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CarpeDM Adventures - Day Tours

401 reviews
Quito, Ecuador
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About CarpeDM Adventures - Day Tours
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 Hiking & Biking Volcano 1 Day
6 reviews
Get your adrenaline pumping and reach heights of up to 16,000 feet (4,864 meters) on this small-group tour to the Cotopaxi Volcano. After pickup and breakfast, drive up to the 15,000-foot (4,600-meter) mark and hike the sandy slope to the glacier. Then strap on your gear and bike downhill to Limpiapungo Lake for a delicious lunch before heading back to Quito.
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$59.00 per adult
Mindo Daytour
3 reviews
Skip the inconvenience of arranging your own transport to Mindo. Instead, explore with a guide who knows the town set in the Mindo-Nambillo Cloud Forest at the Andean foothills. You’ll have the opportunity to choose among several activities: a waterfall hike, ziplining, and chocolate making. Or, visit a butterfly farm and marvel at the flora. Round-trip transport is provided from Quito; activities are extra.
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$59.00 per adult
Quilotoa Laguna Daytour
1 review
Experience Ecuador’s stunning beauty on a small-group tour from Quito to the Quilotoa Lagoon, set in a volcanic crater at 12,500 feet (3,800 meters) above sea level. Fuel up with an included breakfast and then hike up to the lagoon for stunning views of the Andes Mountains. Revitalize with a delicious local lunch and explore the lagoon via kayak—at your own expense—before heading back to Quito.
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$59.00 per adult
Quito Arrival Transfers & Accomodation
1 review
Looking for a hassle-free alternative that provides comfort and convenience at a reasonable price? We got your covered.  TransCarpeDM is a division of CarpeDM Adventures which has received Trip Advisor's Certificate of Hall of FAME from 2014 to 2018.  Casa CarpeDM is has also been awarded TripAdvisor's Travellers Choice 2018 & 2019. For this reason we are celebrating and giving you an opportunity to experience our service first hand.  If you are just looking for Airport Pick-up, take advantage of our promotional pricing.  If you are looking to just settle in for 1 night and don't want the hassle of comparing options.  Then again, we make it easy as we provide super value combining your 1st night and airport pick-up.
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$44.99 per adult
Otavalo Daytour
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The indigenous town of Otavalo is famous across South America for its handicraft market and colorful inhabitants, but the area also offers far more.
Come with us to Otavalo, a small town 2 hours north of Quito, has the biggest Indian handicraft market in South America. But it is not only famous for its typical handicraft, wood, weaving and souvenir markets; but as well as for its landscape. We will drive past Beautiful lakes, Indian villages, high peaks and natural reserves which surround the Otavalo area.
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$59.00 per adult
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I went on the Cotopaxi tour on my last day in Ecuador, and I’m so glad I did. It was low visibility for the hike but still had amazing views the whole time hiking. Our guide Marco was very friendly, engaging, and knew a lot...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank bowbrudolph
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Good day trip to Cotopaxi. Well organised and professional. Breakfast and lunch were up there with the best we had on any organised tour in South America. Guide was very good and informative throughout the trip. Mountain biking wasn't great. Very short and over pretty...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank MichaelBrazil91
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great day trip to Cotopaxi with Andreas as guide & Viktor as driver. The breakfast & lunch stop was superb. The whole tour excellent , we didn’t ride bikes but stayed in the minivan & admired the view. Carpe DM really are the best! They...More

Thank 1979JTR
Reviewed May 18, 2019 via mobile
Review of: Mindo Daytour

5 of us did the Mindo day tour with Andreas. He was really friendly and relaxed and had a lot of local knowledge - would recommend if you’re in Quito!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank maddisimpson
Reviewed April 26, 2019

Honestly this tour was super down to earth and real. The tour guide was so so real and well versed. Definitely recommend this one.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Samantha G
Reviewed April 24, 2019

Isabela was very helpful for us in booking all of our adventures. We went on an excellent luxury cruise in the Galapagos and also went on 2 great day trips to Quilatoa and Cotopaxi. Definitely was not a sales pitch, CarpeDM is very interested in...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Blake S
Reviewed April 19, 2019 via mobile

Exceptional service booking a Galapagos tour through this agency at the last minute whilst at Secret Garden Hostel. Listened to my goals for the trip and worked hard to get the best deal to meet that. On top of that gave plenty of advice on...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank jarrodb267
Justin C, The CarpeDM Team at CarpeDM Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2019

Dear Jarrod Thanks so much for your review, its great to hear that Isabella was able to get the best option in the Galapagos to suit your needs. Isabella and everyone in the office will always do their best to make sure everyone feels as...More

Reviewed April 17, 2019 via mobile
Review of: Mindo Daytour

The tour was well organized, informative and fun. Excellent driver and guide. Isabel at the reception was specially helpful and competent.

Thank Simon T
Justin C, The CarpeDM Team at CarpeDM Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2019

Dear Simon Thanks so much for your review of your Cotopaxi day tour, its great to hear that Your driver Guide and Isabel here in the office made for a great tour.

Reviewed April 10, 2019 via mobile
Review of: Caiman Eco-lodge

Isabella from Carpedm Adventures helped me book a fantastic trip to a lodge in the Amazon. The lodge itself was something special, with trips into the Amazon forest twice a day. The lodge was good for the money, and am pleased with the assistance I...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SpeedSloth
Justin C, The CarpeDM Team at CarpeDM Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2019

Dear Speed sloth Thanks so much for your review, we are so happy that Isabella was able to find the best option for you in the Amazon and with the transportation there. Isabella will always make sure everyone gets exactly what they need, If you...More

Reviewed April 10, 2019 via mobile

We went in a Group of 4 with Our Guide Alirio. It was amazing. We didn't miss anything and Alirio knew a Lot Of stuff about the Cotopaxi-Volcano and its sourroundings. The food (breakfast, Snack, Lunch) was very tasty and plenty. The driving Of Alirio...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Lauraarual9
Justin C, The CarpeDM Team at CarpeDM Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2019

Dear Laura Thanks so much for your review about your cotopaxi day tour with Alirio, Alirio is one of our in house guides and never fails to impress, so it was really nice that you mentioned both his guiding and his driving. Let us know...More

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Gerald V
November 6, 2016|
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Response from mrsrTampa_FL | Reviewed this property |
Most certainly. They did a wonderful day tour of Quilotoa for us and we were very pleased. I am certain they can accommodate a day trip to Mindo for birding. Their hostel is also a GREAT option. Very reasonable price... More
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Billybob7088
September 17, 2016|
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Response from Audra C | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend staying in Cotopaxi for AT LEAST one night. That's the amount of time I stayed but I wish I had stayed longer. It's quite far from Quito (assuming that's where you're located), and Cotopaxi National Park... More
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Bill O
September 3, 2016|
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