Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Things to do in Krakatoa

Top of Anak Krakatau
Top of Anak Krakatau
Trekking and Hiking Krakatoa

In the two-day tour to Krakatoa, the first thing you'll do when you land on Anak Krakatau Island is setup the camp-ground for the night. Once the tent is setup (and the sun is lower in the sky), it's a great opportunity to see around the Island. 

In the early morning, we will take you to see the sunrise from the first rim of Anak Krakatau. The start of the trek slices through thick wilderness. As we arrive at the sandy volcanic part of gushing lava the vegetation vanishes. The route to the first rim is comprised of little stones and sand and the move to the top is a hard moderate walk. 

It is not allowed to climb till the top of Anak Krakatau, but if there is no Ranggers around surely we can go to the top!

Krakatau Coral reef
Krakatau Coral Reef

On the off chance that you are taking the two-day visit you'll be doing a lot of snorkeling on the second day. You'll have the night to yourself and can unwind and appreciate outdoors on a detached spring of gushing lava with a sky brimming with stars over your head, before snorkeling in the morning. 

Rakata Island and Labuhan Cabe

Snorkeling around Labuhan Cabe and Rataka Island is truly unique. Close to entering the water you will see anemones, trumpet fish, starfish and excellent coral. It's a truly awesome spot for plunging and snorkeling and you'll have a lot of time to investigate reefs. 

Once you've had your fill of snorkeling it's an ideal opportunity to do everything in switch. The speedboat will take a hour and a half to take you back to Anjer Harbor. Your driver will lift you up in the private auto for the excursion back to Jakarta. Once back in the city the driver drops you off at your lodging.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Facts About Krakatoa that Will Blow Your Mind

August 27, 1883, was an unforgettable date for people who live on west coast part of Java and Southern Part of Sumatra. Krakatoa, a legendary volcanic island near Indonesia, erupted violently, producing huge clouds of hot gas and ash, generating 40 meters high super tsunamis. Those disaster killed more than 35000 people. It was one most devastating eruptions in modern history that ever recorded, which had effects around the globe. Here are 10 facts about Krakatoa that you might not know before! Please visit our site www.javaecotravel.com for a Tour Packages to visit Kraktoa!


Krakatoa had been dormant for around 200 years when it woke up on May 20, 1883. A cloud of ash, reported by the captain of a German warship, rose nearly 7 miles above the island. According to an 1884 article in The Atlantic, while no one in Anjer, 25 miles from the island, or Merak, 35 miles away, reported anything unusual that day, the inhabitants of Batvia, 80 miles away, “were startled by a dull booming noise, followed by a violent rattling of doors and windows. Whether this proceeded from the air or from below was a matter of doubt, for unlike most earthquake shocks the quivering was only vertical.” There were rumblings and blasts from the volcano’s vents for the next three months.


On the afternoon of August 26, Krakatowa began to erupt in earnest, sending ash clouds at least 22 miles above the island. According to The Atlantic,

“High waves first retreated, and then rolled upon both sides of the strait. During a night of pitchy darkness these horrors continued with increasing violence, augmented at midnight by electrical phenomena on a terrifying scale, which not only enveloped the ships in the vicinity, but embraced those at a distance of ten to twelve miles. The lurid gleam that played on the gigantic column of smoke and ashes was seen in Batava, eighty miles away. Some of the debris fell as fine ashes in Cheribon, five hundred miles to the eastward.”

But the most terrifying part of the disaster wouldn’t occur until the next day.


Starting at 5:30 a.m. on August 27, Krakatoa experienced four massive explosions over the course of 4.5 hours. The blasts were so loud they could be heard as far away as Sri Lanka and Perth, Australia—3000 miles away. The force of the final blast at 10:02 a.m. was 10,000 times more powerful than the one unleashed by the atom bomb dropped on Hiroshima, and shockwaves generated by the eruption registered all over the world.

