Peru's Skylodge pods next best thing to a night in a condor nest

If a room with a bird's-eye view is your idea of an adventurous night out, then Skylodge Adventure Suites, anchored to a cliff face high above Peru's Sacred Valley, is for you.

A night in a Skylodge pod will run you about $475 on Airbnb

Guests harnessed up for their return to the valley are all smiles after a trip to the Skylodge Adventure Suites — a unique hotel experience high above Peru's Sacred Valley. (Pilar Olivares/Reuters)

Accommodation for the well-heeled cliffhanger

If spending the night in a transparent mountaintop sleeping pod is your idea of a wild night, Skylodge Adventure Suites, located high above the Sacred Valley near Cuzco, Peru, is for you.

(Pilar Olivares/Reuters)
(Pilar Olivares/Reuters)

Skylodge pods not for the faint of heart

At $475 per night, the cliffside accommodations are far from your average camping experience. Along with the view, the price tag includes advertised amenities like a first-aid kit and fire extinguisher. Breakfast is also included. 

(Pilar Olivares/Reuters)

Hike, climb or zip line

To reach the unusual pod lodgings tourists can trek up the steep cliffs of Peru's Sacred Valley, climb 400 metres of near vertical rock on a via ferrata (a steel cable and rungs) or harness up for a zip line ride.

(Pilar Olivares/Reuters)
(Pilar Olivares/Reuters)

Next best thing to a condor's nest

However you get there, the breath-taking (or nerve-wracking) view is worth the climb, as is the reward of spending a night sleeping in a unique, transparent mountaintop pod.

It's the next best thing to sleeping in a condor's nest, according to the Skylodge Airbnb page.

(Pilar Olivares/Reuters)
(Pilar Olivares/Reuters)


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