One of the best luxury hotels in the Sacred Valley, Peru, is the recently launched, Starlodge Adventure Suites. An extension of the highly recommend Skylodge Adventure Suites, this premium accommodation comprises several glass pods, and an extraordinary, high-altitude spa, suspended 2,900 m / 9514 ft above sea level, secured to the rocky cliff face. This spectacular vantage point offers sweeping views of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, for an unforgettable night’s stay during a luxury vacation to Peru.
The journey begins at the Starlodge Adventure Suites base situated at 2875 m / 9433 ft. above sea level, deep in the Sacred Valley. From here, guests will be guided up a scaling stairway secured to the mountainside, attached to a Ferrata set for added safety.
After the exhilarating climb, guests emerge at the spa. Featuring hot tubs sunk into timber terraces hanging over the Valley floor, bathing here is unlike anywhere else on earth. From the wellness facilities, guests will ascend a Tibetan-style bridge, which meets several of the sleeping capsules – each one higher than the other.
For guests seeking adventure activities during their luxury vacation to Peru, Starlodge Adventure Suites is an unmissable highlight, blending high-altitude exhilaration with the comfortable amenities of the best luxury hotels in Peru. It’s worth noting that due to the unique nature of Starlodge Adventure Suites, children must be 12 years and over to stay here.
The newly designed sleeping pods at Starlodge Adventure Suites have been carefully configured to create spacious and comfortable guest rooms. There are 6 different pods available, each named after the constellations of Inca Astronomy:
- Southern Cross (9,521 ft / 2902 m)
- Baby Llama (9,580 ft / 2919 m)
- The Sheperd (9,613 ft / 2930 m)
- The Fox (9,646 ft / 2940 m)
- The Condor (9,685 ft / 2951 m)
- Orion (9,718 ft / 2981 m)
The sleeping arrangements vary across each of the pods, accommodating a maximum of 4 people per pod and ranging from one queen bed and/or two single beds, or four single beds.
The pods are constructed using transparent glass windows, wood fixtures, and aerospace aluminum. Each has been fitted with running water for a private toilet and sink, and there is electricity too. Showers can be found at the spa facilities, whilst breakfast and dinner are both served below at the base camp.
Located 30 minutes’ drive from the city of Cusco and 20 minutes’ drive from the town of Urubamba, Starlodge Adventure Suites is nestled in one of the most picturesque parts of the Sacred Valley. Indeed, as guests pull onto the main highway connecting Cusco to the Sacred Valley, the suspended pods can be spotted clinging to the cliff, appearing like glass cocoons protruding from the mountainside.
During a luxury vacation to Peru, Aracari recommends spending one night at Starlodge Adventure Suites. Our personal highlight of a stay here is a soak in one of the Onsen-type wooden hot tubs, set just to the right temperature for a blissful evening under the stars.
A stay here can be combined with other exhilarating experiences in the Sacred Valley, but for guests opting solely for a unique wellness and adventure experience, the itinerary would be as follows:
14:00 – 14:30 Collection from Cusco City via private transfer
15:45 – 16:00 Arrival at Starlodge Adventure Suites in the Sacred Valley of the Incas
16:00 – 17:00 Listen to the safety equipment briefing and begin the ascent to the sleeping pods
17:00 – 18:30 Head to the hot tub for a soak beneath the Milky Way
18:30 Enjoy a freshly prepared dinner
6:00 – 9:30 Head back to the high-altitude spa for a morning of wellness and relaxation
6:30 – 10:30 Enjoy a freshly prepared breakfast
10:30 – 11:30 Go onto your next destination via private transfer