Hotel Akawanka Lodge, San Agustin

A rocking chair on a wooden deck, overlooking beautiful natural gardens. A simply furnished yet supremely comfortable bedroom. A restaurant serving home cooked dishes prepared using produce from the lodge’s own gardens and orchard. Akawanka Lodge is not what you would call swanky, but it is a wonderful place to stay.

Especially if, on your luxury, tailor-made holiday to Colombia, you want to be able to explore the countryside, absorb the local lifestyle and take a step back into the ancient history of this fascinating country. At Akawanka you’re a 10 minute drive from a principal archaeological park, with no less than eight prime archaeological sites within a few kilometres. You’re also surrounded by stunning nature trails, forests and mountains – just made for exploring by mountain bike.

Hotel Akawanka Lodge, at a glance

  • Rustic, traditional lodge with excellent eco credentials
  • Choice of generously-sized rooms with simple but extremely comfortable furnishings
  • Rustic style décor using natural and eco-aware materials
  • Private en suite bathrooms, hand painted with ancient mystic symbols
  • Wooden balconies overlooking the gardens and surrounding countryside
  • Casual, charming restaurant serving regional food as well as Creole, international and vegetarian dishes
  • Café boasting the best coffee in the world

For leisure and pleasure

  • Outdoor gym and fitness programmes
  • Hiking along country paths that display and preserve the region’s ecological and environmental wealth
  • Presentations given by local artists, musicians and dancers in traditional costume
  • Mountain biking through valleys, forests and deserts
  • Rafting and canoeing
  • Visits to the Archaeological Park and ancient sites
  • Tours to the Mortino Falls and the Hills of the Idols, Las Guacas, Mortino
  • Alison was so helpful, patient & organised things beautifully. Very professional & knowledgable.

    CC, USA, 2014


  • 24/7 emergency contact
  • Established for 25 years
  • ATOL, ABTA, IATA protected


  • First-hand experience to every destination
  • Only the best guides and local partners used
  • All holidays designed to suit individual needs


  • 70% repeat and referral business
  • Support local charities world-wide
  • Access to senior directors 24/7