The hanging shelter, located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas in Cusco, presents a completely transparent structure from which you can enjoy the magnificent views of the mountain basin. The complex is composed of three modules: Luna, Silves, and Miranda, each of which has four beds, a dining room, and a private bathroom. The capacity of the refuge is up to eight guests per night since Luna is used as a service module. Manufactured in aerospace aluminum and high strength polycarbonate, each of the cabins is anchored to 21 points in the mountain and is capable of supporting 25 tons. Their polygonal shapes, seen from the sides form an octagon, favor their immobility despite the wind.
Each module measures 7.5 meters long and 2.6 meters high and wide. Under the name of Skylodge Adventure Suites, this suite offers hospitality to pure adrenaline. Its three modules are suspended 400 meters high, and its transparent walls allow you to enjoy the landscape of the well-known "Sacred Valley of the Incas". Also, this tour includes the magnificent Machu Picchu. Due to the enormous cultural and natural attraction of the Inca citadel and its spectacular landscapes, in 1981 the Peruvian state declared it a Natural Protected Area. In 1983, UNESCO declared it a Sanctuary and a place of World Heritage.
The citadel of Machu Picchu is located northwest of Cusco, approximately 112 kilometers by train, between impressive geography of steep mountains separated by narrow valleys and deep ravines. Machu Picchu is important, because, besides its archaeological value, it has a great variety of ecosystems within its limits. Machu Picchu is surrounded by a mysterious nature and has kept many researchers confused for years. The lost city of the Incas is a theme of many myths and symbols from the Inca culture to explain the position of many cities and fantastic temples of the Sacred Valley. Discover the magic of Machu Picchu and enjoy a magical night at sky lodge Cusco.
At Skylodge Cusco, you can sleep inside a completely transparent hanging shelter, allowing you to appreciate the breathtaking view over this magical sacred valley and its nights adorned by the Milky Way. Continuing with the philosophy of sharing the mountain experience with the whole world, the division of research and development of Natura Vive; created the MVV (Vertical Housing Modules). Each module has 4 beds, a dining room, and a private bathroom; made of aerospace aluminum and high-strength polycarbonate. The dimension of each module is 7.5 mt. long x 2.60 mt. of height and width. Once inside the module, the person can remove the harness, since the only way out is through the exit hatch located in the upper part of the module. There are six windows and four ventilation ducts in the module that ensures an adequate atmosphere. The lighting in each module is entirely ecological, thanks to photo-voltaic panels that allow energy storage in batteries to feed 4 lamps inside the module. In addition to these lamps, each bed has a solar book lamp.
Picture: View from Sky Lodges suites
Each module has a private bathroom, divided from the rest of the module with the help of a noise-insulating wall. Inside this, you will find a toilet or dry toilet, and a hand washer; taking advantage of a wonderful view through a dome of 1.8 meters in diameter. Skylodge Cusco has curtains in case you want more privacy with the condors (your possible neighbors). The facilities within each module, allow providing a service of total comfort and convenience. Beds, pillows, down comforters, and sheets of excellent quality will ensure a warm and pleasant night at 400 meters high. Initially, they have three modules or Suites of Adventure (Luna, Silves, and Miranda), located in the Sacred Valley in Cusco, Peru. Now the current capacity is 12 people per night since Luna is the service module. There are two access roads to get to Skylodge; the classic is by a railroad track, passing by the suspension bridge; or the intrepid road and its zip line. Choose the one you like the most! All these services include roundtrip transportation from the hotel, guides, equipment, gourmet dinner with a bottle of wine, and breakfast.
Sacred Valley and Cusco were the center of the Inca universe, its climate, its excellent lands, the Urubamba River that crosses it along 100Kms., Its different altitudes and ecological floors created the conditions for this valley to be the pantry for food and the resting place of the Inca court. Very pleasant climate, we are between 2700 and 2900 meters above sea level. The landscape is flat, there are different ecological levels from the sacred snow, to the valleys surrounded by vegetation and corn. Here the famous giant white maize of the Urubamba (Paraqay) grows. In the Sacred Valley, we will find the largest concentration of archaeological sites in Peru, there are more than 350 places, some monumental and less known as the cave paintings of Chahuaytire, in the heights of Pisac.
Along the banks of the Vilcanota River or Urubamba, as it is called from Pisaq, you can find towns founded by Spaniards who seem detained in time, as well as innumerable Inca buildings such as temples, forts, palaces, religious centers, terraces, urban centers, and aqueduct systems, some easily accessible since only a short walk is necessary to access them, while others require, due to the distance, to walk for a few hours on paths that leave drawing by the mountains. On the river, you can see the impressive mountain range intertwined with the fertile valleys of the region at a distance of 43 kilometers. The Sacred Valley of the Incas is one of the major tourist attractions of the Andean region due to its impressive landscape, its imposing snow, its pleasant climate, its fertile lands with abundant water, its megalithic cultural evidence, and because it offers diverse possibilities for the practice of Adventure trip. It is accessed from the city of Cusco through road or railway.
Picture: The Sacred Valley of the Incas, Chinchero's view
Machu Picchu is one of the 7 wonders of the world most visited by tourists, has beautiful stone-based buildings, which were carved with much precision and detail, is the most important work for the Incas for having been built on a rugged mountain and inaccessible, divided into two large sectors, urban and agricultural separated by a large wall that descends the slope of the hill to reach the banks of the river Vilcanota.
Few places offer magic and a special connection with the environment. With the first step in Machu Picchu, you will know that it is a wonder of wonders. One more reason to realize how impressive the Incas were at the time of making their constructions. Nature and history together to dazzle us. Because of its location, it was a place that remained hidden from the view of the Spaniards, so it is an untouched wonder until Hiram Bingham decided to tell the world that here in Cusco, paradise was found. Are you going to miss this paradise?
To start our travel, we will pick you up from your Hotel at 9:30 a.m to take a trip of 1 hour and 45 minutes to Pachar, located in the beautiful landscape of Urubamba Valley. Hanging 400 meters high, we will see our Skylodge it is three "pods" or modules with capacity for four people each, plus a round one that serves as a restaurant. Made of aero-spatial aluminum and high-strength polycarbonate.To entry, we will start climbing or taking 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.
We will star our tour very early, we will start taking the bus to the citadel of Machu Picchu. After 30 minutes, your tour guide will assist you to enter to the citadel, please don't forget you passport.Then you will have a guided tour during 2 hours and then you will have free time to know the citadel by your own or to take some photos, also you can clim the famous Huayna Picchu Mountain , take note it is optional and you have to book it before your trip.After the visit we will take the return bus to Aguas Calientes where we will spend the afternoon, we recommend to visit thermal baths of Aguas Calientes or the Site Museum. Finally we will return to Cusco first taking the train to Ollantaytambo and finally arriving at Cusco.
The rainy season includes from November to March. The climate in this period is characterized by the heaviest rainfall in the year. While these do not happen throughout the day, it is important to prevent their effects with the right clothes. This is the dress you should take on your trip:
The dry season includes from April to October. The climate is characterized by being warm, of a pleasant temperature. The rains can happen although much less frequently than the rainy season. This is the right dress you should wear at that time during your visit to Machu Picchu.
These elements are quite useful to enjoy your visit.
We know you will not forget your cell phone, so we will not include it in the list.
Most of these things can be purchased in Cusco or Aguas Calientes, but you may want to bring your own for your convenience.
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.