My boyfriend and I travelled to Ecuador back in September-October of this year. We were going back and forth trying to figure out if we wanted to stay in old town of Quito or new town. This was where we were going to start our trip so we needed a place to acclimatize to the high altitude. We chose old town over new town because we wanted someplace quiet upon arrival and if in case we had a hard time adjusting to the altitude. After a day or so of deciding to stay in Old town or New we finally chose to stay at The Secret Garden in Old Town. We chose the secret garden because we heard that there was a travel agency on site. And we thought that would be helpful for us to start our backpacking adventure(s). Best decision we made! My boyfriend and I were very pleased with everything that Carpe DM had to offer. From the first day with the (free, yes there was no charge) tour walk around Quito with Gaby, to Paul helping us trying to figure out our Galapagos trip last minute and our trips to Cotopaxi and Otavalo, to Dorian going out of his way to help us out to ensure we knew where we were going, and Fernando for being an awesome guide on our hike up to Cotopaxi. Everyone at CarpeDM are so passionate and genuine and go out of their to ensure you have the best time on your trip. Carpe DM's office turned into a hang out spot for us when we had some down time in our trip. And after every trip we went to, be it days or weeks later we still went back to the Secret Garden in Quito all because of Carpe DM. A BIG thank you to Paul and everyone at Carpe DM, our trip was more than we could have ever imagined! Miss you all!
Ann & Kyle from Toronto