Seize the Day: Carpe diem is a phrase from a Latin poem by Horace (Odes 1.11). It is popularly translated as “seize the day.” An interpretation of the phrase might be an existential cautionary term, much like “eat, drink, travel, and be merry, for tomorrow we die,” emphasizing making the most current opportunities because life is short. Time is fleeting.
Carpe diem has been modified to CarpeDM to reflect an evolution in meaning that not only encompasses the idea of “seizing the day” but also adding the element of “Doing More ” (hence DM) in terms of giving back to the local community in which we operate. Travel is a great way to provide unique life-changing experiences while leveling the playing field for wealth distribution.
VISION – CARPEDM ADVENTURES We are dedicated to enhancing the lives of the local community by creating authentic experiences for world travelers.
MISSION – CARPEDM ADVENTURES To create meaningful travel experiences while enriching the lives of the local community.  Through the – 3.3.3 model,  3% profits to the local community.  3% of employee time to volunteer projects.  3% towards environmental initiatives.

  1. C – Changing lives through authentic experiences & wealth distribution.
  2. A – Aiming high, being accountable, expecting the best of ourselves, the community, and our travelers.
  3. R – Re-directing, transforming, and transferring negative situations into the possibility
  4. P – Protecting & respecting destinations for future generations.
  5. E – Exploring, Inspiring, and teaching people why “Sustainability matters.”
  6. D – Doing the best possible for our community, clients, and our personal.
  7. M – More opportunities to grow and promote sustainability
Take the Travel Better pledge to join the movement and voice your commitment to responsible tourism: I pledge to “Travel Better” by making a conscious effort to:
  • LIGHTEN the footprint of my travels
  • CONSERVE the wild places I explore
  • SUPPORT the people and communities I visit
  • RESPECT the wildlife I see
  • CELEBRATE cultures authentically and respectfully
  • ADVOCATE for sustainable tourism

In 2006, Pablo Vivas returned back to his ancestral roots in Ecuador. A series of serendipitous events resulted in founding the Travel Company of CarpeDM Adventures. In 2007 the company was born and today it proudly serves thousands of delighted travelers who choose to Do More in Ecuador.

Consuelo Robalino started as in Intern with CarpeDM Adventures. Today she is an experienced Travel Advisor who has a wealth of knowledge and expertise to make your time in Ecuador one to remember. With a passion for traveling and meeting new people, she always challenges herself to hit her potential. Having reached the summit of Cotopaxi, she prides herself in always seeking new horizons. She looks forward to helping you make your dreams possible.

María Angélica Toapanta Cedeño came to us via the Instituto Superior Tecnológico de Turismo y Patrimonio Yavirac as a Intern. Angie is outgoing, enthusiastic & a great problem solver. She loves exploring the Amazon Rainforest and doing her best to understand the clients needs. If she’s not guiding one of our free walking tours of Quito, you most likely will find her in the CarpeDM Office with a smile, ready to give you the best advice on Ecuador.