Amakuna Travel

Amakuna Luxury Travel Colombia

Destinations

Cartagena

Coffee Region

Bogota

Medellin

Tayrona

Off The Beaten Path

Itineraries

The Jewel of the Caribbean

(4 nights)

Best of Colombia

(8 nights)

Magical Colombia

(14 nights)

Authentic Colombia

(21 nights)

WHY
AMAKUNA

AWARD WINNING
COLOMBIA TRAVEL SPECIALIST

We believe that understanding what sets Amakuna apart and distinguishes our company from others will help you make a much easier decision in choosing to use us for your experience in Colombia. We really shine when we are able to take your entire trip into our hands. Allow us to provide you with the complete package over the length of your trip – expert planning, personal care and service while travelling, superb information and insider knowledge – we aim to make a difference on all these levels. We believe that our role is not to look for bargains and best deals, but to add value. 

We pride ourselves on adding those special touches along the way, whether you are looking for the best way to enjoy a first time visit to Colombia, or are wanting an insider’s knowledge of those off the beaten path experiences. That’s why everything you come into contact with in Colombia, from the drivers on airport transfers to the chef in your cooking class, has been personally vetted by our dedicated team who live and work here. For lovers of impeccable yet warm and friendly service, who are looking for unique experiences from an established Colombia travel specialist, we aim to exceed the highest of expectations.

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Expertise

As one of the first experts in high-end Colombia travel, our greatest strength is our local knowledge and understanding of the culture, gained over many years of living, working and travelling in Colombia. We’ve tried and tested all the travel logistics, vetted every suitable property and developed custom experiences to suit the exact needs of each and every client.

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On the ground

We are the only internationally accredited travel specialist for Colombia. Our fully bilingual team is based in our office in Medellin, and the benefits to you are multiple: we book and manage the entire trip in-house; we constantly travel around the country to refine our portfolio and stay up to date; we assist you in real time with our 24/7 support team.

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Authenticity

As a travel company dedicated solely to Colombia, the authenticity of our experiences is at the heart of the holidays we offer our clients. Our aim is to provide you with a true understanding of Colombia through exposure to the country’s history, nature, culture, food and music, as well as connect you with real people to get a glimpse of the local way of life.

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Personalization

Our founding slogan sums it up best, Amakuna – Boutique Travel Colombia. From the very beginning of our tailored itinerary design process, we listen to your specific travel preferences and interests in order to create a fully bespoke, custom itinerary that maximises your experience in-country.

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Peace of mind

Amakuna Travel is a registered company in the United Kingdom and holds Tour Operator’s Liability insurance. We have a proven track record and have been awarded the Conde Nast Traveler Top Travel Specialist for Colombia 2016-2024. We have been on the Travel+Leisure A-List since 2016 and Wendy Perrin’s WOW List of Trusted Travel Experts since 2019.

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Special touch

To Amakuna, luxury is in the details. It’s in the safety and comfort you feel throughout your holiday, in exclusive access to lesser-known spots, in the total personalisation of your itinerary, and in the authenticity of the connections you make. Surprise upgrades and gifts, carefully curated reading lists and must-listen-to playlists, will make your trip that much more special.

