A stay at SkyLodge will have you waking up in a capsule suspended in the air attached to the sheer face of a mountain | Courtesy of Natura Vive
The overwhelming natural beauty of Peru’s Sacred Valley draws travelers from all over the world. Surrounded by the Andes Mountains, the lush valley is a playground for adventurers, with countless hiking trails and ancient Incan ruins to discover.
These Sacred Valley glamping accommodations are built for the comfortable adventurer who doesn’t want to worry about the hassle of pitching a tent, skipping a shower or keeping warm throughout the night.
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Peru EcoCamp’s five sustainable campsites are scattered throughout the Salkantay Trail, on the trekking route to Machu Picchu. EcoCamp’s private luxury domes are fully equipped with comfortable bedding, a private bathroom and a wood-burning stove. Guests are treated to a fine-dining experience in the camp’s Dining Dome, where meals are prepared with organic and locally sourced Andean ingredients. The EcoCamp offers various guided trekking expeditions through the Sacred Valley, including multi-day hikes to Machu Picchu. For those who have had enough of hiking, sign up for a massage, cooking class, yoga or horseback ride.
If waking up in a capsule suspended 1,300ft (400m) in the air and attached to the side of a mountain sounds like the perfect start to your morning, the thrill-seeking experience at Skylodge Adventure Suites is the right Sacred Valley accommodation for you. Your adventure begins immediately upon arrival at the base of the mountain. Staring at the cliff-hanging Skylodge, guests are equipped with a safety harness to begin a vertical climb to their bedrooms. If rock climbing the sheer face of a mountain isn’t for you, there’s an option to hike to the top. All luxury pods have an exclusive 300-degree view of the majestic lush Urubamba Valley below and come equipped with an en-suite bathroom, solar panel lighting, privacy curtains and comfortable bedding. Before departure, enjoy breakfast in bed before zip-lining down the mountain.
Peruvian couple María Fe Gamarra and Isaías Mendoza del Solar founded Qhispikay Sustainable Glamping with the mission of social impact: to make the world a better place by supporting the local Andean community through responsible tourism. Qhispikay employs Andean families in the Sacred Valleys to host and run their three glamping campsites outside of Cusco in the towns of Huilloc, Misminay and Viacha. Guests are invited to participate in different cultural exchanges between themselves and the Andean families throughout their stay, learning about the traditions and culture of the family and even participating in some of their daily activities. Other activities include dyeing and weaving classes, adobe workshops and various guided tours to different historic sites in the region.
Surrounded by the Pumamarca Mountains and Patacancha River, Glamping Eco Spirit is located in the Patacancha basin of the Sacred Valley, just outside the town of Ollantaytambo. Eco Spirit is committed to sustainable tourism, employing mostly locals on staff, serving authentic Peruvian dishes with locally grown ingredients and offering eco-friendly activities to protect the surrounding environment. Eco Spirit’s heated tents are designed for ultimate comfort and relaxation with bathrooms, Wi-Fi and eco-friendly toiletries. Experience an afternoon secluded in nature with a wine and cheese picnic, or sign up for one of the many outdoor activities and hikes offered.