Krakatau; The Days The World Explode
Krakatau; the days the world explode. This group of island consists of three islands and one volcano. These islands and volcano were formerly a single giant ancient volcano. It is believed that the ancient volcano erupted at around 600 AD and tore apart in to 3 islands which now surrounded the current active volcano. Due to the volcanic activities, once again the southern part of the remain grew up and formed a new volcano, followed by the growth of other two volcano to its north and joined up together formed a 9 km of length and 3 km of width of fire island.
August 27, 1883 was recorded as the biggest eruption the volcano ever made. Killed more than 36.000 peoples, devastated the surrounding area with its 30 -40 m high of tidal wave. The two volcanoes on the north plus half cone of the southern volcano were gone. The baby volcano it self just grew around 30 years the big bang.
The smoking cone you now see is a grandchild of Krakatau, Anak Krakatau, which first appeared in 1929 and has been growing yearly
Duration: 3 days / 2 nights; Number of pax: 2, 3-6, 7-10; Type of accommodation: Hotel (*) and camping; Type of transportation: Minibus and Speed boat; Start/end: Jakarta; Grade of difficulty: Moderate
Day 1: Jakarta-Carita Drive for about 3-4 hours, depending on the traffic condition, from hotel/airport in Jakarta to Carita. You will drive along the outskirt of Jakarta including farm land and industrial area in Cilegon. Arrive in Carita, check it at accommodation. In the afternoon you might have a short excursion to the waterfall not far from your hotel. (LD)
Day 2: Carita-Krakatau; Start at 07:30 from Carita Beach. By speed boat for about 1.5-2 hours depending on the sea condition to cross Sunda Strait to the very close distance to Anak Krakatau. Sail around this volcano to get a good view of the whole volcano. Depend on the activity of this volcano, you may land and climb from the safe side on the first level of Anak Krakatau. At 15:30 set up tent for overnight on Big Krakatau Island (Rakata Island) or on Pulau Panjang. (BLD)
Day 3: Krakatau-Carita-Jakarta Enjoy breakfast at campsite with view to Anak Krakatau. Free and flexible program for the day; swimming, hiking to Anak Krakatau or photographing any interesting objects surrounding. After lunch return to Carita and drive back to Jakarta or to the airport. Exploration ends. (BL)
* This itinerary is subject to change with or without prior notice due to weather condition, flight and ferry schedule change or other causes beyond organizer control (force majeure)
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