Galapagos & Amazon Advisors

Galapagos Islands, Amazon Rainforest, Cotopaxi daytours and more

With our 13 years of experience, we are Galapagos, Amazon, and daytour experts. Bringing you the best in Galapagos Cruises, Island hopping, Amazon Rainforest Adventures, and Ecuadorian Andes. The preferred partner for G Adventures daytours since 2015. Sharing similar values to G Adventures, where we believe that travel can change people lives. We can do this by providing authentic experiences and at the same time create opportunities for wealth distributions for everyone. Throughout the last 13 years, we have been able to put thousands of smiles on satisfied customers. Check out our testimonial section, read about us on TripAdvisor and Google Business. We aim to deliver a quality experience at a reasonable price. Not only do we sell tours, but we are also the operators. We run our own transportation company, partner with 2 lodges in the Amazon(Award winning Caiman Ecolodge & Tucan Ecolodge) and also support local community projects where all the proceeds go directly to the families.

Community Projects

Tsachilas de Santo Domingo and Damuintaro Huaorani Project. If you have a few extra days and would like to to experience and authentic journey back in time with one of the most vibrant communities of Ecuador than send us a message. Programs start at about $50 per day and include meals, activities and accommodation. If you are more adventurous and have more of a budget than we would recommend visiting the Huaoranis of Damuintaro. This is an experience of a lifetime. Just getting there is a trip in itself. Taking local buses from Quito through the Andes past Banos and arriving in a small town called Shell. From there a 30 minute flight in a 3 seater plane is waiting to take to the village of Damuintaro. Here you will find one of the last true warriors of the Huoarani tribe called Peke. This Elder provides a wonderful lens into the life of this often misunderstood tribe. With the challenges of COVID we are working towards providing a safe experience for everyone involved. So let the Galapagos Amazon Experts help guide you into an unforgettable experience. Explore our website and know we are just a click away to answer any questions.
  • star rating  My friend and I stayed at Secret Garden Hostel and wanted to check out Quito sights. We found about a city tour with Fernando and went to it without too... read more

    32filipm
    February 10, 2021

    star rating  I did the free walking tour with Fernando that meets at the Secret Garden Hotel. This was seriously the best free walking tour I’ve ever been on! Fernando took us... read more

    SarahAnn868
    June 2, 2021

    star rating  Great three hour walk around the old town of Quito! Our guide was very nice, took lots of pictures and answered all of our questions

    mariont1911
    January 6, 2021
  • star rating  Fabulous and patient guide! I was a slow hiker acclimating to the altitude. Dario had great information on the park, wildlife, birds and plants. He stopped along scenic areas for... read more

    Lisa M
    July 6, 2021

    star rating  Trying guineapig, kayaking and speaking with Stefy who was a great tour guide and full of information

    970jamieo
    January 20, 2021

    star rating  What an incredible tour and so close to Quito. My tour with Stefany could not be better. She catered to all my needs and was so knowledgeable about many things... read more

    Nancymexico
    March 9, 2021
  • star rating  Always wanted to go to the Amazon and had a great time in Cuyabeno at the Tucan Lodge. I was consistently amazed at Gilbert's ability to spot animals. Every member... read more

    Robel
    July 8, 2021

    star rating  Fernando told us very interesting facts about the city. We were allowed to try many typical foods and drinks. Fernando is very friendly, helpful and a great guide!! Thanks a... read more

    Regula
    August 21, 2021

    star rating  Could not recommend more highly! We were in Quito and did a day trip to Mindo. Our guide, Alex, was amazing. He was a wealth of information... read more

    RichardA4235
    May 16, 2021
  • star rating  The sight is very beautiful and we enjoyed the boating in Quilotoa. Our tour guide Stefy is very helpful and friendly. Walking down and up the mountain can be tiring.... read more

    annmjy
    January 16, 2021

    star rating  We did the free walking tour with Fernando and it was one of the moat special tours we ever had. It has a taste from everything - history, culture, cuisine.... read more

