Are you ready for a unique and thrilling experience that will leave you speechless? Then the Skylodge Adventure Suites in Peru is the right choice for you.
These glass pods, sitting on the cliff’s edge, provide a unique chance to experience the breathtaking beauty of the Andean heights while letting your heart beat faster.
This short article prepares you for an unforgettable stay at one of the most unique places to sleep in Peru. Here we go!
Where Is the Skylodge Located?
The Skylodge is only 1:30 h by car/bus from the city of Cusco. It sits high above the Urubamba River in the Sacred Valley of Peru and is suspended at 1.312 ft. (400 m) above sea level.
The Skylodge hangs on a steep cliffside and offers panoramic views of the fascinating Andean scenery and its unique nature. Without a doubt, this is one of the most unique places to stay in Peru.
Overview of the Skylodge
Once inside, you will enjoy the breathtaking views that surround you. You are able to see unmatched 300-degree views of the Sacred Valley, providing you a front-row seat to nature’s amazing presentation.
These comfortable capsules give you a sense of connection with the surroundings and a clear view of the vast landscapes that are in front of you.
You can rely on the fact that each pod has been built for your safety and comfort in mind so you can sleep soundly among the clouds.
How to Get to the Skylodge in Peru
Going on an adventure to the Skylodge Adventure Suites is a unique experience in and of itself because the trip there is filled with wonder and excitement.
Adventuresome explorers under you have two different access options to the Skylodge, each of which offers a different level of adventure. In the following, we’ll take a look at each of them.
Getting to the Skylodge via Ferrata
One option is via ferrata, which involves climbing between the mountains through a suspension bridge, and up to a hanging shelter at a height of about 1.312 ft. (400 m). The ascent and descent of the route takes about 3 – 4 hours and depends on the pace of the group members.
This is the better option for travelers without much experience in climbing and it offers total security.
Getting to the Skylodge via Zipline
The other and more extreme option is using a zipline. There are seven different sections of 492 – 2296 ft. (150 – 700 m) each until you reach the Skylodge. Sounds like a true adventure, doesn’t it?
You can combine our highly rated Sacred Valley day tour, where you’ll visit the Valley’s most popular sites, such as Moray, Maras and Ollantaytambo, with this unique place.
Safety Measurements and Equipment Used to Get to the Skylodge
On the way to the Skylodge, safety is the highest priority. Because the pods are placed to the side of a cliff hundreds of feet (100 m) above the ground. But don’t worry as the Skylodge Adventure Suites has a perfect safety record.
You can focus on the adventure with complete peace of mind knowing that all climbing and ziplining equipment is inspected and routinely maintained to meet the highest safety standards.
Still, make sure to follow the instructions of the local guides, who pay attention that each step is taken carefully.
Accommodations and Amenities of the Skylodge
Inside the Glass Pods of the Skylodge
Each glass capsule has 6 windows, 4 ventilation ducts, 4 interior lamps and 1 reading light that is powered by solar panels. The suites are 24 ft. (7.3 m) in length and 8 ft. (2.4 m) in height and width, with enough space so that you can enjoy the view out on the Sacred Valley.
Furthermore, you’ll find 2 double/twin rooms and one quadruple/family room. Each room has a private bathroom that is separated by an insulated wall and inside of it you’ll also find a dry ecological toilet and sink.
The elegant furnishings blend with the surroundings while the plush bedding invites you to relax. With that said, there are also curtains so that you can enjoy some privacy.
What travelers love about the glass walls is that they turn into a sky observatory as the sun sets. You can observe the beautiful stars from bed with the moon shining softly over the Sacred Valley.
Amenities at the Skylodge
While the Skylodge’s unique glass pods are the primary attraction, the adventure stay also offers a variety of other unique facilities that enhance the overall experience.
You are going to enjoy an organic four-course dinner with wine in the evening and a delicious breakfast menu in the morning.
The Skylodge also has a comfortable lounge area that is ideal for relaxing and reflection. Try a typical Peruvian drink while you take in the amazing views that are in front of you.
Sustainability Efforts and Eco-Friendly Programs
The Skylodge Adventure Suites are genuine about protecting the environment. The pods’ design and construction follow strict eco-friendly guidelines, ensuring minimal disruption with the fragile ecosystem.
Sustainability is central to the SkyLodge philosophy, which includes using renewable resources and energy-saving techniques.
You can relax knowing that your visit supports responsible tourism and has a positive impact on the environment. It provides a chance to engage with nature while making a difference to its preservation.
Booking Procedures and Availability of the Skylodge
You must make travel arrangements well in advance because of the Skylodge’s high popularity and limited availability.
To make your life as easy and uncomplicated as possible, we can include this unique accommodation in every one of our Peru tours.
If you’re interested in booking, feel free to contact us and we’ll get back to you within 24-48 hours.
Frequently Asked Questions About Skylodge Peru
Where in Peru is the Skylodge located?
The Skylodge Adventure Suites is nestled in the Sacred Valley of Peru. More specifically, it is located close to the town of Ollantaytambo in the Cusco region of Peru.
How difficult is the hike to the Skylodge adventure suites?
The hike to the Skylodge Adventure Suites takes around 1 – 1.5 h and is considered moderate to challenging in terms of difficulty. It involves a vertical climb along the cliffside using a via ferrata system, which is a series of metal rungs, cables, and safety equipment to aid in the ascent.
Is there a private bathroom/shower at Skylodge?
Yes, travelers at the Skylodge Adventure Suites have access to private bathrooms. Each transparent hanging capsule is equipped with its own private bathroom and a separate dining area.
How to get to the Skylodge in Peru?
Typically, travelers fly into Cusco’s international airport to begin their journey. Getting to the town of Ollantaytambo from Cusco takes 1.5 – 2 hours by car. Once there, you can either get to the Skylodge via ferrata or via zipline.
How much is the Skylodge in Peru?
The price depends on the adventure you choose. Below are some referential prices:
- Via Ferrata + Zipline + 01 night S/. 1575 (approx. $438 USD as of July 2023)
- Zipline or Via Ferrata + 01 night S/. 1485 (approx. $414 USD as of July 2023)
Book Your Thrilling Escape at the Skylodge in Peru
Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime experience, which combines comfort and excitement while letting the incredible beauty of nature take center stage.
Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views while looking from the glass pods on the Sacred Valley in front of you. This is an adventure that promises to etch memories of a truly one-of-a-kind journey forever in your soul.
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