Krakatau Tour sea Cruise is run by Krakatau Trek Tour Destinations a
local owned company set up by two man pioneering the introduction of
ecotourism into a part of West Java that to date has virtually no
tourism. Inspired by the untapped potential of Banten with a local NGO
on a sustainable livelihoods programme. The future livelihoods of the
local people were under threat as logging left the land devastated with
poor soils and no forest to fend from. Krakatau was teeming with the
potential of her people and their fascinating culture, with beautiful
forests of diverse flora and fauna, including the iconic Krakatau, and
his mighty sea providing access to these wonderful treasures.
works with the villagers to help them manage their own tourist
businesses, for example as guides, renting canoes, fishing trips,
collecting traditional medicines in the jungle, developing handicrafts
and provide them with a tourists trade. In future, it is Krakatau Trek’s
intention to channel 25% of the boats profits back to the community
through a micro-credit scheme to stimulate further business development. Krakatau
Trek EcoTravel supports tourism in a region with only few jobs. At
the same time our aim is to control visitor numbers and their behaviour
in order to prevent negative impacts on social and ecological systems.
With the tours operated by EcoTravel Carita Beach, we optimize your
support for the environment and the well-being of animals in the Ujung
Kulon National Park. Equally important is the support of local people in
and around carita. So we also offer homestays with local families in
addition to our sustainable adventure tours. On top of supporting your
host by enjoying their home made food and accommodation, you also help
their communities: 5% of the price of this tour goes to the village
the team of our tour operator are local, they are in constant touch
with their communities and families. The English speaking guides are
certified by the local ITGA-HPI (Indonesia Tourist Guides Association -
Himpunan Pramuwisata Ind.) and have excellent knowledge of plants and
animals living in the rainforest. We insist on two guides taking care of
you while jungle-trekking. They will be constantly searching for
wildlife and providing lots of information. Families with children will
be supported by additional guides. For overnight treks we further
provide porters, cooks and a guide team no matter if you are trekking as
a couple or in a group.
local people is the base of many other tours. Here your guide will act
as interpreter and show you the Indonesian way of life in West Java.
Being deeply rooted in this region our experienced team in Carita Beach
will help you discover the rainforest and the Indonesian culture in a
unique and innovative way.
Krakatau Trek Destinations (KTD) aims to bring ecotourism to Banaten as a way of protecting the environment and creating
alternative livelihoods. We intend to demonstrate that business can be a
vehicle to support development problems by providing alternative
livelihoods and demonstrating that there is a different value for the
forest brought about by eco-tourism.
KTD has created a market through offering enjoyable jungle cruises
serving delicious food with excellent service, journeying into natural
surroundings whilst educating our guests about the environment, local
traditions and culture, and by engaging directly and supporting the
community to develop their own ecotourism as guides, home stay hosts and
It is important to us that local people benefit from this enterprise, we
have a policy to recruit and train our staff from the local community.
We have a staff development and training plan to encourage career
advancement. We ensure that our staff are well paid, receive performance
bonuses and have health insurance.
We have a policy of not buying our own canoes, speedboats, but hire
these directly from the local community to ensure that they are gaining
direct benefits from the tourists that we attract.
We buy all our food for the trips locally and do not import food.
Once we are profitable we aim to provide 20% of our profits for micro-credit enterprises.