Each eruption on Krakatoa caused massive tsunamis. When the volcano collapsed into the ocean, it generated a tsunami at least 120 feet tall, which was so powerful it tossed blocks of coral weighing 600 tons on shore, carried a steamship one mile inland, killing all 28 crewmen, and wiped out 165 villages in nearby Java and Sumatra. One field worker, 5 miles inland on Java, later recalled of the tsunami,

"[A]ll of a sudden there came a great noise. We … saw a great black thing, a long way off, coming towards us. It was very high and very strong, and we soon saw that it was water. Trees and houses were washed away … The people began to ... run for their lives. Not far off was some steep sloping ground. We all ran towards it and tried to climb up out of the way of the water. The wave was too quick for most of them, and many were drowned almost at my side ... There was a general rush to climb up in one particular place. This caused a great block ... A great struggle took place for a few moments, but ... one after another, they were washed down and carried far away by the rushing waters. You can see the marks on the hill side where the fight for life took place. Some ... dragged others down with them. They would not let go their hold, nor could those above them release themselves from this death-grip."

There was also one pretty hard-to-believe tale of survival. Simon Winchester, an expert on the eruption, wrote in the BBC about a German quarry manager who was swept away from the top of his three-story office building, which in turn sat on top of a hill nearly 100 feet tall. According to the quarry manager's accounts, written later, he was carried along on the wave's crest when "suddenly to his right, he saw, being swept alongside him, an enormous crocodile": 

"With incredible presence-of-mind he decided the only way to save himself was to leap aboard the crocodile and try to ride to safety on its back. How he did it is anyone's guess, but he insists he leapt on, dug his thumbs into the creature's eye-sockets to keep himself stable, and surfed on it for 3km. He held on until the wave broke on a distant hill, depositing him and a presumably very irritated croc on the jungle floor. He ran, survived, and wrote about the story."

Most of the 36,417 people who died—90 percent—were killed by tsunamis. The remaining 10 percent fell victim to falling debris called tephra and pyroclastic flows, hot, fast moving masses of volcanic gas and ash.


The sun in the area was blacked out for three days, and the cloud of ash spread 275 miles. “The matter expelled,” wrote The Atlantic, “rose to an elevation so tremendous that, on spreading itself out, it covered the whole western end of Java and the south of Sumatra for hundreds of square miles with a pall of impenetrable darkness.” There was so much ash that in Nicaragua, on the other side of the Pacific, the sun was blue. After the eruption, floating pumice fields—nearly 10 feet deep in places—clogged ports, interrupting trade.


Pre-eruption, the island was 2625 feet high and 3 by 5.5-miles, with three vents. But the last eruption—which had an estimated force of 200 megatons of TNT—blew the island apart. Only one-third of the island survived.


All of the volcanic debris from Krakatoa’s eruption caused fiery red sunsets around the world up to three years afterward. Poet Gerard Manley Hopkins, who lived in London, described the Krakatoa sunsets as “more like inflamed flesh than the lucid reds of ordinary sunsets; the glow is intense; that is what strikes everyone; it has prolonged the daylight, and optically changed the season; it bathes the whole sky, it is mistaken for the reflection of a great fire.”


In 2003, researchers announced in Sky and Telescope that they had found not only the exact location in Oslo, Norway, where Munch placed the figure in his famous 1893 painting, but that they had determined that particles in the air from Krakatoa’s eruption were responsible for the painting’s blood-red sky. “It was very satisfying to stand in the exact spot where an artist had his experience," paper author Donald Olson, a physics and astronomy professor at Texas State University, said in a press release. “The real importance of finding the location, though, was to determine the direction of view in the painting. We could see that Munch was looking to the south-west—exactly where the Krakatoa twilights appeared in the winter of 1883-84.” The scientists said that newspaper articles published after the eruption reported the red skies.


