The Skylodge Adventure Suites project emerged in June 2013: three transparent capsules attached to one of the mountains of the legendary Sacred Valley, in the Cusco area of Peru. It is about three rooms hanging on the rock with capacity for 8 people.
To sleep in Skylodge Suites you have to climb 400 mt. by a route of via ferrata or walking on a winding but safe path. Designed by Ferri and manufactured by hand with aerospace aluminum and polycarbonate sheets resistant to the elements, each suite has four beds, a dining room and a bathroom.
The access is at the top of the ship. The design and features of each suite offer first class services and comfort. An alternative lighting system with four interior lights and a reading lamp, powered by solar panels.
Each suite has a private bathroom separated from the bedroom with an insulating wall, a dry toilet and a small sink. It could not be otherwise: sleep in the mountains as they do, in the most unusual ways, professional mountaineers.
Pick you up from your hotel in Cusco City and transfer to Pachar
Ascent (Zip Line hike or climbing Via Ferrata depending on the package)
Arrive to SkyLodge Adventure suites
Breakfast at the Skylodge
Descent (rappelling or Ziplining)
Lunch at Urubamba
Train to Machu Picchu town
Dinner at Machu Picchu town
Wake up early and bus to the citadel
Guided tour of Machu Picchu
Lunch in Machu Picchu Town
Train return to Ollantaytambo
Private transportation to Cusco
We pick you up from your hotel in Cusco at 2 pm, to go to Pachar, the trip takes about one and a half hour.
Upon arrival at the base of the Skylodge, we will have a talk on safety and we put on the necessary equipment to climb the Via ferrata or hiking the Zipline.
Upon arrival at our lodge, we will enjoy a hot drink while the guide explains everything about our hotel 400 meters high. We will have an hour and a half to rest a little before enjoying dinner with a panoramic view of the beautiful Urubamba Valley.
We spend the night in this wonderful hotel, with transparent capsules that allow us to appreciate the sky full of stars.
We get up at 7 am enjoying the beautiful view of the Valley and the Uurbamba River, for breakfast. Then we start the descent at 9:30 (rappeling or ziplinnig) until we get back to our base.
Once on the mainland, we begin the tour of the Sacred Valley. We will visit the archaeological complex of Pisac, located at the top of a mountain from where a good part of the Sacred Valley is dominated. This wonderful place is formed by groups of platforms and architectural structures scattered on the slopes and at the top of the mountain, Pisac is one of the most beautiful monumental centers of the valley because it combines the landscape with the impeccable finish of its buildings.
We make a stop at the Handicraft Market of Pisaq, where the most famous Cusco handicrafts made by Andean hands are exhibited, among the handicrafts, textiles, ponchos, bags, etc., and ceramic handicrafts, which are reproductions of archeological pieces. Inca, like the queros (ceremonial vessels), necklaces, etc. This fair is attended by traders and indigenous craftsmen from many villages, dressed in their typical costumes.
We will also visit the picturesque town of Chinchero, where the remains of the royal treasury of Túpac Inca Yupanqui are found. Admire its well preserved Inca Wall in the main square and visit the beautiful colonial temple with interesting frescoes in the portico, built on the foundations of an Inca building.
Back to Urubamba, we breathe a bit to have lunch and recharge our batteries for a visit to the last archaeological complex of the Sacred Valley: Ollantaytambo.
Finally, we visit the Ollantaytambo Fortress and Citadel, built to guard the entrance to this part of the valley and protect it from possible invasions by the inhabitants of the jungle. We will have the opportunity to walk through the streets of the town and thus have a clear idea of how this military, religious and cultural center was during the Inca Empire.
Finishing the tour through the valley, the transport will take us to the station to take the train to Machu Picchu town, where a manager awaits us who will take us to the hotel to rest.
We woke up early and we moved to the bus station, where we will take a bus that will take us directly to the citadel of Machu Picchu.
After 25 minutes, your tour guide will assist you to enter the citadel, you must not forget your passport. You will have a guided tour that will last approximately 2 and a half hours, then you will have free time to explore the complex on your own, climb the Huayna Picchu or the mountain of Machu Picchu to take some panoramic pictures of the citadel.
After the visit, you should take a bus back to the town of Machu Picchu, where you can rest a little and then have the lunch before taking the train back to Ollantaytambo. Another option is to visit the thermal baths of Aguas Calientes or the Site Museum.
Finally, we go to the station to take the return train. In the station the driver will be waiting for move us to Cusco.
If you do not suffer from vertigo and you like adventure tourism, this is the right hotel for you: the Skylodge Adventure Suites offers you sleep in a completely transparent capsule, hanging from a mountain 400 meters high.
It is true, reaching this refuge on the mountainside requires time and a certain physical state. But once the guest is inside the capsule-room, the panoramic view of the Sacred Valley of the Incas will be priceless, as well as silence and starry nights.
Measuring 7.5 meters long and 2.6 meters high and wide, each module was made of aero-space aluminum and high-strength polycarbonate. It also has 4 beds, a dining room and a private bathroom, as well as 6 windows and 4 ventilation ducts. The only exit is the hatch located at the top, the lighting is ecological and the curtains can be closed (although there will be no neighbors other than some birds).
There are two ways to climb up to the hanging hotel and it is always necessary to put on your helmet, gloves and harness. The first option is via ferrata (this is the name given to the type of climbing route in the mountain, with a security system that is permanently installed for people without experience in climbing). The second alternative is a zip line, so you have to "fly" through the different stretches of the "zipline" (there are 7 cables with a length of between 150 and 700 meters). Which prefer?
|The Responsible People Foundation is registered under Peru’s not-for- Profit Organization Act. With an annual contribution from Tierras Vivas to support our operating costs as well as a significant portion of project development costs. If you would like to help us. You can bring clothes for the cold or school supplies and you can win a Rainbow Mountain free or other tour in Cusco. Do not worry if your gift is not new. Only help us to help the children and families.|