Before 1883, the area of Krakatau islands consisted of 3 volcanoes and 2 small islands. The volcanoes are Rakata, Danan and Perbuwatan while the islands are Sertung and Panjang Island. It has horrifyingly erupted in 1883 and the sound of the eruption can be heard from Australia and Rodigues Island. Its explosive power estimatedly reached 30.000 times of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Explosion. It has destroyed the two volcanoes and left Rakata volcano standing alone with a cut-off cone that turned into a cliff. The eruption itself was one of the first global news events after telegraph lines had connected different continents.
After less than a half century stable situation, the post-collapse cone of Anak Krakatau (Child of Krakatau) was constructed within the 1883 caldera at a point between the former cones of Danan and Perbuwatan. Child of Krakatau has been the site of frequent eruptions since 1927. Periodic eruptions have continued since, with recent eruptions in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and March 2014. According to local ranger, there are always significant signs when the mountain is about to erupt. They are always carefully monitored by the responsible institutions to make it save for the tourist to visit. However, frequent check will always be the best way to guarantee safety.
In 1991, UNESCO acknowledged both Ujung Kulon National Park and the Krakatau Islands Nature Reserve as an integrated UNESCO Natural World Heritage site. Now, the islands have become a major case study of island biogeography and population study especially related to ecosystem built upon virtually cleaned ground environment.
- Sunrise trek to the still-active Anak Krakatau
- Boat trip around the islands
1. Child of Krakatau
This is the island where Child of Krakatau volcano is located. In this island, you can do hiking and exploring the Child of Krakatau volcano. From the height, you can also witness magnificent sunrise and sunset of Krakatau islands as well as the view of Big Krakatau in Rakata Island. You can also sail around the island to see the volcanoes or dive and snorkel to enjoy the enchanting underwater life around Child of Krakatau Island.
2. Rakata Island
This is the island where the big Krakatau is located. You can also enjoy the beautiful coral reefs by snorkeling at the beautiful Rakata Island.
- From Jakarta to Carita beach via Private transfer, about 3,5 hours
- From Carita beach to Rakata island via Speed Boat, about 1,5 hours
No Open Trips scheduled at this point.