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25 August 2013 / leggypeggy

Hanging about in the Sacred Valley

skylodge capsules

Hotel rooms on a mountain face. Getting there is the challenge

Derrick spotted them first. Three glass capsules suspended far above the Sacred Valley in Peru.

Our driver pulled over and we got out to take pictures and marvel at these unexpected structures. Herbert, guide for our day-long tour of the valley, explained that they were hotel rooms that guests climb up to. We even saw some hikers making their way there.

It took quite a bit of searching on Google to find out more about these aerial cocoons. Run by an outfit called Natura Vive, the skylodge is part of a package deal that can include ziplining, mountain climbing, dining and sleeping under the stars.

The modules measure 24×8 feet and are suspended about 300 metres up the mountain. Each tube can sleep four, and also has a dining room and private bathroom.

Check out Natura Vive’s website. Their prices look very competitive. Go on. Do it! You can bet it’ll be on my to-do list the next time I’m in Peru.

mountain climbing

Guests working their way up to the skylodges, which are to the far left and not in the pic

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  1. janandrussroundoz / Aug 25 2013 10:37 am

    While I don’t mind a bit of zip lining, you’d never get me up that mountain to sleep in that capsule. It’s never going to happen!

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    • leggypeggy / Aug 25 2013 12:56 pm

      Well then, I won’t count on you and Russ using the two extra beds. hahaha

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  2. Carol Croce / Aug 25 2013 10:40 am

    I love the concept and the view is breath-taking. But I think my fear of heights would have to put this one at the bottom of The Bucket List

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    • leggypeggy / Aug 25 2013 12:58 pm

      I’ve read a bunch of reviews on this hotels, including many by people who ARE afraid of heights. Surprisingly, they all said it didn’t bother them. So maybe you could move it a notch or two up the list.

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  3. lmo58 / Aug 25 2013 4:59 pm

    Not in my lifetime or in my dreams. It looks way too precarious and scary for me. But I can easily imagine you and Poor John spending the night on a mountainside tucked up in one of these. But that’s why we’re all different and like different things. Me: queen size bed with feather doona and pure cotton sheets with feather pillows. I’ll eat in the first Michelin star restaurant I see. You: clinging to a rockface in a bubble cooking up a storm.

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    • leggypeggy / Aug 26 2013 3:28 pm

      Hahaha, Louise. I have to admit that I also like queen-size beds and comfy pillows and doonas, but I’m allergic to feathers! But the bubble looks irresistible too. 🙂

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  4. K / Mar 7 2015 5:35 am

    I loved seeing them. One day I tell you, one day!

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    • leggypeggy / Mar 7 2015 12:01 pm

      For your sake, I hope it’s one day very soon! 🙂

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  5. miafortuna / Mar 7 2015 5:35 am

    I would love to stay there! just saw them last week when we were on our way to M.P.

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  6. a gray / Jun 15 2015 1:03 am

    Great views, of course, but . . . .

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  7. Holistic Wayfarer / Jul 17 2015 2:06 am

    Shared this with my 8-yr-old. Cool!

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  8. chattykerry / Aug 13 2015 12:33 am

    These people are crazy! How could you sleep wondering how well they are attached? I have vertigo just looking at them but how wonderful to see them.

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    • leggypeggy / Aug 13 2015 7:44 am

      Oh I’d be crazy along with them. I don’t mind climbing up if I have plenty of time. But I’d prefer to have a helicopter to get me down.

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