Welcome to Indonesia Archipelago
The archipelago of Indonesia consists of more than 13,000 islands, spread over an area that is similar in size to that of the continental United States. It is the country with the greatest number and density of active volcanoes.
Most volcanoes in Indonesia belong to the Sunda Volcanic Arc, streching over 3,000 kilometers from NW Sumatra to the Banda Sea. This volcanic arc results from the subduction of Indian Ocean crust beneath the Asian Plate and includes 76% of the region's volcanoes. To the NNW, the basaltic volcanism of the Andaman Islands results from short spreading centers, and to the east the Banda Arc reflects Pacific Ocean crust subducted westward. North of this arc, the tectonic setting is much more complex: several fragments of plates are converging to form multiple subduction zones, mainly oriented N-S. These produce the Sulawesi-Sangihe volcanoes on the west and Haimahera on the east of the collision zone.
Indonesia leads the world in many volcano statistics. It has the largest number of historically active volcanoes (76), its total of 1,171 dated eruptions is only narrowly exceeded by Japan's 1,274, although not much is know about the volcanic activity in the time before European colonialists arrived from the 15th century on. Indonesia has suffered the highest numbers of eruptions producing fatalities, damage to arable land, mudflows, tsunamis, domes, and pyroclastic flows. Four-fifths of Indonesian volcanoes with dated eruptions have erupted in this century.
Two of the most devastating volcanic eruptinos in historic time took place in Indonesia: the enormous eruption of Tambora in 1815,- the largest known eruption of the world during historical times,- had such far-reaching effects on the climate that for instance Europe was to experience 1816 as the year without summer. In 1883, the disastrous eruption of Krakatau carved itself deeply into the collective memory of mankind. The eruption of Krakatau was followed by severe tsunamis that killed about 30-40,000 people.
In 1920, a volcano survey was established by the Dutch-led government, leading to much improved volcano monitoring and reporting. The Volcanological Survey of Indonesia (VSI) now operates a network of 64 volcano observatories continuously monitoring 59 volcanoes.
For Individuals or group who interested in volcanic and Wildlife areas among the most interesting and beautiful area in Indonesia. we offer you a range of adventure,hiking and camping tours
Are you fascinated by the beauty, wildlife and power of nature? … Do you dream of seeing legendary volcano, wildlife or tribe?
We offer expeditions and adventure or study tours to Anak krakatoa Volcano and Ujung Kulon National Park or Baduy Community for small groups and individuals. Whether you need competent logistic support or just want to enjoy an unusual vacation, you have found the right place and the right people.
Krakatoa or Krakatau
The legendary Krakatau lies about 60 km from Carita Beach. Today only a small part of the origin volcano remains, but when Krakatau blew itself apart in 1883, in one of the world’s greatest and the most catastrophic eruptions, the effects were recorded far beyond Sunda strait and it achieved instant and lasting infamy. 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. The volcano had been dormant since 1680 and was widely regarded as extinct but from may through to early August in 1883 passing ship reported moderate activity, by 26 August Krakatau was raging and explosions become more and more violent. At 10 am on 27 August Krakatau erupted with the biggest bang ever recorded on earth. On the island Rodriguez more than 4600 km to the SW, police chief reported hearing booming of “ heavy guns from eastward’; in Alice Spring, 3500 km to the SE , Resident also reported hearing strange explosions from the NW. With its cataclysmic explosion, Krakatau sent up a recorded column of ash 80 km high and threw to air nearly 20 cubic km of rock. Ash felt on Singapore 840 km to the North and on ships as far as 600 km away; the darkness covered Sunda Strait from 10 am on 27 until dawn the next day. Giant tsunamis more than 40 meters high swept over the nearby shores of Java and Sumatra; and the sea wave’s passage was recorded far from Krakatau reaching Aden in 12 hrs over a distance ‘ traveled by good steamer in 12 days. Coastal java and Sumatra were devastated; 165 villages were destroyed and more than 40.000 people killed. The following days telegram sent to Singapore from Batavia (160 km east Krakatau) reported odd details such as’ fish dizzy and caught with glee by native’! Three months later the dust thrown into the atmosphere caused such vivid sunsets in USA that fire engines were being called out to quench the apparent fires and for three years it continued to circle the earth, creating strange and spectacular sunset. The astonishing return of life to the devastated island has been the subject of scientific study ever since. Not a simple palnt was found on Krakatau a few months after the event; 100 years later – although the island are virtually bereft of fauna except for snakes, insects, rats, bats and birds. It seems almost as though the vegetation was never disturbed. Krakatau basically blew itself to smithereens, but roughly where the 1883 eruption began. Anak Krakatau (Child of Krakatau) has been vigorously growing even since its first appearance 1927. it has a restless and un certain temperament, sending out shower of glowing rock and belching smoke and ashes but boats can land on the east side and it is possible to climright up the cinder cones to the caldera. It is a hard scramble up to the loose slopes to the outer rim with fine view s of the fuming caldera and the surrounding sea and island. We venture farther to the very lip crater but be careful. In 1993 Krakatau belched a load of molten rock on one unfortunate tourist who ventured too close.
