My fiancee and I have been travelling around South America for two years now and have decided to return to one of our favourite places in the world – The Sacred Valley, Peru – because we heard about an exciting new hotel lodge in one of the most extreme environments in the world…
The Scariest Hotel in the World – Skylodge Adventure Suites, Peru!
The Sacred Valley of Cusco, Peru was once the centre of the ancient Incan civilisation, worshipped for its fertile land, perfect climate, natural resources and strategic position. It’s one of the most stunning landscapes in the world.
Suspended 400 metres in the air, perched on the side of a cliff on the wall of the Scared Valley in Cusco, Peru, you can find the scariest hotel in the world – Skylodge Adventure Suites, Peru. My fiancée and I decided to go check it out for ourselves!
The only way to access the three sky-high sleeping pods is by a 400-metre climb up the steep valley wall by Via Ferrata – a series of steps and safety lines fixed into the rocks. Don’t be fooled, though: it is a lot harder than it looks and it’s a long way down if you make a mistake. The whole climb took us about 3 hours!
There are three pods which can host a total of eight people. The bizarre-looking units are made of aerospace grade aluminium and safety Perspex, offering 300-degree views of the valley.
You don’t have to stay inside, though. We climbed out onto the roof platform to take in the views. You can also enjoy a complimentary bottle of wine with your gourmet dinner – all hand-delivered by a professional climber!
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