About Amakuna

Crab Cay, Providencia

Our philosophy is centred around creating unforgettable luxury vacations in Colombia. Through our unrivalled access to the most unique properties, combined with our handpicked local guides and experts, we create the type of luxury holiday that will be indelibly etched into your memories. If you want to discover all that this fascinating country has to offer, you’ve come to the right place.

Our strength is our local knowledge and understanding of the culture, gained over many years of living and working in Colombia. Through our on-the-ground presence and wide network we deliver a truly unique and memorable trip, specifically designed around your interests and needs.

We tailor every detail of your itinerary to your wishes, while leaving room for those spontaneous, unpredictable moments which are one of the joys of travel. Being locally based means we are always on hand to provide immediate assistance and 24 hour support. Whether you want to come for a short visit to see the highlights or you would like to immerse yourself here for a month or more, with Amakuna you are in the best hands to organise your dream holiday in Colombia.

MARC BEALE

MARC BEALE

Co-Founder

A British national, Marc was educated at The London School of Economics before attending the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and serving in the British Army. After leaving the army, he landed in Cartagena in 2004 and travelled all around Colombia, meeting his future wife along the way. On returning to the UK he worked as a fund manager for BlackRock in London. Visiting Colombia numerous times over the years, he took the plunge in 2011 and moved to Medellin. He continued to work in the financial markets across Latin America, while helping his wife establish her own successful educational travel company. He started Amakuna as he is passionate about seeing Colombia fulfill its potential as a world-class holiday destination.

BORIS SECKOVIC

BORIS SECKOVIC

Co-Founder

A dual British-Croatian national, Boris was educated in London. After working in brand management for the BBC he became a management consultant for Accenture, before completing his MBA at IESE Business School in Barcelona. Traveling extensively he first set foot in Colombia in 2006, after which he returned to London to continue his career in real estate investment management. He went on to manage a prestigious family office in Croatia before moving to Medellin with his Colombian wife and daughter in 2014. Highly passionate about the country’s culture and an accomplished accordion player of the native Vallenato folk music, he started Amakuna with a vision of sharing this passion and love for all that is Colombia.

testimonials

Our primary aim is to ensure you have a wonderful holiday in Colombia. Here is some of the praise from our past clients…

We had an amazing visit to Columbia. The people, culture, food and hospitality made it a perfect getaway. We never felt unsafe in the country. Not for one minute! Your attention to detail and personalized service was much appreciated. You care very much about your clients and it shows in the high level of service and follow up. Thank you again for a great travel experience!

Alan & Michelle, USA

I'm glad you emailed me because I wanted to tell you that I've never had a tour operator so involved and concerned about our trip before. You were available the entire trip and got back to us immediately with any problems or concerns we were having. I thought your company was exceptional and will absolutely use you again on our next trip to Colombia. You should expand to all of South America since it is one of my favorite places to visit. Colombia is so beautiful. I was expecting it but it exceeded my expectations. We experienced a sunset in the mountains of the coffee region that was the highlight of the trip. Thank you for everything! Greatfully yours.

Michael & Randi, USA

We have traveled more than many (probably a dozen countries over the past several years) and I have to say that you (i.e. Amakuna) have been the most responsive intermediary that I have encountered! I would definitely recommend you to others in the future.

Gary, Bonnie, Rachel & Joshua, USA

Thank you very much for all your help in planning and creating our truly memorable trip to Colombia, the whole experience of dealing with Amakuna from my first email enquiry to the last day of the holiday was excellent in terms of how you interpreted our requirements and designed an itinerary that would work for us. Throughout the trip it was good to know that you were readily available to provide support and advice if required and thank you for the various birthday wishes for both Gordon and I on the appropriate dates. A key contribution to our enjoyment was the guides that you arranged for the various parts of the holiday, they were all excellent and meant that not only did we have the chance to meet a variety of interesting local people but that we felt relaxed all the time in spite of our lack of Spanish. I don’t think there is anything that we would change and there is a lot more of Colombia that we would love to visit. Many thanks for all your work on creating the trip for us.

Elizabeth & Gordon, UK

We really like the way you organise trips. You were attentive and were hands on with every detail and request we had. The suggestions you gave of places to stay and eat were all fabulous. Again thank you very much for listening to me and for helping us have a memorable trip to my beloved Colombia. Hope to contact you again for our next trip!

Kerim & Diana, Turkey

Just wanted you to know that Laure and I had a fantastic trip and you did a superb job designing this itinerary and managing the process. First, the itinerary and order of the places visited was perfect. We really feel like we got to see and experience many of the different parts of this large and diverse country. Having you available to us throughout the trip checking in on schedules or hotel questions, was extremely helpful and welcomed. Very well done! All in all, the trip was fantastic, and I would rate it a 9 out of 10. And Laure and I would most definitely highly recommend Amakuna and you to anyone looking to experience wonderful Colombia. Thank you again for giving us a vacation of a lifetime.

Al & Laure, USA

Back home after a wonderful trip to Colombia we want to thank you very much for making our holiday a very memorable and enjoyable trip. We just loved the country, the people and the excellent places you sent us to! A big thank you Marc for your great help and service throughout our “locombian” adventure!

Erik, Liesbeth, Daan & Flore, The Netherlands

Our trip to Colombia organised by Amakuna was excellent. Choice of places to see in this diverse and beautiful country as well as the hotels we stayed in were great. We certainly hope to come back and would be delighted to use your company's services again. We already made recommendations to our friends!

Gulsema, Lutz, Mehmet & Saide, Turkey

We just came back from our wonderful trip in Colombia and our heart is full of places, smiles, music and magic. We loved Colombia by heart and I really thank you for the places that you recommended to us. My top favorite place was the Hacienda BuenaVista: the owners are unforgettable and the location is stunning....we traveled quite a lot by now, but rarely saw such an exclusive secluded place...really unique! And then the wildness of Providencia, a still "untouched" island surrounded by an incredible 7 tones of blue sea.....it was super! So, thank you again for the great organisation and services you have provided us. You really made our second honeymoon.

Federica & Marco, Italy

FINANCIAL
PROTECTION

By booking through Amakuna you have the security of a financially protected holiday as offered by our Air Travel Organiser’s License (ATOL) number 11131 and the insurance we are required to have as members of the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA), membership number Y6339. Most of our flight-inclusive holidays are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. But ATOL protection does not apply to all holiday and travel services we provide. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. When you buy a holiday that is not ATOL protected, as a condition of our ABTA membership, financial protection is provided. Please see our booking conditions for further information viewable at http://www.amakuna.com/terms-conditions or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLcertificate.

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