Ujung Kulon National Park
The park's 120.551 hectares are divided into 76.214 ha of land and 44.337 ha of surrounding reef and sea. It can roughly be separated into three areas: the triangular shaped Ujung kulon Peninsula, the Gunung Honje Range to the east of the peninsula's isthmus and the island of Panaitan to the northwest. The highest points in the park are the 620 meters Gunung Honje, the Gunung Payung Range peaks of up to 500 meters and Panaitan Island 's Gunung Raksa at 320 meters. In the central section of the Peninsula is a large region of wilderness known as the Talanca Plateau which reaches 140 meters above sea level, however most consist of low rolling terrain seldom more than 50 meters above sea level.The park surrounded by unusually warm water, seldom varying from between 29C to 30C. The coastlines of the park are molded by the sea around them, battered by Indian Ocean; the long sandy beaches of the south coast are backed by dunes, lagoons and forest broken by rocky outcrops a wild and wind swept shore line.The west coast's reef-lined shore has cliffs, promontories and towering sea-stacks along sand and boulder beaches overhung by forest, creating the most spectacular coastline in the park.On the north coast, the sheltered tropical straits lap upon beaches of white sands and coral banks with islands, estuaries, swamps and forest lined shores.Along each coastline is variety of seascape which in all their diversity, offer a wide range of absorbing shoreline experiences
The Baduy who call themselves Kanekes, are a traditional community living in the western part of the Indonesian province of Banten, near Rangkasbitung.Ethnically the Baduys belong to the Sundanese ethnic group. Their racial, physical and linguistic traits bear much resemblance to the rest of the Sundanese people; however, the difference is in their way of life. Baduy people resist foreign influences and vigorously preserve their ancient way of life, while modern Sundanese are more open to foreign influences and a majority are Muslims.
The Baduy are divided into two sub-groups; the Baduy Dalam (Inner Baduy), and the Baduy Luar (Outer Baduy). No foreigners were allowed to meet the Inner Baduy, though the Outer Baduy do foster some limited contacts with the outside world. The origin of the word Baduy may come from the term "Bedouin", although other sources claim the source is a name of a local river.The religion of the Baduy is known as Agama Sunda Wiwitan, a combination of traditional beliefs and Hinduism. However, due to lack of interaction with the outside world, their religion is more related to Kejawen Animism, though they still retain many elements of Hindu-Buddhist religion influences, like the terms they use to define things and objects, and the rituals in their religious activities.
According to kokolot (elder) of Cikeusik village, Kanekes people is not adherent of Hinduism or Buddhism, they follow animism, the belief that venerated and worshiped the spirit of ancestors. However in its development this faith is influenced and incorporated Hindu, and to some extent, Islamic elements.
Discover and Explore power of nature, wildlife and the tribe: Krakatoa, Ujung Kulon and Baduy Community
Krakatoa Full Day Tour
Price per person start from US$ 120
Jakarta - Carita Beach - Krakatoa
We’ll pick you up at Jakarta Airport or in Jakarta City. We’ll meet you there with our representative and then for the three - hour drive to West Coast of Banten (Carita Beach) or you can drive by your own car. After the three-hour drive you’ll take a rest for a while. And we then get onboard ready to cruise (it takes about 1.5 hours) Sunda Strait to “one of the world’s greatest and the most catastrophic eruptions on earth, the effects were recorded far beyond Sunda strait and it achieved instant and lasting infamy”. On the way to Krakatoa we sometimes could see group of dolphins (if you’re lucky). When we arrive there the boat will surround Anak Krakatoa where you’ll see one of live volcano in the world, it grows up around 50 cm/year. Landing on the East side of Anak Krakatoa (Child of Krakatoa ), we then hike up to the first level of Anak Krakatoa’s peak where we’ll see molten of rocks which thrown from caldera. Afterwards, it is a short cruise to Legon Cabe beach at Rakata island (part of the origin volcano remains). It is time to explore underwater of Krakatoa to see variety of fishes and corals reef. We’ll have lunch on the beach. Around the beach we’ll search the monitor lizard which can be seen sometimes. Late afternoon back to Carita Beach.
