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CarpeDM Adventures - Day Tours

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

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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8 hours
from $59.00

Mindo Daytour

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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8 hours
from $64.30

Quilotoa Laguna Daytour

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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8 to 9 hours
from $64.30

Quito Arrival Transfers & Accomodation

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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3 hours
from $50.99

Otavalo Daytour

The traditional town of Otavalo lies in the foothills of the Andes Mountains around two hours north of Quito. On this tour, visit the famous Otavalo market and Cotocachi Leather Market, shop for traditional handicrafts and souvenirs, and stop at local beauty spots such as Peguche Waterfalls or Cuicocha Lake.
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1 day
from $64.30
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Yo F wrote a review Nov 16
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I was guided through Ecuador by Alex, BEST TOURGUIDE EVER. The agency was so accommodating and Alex was experienced, extremely knowledgeable and so friendly! I’ve been on tours around the world, and Aelx was literally the best one ever. We gained a great love for Ecuador, and an awesome friend.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from Justin C, General Manager at CarpeDM Adventures - Day Tours
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Dear Yo, Our deepest gratitude for sharing your experience with us. We couldn't be more happier that Alex was able to exceed your expectations and make this travel experience the best one ever. As previously mentioned, we are very optimistic that the word will spread, that traveling done in a responsible way, following safety protocols can lead to very rewarding experiences. Nothing says success more than your last sentence, so I will highlight it again. "We gained a great love for Ecuador and an awesome friend" We hope you enjoy the rest of your travels! Warmest Regards, The CarpeDM Crew
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AriF wrote a review Nov 16
New York City, New York8 contributions2 helpful votes
Review of: Mindo Daytour
We had amazing time with Alex! Best tour guide ever! He showed us everything and we had one of the best vacations ever! I highly recommend this Agency and Alex in particular if you are traveling in South America. We are already planning our next trip with him!
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Dear T, Thank-you so much for your wonderful review. We are so delighted that you this was one of your top travel experiences with Alex. So happy you are already planning your next adventure with him. As we had mentioned with Mario, we are extremely grateful for those who continue to travel despite the challenges with COVID. We hope anyone reading this, will be inspired to take in the wonders of Ecuador. Again, our sincere thanks for choosing your time with us. Warmest regards, The CarpeDM Crew
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Mario Alberto Sanchez wrote a review Nov 6
Los Angeles, California26 contributions2 helpful votes
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Special thanks for Lincoln my tour guide for one of the best experiences in my life. His passion and knowledge of Ecuador, it's history, people and culture are unsurpassed. The drive to Quilotoa was fascinating driving down the avenue of volcanos and stopping at plenty of cool spots to visit indigenous families, artists, shops and towns. Quilotoa was truly amazing.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Dear Mario, Thank-you so much for sharing your experience with us. Wow is an understatement for how thankful we are to read your review. We are now living in PRE or Post-COVID environment or whatever the proper terminology is, and to know that a) You took a trip into the unknown b)It was one of the best experiences of your life. Much respect for being that inspiration for other traveler's thinking of following in your footsteps. The pics look amazing & what more to say about your guide Lincoln? A very passionate guide, putting his heart on his sleeve, doing what he loves & sharing the best of Ecuador. We are extremely optimistic about the future of tourism in Ecuador and we have people such as yourselves to thank. Wishing you the best of your travels, Warmest regards, The CarpeDM Crew
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Teagan K wrote a review Oct 2020
London14 contributions19 helpful votes
Review of: Caiman Eco-lodge
THE best Amazon experience you could ask for. I have also been to the Amazon, entering in Iquitos, Peru. Caiman Eco-lodge is another level. Dave, our guide, is dynamite and anyone who gets him will not regret their experience. The cabins, day plans, food and organization are 5/5. Paul and Dorian helped with everything, promptly responding to any requests and have your interests in mind- they're not trying to upgrade or sell you a product. I've been backpacking for 15+ years and this company is the best I have come across. (This trip took place prior to COVID).
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Dear Teagon, Thank-you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are so happy to hear that you found that Caiman Eco-lodge delivered exceptional value . That David kept you engaged and wanting to make the most of the your time there. Also that you found the lodge meeting your expectations. With more than 15+ years travelling we cannot tell you how grateful we are that you choose to organize your Amazon trip with us. Thank-you again for allow us to serve you. We wish post-COVID the best with your travels. Warmest regards, Paul
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Leonie012 wrote a review May 2020
Rotterdam, The Netherlands15 contributions10 helpful votes
Review of: Caiman Eco-lodge
I went to Ecuador & Galapagos in the beginning of March 2020. Corona was far away and in Europe still in the very beginning. I started my trip in Quito and spent the first day 'shopping' for daytours like Amazone and off course Galapagos. My last stop was Carpe DM and that was the best partner for me. They offer good prices, the staff is really friendly, patientle, helpful and professional, and they offer all kind of great tours. I booked the following tours with them: 1) Free Walking Tour: you should do this! It is very entertaining, even when you have a jet lag. Very good info and professional guide! 2) Amazone trip (Caiman Lodge): everything is arranged from A to Z. Perfect location, very professional guide and the surrounding is amazing! 3) Quilotoa Lake: first it didn't seem possible to book this tour on the day I wanted (I wanted to go on a day without visiting markets). But they've made some calls around to find more travellers willing to go an that specific day, while I was in the Amazone, and it worked out with a group of 4 persons! Super! 4) Galapagos: Dorian was a big help finding the right cruise for me. Very patient, explained all details and providing me good advice. Also with the flight tickets! Unfortunately, the cruise was cancelled due to Corona and he informed me immediately. Because this was a unique situation, I will never forget it. All the people living in Ecuador are so nice and willing to help, but in this time I needed it more than ever. Information on shutting down tours and eventually the country was very mixed. The border was closing and I needed to get home safely. I did luckily, but I paid the Galapagos cruise which is a big part of my trip and coul never enjoy it. CarpeDM did everything they could to transfer the money back and it worked out well! Even though they didn't know if they would receive a refun fromd the cruise operators. Besides the refund they took great care of, I would directely go back to CarpeDM and book the Galapgos trip once I go back to Ecuador. They are so friendly, willing to think with you and professional, wouldn't spend time on any other operator! I've been travelling around for quite some years, so that says a lot! Thank you Paul, Dorian and all other staff! Stay safe & healthy!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Dear Leonie, Thank-you for your kind words. We are thrilled that you had a chance to experience 3 unique experiences with us. Delighted you enjoyed the quality of guides, locations are were able to fit in Quilotoa at the last minute. Our sincere apologies for not being able to deliver on Galapagos, despite Dorian finding you a cruise. We look forward to seeing you again in Ecuador. We are extremely grateful that we had the opportunity to serve you and we send you positive vibes from the Equator, so we see you soon. Stay safe & healthy as well, Warmest Regards, The CarpeDM Crew
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