It´s time to treat yourself. Peru offers some totally different ideas for you to remember your special night for the rest of your life. Here are 3 spectacular ideas.
In a treehouse by the Yarapa River
Tree House Lodge is a radically new proposal located on the edge of Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo Reserve and the famous Pacaya Samiria, at the confluence of the Yarapa and Cumaceba Rivers. The design of the eight cabins is perfect for you to feel the pulse of nature. Five of them are located more than 32 feet above ground and the other three are even higher, between 60 and 65 feet above ground. They are round in shape with a tree trunk for support in the middle and a 360° view. They are equipped with a king or twin beds, rocking chairs, a shower and a private bathroom. The beds are protected with mosquito nets, but remaining spaces are open for visitors like: monkeys, sloths, exotic birds and more! To reach your tree house, you have to go over a wooden suspension bridge and then up a spiral staircase that leads to the master bedroom. This is a very unique experience that even Indiana Jones would be envious of. Prices include transportation, excursions and all meals.
From Iquitos, you have to go to Nauta by car, a 45 minute journey. Then, it´s an hour and a half by boat to the Yarapa River.
Take shelter hanging over the Sacred Valley
Natura Vive offers a Vía Ferrata and six zip lines ranging from 330 to 1,640 feet long and 1,300 feet above the Sacred Valley. Have you ever wanted to experience what it would be like to sleep in a condor’s nest? You´ll be spending the night in an aluminum, aero-space, and high-strength polycarbonate capsule, solidly positioned alongside the rock. Two capsules Measure 24 feet in length and 8 feet in height and width. Each suite comes complete with 4 beds, a private bathroom and electricity powered by solar panels. Dinner and wine will be served in your “room”. From your cozy nest, you can enjoy the moon and the Milky Way. The Natura Vive Skylodge is located in Pachar, right in the middle of Urubamba and Ollantaytambo. To get there, you must climb the Via Ferrata with a harness, rope and cables supporting you for your security. On the way back, you can go down the same way or if your adrenaline is pumping, fly at 1,300 feet high down the zip line. Believe me, it will be a unique souvenir.
It costs about $300 a night per person and includes round-trip transportation from Cusco or from wherever you are in the Valley, the full tour, dinner, accommodation for one night and breakfast.
In a sculptor´s house in bohemian Barranco
They say that Barranco has a bohemian soul. Second Home is the perfect hotel to discover the hipster district of Lima. Sculptor and artist Victor Delfin once lived here. Now, his daughter opens the doors of her family´s home to visitors with eight rooms available, some offer views of the ocean, as specified by their names, and others of the garden. All of the rooms have private bathrooms, some with antique French-style bathtubs. Each room has a style and identity. This elegant house is full of detail, works and artistic soul, you´ll feel isolated from everything. You can enjoy the outdoor swimming pool or the garden and you’re steps away from the Bajada de Baños, Puente de los Suspiros (the Bridge of Sighs) and museums such as MAC, Pedro de Osma and Mate. You´ll see that Barranco also has a very romantic atmosphere.
Around $125 per night ($100 per night for 2 nights), including breakfast.