Cliff-side sleeping capsules offer breathtaking view, if you dare

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Enduring extreme temperatures while climbing to the top of Mount Everest is for many the ultimate symbol of thrill-seeking adventure. Now, a Peruvian tour company called Natura Viva is hoping to popularize, wait for it…extreme sleeping with their transparent sleeping capsules that hang 400 feet (122m) above Peru’s Sacred Valley.

skylodge 6Skylodge Adventure Suites consists of three 24 x 8 meter sleeping capsules placed on a cliff-face in the Peruvian Andes. Made from polycarbonate and aluminium, these capsules are located near the city of Cuzco and overlook Sacred Valley, a popular tourist destination known for its breathtaking scenery, small villages and perilous roads.

Each sleeping capsule is surprisingly well furnished, which includes four beds, a dining area, and bath. In addition, six windows and four ventilation ducts work together to maintain a comfortable interior temperature while providing near panoramic views of the scenery below.

Okay, so getting there must surely involve a helicopter ride that safely transfers you into your sleeping capsule. Right? Um…yeah, keep dreaming. To enjoy the privilege of worrying sleeping in these pods, you must either hike a challenging trail with the help of ziplines or climb a 400-foot steel ladder embedded in the face of the cliff. Yikes!

Sleeping capsules galore!

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As you can see above, the views these capsules provide are certainly stunning.

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Don’t worry, these puppies are securely attached and can withstand some serious winds, but perhaps not those coming from you.

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Ah, what sound sleep must be had knowing there is nothing below you but air for hundreds of feet until you meet your…

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I sure hope this isn’t an aerial outhouse! Bombs away!

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Hmm…judging by the thickness of those cables, perhaps these sleeping capsules aren’t so secure after all. 

For a closer look at these capsules and what it entails to get there, check out this great video that details everything you’ll want to know about these hanging pods of it’s-only-a-matter-of-time-before-you…

In all seriousness, if you’ve got what it takes, then by all means go for it. The views alone seem worth it.

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Kristian strives to enlighten and entertain readers. In addition to his teaching and editorial responsibilities, he is working on a science-fiction novel that promises not to include exoskeleton suits and anemic aliens floating in mysterious vats of green-tinted goop.

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