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Krakatau Volcano (Krakatoa)

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Address: Jl. Raya Labuan KM.10 Carita Beach, 42264, Indonesia
Description: A catastrophic explosion in 1883 had global repercussions and left only...
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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This was the best thing my partner and I did in SE Asia. On our way to see krakatua we did some snorkelling and just as krakatau appeared on the horizon the boat was surrounded by... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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County Meath, Ireland

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Clarkston, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We lived in Jakarta for 4 years, had cousins visit, they took a long bus trip to Carita beach to then take a boat to see Krakatau. They were the only tourists in the area, they wanted astronomical price £2000 for the trip (0's are correct). They could and would not pay so found a dodgy place to spend the... More 

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County Meath, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This was the best thing my partner and I did in SE Asia. On our way to see krakatua we did some snorkelling and just as krakatau appeared on the horizon the boat was surrounded by a school of dolphins leaping out of the water all around us, approx 30-40 in number. Krakatau itself was smoking when we visited and... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Went to Krakatau from Tanjung Lesung, several boats propose tours including cruise to Krakatau, hiking and snorkeling. The journey from Tanjung Lesung is about 1.5 to 2 hours depending on boat & sea conditions. The hike is about 30 min, easy climb but you won't be able to reach the top as the volcano is still active. Prefer to combine... More 

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Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 395 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Someone told me to reconsider the trip but we went ahead instead and was very glad we took the chance. Spectacular sights, exciting climbs and a very adventurous exploration. This trip was tough, 3 hrs on land and 1.5 hours by boat but it is a good milestone in travels for us.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I did the Krakatu camping tour via krakatauecotourism.com in feb 2015. It's chinese new year in Singapore and we all get 4 days off and it's perfect place to go i thought. I have always wanted to go there for some unexplained reason. I knew it's history and how dangereous it is.If you like adventure and life threatening things then... More 

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Debre Zeyit, Ethiopia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

It was on August 2012...we were a group of 20 persons at Carita Beach...just like that somebody told that we can see the Live Valcano if we travel by speed boat for an hour..Police at the beach took our names and telephone numbers.We were excited and it was a long journey in the rough sea..When we landed we realised that... More 

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Wiltshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I did this as a day trip from Jakarta with Krakatau Tours, the company contact is Roman, who responded quickly to my emails. The pickup arrived early and the whole day went as planned. I read some reviews about having to stop on route to get a permit before arriving on Krakatau, this company took care of the permit and... More 

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Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Big waves when departed from Carita. Boat runs 10 minutes when finally decided to go back because it will take a long time to get to Krakatau in unfriendly trip. Leaving the next day in the morning with much better weather and it was nice trip. Snorkeling in Rakata island then boat take along surround the anak Krakatau. Arrived in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Was very impressed about my trip to the Anak Krakatau. The guide from Krakatautours was friendly and helpful.

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Glenside
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We booked an all inclusive day trip to Krakatau. They picked us up in 2 buses, one of which had a faulty tire, we had to keep stopping and pumping it up which was slightly annoying but as 3 year Jakarta veterans we get used to this stuff, so not overly annoying. I do recommend drive yourself though, its much... More 

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Address: Jl. Raya Labuan KM.10 Carita Beach, 42264, Indonesia
Location: Asia  >  Indonesia  >  Java

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