If you want to get a bird's eye view in Peru,
here are several ways that you can make it happen.
Rediscover the City of Kings with Wings
Lima is the only South American capital on the coast. Facing the sea is an extensive cliff that reaches 100 meters high in parts. There are a number of good parks on the cliff top, including a perfect site for paragliding over the bay.
Flying is safe because the pilots have several years of experience. In less time than you think you can be on board and flying over the promenade, the Costa Verde and the Pacific Ocean itself; the sea breeze strikes the cliff and is forced upwards, enabling you to gain and maintain adequate altitude. Experience is not necessary, just a sense of adventure and a desire to feel completely free. And there are other aspects of Lima that are flying higher too. The city now has 9 of the 50 best restaurants in Latin America. Its new Convention Centre, new hotels and the extension to the international airport are making it a regional leader for meetings and conventions. The arts and cultural scene is experiencing an explosion of creativity and night time in Lima is more and more fun. It’s time to come back.
Scale a mountain and go to the sky lodge
You can find Skylodge Adventure Suites in the Sacred Valley, just 15 minutes from Ollantaytambo. You are unlikely to find a more unique place to stay. To get to your camp, you’ll need to brave a four-hour climb up the rock face of a 400-meter mountain. The cliff face has steel hooks embedded in it, which hold a fixed steel rope, allowing climbers to attach themselves for the entire ascent.
When you get to the top, you’ll find a luxurious camp of glass pods that look like they belong on the surface of an alien planet. If you decide to spend the night on the mountaintop, get ready to sleep in a suspended transparent capsule that can accommodate up to four people. It goes without needing to be said that this is not recommended for those who are afraid of heights.
Every hanging module is made from an aerospace alloy and high strength polycarbonate. They have up to four beds with feather duvets, a dining room, and a private bathroom. You enter through a hatch in the top of the capsule, which has six windows, four ventilation ducts, and lighting – all environmentally friendly. Once inside you can relax, and enjoy this rare experience.
Check out the Nasca lines from above
If you haven't yet had a chance to fly over the Nasca lines, you should make a point of getting there so that you don't miss out. Flights cost less than 100 dollars, and by seeing the lines from above, you give yourself the opportunity to get a bird's eye view of one of the most spectacular human creations on the planet.
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Credit: Ultimate Journeys Peru