Peru has been one of the most popular spots to visit in South America over the past few years. It has one of the most amazing landscapes in South America with its ancient trekking paths and its soaring peaks. In addition to these, they are quite famous with the skydomes, which are a growing global phenomenon that combines the naturalistic experience of camping with the level of luxury of a hotel. When we say skydomes, we mean a cool way of a sky camp. So, what are the best sky domes in Peru? I have done some research for you. These two places keep coming up on my search. Natura Vive Skylodge Adventure Suites, which is located in Pachar and Salkantay Sky Domes Camp in Salkantay. Approximate Peru Sky Lodge price differs from $300 to $450. However, the experience worth that money.
Let’s have a look at these options, what they offer how much they cost. Besides, I will talk a bit regarding your safety concerns. Which I have heard many times from mutual travelers to Peru. Moreover, the most important one is the right choice for you?
Natura Vive Skylodge Adventure Suites
It was one of the viral posts on Facebook a while ago. Everyone was sharing the videos of them sleeping in a glass pod suspended 1,200 feet up the side of a mountain. It is such an amazing view and such an amazing experience to get there and wake up under a blue sky. However, how much this experience will cost you? There are a few options regarding how you want to get there. Approximately Natura Vive Skylodge price is $410. You would pay this approximate price for a night under the skies and the experience of a lifetime. You can see the different prices here:
- Via Ferrata + Zip-line + 01 night $436
- Zipline + 01 night $410
- Via Ferrata + 01 nigh $410
To check the price in more detail you can visit the Skylodge Peru website. Each suite has four beds, a nicely equipped dining room, solar-powered lighting, and bathroom. You can have your breakfast facing the sunrise and have dinner while watching the stars come up. To access this suite area, you have to either climb, hike or zip-line. Quite an adventurous journey! The view of the Sacred Value from the journey and the capsules is just breath-taking.
4 guides will be taking care of you, even the one with the minimum experience has 10 years. You are in very safe hands. If you book your stay in the glass dome, the experience will be 2 days. The first day will be your trekking to the place and arrival, information session. After you settle down you will have around 1.5 hours to enjoy the lodge after that from 8 pm onwards the dinner will be served. The 2nd day you will do the trekking from the reverse which will take 2 hours and you will go back to the beautiful Cusco City. You are recommended to bring at least one liter of water for the trekking. Please be eco-conscious and bring your bottle, you will have drinking water at the base where you can refill your bottles. Traveling through Peru, please bear in mind that we have to respect the ecosystem. You can find this post on our blog, reminding you few topics that you can do to protect the environment while enjoying it. For the coldest months of the location, which are from June until August, it is highly recommended that you have a thermal jacket to wear under another jacket. You must keep your body warm during the trekking and night. You should pack light, but if you have luggage, it can be kept at the Urubamba office and they can send it back the next day for your departure.
Salkantay Sky Domes
This option is a bit more affordable than the other one, and it offers a full package deal. Salkantay Sky Camp offers a package of a Salkantay trek and 4-5 days of accommodation. If you are looking for more of a budget trip Salkantay Sky Camp might be the right decision for you. There are four different package options:
- Trekking Salkantay Machu Picchu 4 days & 3 nights – Skydome + Camping (Standard) $385
- Trekking Salkantay Machu Picchu 4 days & 3 nights – Skydome + Camping (Lowcost) $305
- Salkantay Trek Machu Picchu 5 days & 4 nights – Skydome Standard $390.00
- Salkantay Trek Machu Picchu 5 days & 4 nights – Skydome Low cost $310.00
Therefore, you can choose how many days you want to spend on the tour and of course, how much will your budget be. You can find more details on the Salantay Sky Domes regarding the packages on the website. The package also includes an expert guide who has been working in the area for more than 5 years. This is the perfect package for the trekking and adventure junkies. The Salkantay Trek is one of the best treks in South Africa towards Machu Picchu. You get to enjoy it all. From spectacular landscapes to snowy mountains, from dense jungles to tropical forests.
Depending on how many days you spend the trip schedule will differ. Let me give you an example schedule for 5 days:
You will be picked from your Hotel to arrive at the camp you will have a few stops on the way to the camp, where you can also do some last-minute shopping. After your arrival at the camp, there will be a short walk in a close area called Humantay lagoon. You spend this night at the SkyDome. The next day you will be on the road the whole day, so get some rest the first night. The 2nd-day trip will be from Soraypama to Wayracpampa where you will be served with lunch. After this, you will begin to descend to the cloud forest and arrive at Chaullay where your camp will be settled for the night. The 3rd full-day is from Chaullay to Sahuayaco Beach again the place for the lunch and from there to the night camp in Santa Teresa. On the 4th day, you will be trekking to Machu Picchu Pueblo for the lunch and you will spend the night in the hotel. The last day will be one of the most important days of the tour because you will arrive at one of the 7 wonders of the world, the Inca citadel of Machupicchu. After this long yet extraordinary hike, you will take the bus down to Aguas Calientes, where you will be served with lunch but there is also the possibility to enjoy the hot springs, which will cost you only $4. Once you are finished, the bus will take you to the city of Cusco.
For both of the lodges, I would recommend you get in touch with the companies through their websites or the WhatsApp numbers they have on the website. It is always better to get the exact information on this kind of trekking trip. Once you know everything, you need to know you feel better about the trip. Moreover, you must trust the guides, the program because then you will be able to fully enjoy your trip and experience it in the best way possible.
One of the biggest concerns people have while they are planning their trips to Peru is accidents. When you are talking about climbing 1,200 feet up in the mountains, sometimes with a zip line. Therefore, I have done tiny research for this one as well. To see the safety situation for the trekking and the lodges. There has been no Skylodge Peru accident recorded. Which is good news and proof that the experience is safe. As I said before, most of the guides have 5 to 15 years of experience in the area. They are the best and most capable people to trust. It is always best if you are following the orders of the guide and making sure that you have packed everything for your hike for your camping. You can do some research for a recommended packing list. However, the lodges have few recommendations on that subject as well. I would like to recommend you to check out this post on our blog on what to take to Peru. Here you can find a thorough explanation of what you will need during your visit.