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CarpeDM Adventures Ecuador

Step into a world of Adventure with CarpeDM, the award-winning tour operator and agency in Ecuador. Established in 2007, we've been recognized as a Travellers Choice winner for 2023, 2022, 2021, and 2020, and have received a Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame award from 2016 to 2019. As a preferred supplier for G Adventures day tour activities in Ecuador, we're your go-to for unforgettable experiences.

We are proud to be part of the "Slow Travel" movement, where we believe in being present and savoring time without the rush of ticking off bucket lists. In Ecuador, time moves at a slower pace, which is reflected in our approach to travel. Visit us at our offices in Quito, located at the Basilica Voto National, where the clocks in the bell towers have stood still for years - a reminder that Ecuador demands patience.

Slow Travel is all about connection: to local people, cultures, food, and music. It's a sustainable approach that creates the perfect travel experience, immersing you in the local culture, educating you, and leaving an emotional impact both in the present and future, while remaining sustainable for local communities and the environment. Our projects in the Amazon are the epitome of this style of travel. While not all of our trips are fully optimized for Slow Travel yet, most incorporate some aspects of "Flow Style". Together we create "Slow Flow".

Our "Flow Style" rankings for each trip are based on 3 core characteristics: Novelty, Complexity, and Unpredictability. There are 22 Flow Triggers, driving attention to the present moment. However, we just focus on the 3 for now, our goal is for you to feel alive and in the "Flow" state. The higher the ranking on the Flow Style, the more likely it is to push you out of your comfort zone. If you are here, you're ready to experience more novelty in your life. The more risk you take, the more likely you will enter the "Flow" state. We strive to provide a challenging yet safe environment, so you can surrender to the unknown.

As one of Quito's most recommended agencies, we're committed to making your time in Ecuador unforgettable. We've been featured in various travel guides such as Lonely Planet, Rough Guides, Petite Fute, & CNN iReport. Located in the heart of Historical Quito at the Basilica Voto National, we're the perfect starting point for your Ecuadorian adventure. So join us on an epic journey, where every step is a new adventure, every moment is a memory, and every day is a celebration of life.

Experience a part of the world that you have been wishing to discover: day tours, multi-sport, Amazon and Galapagos cruises, and multi-day programs. Enrich your life with one of kind experiences discover another side of yourself. Our volunteer programs are currently in the works but stay close as we got some great surprises in store. DoMore in Ecuador with CarpeDM!
  • star ratingAwesome experience! - 5/5! Our guide, Alejandro was awesome! He was professional, hands-on and very friendly! Cotopaxi was incredible and everything ran smoothly.

    March 3, 2023

    star ratingDorian at CarpeDM arranged an amazing Amazon trip for me, at the incredible Sani Lodge off the Napo River, and helped in myriad other ways to make my trip to... read more

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    February 11, 2023

    star ratingEverything was perfect today. Good conditions, really good and friendly tourguide (Stui) and perfect experience with the vulcane. The hiking part was perfect for to get used to the clima... read more

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    January 27, 2023
  • star ratingWhat a fantastic day. It was a tough climb but even I made it at the age of 70. There was a lot of snow but Stui gave us excellent... read more

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    January 2, 2023

    star ratingI really recommend the 1 day Cotopaxi Tour. Our Guide Alejandro did a amazing job. He speaks fluent English and gave us a lot of information in a funny way.... read more

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    January 11, 2023

    star ratingWe did a day tour to Mindo (from Quito).
    Stefy is a very lovely, kind and clever tour guide. She helps everyone with everything you need. We had a... read more

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    January 15, 2023
  • star ratingA great adventure - Our hike was amazing and our guide Alejandro was very knowledgeable, caring and helpful and made sure that everyone was safe and comfortable. It was a great experience.

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    December 25, 2022

    star ratingIncredible tour with an excellent itinerary. Comfortable van and Ride. Our guide Nathaly Durand was very knowledgeable and incredibly helpful. She went above and beyond.

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    January 21, 2023

    star ratingWonderful day in Mindo - Such a fun tour! I loved how knowledgeable the guides were and how they gave so many options if activities! We chose to go on a waterfall hike, do a... read more

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    December 21, 2022

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The journey always begins with calibrating that compass; let your emotions be your guide and let us be your map. The trusted and recommended source for those wishing to explore Ecuador. With more than 15 years of providing quality service and being guided by thousands, the only thing holding you back is your imagination.
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The Best Galapagos Cruises

So you have always dreamt of visiting Galapagos Islands, now is the time for you to start taking the first steps in planning the dream of a lifetime. While for most it means sifting through volumes of information, we like to take a reductionist approach, where “less is more” and “more is less.” This is where experience coupled with harnessing our relationships with our suppliers help to provide the most up-to-date, valuable insight in choosing the right cruise for you.
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The amazon Spotlight

CarpeDM Adventures is an investor in Caiman Ecolodge & Tucan Ecolodge and a strong supporter of locally owned projects, that contribute to “Slow Travel” and our overall sustainability goals.
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Our à la carte selection of camps in Cuyabeno guarantee a true appreciation of the Amazon Rainforest.

Yasuní National Park

Award-winning camps in the Yasuni Reserve for those who prefer more exclusivity and comfort.

Napo Region

Vibrant Cultural Experiences await and a wonderful initiation to life in the Rainforest.

Ecuador Tours

Small in size, big in heart. Traveling slowly through Ecuador is how you appreciate everything it has to offer. If Andean culture, music, landscapes, and unpredictable surprises are your cup of tea, then look no further; venturing into the unknown has never been easier. Choose your “Flow Style” and push the edges of the phenomenal world.
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