Krakatau Volcano Trips

Krakatau, is a volcanic island made of lava in the Sunda Strait between the islands of Java and Sumatra in Indonesia. The name is used for the island group, the main island (also called Rakata), and the volcano as a whole. The island exploded in 1883, killing approximately 40,000 people, although some estimates put the death toll much higher. A new island volcano, named Anak Krakatau or Child of Krakatoa rose above the waterline in 1927. Anak Krakatau has grown at an average rate of five inches (13 cm) per week since the 1950s. This equates to an average growth of 6.8 meters per year. The island is still active, with its most recent eruptive episode having begun in 1994. Quiet periods of a few days have alternated with almost continuous Strombolian eruptions since then, with occasional much larger explosions.

See my photo section for photos of the volcano: here

 

Current Activity

(*Updated 24th February 2017)

Last eruption confirmed 17-18th February 2017. Reports indicate that Anak Krakatau erupted several times during these days, and that the eruption was of the strombolian type. Seismic data from the the Indonesian Volcanology Institute in February have indicated a rise in seismic signals from the volcano. It is uncertain if the activity in February mark the start of a new eruption-cycle or if it was a single event. Before this, we have to go back to 2013/4 since the last confirmed eruption at Krakatau.

 

Krakatau Krakatoa Java Indonesia Map Peta

 Tours:

 

Schedule Nights Availability
On request 1-3  February-October 2017.

 

The objective of these trips are volcano observation of Krakatau. I arrange these tours on a hobby basis, in order finance my own study- and photography of the volcano. I only arrange overnight trips to the volcano, and not daytrips. In the majority of the trips I arrange I will be your main guide, but a very knowledgable Indonesian english speaking guide may also perform this role on the trips that I cannot participate in.

On a trip to Krakatau, we will normally depart from Jakarta, where we will pick you up at your hotel.  With our private airconditioned car we will drive to the coast of West-Java (+/- 3,5 hours), were a chartered boat will be waiting to take us to the volcano. We will meet our local crew that consists of the boat crew, a cook, and a local guide. Always very honest and hardworking people who will make sure we are comfortable. We will cross the Sunda-strait to Krakatau in a speed boat, travel time is around 1.5-2 hours. The boat is equipped with life-wests and your luggage will be stored in a dry compartment during the trip to the island.

Our camp on Krakatau will be either Rakata Isl., Verlaten Isl. or Anak Krakatau itself, depending on your request, but also taking into consideration the weather condition.  Most groups now days choose Verlaten Island, as its perfectly located 1.5 km west of the active Anak Krakatau cone, where you can sit on the beach to watch the volcano.  On the campsite where we will spend our night, our tents will be put up and comfortable beach chairs will be provided. Food and drinks will be prepared by our crew. The food consists mainly of barbequed seafood and Indonesian food, but we are open for requests. Note: I do take orders for wine and beers, if you like.

Apart from observing Anak Krakatau from base camp, we will visit the volcano itself. If the current volcanic situation allows it, you can choose to hike to the first level of the old crater rim. With our boat we will also cruise around Anak Krakatau to find the perfect view. Jungle treks and snorkeling can also be arranged in the area. For the most adventurous, we can also provide a hike to the top of Rakata, the peak of on of the remaining volcano cones that were active up until 1883. The peak is 814m. tall and the hike is trough dense tropical forest, making it a true challenge.

On the return from Krakatau we will make sure you arrive in Jakarta (city or airport) by the time requested by you.

I hold knowledge of the current volcanic-activity at Krakatau, and its history. I have almost 10 year`s experience in travelling and living in Indonesia and speak the Indonesian language. I will do my best to give you a good insight on Krakatau.  My approach towards the volcano is highly conservative and I will oversee that the safety aspects on the trip is taken care of, this is priority. I also always bring my basic-emergency kit in case of small injuries.

 

To give you an visual idea of the setup of the trips I arrange (location, meals etc.), please visit this site to see relevant photos: click here.

 

Note: that in some cases I do not have the opportunity to join the krakatau part of the trip, but in these cases, I will join you in the car on the way to the port in West-Java, where you will meet the Indonesian guide.

 

Things to prepare for the trip:

– Sleeping bag. (If you dont have a one I sell new ones for 250.000IDR)

– Toilet accessories.

– Comfortable walking shoes.

– Swimming wear.

– Sunscreen and sunglasses.

– Mosquito repellant.

– Flashlight.

– Camera equipment, tripod.

– Batteries

– Alcoholic beverages. (can be pre-ordered with me)

 

Prices:

2 Days 1 Night Price per

Person

(in IDR)

  3 Days 2 Nights Price per

person

(in IDR)

1 person 6.900.000   1 person 9.300.000
2 person 3.900.000   2 person 4.700.000
3 person 3.000.000   3 person 3.600.000
4 person 2.400.000   4 person 3.000.000
5 person 2.400.000   5 person 2.700.000
6 person 2.200.000   6 person 2.500.000
7 person 1.800.000   7 person 2.100.000
8 person 1.650.000   8 person 1.900.000
9 person 1.500.000   9 person 1.700.000
10 person or more 1.500.000   10 person or more 1.700.000

 

The prices  include:

Transport to/from Jakarta in private car, Speed boat, food and beverages on the whole stay on Krakatau, Local crew consisting of local guide and a cook, a visit to the volcano observatory (if possible), tents , and comfortable beach chairs.

 

Notes:

– Prices are quoted and payable in Indonesian Rupiah (IDR).

– Returning customers get a free bottle of red wine on the house.

Booking:

For booking-requests and questions, please send me an email in good time before the trip (minimum 2 weeks.)

When making a booking-request, please send me the following information:

  1. Name, age and citzenship of guests intending to join the trip.
  2. Date of travel.
  3. Any other requests

Thereafter, an deposit of 2.000.000IDR (Indonesian Rupiah) (or other currencies equivliant) should be paid to be able to confirm the booking. I normally only accept PAYPAL. The deposit is used to book the means of transportation, and should be paid at least 14 days before the departure date and are payable by paypal, or by person in Jakarta. The remaining amount is payable in Indonesian Rupiah on the start of the trip.

After an deposit is made and the tour is confirmed, please inform me: 

– How many tents do you need.

– Any food allergies/food of preferance (we serve mostly seafood and Indonesian food)

– The address of where to pick you up on the date of departure.

– Any other information that may be relevant.

Important notes:

In the case of a cancellation by the customer, the deposit is considered lost (as the deposit fee is already paid to the boat owner).  In the case of a cancellation of the tour by me, before the departure date, the deposit will be fully refunded.

In the case of a full or partly cancellation of the trip because of the weather-situation, rough seas or volcanic activity, the deposit is considered lost and other incurred costs such as, but not limited to, transportation and food supplies. The remaining amount will be returned to you.

Contact:

Please contact me on my email if you want to book a trip or need information regarding Krakatau.

Email: Andersen_oystein@hotmail.com

Phone/sms:+62 813 1792 8800



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