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Skylodge & Machu Picchu

Skylodge & Machu Picchu

The Skylodge Adventure Suites Peru takes the prize to one of the most innovative proposals for those who love mountaineering and high altitudes. It is a hotel whose rooms and group dining are suspended 400 meters from a mountain. 

Its spectacular view of the Valley of the Incas is a consolation more than gratifying after the exhausting climb to each of the shelter rooms completely transparent hanging. 

Each module has 4 beds, a dining room and a private bathroom. Manufactured in aerospace aluminum and high strength polycarbonate. The dimension of each module is 7.5 mt. long x 2.60 mt. of height and width, really a suitable space and specifically conditioned with the necessary comforts. 

Its completely transparent walls offer the necessary light during the day but at night this incredible hotel offers sustainable electric energy and charged by solar panels, an environmental proposal according to the natural beauty of the place. 

Dare to experience this new experience on the beautiful Urubamba Valley and then meet the majestic Inca citadel: Machu Picchu, in a luxury and adventure tour.

Quick Itinerary: 

Day 01: Skylodge Adventure Peru

  • Transfer to Pachar 
  • Ascent climbing the via ferrata or hikking up through the zipline 
  • Lunch at Skylodge Adventure Suites 
  • Descent ziplinning or rappeling down 
  • Transfer to Ollantaytambo 
  • Train to Machu Picchu Town
  • Lunch 

Day 02: Machu Picchu Guided Tour

  • 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

Higlights of Skylodge & Machu Picchu 

  • Enjoy a spectacular view of the Valley of the Incas in a completely transparent hanging shelter, while lunch 400 meters high
  • Visit Ollantaytambo ruins
  • Explore the Machu Picchu citadel 

Interesting Information

Day 1: Skylodge Adventure Peru

We pick you up from your hotel at 9.30am to take a trip of 1 hour and 45 minutes approximately to Pachar, located in the beautiful Urubamba Valley, when we reach the base we will start climbing the via ferrata or hikking up through the zipline. 

After ascending, we will have lunch at the Skylodge Adventure Suites, with an incredible view of the Sacred Valley. After lunch, we will descend through the zipline or rappeling down for an average of 2 hours until arriving back at the base. 

After this adventure experience, we will head to Ollantaytambo for an average of 30 minutes. Upon arrival, we have a guided tour to the archaeological center of Ollantaytambo. 

Then, we go to the station to take the train to Aguas Calientes or Machu Picchu town, where we will spend the night. 

Arriving to Machu Picchu town, we go to dinner and then have the night free to walk and relax.

Day 2: Machu Picchu Guided Tour

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.

Included

  • Pre-trip briefing (our guide will visit your hotel one day before the tour for your information session) 
  • Transportation from Cusco to Pachar el and transport to the station of the train station the first day 
  • Transport and pick up from the train station to Cusco. 
  • Safety equipment for via ferrata and zipline 
  • Meals: Lunch at the Skylodge, 400 meters high. Dinner in Machu Picchu town. Breakfast on the second day and lunch.
  • Accommodation in Machu Picchu village: Hotel (01 night) 
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu 
  • Professional guide 
  • Train ticket to Machu Pichu and back 
  • Bus up and down to Machu Picchu

Not Included

  • Entrance fee to Huayna Picchu Mountain ($80) 
  • Others not mentioned
  • Tips

 

Packing List

We have divided the packing list to Machu Picchu into sections; Before coming, know that the rainy season in Cusco and Machu Picchu goes from November to March, the rest of the time the weather is dry; However, the location of Machu Picchu means that rain can occur at any time of the year, so it is always advisable to take rain protection with you. 

 

Travel documents

  • Air tickets (confirmation) and itinerary.  
  • Valid passport (it is essential, not only for the purchase of the Machu Picchu ticket, but also to identify yourself in a country that is not yours  
  • Credit or debit cards and cash and small denominations. 

Clothes and accessories 

Suggested clothing may vary according to the Climate of Machu Picchu on the day of your trip; we recommend you check the weather forecast; however, know that in Machu Picchu you can go from a clear sky to a heavy rain, in just minutes. 
  • Hiking shoes, especially if you plan to tour some of the Machu Picchu mountains. 
  • Sunglasses Hat or hat, to protect from the sun 
  • Detachable pants 
  • Light clothing (Cotton polo shirts, shorts) 
  • Warm clothes (nights are usually cold, especially in the dry season) 
  • Waterproof clothing (jacket, water poncho, windbreaker, gloves) 
  • Warm clothes (coat, coat, poncho) 
  • Long-sleeve garments (sweaters or sweatshirts) 

Either way, you need to pack smartly to get the most out of your trip. 

 

Basic Accesories

These elements are quite useful to enjoy your visit. 

  • Enough water to stay hydrated, on a walk of at least 2 hours 
  • Insect repellent 
  • Protection for the lips 
  • Sunblock with high protection factor 
  • Plastic bags with zipper 

Electronic accessories 

We know you will not forget your cell phone, so we will not include it in the list. 

  • Photographic camera 
  • Extra batteries 
  • Additional storage memory 
  • Power adapter 

Personal Hygiene Accessories

Most of these things can be purchased in Cusco or Aguas Calientes, but you may want to bring your own for your convenience. 

  • Comb brush 
  • Shampoo, shower gel, soap, towel 
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss 
  • Deodorant 
  • Lotions, creams 
  • Lip balm 
  • Wipes 
  • Shaving cream and machine 
  • Other articles of personal hygiene 

Medication

Most basic medication can be purchased without a prescription at any pharmacy; however, antibiotics and other medications will be sold only with a prescription. If you need special medication, it is best to bring your own prescription. Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu village) is the village at the foot of the Inca city of Machu Picchu, and if you can find several pharmacies, it is very likely that there are medicines that can only be obtained in Cusco. If you have any chronic condition, consult your doctor before embarking if you travel. We recommend some days and acclimatization before starting any activity in Cusco; likewise, it is possible that the mixture of height, climate and food of the place, play a trick on your stomach health; We recommend avoiding heavy meals, especially if it comes from cities near sea level.

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