Glass box hanging from Peruvian cliff listings on Airbnb
Adrenaline junkies will feel right at home here.
This unique and horrifying short-term rental invites thrill seekers to spend the night, while suspended 1,300 feet above the ground.
For $450 a night, Urubamba, Peru’s Skylodge Adventure Suites promises to give visitors a memorable stay in a see-through “luxury capsule” suspended atop a mountain in the country’s Sacred Valley.
The Suites offer “the possibility of sleeping in a completely transparent suspended bedroom, which allows you to appreciate the impressive view of this magical and mystical valley”, according to the description of the accommodation. Airbnb profile.
To access the pods, guests must climb over 1,300 feet of a “via ferrata” (also known as a protected climbing route) or “hike a fearless trail through ziplines.” (Guests, the Suite website notes, must weigh 265 pounds or less to ascend safely.) Once there, packages include not only overnight accommodations, but also breakfast, “gourmet dinner with wine”, transportation from Cusco and the assistance of bilingual guides.
Altogether, the experience is meant to reconnect guests “with nature or make them realize what luxury can really be,” suite manager Natalia Rodriguez said. told CNN Travel. The aerospace aluminum and weather-resistant polycarbonate pods, she noted, were particularly difficult to build due to the need to transport the materials up the mountain, as well as the need to make them capable of supporting intense winds.
In all, there are three pods – with a maximum Skylodge capacity of 12 people per night. Each pod is equipped with its own bed, bathroom and dining area.
Meanwhile, in the United Arab Emirates, a equally sensational hotel concept may soon also exist in the mountains of Sharjah. Called the Floating Retreat, this resort would also offer a levitating transparent hotel for unafraid guests.