    Miki S
    August 28, 2021

    star rating  The guided tour throughout Quito with Fernando was AWESOME !!! Very lively, fun and interesting. We got to taste chocolate, local fruits and local alcoholic beverages 🙂 It was my... read more

    Elisabeth d
    August 28, 2021
  • star rating  Best tour ever. Fernando was fun, educational, caring, informative and entertaining. We went on a free walking tour with a large group and it was good. We signed up with... read more

    Tom M
    June 9, 2021

    star rating  I found the walking tour a lot of fun, a day very well spend in Quito! Fernando is also a very cool guide who brings nice energy to the group!

    Wybren B
    August 28, 2021

    star rating  The tour started early in the morning with us getting picked up from the hostel in a nice and comfortable truck. On the way to Cotopaxi, our guide Lincoln told... read more

    michaeleE305
    January 24, 2021
  • star rating  I did the free walking tour with Fernando that meets at the Secret Garden Hotel. This was seriously the best free walking tour I’ve ever been on! Fernando took us... read more

    Sarah Ann
    June 2, 2021

    star rating  This was the best thing ever!!! If you plan to go to the Amazon jungle simply choose @toucanlodge with Carpedm. The place is beautiful. Super clean lodge, amazing staff and... read more

    Meg
    July 22, 2021

    star rating  Hi, we did the free walking tour with secret Garden, it was great and Fernando made sure we spend a good time and laugh while teaching us many interesting... read more

    Gaspard c
    August 18, 2021
  • star rating  We had a very nice day on route to and at Quilotoa! We travelled with a fun group and Renan was a very knowledgeable, fun and helpful guide!

    Wybren B
    August 1, 2021

    star rating  Super nice time with the guide Stuart, all the day was perfect! 🙂 the market / the canyon and the best for the end Quilotoa!

    sarah p
    June 21, 2021

    star rating  My wife and I went on a private tour of Cotopaxi in March of 2021. Lincoln was our guide and we cannot recommend him enough. We were picked up from... read more

    M6466FRjohnw
    March 17, 2021
  • star rating  Best free tour I’ve ever lived, superb knowledge and enthusiasm. Fernando really knows his stuff, and his way around a drink. Not to mention, boy can that man speak Spanish!... read more

    NeddoPee
    April 13, 2021

    star rating  CarpeDM and our Tour Guide Dario took us from Quito to Cotopaxi for a hike up and bike down adventure. I don’t think I need to tell you that Cotopaxi... read more

    klmnopqrstuvwxyz
    May 19, 2021

    star rating  We started in front of the carpedm. The tour through quito was amazing and very interesting. I can recommend to do this tour when you arrive in quito to get... read more

    Dave
    August 26, 2021
  • star rating  Went to the free walking tour with Fernando. The tours was very informational, fun and well directed.

    Aron A
    August 19, 2021

    star rating  We had a walking tour with Fernando and it was brilliant, so informative and he showed us all around the city!! Would highly recommend ! Thanks again ! X

    georgie1223
    June 2, 2021

    star rating  John Pierre was a really great guide. The market was nice, but I’d recommend trying to spend more time at Cuicocha. We ran out of time to see Peguche waterfall,... read more

    Sarah Ann
    June 24, 2021
  • star rating  We booked a Galapagos boat tour but due to circumstances outside of our control, we were unable to take that trip. Carpe DM worked relentlessly on our behalf by negotiating... read more

    WorldTravlerrr
    January 29, 2021

    star rating  Excellent one-day trip from Quito. The national park is truly beautiful and Cotopaxi is truly impressive. We really enjoyed both the hike and going downhill with mountain bikes. Renan was... read more

    Mattia M
    August 20, 2021

    star rating  I had two fantastic experiences with CarpeDM, the Cuyabeno Amazon trip and the Cotopaxi hike. Paul and Angie were very helpful and both spoke perfect English while also allowing me... read more

    Austin N
    June 20, 2021

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