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SkyLodge Suites-Staying in luxury while hanging off the side of a mountain!

Written by:
Claire Dean

Published: 19-04-2023

Peru’s Sacred Valley is home to many natural wonders, outstanding scenery, and Inca archaeological sites. With two UNESCO World Heritage sites at either end of the valley - former Imperial capital Cusco and 15th century Inca citadel Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley is quite possibly the perfect location to stay on your trip to Machu Picchu. If you are looking for an alternative adventurous and unforgettable place to stay in The Sacred Valley of The Incas, then The SkyLodge Suites are one of the more spectacularly random options available on a Sacred Valley tour from Cusco. Read on for more information about the SkyLodge Suites.


Staying at the Skylodge Adventure Suites in Peru, on your Peru vacation packages is the ultimate adventure in Peru. This accommodation option offers a truly unique and thrilling experience as you are suspended on the side of a cliff in the Sacred Valley near Cusco.  These transparent pods offer stunning views of the valley below and the starry sky above.

Adventurous Sacred Valley

For those travelers to Peru who like to live life quite literally on the edge, why not spend a night in one of the Skylodge Adventure Suites on a  Sacred Valley tour from Cusco? Built into the side of a mountain of  Cusco’s Sacred Valley, these transparent lodges offer spectacular views of the surrounding valley. This distinctive accommodation option in The Sacred Valley of the Incas, perfectly combines luxury and an adrenalin-filled adventure, before or after your Machu Picchu visit.


A Sacred Valley tour from Cusco turns into quite the experience as you spend a night suspended over the Sacred Valley, in the lap of luxury. For unique and exciting holiday adventures in Peru, this has to be the ultimate vacation experience. Each pod is equipped with comfortable beds, a dining area, and a private bathroom. A chef is also on hand to experience gourmet cuisine in the middle of nature.

Mountain Top Capsules


The Adventure


Getting to Skylodge is not for the faint-hearted it requires climbing and a solid sense of adventure. Guests can choose their route, each of which takes about an hour. You can hike up the entire 1,200-foot "via ferrata" a path used to climb a mountain with a safety system permanently installed, or choose a hike-zipline combo and climb a via ferrata at the end, both options are accompanied by professional guides.


The Skylodge pods are specially designed with sustainability in mind. The materials used in their construction are eco-friendly, and the pods operate using solar energy. The commitment to sustainability ensures that guests can enjoy their stay in harmony with the surrounding environment on their Cusco tours in the Sacred Valley.

Roof Top Deck!


The motivation behind these dramatic lodges was to offer “a unique experience that connects guests with nature and make visitors realize what remote luxury can be,” says Natalia Rodriguez, the SkyLodge manager. The transparent suites are the brainchild of adventure company Natura Vive,  who want their guests to embrace their inner adventurer. To enter the capsules, you must either climb p the via ferrata or hike using a number of ziplines. Once you’re ready to leave your suite, you can zip-wire down to the ground below.


Climbing the Via Ferrata provides a unique perspective of the Sacred Valley. It allows climbers to see the surrounding scenery from a different and exciting vantage point. The experience of being high above the valley and surrounded by stunning natural beauty is a truly unforgettable experience when you travel to Cusco Peru.

Via Ferrata


The Capsules

Measuring 24 ft. in length and 8 ft. in height and width, the capsule suites are composed of six windows and four ventilation ducts that ensure a comfortable atmosphere. The bedrooms are hand-crafted out of aerospace aluminum and weather-resistant polycarbonate, with each suite consisting of four beds, a dining area, and a private bathroom. The bedrooms also have a lighting system, with four interior lamps and a reading light, all powered by solar panels that store energy in batteries. Each suite has a private bathroom separated from the bedroom by an insulated wall. Inside is a dry ecological toilet and sink, where you can still enjoy the gorgeous views through a dome window. The capsule also has curtains for privacy, not that anyone can see you at that height.....maybe a passing condor?


The operators of the Via Ferrata are committed to environmental conservation and sustainability. They take measures to minimize their impact on the natural environment and educate climbers about the importance of preserving the fragile ecosystem of the Sacred Valley. Make your Cusco excursions an environmentally friendly activity!

View from The Sky Suites


The Experience

From above, you can see the Sacred Valley stretching out for miles on either side of you, and you see more of the amazing Andean mountains with a condor-eye view. You can see the Vilcanota River clearly, and it is beautiful to watch. The periodic train to Machu Picchu will rumble through the valley as it makes its way to and from the Inca Citadel. After sleeping in the capsule, in the morning, everything is blue skies and the rising sun.....an amazing sight and the entire Sacred Valley in the morning is something to behold. The perfect views for breakfast time!


Staying at the Skylodge Adventure Suites is an experience like no other. Waking up to panoramic views of the Sacred Valley, dining under the stars, and feeling the thrill of being suspended on the side of a cliff are just some of the unforgettable moments that guests can expect during their stay.

The Perfect View


If you would like to book this "out of the box" Sacred Valley tour from Cusco with The Sky Lodge Suites as a complement to your Machu Picchu visit, contact us here!