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Krakatau Volcano (Krakatoa)

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Address: 42264, Indonesia
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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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Seen from a Cruise Ship - Well Worth the Detour

Although I did not set foot on Krakatoa, we spent a day cruising around the islands, just outside the safety exclusion zone. The highlight of course is the Son of Krakatoa, the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Seoul, South Korea

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Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although I did not set foot on Krakatoa, we spent a day cruising around the islands, just outside the safety exclusion zone. The highlight of course is the Son of Krakatoa, the small but fast growing live volcanic island at the centre of this island group. There is a constant plume of smoke from the summit, with occasional volcanic outbursts... More 

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Depok, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Words cannot describe my feelings after seeing Krakatau Volcano by myself and trekking it's baby Volcano, Anak Gunung Krakatau. So the Volcano was surrounded by beautiful islands like Umang-Umang, etc (I forgot the names) and Phuket-like Lagoon Cabe with beautiful coral reefs and clear greenish water. The nature and scenery was amazing, which unfortunately cannot be captured by my lousy... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Last long weekend me and seven friends visited the Krakatoa Volcano for three days and two nights. Organized by a local operator in Carita beach. Truely spectacular and generally a fantastic experience/holiday. Highly recommended for anyone wanting to go snorkeling with tropical fish and wants to see a volcano up front! Excellent!

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Went for a day trip which started with a pick up from the hotel at 530am. An hour and a half later we reached Pantai Carita for a simple breakfast before heading off on a boat to Krakatau. The boat ride took another hour plus and if you tend to get sea sick, worth taking some medication to prevent this... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

It would have been nicer with good acomodation and air conditioner. I hope government will invest some money on the islands around Krakatau

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Serang, Indonesia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Actually it's not really Krakatoa Volcano but it's The Child of Krakatoa Volcano. This mount is really clean. It's such a great trip to refresh your soul. It takes only 20minutes for me to reach the top of this mount. I can see clearly the ocean surround me was calm and it makes my soul feel so calm too.

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Now this place is very calm... In the middle of the day black sand on Anak volcano is terrible hot - don't forget about closed shoes, no sandals!!! The view from the top is amazing - all around are seen the remnants of Krakatoa-father. The beach here is totally perfect: really clear and warm water, very fine black sand, only... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

I love coming here, this is probably my sixth or seventh time here. The journey to get to anak krakatau isn't the easiest and the walk up the volcano can be tough but the views are incredible the snorkeling is beautiful. Experienced guides are always a great idea but easy enough just to walk up by yourself.

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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

Amazing, our 10 year old son really wanted to go since he learned about it in school. We spend the night in Carita, i recommend to do that since leaving Jakarta on the same day is too much. The accomodations in Carita are basic. Our operator is great, we did prize comparison and he was cheaper than many others and... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

I had a free day on a business trip and had wanted to visit Krakatau since seeing the film many years ago. I was picked up from the hotel in Jakarta at 06:00 and got to Carita on the west coast of Java at 08.30. Before going to the boat the driver made a stop at a restaurant for coffee... More 

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