Welcome to the Galapagos Islands Experts, since 2007 we have sent hundreds of happy clients to discover these wonderful enchanted islands & fulfill their dreams.  Thinking of exploring the Amazon Rainforest?  We are partners with 2 Ecolodges in the Cuyabeno Reserve; Caiman Ecolodge & Tucan Ecolodge.  We also operate our own registered transport company TRANSCARPEDM that offer daytrips,  from Cotopaxi to Otavalo and everything in between.  Book direct today and feel the benefits of dealing with  on the ground specialists. We work hard so you can make the most of your time while visiting this magical paradise.  See why G Adventures recommended us to service their clientele for daytrips while in Ecuador.

  • 5 star ratingA sublime travel agency that keeps its word. Before I start talking about the tour, I will talk about the unexpected, my tour was shared with strange tourists, but these tourists canceled the tour at the last minute. The travel agency did not cancel the tour with me and I would even... read more


    5 star ratingEpic day- Cotopaxi active volcano. Paul helped us coordinate an amazing private tour within 24 hours notice and our guide Andreas was awesome. His knowledge of the area, nature and his craft made our day something we'll never forget. These guys get service and professionalism.
    I'll use them again...
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    John Assaraf

    5 star ratingIn Ecuador during Corona 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...
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    Leonie B
  • 5 star ratingCaiman Lodge Really good trip. Guide was excellent - very knowledgeable and was able to answer all questions (and he was entertaining also). Saw lots of wildlife - particularly enjoyed the night walk. It was beautiful falling asleep to the sounds of the rainforest each night.


    5 star ratingAmazon tour and Galapagos trip - unbelievable!! We visited this tour company in summer 2016. We were so impressed with the honest, helpful approach this company took, we wanted to visit the Galapagos and had heard you could get good last minute deals and as we were travelling at the time... read more


    5 star ratingRecommend CarpeDM We did the Quilotoa Crater tour with CarpeDM and we highly recommend it. A great guide, driver and our experience exceeded expectations. We stopped at a private cafe for coffee and also a private home enroute to the crater. Time allocated at the crater... read more

    Linda M
  • 5 star ratingTrip to the jungle Our trip to the jungle was a once in a life time experience. All the staff were incredible and made our experience very special. We especially enjoyed drifting along the river in the boat taking in the beautiful scenery and animals, the pink dolphins... read more

    Georgie P

    5 star ratingCarpe Diem tours Quito - Amazon and Galapagos Wonderful time with a helpful and transparent tour company. Informative and affordable. We had a great time on our Amazon tour and our Galapagos islands cruise.


    5 star rating4 day Amazon tour in Siona Lodge We had an amazing experience with CarpeDM Adventures in Amazon for four days. Our guide (Luis) was great, we saw a lot of animals (including a big anaconda, wooow), we had good food and a well-equiped lodge (Siona Lodge). You have to go by... read more


Enlightened Hospitality

What is enlighten hospitality?  Simply put, it’s something beyond the physical.  The intangible part in our service that is hard to quantify. It’s ingrained in the DNA of our culture and you won’t really know how to define it, translate it into language but you can feel it.
Our clients come from all over the world, it’s our hope they will sense our ‘Enlighten Hospitality’.  This process starts with valuing our front-line team, who in turn share their knowledge and expertise and do their best to ensure a quality experience. Expect a sense of family & deep interconnection with the Pacha Mama when choosing us. Travel for us is not just about moving you around but making you feel “moved”.

Value for Money

We don’t compete on price, we pride ourselves on providing best in class service. Thereby ensuring that your investment with us saves you time/effort and gives you the peace of mind you expect. We have a 12 year proven track record with over 1000’s of satisfied clientele.  We are the best kept secret, recommended by John Assaraf  from “The Secret”.  Our agency is in the Secret Garden Hostel 🙂 We don’t compete on price, we pride ourselves on providing best in class service. Thereby ensuring that your investment with us saves you time/effort and gives you the peace of mind you expect when organizing your travels.

4 Worlds of Mega-Divesity

It’s a land full of startling contrasts, in which snow-capped Andean peaks slope down into the Amazon rainforest, and chains of islands are a living example of the evolution of the species.


Fast Booking

DAYTOUR ONLINE BOOKINGS NO CREDIT CARD FEES. Select your daytour of choice and under the cost section you will see options for booking your tour online. *Conditions do apply with online bookings.

Support Team

A dedicated family that will do it’s best to cater to your needs. Caring for each other, caring for it’s clients and caring for the community.

3.3.3 – Our Why?

At the core stands the 3.3.3 program. 3% profits back to community, 3% employee time – earmarked for volunteering & 3% tax that goes towards environmental initiatives.

CarpeDM Playlist 2020

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Tuesday: 9am to 6pm
Wednesday: 9am to 6pm
Thursday: 9am to 6pm
Friday: 9am to 6pm
Saturday: 9am to 5pm
Sunday: 9am to 5pm

Antisana Volcano

Antisana Ecological Reserve Daytrip

Antisana Ecological reserve is located about 100km away from Quito hidden in the mystical Andes Mountains.  One of the best ways to explore the vastness of this reserve is by bicycle.

baños tour

Banos, Ecuador – Daytrip

Don’t have much time, but want to get a feel for Banos? Drive through the famous avenue of volcanoes through an ancient landscape to get to one of Ecuadors most prominent destinations. Baños de Agua santa, in the foot hills of Tungurahua Volcano surrounded by Tangerine groves and fantastic andean landscape, you will start off driving up to the Casa del arbol where you can have a go on the famous end of the world swing.

Guacamayo Lodge

Guacamayo Lodge sets itself apart from other lodges right away with its impressive bird-watching tower where you can climb into the canopy and be with the birds.

Explore Edges

Redefining travel by offering inspiring adventures. 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, we pride ourselves in living and breathing travel. Our enlightened hospitality is sure to keep you coming back for more.

Experience a part of the world that you been wishing to discover: daytours, 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.

Enjoy the beauty of Ecuador and leave the details to us. See our past clients’ recommendations.   Read more  Call us / Whatsapp: +593.98.534.1575 or +593.2.295.4713