2 Days Boat, Trek and Camp Krakatau

Take a high-powered speedboat across the Sunda Strait and hike Anuk Krakatau before camping on the beach. 2 days.

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2 Days Boat, Trek and Camp Krakatau

Take a high-powered speedboat across the Sunda Strait and hike Anuk Krakatau before camping on the beach. 2 days.

Krakatau’s cataclysmic 1883 eruption gave birth to the island ‘Anak Krakatau’, or the ‘Child of Krakatau’ in 1927. Hop on a speed boat to the newly formed island, where you’ll hike up to the crater, before setting up camp overnight and getting some good snorkelling in. Your volcanic adventure includes:

  • 2 days guided trip in the Ujung-Kulon National Park
  • 1 night camping
  • Transport from and to Soekarno-Hatto Airport (Jakarta)
  • Expert, local, English-speaking guide
  • All permits and taxes for access to Krakatau and the National 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 the world’s most infamous volcanoes.

What to Expect

Day 1: Jakarta to Anak Krakatau

Meet at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, or at a pick-up point of your choosing, for the three and a half hour transfer to Carita Beach. After a rest, you’ll jump on an hour and a half boat trip across the Sunda Strait to Anuk Krakatau. If you’re lucky, you’ll see some dolphins.

You’ll land on the eastern side of the island, where you’ll set up camp on the beach before heading off to summit the first of Anuk Krakatau’s peaks. You’ll cut through the jungle then up a scree slope to the top. You’ll be able to see molten rocks being hurled from the caldera, and get a great view out over the ocean and surrounding islands. You’re at the highest point around.

Back at the beach, rest up, or go for a snorkel, and dinner will be served. Go sleep with the sound of the water at your side, and the stars over your head.

Day 2: Anak Krakatau to Jakarta

At the crack of dawn, you’ll ascend Anak Krakatau on a different route. At the top, you’ll have a gorgeous, panoramic view of the Ujung Kulon National Park, before descending for breakfast.

Before packing up the tent, have a swim or snorkel at a different, more a remote spot. When you are ready, hop back on the speed boat to sail back to Carita beach, from where you’ll be transferred back to Soekarno-Hatto International Airport or your next destination on the island.


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.

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. For centuries Krakatau had been a familiar nautical landmark for much of the world’s maritime traffic which was funneled through the narrow Sunda Strait. At 10 am on 27 August 1883 Krakatau erupted with the biggest bang ever recorded on earth. As the volcano collapsed into the sea, giant tsunamis swept over the nearby shores of Java and Sumatra, and more than 40.000 people killed.

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 is a national park, and has been the site of some spectacular eruptions even in recent times.

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. 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 3 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. Loose, ashy ground makes for an unforgiving walking surface and you can expect both rocky and ashy sections.

Your hosts are very eco-conscious. They pack everything out and are adamant about not littering, and encourage travellers and guides to clean up the mountain as they go.

The food provided will include toast, omelettes, grilled/fried sea food (fish, prawn, squid), fried rice, fried noodle, fried potatoes, and capcay soup, orange juice, tea, coffee, mineral water and soft drink.

Absolutely, just let us know at the point of 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 host will provide water and all meals on the cruise and when camping on Peucang Island.

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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