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Krakatau Volcano (Krakatoa)

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Unforgettable experience

As an ex geologist, this had been on my "bucket list" for a very long time. In the end took the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Peter K
Tokyo, Japan
via mobile
Great trip, great guide company - long day,

Firstly, Krakatautour.com were great. Really looked after us. It is a long drive from Jakarta, long... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Singapore, Singapore
via mobile
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A catastrophic explosion in 1883 had global repercussions and left only remnants of Krakatau (Krakatoa), which has shown seismic activity as recently as 1994.
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  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“carita beach” (17 reviews)
“boat ride” (9 reviews)
“day trip” (19 reviews)
42264, Indonesia

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As an ex geologist, this had been on my "bucket list" for a very long time. In the end took the plunge with a similarly enthusiastic friend to make the short weekend trip from Tokyo. This was a truly unforgettable experience and worth the time...More

Thank Peter K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly, Krakatautour.com were great. Really looked after us. It is a long drive from Jakarta, long boat ride (glad it was a flat sea as boat wasnt that big), easy short hike, good local food, safety conscious guide especially on the island. The snorkelling after...More

Thank DinerDF
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When looking for a trip to this volcano, I found somme comments that recommended a local guide, Hendi. I contacted him, and after some messages we agreed that he would pick me and my friends at Jakarta airport on Friday night, drive us to Carita...More

Thank Lilian D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Krakatau is a volcano etched into memory. The 1883 eruption remains one of the most memorable natural events in recorded human history. It is is incredible to be in the same space as this monster and to get a glimpse of just how enormous it...More

Thank Malarchy
Reviewed 18 May 2017

We did a day trip with Java Rhino Tours on 13 May 2017. We were picked up at our hotel in Jakarta and driven 3 hours to Carita. From there we boarded a speed boat to the Krakatau caldera. Pak Abud who we communicated with...More

Thank Stacey M
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We did a two day trip to Krakatoa and Anak Krakatoa in March and it has been absolutely beautiful. You go by boat from Carita and have to cross the open sea (which can get quite rough sometimes) for about 1.5 hours - it makes...More

5  Thank saxess007
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Although I did not set foot on Krakatoa, we spent a day cruising around the islands, just outside the safety exclusion zone. The highlight of course is the Son of Krakatoa, the small but fast growing live volcanic island at the centre of this island...More

4  Thank Philip K
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Words cannot describe my feelings after seeing Krakatau Volcano by myself and trekking it's baby Volcano, Anak Gunung Krakatau. So the Volcano was surrounded by beautiful islands like Umang-Umang, etc (I forgot the names) and Phuket-like Lagoon Cabe with beautiful coral reefs and clear greenish...More

2  Thank OverTanned
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Last long weekend me and seven friends visited the Krakatoa Volcano for three days and two nights. Organized by a local operator in Carita beach. Truely spectacular and generally a fantastic experience/holiday. Highly recommended for anyone wanting to go snorkeling with tropical fish and wants...More

1  Thank blakezahra
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Went for a day trip which started with a pick up from the hotel at 530am. An hour and a half later we reached Pantai Carita for a simple breakfast before heading off on a boat to Krakatau. The boat ride took another hour plus...More

3  Thank Mokkey8
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Simon R
Is there any Lava or not? Can't seem to find closeups of the crater.
20 January 2017|
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Response from OverTanned | Reviewed this property |
Probably. Anak Krakatau is a baby volcano so the volcano is still active and "unstable". It's dangerous to go up there. It's really steep and the sulfur smell is very strong (will cause health problems), mini explosions does... More