Enjoy a dip in one of the world's most exceptionally beautiful swimming holes.
A Swim in Lake KacoJoshua Kegg2017-06-04T08:42:18+00:00
Enjoy a day trip through the rainforest that will take you to a pristine lake teeming with fish. Fed by underground springs, the water in Danau Kaco is crystal clear, and incredibly blue. The lake is a place of mystery, shrouded in local legend and myth. Rumor has it that no one has yet been able to discover its true depth, despite numerous attempts. After a swim, you can choose to camp for the night or head back to Lempur.
Drive from Sungaipenuh to Lempur, about an hour and 15 minutes. Walk through the rainforest for about 3-4 hours, visiting a pretty waterfall (Bersisik Emas), and crossing a creek along the way. Once you reach the lake, enjoy a refreshing swim in the cool, perfectly clear waters. Notice the underwater spring on the bottom of the lake constantly pumping in fresh water, and search for the brilliantly-colored fresh-water crabs that make the lake their home.
When it’s time to finally pull yourself away, return to Lempur for a night in a local homestay, or head back to Sungaipenuh.
Price includes a local guide and porter, transport within Kerinci to and from the trailhead, National Park entry permits, all food and equipment, and a donation to Pencagura (Nature Lovers of Gunung Raya Sub-district) to support their forest and wildlife protection activities in the area. We ask for a 1,000,000 IDR (or equivalent in your preferred currency) deposit to Paypal at time of booking.
We are proud that 5% of the total cost of this trip goes directly to 21st Century Tiger in support of wild tiger conservation projects in the Kerinci Seblat National Park and other areas of Sumatra.
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The trail to the lake is pretty flat, but can be muddy in wetter seasons. Also be prepared for the occasional land leech, depending on the season and (un)luckiness.
Like all of our trips, you travel at your own risk. Keep in mind that you are visiting a wild and extremely remote area of rural Sumatra, far from quality medical care. It’s your responsibility to make sure you are covered with valid travel and medical insurance.
We are proud that 5% of the total cost of this trip goes directly to 21st Century Tiger in support of forest rangers and wild tiger conservation projects in the Kerinci Seblat National Park and other areas of Sumatra. Price also includes a donation to the local Pencagura (Nature Lovers of Gunung Raya Sub-district) to support their forest and wildlife protection activities in the area.
As always, we use only local guides and porters from nearby communities, who are paid a fair, ethical wage above the standard local price.