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Address: Quito, Ecuador
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+593 2-295-4713
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New to the CarpeDM family in 2015 - Caiman Eco-lodge and Casa CarpeDM....

New to the CarpeDM family in 2015 - Caiman Eco-lodge and Casa CarpeDM.

Founded in 2007, we pride ourselves in providing great value in our programs ranging from: Galapagos Cruises & Island hopping, Amazon, daytours, climbing, biking, trekking, community projects and more. Our 3/3/3 program also ensures your time has a lasting impact. Located in the Heart of Historical Quito our passion for Adventure & Ecuador can found minutes away from Plaza San Blas. Our team looks forward to sharing the best of Ecuador with you!

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Cotopaxi hike

We took a tour of Cotopaxi volcano today, hiking up to the base camp, and mountain biking down the volcano. It was AWESOME! The views were incredible , and our guide... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mooze P

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a tour of Cotopaxi volcano today, hiking up to the base camp, and mountain biking down the volcano. It was AWESOME! The views were incredible , and our guide, Alerio was ever so knowledgeable, and patient . It was without a doubt the best excursion we've ever done. The breakfast and lunch were provided, too, at a small... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a trip to Cuybeno Reserve Siona Lodge in the Amazon Basin with CarpeDM. Before we booked it however, Dorian fielded a long list of questions and patiently responded to everything and gave sound advice on options for enjoying our time in Ecuador. The tour was top notch and I highly recommend it but the real tribute goes to... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No complaints. Our guide Alirio was great, competent, helpful and friendly. The bikes were good quality. They proposed us raincoats, gloves and hats. The food (breakfast and lunch) was simple, but tasty, traditional food. Good price. Unfortunately the weather was not very nice, the view was limited and while we biked down it began to rain. About the mountainbiking: for... More 

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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did the walking (free) walking tour conducted by Carpe DM. Was a great experience. It was a small group that day and the group leader made an attempt to tailor the walk according to the interests of the participants. Very informative walk. Then, Carpe DM arranged for a (reasonably inexpensive) taxi to take four people from the group who... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did a Cotopaxi Daytrip with CarpeDM. Beautiful landscape, during raining season the volcano is mostly covered in clouds, but we got a few moments where we had a great view of the mountain. Can only recommend CarpeDM, everything was well organized, friendly - good english speaking guide, even the breakfast & lunch where delicious!

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Reviewed 11 March 2017

I stayed in the hotel a street away, run by Paul (the owner) and staff. Clean, perfect *perfect* location but a bit chilly! Note: no heat in the hotel. As a person who is self-prescribed as always cold, my fleece and socks didn't keep me warm throughout the night. Big blankets are provided but as a solo traveller, I guess... More 

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carpedm a, The CarpeDM Team at CarpeDM Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear Constance Thank you so much for your review it is great to hear you had a great all around experience with us. In the casa carpedm we do our best to have high standards, I am afraid the cold we cannot do that much about being in the mountains every now and then the temperature can drop. Our walking... More 

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Reviewed 11 March 2017

First off, I stayed in the hotel next door, run by Paul and staff. Clean, perfect *perfect* location but a bit chilly! Note: no heat in the hotel and as a woman who is self-prescribed as always cold, my fleece and socks didn't keep me warm throughout the night. Big blankets are provided but as a solo traveller, I guess... More 

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carpedm a, The CarpeDM Team at CarpeDM Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear Constance Thank you so much for your review it is great to hear you had a great all around experience with us. In the casa carpedm we do our best to have high standards, I am afraid the cold we cannot do that much about being in the mountains every now and then the temperature can drop. Our walking... More 

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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

The free walking tour is really nice to get a first overview about Quito! Nice guides and Paul the owner is really funny, kind and more helpful then you can imaging. Other guys booked a tour to galapagos islands with Carpe DM and were very happy about the service. Kristin

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carpedm a, The CarpeDM Team at CarpeDM Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear Kristin Thank you so much for your review it is great to hear you enjoyed our free walking tour, like you said it is an easy way to get to know more about one of the most interesting cities in South America. Paul set up CarpeDM with the idea to Do More so and he will always go that... More 

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Reviewed 15 February 2017

Paul and his crew were remarkable. We were looking for four nights in quito before heading to Galapagos and contacted carpe diem based on reviews we had read. At first attempt it looked like we would have to relocate in the midst of our stay, but Paul went out of his way to rearrange other bookings so our request could... More 

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carpedm a, The CarpeDM Team at CarpeDM Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear Howard Thank you so much for your Review. It is great to hear that we helped to make your experience of Quito and the surrounding areas a good one. Paul and all of the team will always do there best to accomodate everyone to their specific needs. Let us know when you are back in the country and we... More 

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Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

CarpeDM was a big help after I ended up missing my departing flight to the Galapagos due to a medical emergency -- which unfortunately happened a day before I was supposed to embark on an 8 day cruise. Paul, Dorian and the CarpeDM team worked very hard to find a way for me to meet up with the cruise as... More 

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carpedm a, The CarpeDM Team at CarpeDM Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear Evan Thank you so much for your review. The real test to any profession is when things are not going right and how one solves the problem, In Carpedm Paul and Dorian and all of the team really care about each client our aim is to make great unforgettable experiences for people, but there are some times that things... More 

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