2 Days Krakatau and Peucang Island

Cruise the Sunda Strait, hike up Anak Krakatau, snorkel and spot wildlife on Peucang Island. 2 days.

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2 Days Krakatau and Peucang Island

Cruise the Sunda Strait, hike up Anak Krakatau, snorkel and spot wildlife on Peucang Island. 2 days.

A boat trip to Krakatau provides an excellent reason to visit Peucang Island and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ujung Kulon National Park. Uninhabited since the 1883 Krakatoa eruption, this is the last known refuge of the Java rhino, and home to the largest remaining area of lowland rainforest on Java. Trek to the summit of Anak Krakatau before heading across Peucung Bay to spot some native wildlife. Your adventure includes:

  • 2-day guided adventure around the Ulung-Kulon National Park
  • 1 night 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: Krakatau trekking and Peucang Island

Meet at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, or a location on the island of your choosing, for the transfer (three hours if not in rush hour) to Carita Beach Marina.

Board your boat for Anak Krakatau. If the sea is calm, the cruise will take around an hour and a half. Unless the volcano is particularly active, you’ll land on the eastern side and hike to the summit for lunch.

Cruise on to Peucang Island’s Cidaon grassing ground where you may spot common wildlife such as wild bull, wild pigs, monitor lizards and macaques. You’ll stay on this idyllic island overnight.

Day 2: Peucang Island forests and snorkelling

After breakfast, you’ll walk to the north of the island, through it’s towering forests. 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 Java Rhino.

You’ll then rest at the reef pools of Karang Copong, where you’ll get the opportunity to have a snorkel in it’s dazzlingly blue waters. You’ll then jump on the speedboat back to Carita, where you’ll be transferred back to a location of your choice in Jakarta.


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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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 up to you. 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 trip, you will be dropped back at Jakarta airport to catch your onward flight, or wherever you wish on the island. 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, 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.

Sure can! A lot of people do, and it’s a great way to meet like-minded people.

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.

Your hosts are very eco-conscious. They pack everything out, and ensure that you do not leave a trace on the surrounding landscape.

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.

Your host will provide water and all meals on the cruise. Your lodge on Peucang Island provides full board accommodation.

As little as possible. An umbrella in wet season, Otherwise a check list might 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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