OFF A CLIFF – SKYLODGE ADVENTURE SUITES, SACRED VALLEY, PERU
THE STAY Incan ruins aren’t the only things to marvel at in the Sacred Valley: the Skylodge Adventure Suites are also breathtaking. These aluminium-polycarbonate pods cling to the side of a cliff 400 metres above the valley floor. To reach them, don a harness and hard hat and make your way along a via ferrata route of metal steps and aluminium wires. Less adventurous guests have the option of hiking to the pods.
THE EXPERIENCE The pods are quite basic – there are beds, a no-frills toilet cubicle but no shower – but those dazzling views across the valley are priceless. Four-course dinners are served in a separate dining pod. Fuel up with a breakfast of eggs, toast and granola before heading back down to earth.