3 Days Krakatau and Peucang Island

Cruise the Sunda Strait, hike up Anak Krakatau, snorkel and spot wildlife on Peucang Island. 3 days.

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3 Days Krakatau and Peucang Island

Cruise the Sunda Strait, hike up Anak Krakatau, snorkel and spot wildlife on Peucang Island. 3 days.

A boat trip to hike Krakatau provides an excellent reason to visit Peucang Island. This was cleared by the dramatic 1883 eruption, and is a gem of the Ujung Kulon National Park - home to the last of the Java rhino and largest areas of lowland rainforest left on Java. Trek the newly formed Anak Krakatau before heading across Peucang Bay to snorkel and spot some native wildlife. Your volcanic adventure includes:

  • 3 day guided adventure around the Ulung-Kulon National Park
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation
  • Transport from and to Soekarno-Hatto Airport (Jakarta)
  • All permits and taxes for access to Krakatau and the Ntional Park
  • All meals when cruising and in the National Park
  • Boat trip to Anak Krakatau and water transfers to/from Ujung Kulon National Park

Perfect for:

Adventurers looking for an active and educational tour around one of Indonesia’s most diverse national parks.

What to Expect

Day 1: Jakarta to Carita Beach

Meet at Soekarno-Hatta International airport, or wherever you wish on the island, for the drive to Carita Beach. Outside peak traffic times this should take three hours. Check in to your hotel, relax and explore the white sand beaches. Depending on what time you arrive, there is plenty to do around this popular beach resort.

Day 2: Carita Beach, cruise to Krakatau, on to Ujung Kulon

After breakfast it’s a short walk to the marina to board your boat for the cruise out to Anak Krakatau. If the sea is calm this takes about an hour and a half. If you’re lucky, you may well see some dolphins.

Unless the volcano is particularly active, you’ll land on the eastern side of the island and hike through the islands dense rainforests to the crater rim.

After you’ve finished your hike, you’ll cruise on to Peucang Island in Ujung Kulon National Park. You’ll hopefully be able to spot local residents of the islands, including monkeys, deers, peacocks, Asian hornbills, wild pigs and if you’re extremely lucky, the rare Javanese Rhino.

Day 3: Ujung Kulon to Jakarta

After breakfast take a hike around Peucang Island. It feels rather like Jurassic Park, lavishly overgrown with fig trees and lianas. Yet again, you may well be able to spot a fair few animals, so keep your eyes peeled.

Return to your lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, you’ll have the opportunity to have a swim and snorkel to check out some of the underwater wildlife, before jumping back on your transfer back to Jakarta.

Accommodation

Your hotel on Carita Beach is comfortable yet basic. Your rooms have air-conditioning facilities, hot showers, tea and coffee facilities, and a TV. The hotel also has a swimming pool and a billiard room. It is the perfect place to relax, and feel like you are getting away from it all.

Your accommodation on Peucang Island is also pretty simple, but has it’s charm. It doesn’t have AC, but has hot showers, running water, a private terrace and a communal lounge/entertainment area. The surrounding is tropical, and you’ll be able to hear waves gently break on the shore as you fall asleep.

When camping on Anuk Krakatau, you’ll be provided with a two-man tent, a mattress and pillow. You can choose to either share this someone else, or have it to yourself.

Dates & Prices

Please note: Flights are NOT included and must be purchased separately.

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Location

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Krakatau is part of the ‘Ring of Fire,’ a section of fault lines that stretches through Japan and south-east Asia.

When Krakatau blew itself apart in 1883, it was one of the world’s greatest and the most catastrophic eruptions. On August 11, 1930, a new volcano and island appeared. This new volcano and island are called “Anak Krakatau” (Child of Krakatoa). The island of Anak Krakatoa has been the site of some spectacular eruptions even in recent times.

Ujung Kulon National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, home to last of the Java rhino, and the largest remaining area of lowland rainforest on Java. After the 1883 eruption the villages here were abandoned, allowing it to become a bastion for Java’s native flora and fauna.

Peucang Island serves as base camp and staging point for those who wish to explore deeper into the Ujung Kulon National Park. Enjoy it’s white sandy beaches, snorkeling, swimming, fishing and watching the endemic fauna that live around the forest.

Start point?
The meeting point is Soekarno-Hatto International Airport in Jakarta. This is a major hub for international and domestic flights. Your host will be in touch before the trip to finalise details.

Finish point?
After completing the trek you will be dropped back at Jakarta airport to catch your onward flight. Your host will be in touch before the trip to finalise details.

Getting there and away?
Jakarta Airport is served by direct flights international flights from the Far East and beyond. On this tour you don’t need to arrive especially early in the day but should avoid Jakarta evening rush hour if you can..

We will contact you before you leave to check your arrival and departure plans.

For extra financial protection against unforeseen circumstances such as erupting volcanoes, we recommend you book your flights using a credit card.

Frequently Asked Questions

The following are not included in the trip price:

  • Flights to Indonesia
  • Accommodation after the tour
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for your guide (optional)

This trip will run with a minimum of 1 people and a maximum of 10. There will be 1 guide for a max of 4 hikers.

Anak Krakatau is still a small volcano, and the hike is not hard. Children climb it.

A reasonable level of fitness is enough to negotiate this mountain. Lava makes an unforgiving walking surface and you can expect both rocky and ashy sections.

The food will provide toast, omelette, grilled/fried sea food (fish, prawn, squid), fried rice, fried noodle, fried potatoes, and cap-cay soup, orange juice, tea, coffee, mineral water and soft drink.

Absolutely, just let us know at booking.

At sea level Java’s temperatures are invariably hot. Krakatau is best visited in the dry season from April to October. Watch out for rough seas from January to March: the cruise takes far longer and it’s a lot less fun when half the passengers are being sick.

Your checklist should include:

  • Light-weight, breathable hiking shirts and long trousers
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers
  • Sun protection (hat, sunglasses and sunscreen)
  • Bug repellent
  • Sturdy, broken in hiking shoes or boots
  • Swimsuit and small towel
  • Small backpack for carrying all your personal gear
  • Trekking poles (optional)
  • Sandals (optional)
  • Trash bag for collecting litter and helping clean up the mountain (optional)

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