready to walk to Karang Copong to the North of Peucang island passes through primary forest where you’ll see giant’s ficus and liana it is like Jurassic Park here. On the way, the animals common to see such as; monkey, wild pig, hornbill and others, take a rest at Karang Copong. We then back to lodge. Lunch will be served. Afterward swimming and snorkeling nearby Peucang Island. In the afternoon, it is time to go back to Jakarta . (B/L)
- 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