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Krakatau Volcano (Krakatoa)

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Address: Jl. Raya Labuan KM.10 Carita Beach Indonesia | Jl. Raya Labuan KM.10 Carita Beach Indonesia, 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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a rip off!

Cousin & partner came to visit us, they were back packing around the world. They took off by bus to Carita as they were told they could get a boat that would take them near to... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
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Clarkston, United Kingdom
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Clarkston, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
28 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Cousin & partner came to visit us, they were back packing around the world. They took off by bus to Carita as they were told they could get a boat that would take them near to Krakatoa to see the views. The bus ride was 5 hours long. When they got there they were the only tourists around. They were... 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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9 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
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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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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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

the krakatoa famous of its explosion and now days you can see the active volcano the anak krakatou and from the old explosion you can see the ancient krakatoa spilt intu 3 section with anak krakato in the center the beach on anak krakatoa is covered with black samnd from continous eruption the water is so clear the black sand... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

From the beginning,"guide Samsul" tried to double the price of the tour that we have concluded. He wanted 2.500.000 rp instead of 1.250.000. Aggressive, Not friendly and very dishonest person he tried to make pay the breakfast and it supposed to be included. He is very fond of money. His boat does not respect the conditions of safety. He doesnt... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

hello friends, back to me, here is some review for krakatau island, for the first, the krakatau are not only for the snorkeling lover, but also hiking lovers, cause you can do hike moment in krakatau, exactly the mount krakatau child, with just only less than 30 minute, you can enjoyed the view of the peacefull sea from the top... More 

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Bandung, Jawa Barat, Indonesia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I visited Anak Krakatau after snorkeling and stay in Sebesi Island. From Sebesi Island tourists can use the boat for 2 hours drive to reach the Krakatau Nature Reserve. There are information boards so that tourists can be read at a glance the history of the formation of Anak Krakatau in English and Indonesian. You can take a hike for... More 

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