The volcanic debris in the atmosphere was so great that it filtered the amount of sunlight reaching Earth’s surface, causing global temperatures to fall 1.2 degrees Celsius the next year. Temperatures were finally normal again in 1888. 

In December 1927, fishermen discovered that a new volcano had emerged from the caldera of the former Krakatoa. It was named Anak Krakatau (Child of Krakatau), and it’s still active today. You can see it in action in the video above.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Krakatau Day Tour

Day 1 : Pick up service at Jakarta International Airport or Jakarta City or Hotel in Jakarta. We will Drive to Carita Beach. On the way to Carita beach, We will stop over at Anyer Light house to see the historical light house that was destroyed by Krakatau Tsunami on 1883. We will also visit Pasauran Observatory post of Krakatau to see the Sesmograf or Sesmic activity of the Anak Krakatau. On the afternoon arrive at Carita. Stay at Hotel or Condo beach in Carita.
Day 2 : After breakfast, early morning start sail to Krakatau Volcano. We will have day tour Krakatau or Day trip exploring the volcano. At lunch time, we will take you to a snorkeling spot nearby the volcano. On the afternoon, sail back to Carita beach. Drive to Jakarta or stay on more night in Carita. End of service.

Sail by Speed boat double engines or double motor the joureny will takes aboutt 1,5 hours from the harbour of Carita Beach to the famous, deserted, Krakatoa Volcano or Krakatau active volcanic island ring of fire, sailing crossing sunda strait between Java and Sumatra during the trip you may see the group of flying fishes, tuna and dolphin, which is the tour will accompaied by our staff local friendly guide from www.krakatau-tour.com on the way to see what the left of the biggest explosion ever recorded in history of mankind 1883. Greatest in term of column height 55 KM and sound shock waves which traveled around the globe. Biggest bang in History. possibility Activities in krakatau during the trip climbing krakatau, snorkeling skin dive at Rakata (the mother of anak krakatau) coral reef, fishing, diving, Camping adventure krakatau tours stay over night at the volcanic island, sunset cruising or sunrise at the top of anak krakatau/the child of Krakatau.

About the Tour
Krakatau volcano day trip or Krakatoa Volcano day tour can be start early from Jakarta City Hotel or Jakarta airport depend on request or can be Start from hotel in Carita beach or hotel around Carita.
Sailing Cross Sunda Strait the journey will take us about 1 - 1,5 hours, on the way we could see flying fish, group of small tuna, dolphins and other nice view, depend on the weather.
Sail around the anak Krakatau or Baby of Krakatau volcano - Krakatoa volcano ( Anak Krakatau or Anak Krakatoa) here we can see kind and stem of lava.
we will stop for view minutes to give you a chance to get picture of Krakatau crater on the south west of anak krakatau. Landing at the Black sandy beaches of anak krakatau and Climbing up to the first level of anak krakatau - anak krakatoa.
Swimming / skin dive and Snorkeling at Legon Cabe at Rakata Island coral reef to see kind of colourfull coral and kind of fishes. Landing on the beach of  Rakata Island and lunch time serve on the beach and
At 14.30 pm return boat trip to Carita Beach, our tours are flexible on timming
and drive to Jakarta or other destinantion depend on request.

The Package includes :
Fast Boat Double engine ( Double engine boat is a must For krakatau tour never go with single engine) private charter boat.
Friendly Expert Guide tour Speaking English.
Entry permit
Meals (lunch box).
Mineral water
soft drink and snacks.
Snorkeling equipment.
Ranger fee
Ice Box + Ice
Break fast before boat trip to Krakatau Volcano.

All of our Speed boat are equiped with double engies, life jacket, navigation devices, power full outboard double engines and are oprated by a professioal crew and will accompaied by friendly local guide expert on local attraction.

All duration are flexibel according tou your schedule and we can advise on flight, arrange air port transfer or you can get public bus from Jakarta to Carita Beach and accommodation for your stay nearby Carita Beach.