Sleep in a Transparent Capsule High Above Peru's Sacred Valley

Rebecca OConnell

If you find the idea of camping on the ground just too easy, maybe you would like to sleep in a transparent capsule installed into the face of a cliff. 

Natura Vive offers adventurers this uniquely terrifying opportunity. To get to one of the three capsules that hang from the cliff face in Peru's Sacred Valley of Cuzco, you really have to work for it. Potential guests must climb up 400 feet or hike difficult trails using ziplines. Once they arrive, they're treated to a small transparent room that's only 24 feet long and eight feet tall and wide. Although probably terrifying to get to, the view of the Peruvian valley seems like it'd be worth it. 

Each pod is made from aerospace aluminum and weather-resistant polycarbonate. Despite their small size, the pods don't seem cramped on the inside. Each pod offers a bedroom, bathroom, and dining area. Solar powered lights illuminate the sleeping quarters at night. There are six windows and four ventilation ducts to ensure guests can breathe easily.

If you can stomach the dizzying heights, the capsules really are a beautiful and unique opportunity. It's hard to get a better view of the landscape without growing a pair of wings.