CLIENT
TESTIMONIALS

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

We had a wonderful holiday in Colombia and we are extremely impressed with Amakuna. We have over the years tried various travel companies for our South American adventures and can honestly say that you outdo them all regarding your efficiency and organisation; your attention to detail; customer care and service; and your amazing hand picked guides. Our only regret is that you are limited to Colombia and as yet have not expanded into other countries. However if Hugo gets his way , we will be back for a third trip!
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Jane & Hugo
United Kingdom
We can’t thank you enough for helping make our vacation amazing! Colombia blew us away! The people were extremely friendly and we felt very safe. We loved the variety we got from Tierra Bomba island to the Coffee Region. We also loved the tour guides and the unique accommodations. I think our favorite place was Medellin because of the how unique the city was, the amazing restaurants, and our wonderful tour guide Jorge. We hope to come back to Colombia and experience some of the other areas of the country. Thanks again for everything!
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Miranda & Henry
USA
We had an amazing visit to Colombia. 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!
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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.
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Michael & Randi
USA
I wanted to thank you for all of the patient, reliable and professional support and expertise that we received from you. The itinerary that you left in our hotel room has very frayed and worn edges from daily use and the tags have become an appreciated addition to our travelling pieces. The coffee and camping mug are so appropriate for remembering one of the special segments of our trip . . . thank you. The past couple of weeks have been impactful and enlightening and pleasing, thanks to you and your day to day, week to week, month to month high level of guidance and organizing. I so appreciated and grew fond of your amazing guides, the drivers, the hosts at the venues we were so fortunate to visit, the servers . . . everyone that you presented to us. I hope that you can please thank them again, as well, on my behalf. I will eagerly recommend Columbia and Amakuna to many . . . thank you again for ensuring that we would have a trip of a lifetime . . . I know that I certainly did!
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Glenn, Barbara & Joanne
Canada
Thank you very much for all your help in creating our truly memorable trip to Colombia. The whole experience of dealing with Amakuna from my enquiry to the last day of the holiday was excellent in terms of how you interpreted our requirements and designed an itinerary that worked for us. Throughout the trip it was good to know that you were readily available to provide support if required. A key contribution to our enjoyment was the guides that you arranged. 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!
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Elizabeth & Gordon
USA
Boris, our sincere thanks to you and your team for a wonderful, memorable and seamless experience last week. Everything just worked: Guillermo and Isaac were total pros - kind, patient and highly knowledgeable, the food tours, cooking class, horseback riding, bamboo rafting and other experiences were varied and fun, our accommodations were exactly as expected, and we came away with a real appreciation for the places we visited and people we met. We’d highly recommend Colombia and Amakuna to our family and friends. Thank you!!
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Lorne & Anne
USA
This will be short because I have only a single point of criticism. The trip was just about perfect. The 3 guides were each superb, among the best we have had in our travels to over 90 countries. Ditto the hotels. The program of activities satisfied each of us individually and collectively. None of these could have been improved upon. Simply nothing negative to say. So, the only poiny. After the fact, it is inconceivable to us how you could have recommended only a single full day to see Medellin. We were very happy with the last minute adjustment we made (on the recommendation of Pablo) to substitute another day in Medellín for the planned trip to the lake and monolith and would have been unhappy had that not happened. It absolutely requires 2 full days. That’s it. An otherwise perfect trip. Well done!
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Robert & Pamela
USA
Overall, we had a great experience and the whole Amakuna team was phenomenal from start to finish. Your in-country attentiveness was superb and all recommendations were fantastic! Thank you and the team for a memorable travel experience for Korina and me. We will be recommending you to all family friends looking to visit Colombia!
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Peter & Korina
USA
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!
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Gulsema, Lutz, Mehmet & Saide
United Kingdom
From first phone call to last email, we were thoroughly impressed with Amakuna and will definitely recommend to friends. On the ground all logistics (except for one blip in Cartagena) were seamless. I only needed to reach Amakuna once or twice and both times they responded immediately. All the extra touches, folder, luggage tags, itinerary, wine, coffee, etc. made the trip even more special. We plan to return to Colombia with our family and if it works out, we will not hesitate to use Amakuna again. Thank you again for all you did to make our anniversary trip one we will never forget.
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Angela & David
USA

AWARDS
& ACCREDITATIONS

Travel + Leisure

2016 / 2017 / 2018 / 2019 / 2020 / 2022 / 2023 / 2024

Amakuna has been selected as one of Travel + Leisure’s A List Travel Advisors for eight consecutive years.

Want to tour the Louvre after hours? Tag rhinos in Rwanda? Get married on Mykonos? Throw a milestone birthday party on St. Barts? Or take a luxurious cruise to the Arctic? Our travel advisors have you covered. In our 22nd annual A-List, we present a directory of the most influential vacation specialists in the world, vetted by the editors at Travel + Leisure.

travelandleisure.com/a-list/a-list-travel-advisors

Condé Nast TRAVELER

2016 / 2017 / 2018 / 2019 / 2020 / 2021 / 2022 / 2023 / 2024

We have been named a Condé Nast Traveler Top Travel Specialist every year since 2016.

Condé Nast Traveler’s annual list of Top Travel Specialists is a highly coveted accolade that recognises the best luxury travel advisors across the globe. These advisors pull off the impossible and spare you the logistics by providing unparalleled luxury travel experiences through their extensive knowledge, passion for travel, and dedication to the travel industry.

cntraveler.com/travel-specialists

WENDY PERRIN

2019 / 2020 / 2021 / 2022 / 2023 / 2024

We are a Wendy Perrin Trusted Travel Expert, having made The WOW List every year for the past six years.

The WOW List is a collection of exceptionally knowledgeable and well-connected trip planners around the world. They have been rigorously road-tested, based on my decades of experience as a travel journalist and based on the latest trip reviews from travelers who used my WOW approach to ensure an extraordinary trip.

wendyperrin.com/wow-list