Welcome to the CarpeDM Adventures, we are an Award winning Tour Operator & Agency in Ecuador, established in 2007. Travellers Choice 2022, 2021, 2020, Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fall 2016 - 2019. Preferred supplier for G Adventures Daytour activities in Ecuador.
We pride ourselves on being part of the "Slow Travel" movement. A mindset for some, a practice for us, as being present and enjoying the luxury of time without the rush of ticking off bucket lists is where we live. In Ecuador the clocks don't run, they walk, and in our case they actually stand still. Visit us at our offices in Quito located at the Basilica Voto National and the clocks in the bell towers haven't been working for years. Ecuador demand patience :)
Slow Travel is an approach that emphasizes connection: to local people, cultures, food, and music. Slow Travel and sustainability work hand in hand and provide the framework to create a model for ideal travel experiences. Immerse yourself with the experience that is meant to educate and have an emotional impact in the present moment and for the future, while remaining sustainable for local communities and the environment. Our projects in the Amazon are the most representative of this style of travel. So while not all our trips are not optimized for "Slow Travel" yet, most employ some aspects of "Flow".
Our "Flow Style" rankings for each of our trips, are based on 3 core characteristics of a Rich Environment; 1.Novelty 2.Complexity and 3.Unpredictability - there are approximately 22 Flow Triggers but we will use these as we feel they contribute to the Slow Travel Experience and are a great indictactor for driving attention to the present moment, which is the apex of being. We want you to feel alive, it's where Flow lives and if done right can be experienced via Slow Travel. But just know that the higher the ranking on the Flow Style could mean pushing you more to the edge outside of your comfort zone. We are sure, we have a Flow style for everyone, just by being here means you are ready to experience more novelty in your life. The more risk you take, the more likely you will enter the 'Flow' state. In the end, it just means that you get an opportunity to push through some of your personal limitations but you do it in a way that allows you to challenge yourself and grow. We do our best to provide a safe environment yet challenging at the same time so you can surrender yourself to the unknown.
As one of Quito's most recommended agencies, we strive to make your time in Ecuador one to remember. We have been featured in the Lonely Planet, Rough Guides, Petite Fute & CNN iReport. One of the only agencies who are located in the heart of Historical Quito at the Basilica Voto National. Our enlightened hospitality is sure to keep you coming back for more.
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!