Krakatoa Ujung Kulon Tour
Price per person start from US$ 250
DAY 01: Jakarta – Carita Beach – Krakatau – Peucang Island
We pick you up at Jakarta Airport or Jakarta City. We’ll meet you there and head off to the West Banten Coast (Carita Beach) or you drive by your own car. We then drive directly to Carita Beach. After the three-hour drive you’ll take a rest for a while, and then get onboard at Marina. It is time to cruise (it takes about 1.5 hours) Sunda Strait to the one of the world’s greatest and the most catastrophic eruptions on earth, the effects were recorded far beyond Sunda Strait and it achieved instant and lasting infamy. On the way if you are lucky you can see group of dolphin. When arrive there the boat will surround the Anak Krakatau and then landing on the East side of the Anak Krakatoa volcano. We’ll hike up through the rain forest and dessert of the Anak Krakatoa. After you’ve had lunch. We then get onboard continue cruising to Peucang Island. Check in at lodge. Before dark time we’ll cross Peucang bay by boat to Cidaon grassing ground to see common wildlife animals such as; wild bull, wild pig, peacock. Dinner will be served. An overnight stay. (L/D)
DAY 02: Peucang island – Karang Copong - Carita Beach
After you’ve had Breakfast. We’ll walk North on Peucang Island passes towering forests to a rock archway beyond which are the reef pools Karang Copong. On the way, you can see kind of huge plants it’s like ficus or liana and the common animals to see; monkey, deer, peacock, Asian hornbill, wild pig and others. Take a rest at Karang Copong. Back to lodge, Lunch will be served. Check out and then sail back to Carita Beach. (B/L) Your next destination
Baduy Full Day Tour
Price per person start from US$ 70
Jakarta – Ciboleger – Gajeboh – Jakarta
We will pick you up at Jakarta air port or Jakarta city. We’ll meet you there with our representative we then for the 5-hour drive to Ciboleger by car passes through hills, forest, rice field. When arrive there before continuing hike up through some Baduy Villages. we will take a rest and lunch, Afterward we will be visiting and walking into Baduy villages to Gajeboh village where we could see the spectacular bamboo bridge, and also to see the Baduy’s Culture and their activity in daily life. late afternoon back to Jakarta. Your next destination (L)
March 06 2016
Diego and his friends (Madrid, Spain)
After a long cruising from Ujung Kulon National Park finally we arrived at Krakatau. We saw that child of Krakatau just degasing.
December 04 2014
L'Austral sailing Krakatoa
Upon arrival on krakatau that Child of Krakatau was just gassing strongly from the peak. There is no extreme activity, so all the L'Austral passengers finally could ashore and climb up the volcano
October 14th 2014
Joan and Rosa (Andorra)
Today was a lovely day, the weather was great when we cruised to Krakatau. Upon arrival we saw Child of Krakatau was smoking.
September 20th 2014
Mr Pavol and wife (Slovakia)
Early morning at 7.30 am we left Carita Beach to get Krakatau, today the weather was a little bit rough but finally we got to Krakatau upon arrival we observed that Anak Krakatau as usual within a few months this year is just smoking and steaming
July 14th 2014
Group of Viatnamese visiting on Krakatau, the weather was fine so we got krakatau in 1,5 hours from Carita Beach. Upon arrival at krakatau we observed that child of krakatau was smoking and steaming no eruption, so we could climb up anak krakatau.
Saturday 1st February 2014
Today the weather was fine, when we arrived there that as usual within three months Anak Krakatau was still on normal level, we saw Child of Krakatau was smoking and steaming. After surrounding the island we set on the tent on Child of krakatau Beach.
Thursday Dec 12. 2013
Upon arrival at Krakatau, We saw the activity of Anak Krakatau was steaming and gassing strongly and no eruption from summit crater during heavy rain this month. So Finally to all passenger Le Soleal could climb up child of krakatau.
Sunday Sept 2nd, 2012
A occured early today, produced ash plume and ash fall reached Sumatera (Lampung province ), reaching approx 90 eruptions per day. Anak Krakatoa spewed red hot lava up to 300 M above its peak and more than 100 volcanic quakes.
Monday, May 20th 2013
Today we visited on Child of Krakatoa, we observed Child of Krakatoa ejected ash eruption on the South West of the island (next to summit crater) and gassing a lot from the summit crater.
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