Take a boat trip to see the remnants, and the new beginnings, of one of the world’s A-list volcanoes. Few volcanoes have as explosive a place in history as Krakatau, the island that blew itself apart in 1883. Turning day into night and hurling devastating tsunamis against the shores of Java and Sumatra, Krakatau quickly became vulcanology’s A-list celebrity. Few would have guessed that Krakatau would have snuffed itself out with such a devastating swan song. Krakatau may have blown itself to smithereens, but it is currently being replaced by Anak Krakatau, which has been on the ascendant ever since its first appearance nearly 80 years ago. It has a restless and uncertain temperament, sending out showers of glowing rocks and belching smoke and ashes.
||JAKARTA / AIRPORT ⇒ ANYER
- Upon arrival at Soekarno Hatta Int’l Airport (Cengkareng), meet and greet your tour guide, transfer by car (1:30) to hotel in Anyer.
- The hotel is located by the beach (Sunda Strait). Welcome drink, relax, swim, or other activities at hotel. Lunch (optional for early arrivals), and dinner at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Anyer.
- Other acitivities (outside hotel): visit Anyer Lighthouse, village walk.
||ANYER ⇒ CARITA ⇒ KRAKATAU
- 07:00 Breakfast at the hotel. Early check-out, drive (< 1:00) to Carita (Lippo Marina).
- 08:15 Meet and greet the Krakatau tour-guide, boat captain, and crew.
- 08:30 After brief introduction, start cruising by fastboat from Lippo Marina towards Krakatau.
- 10:00 Landing on Anak Krakatau, climb Anak Krakatau to level-one, activities on Anak Krakatau, lunch.
- 12:00 Circumnavigate Anak Krakatau to see the other sides of the volcano. Proceed to Rakata shallow coral reefs, swim, snorkel.
- 13:30 Cruise back towards Carita.
- 15:30 Landing on Carita. After short rest, by car drive to Jakarta / Airport / other destinations
- If starts from Jakarta (already staying in Jakarta), can start from Jakarta at dawn (5:00 AM) and drive to Carita (skip overnight at Anyer).
- This tour can be extended with Ujung Kulon Tour, whereas after swimming / snorkeling at Rakata, cruise to Ujung Kulon.
- It is possible (if situation permits) to overnight by the beach at Anak Krakatau in tent.