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 things about the Ecuadorian culture and about Quito. I definitely recommend ! A piece of advice : beware of the guinea pig ! You'll have to do this tour to understand ? …
August 18, 2021
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 which would have been nice.
June 24, 2021
Top of the world experience! Lincoln our great and very experienced guide brought us to 4864m without any problem. Walking at that altitude requires patience & expertise. ... read more It is definitively an experience we will remember forever!! Driving downhill on the bike added a lot of fun!! CarpeDM was very profesional and very easy to deal with into organising the day. Extremely punctual which is very much appreciated. A MUST do !
January 29, 2023
Alejandro was very enthusiastic and explained a lot. We stopped at many landscape highlights on the way on the way to Quilotoa. Always sufficient time to have a nice experience.
November 11, 2022
The scenery, the climb, the mountain biking and the hot chocolate at base camp were all spectacular but the highlight was our amazing and knowledgeable guide Alejandro whose smile was... read more just what was needed to keep us going!!
February 18, 2023
Dario was extremely knowledgeable, kind and excited to show us Ecuador. He knew so much about about the biology of the cloud Forrest and the different biological zones on the... read more way. From bird and plant species to the Inca’s, Dario knew it all. The activities on the trip were all well and good but our great guide made the trip an excellent experience. Buy that man a 4Runner! …
August 24, 2021
Mountain biking down an active volcano in a thunderstorm! - Alejandro was a great guide, providing lots of information of volcanoes in Ecuador as well as the natural habitat and animals in Cotopaxi National Park. He gave us tips for... read more dealing with the altitude and allowed us to stop for provisions on the way. The hike was short but can be quite difficult at that elevation. Take it slowly and dress for the weather. We had 20 degrees Celsius and blue skies when we started and hail and thunderstorms as we finished the biking!
Cotopaxi had some recent volcanic activity so the park will decide on the day how safe it is and what elevation you are allowed to go to. We made it to the refuge just short of the glacier.
December 5, 2022
I was picked up exactly on time and our tour guide, Alejandro was wonderful. He told us interesting anecdotes during the whole trip. If it hadn’t been for his company... read more and encouraged on the trail, I never would have made it.
July 3, 2022
Cotopaxi is a must visited place if you even in Ecuador. We hiked up the mountain as a group of tourists, Alejando was an amazing guide, throughout the entire experience,... read more he explained to us the history and culture of Ecuador with engaging activities.
I definitely recommend him
June 16, 2022
A fun experience! We were driven to a couple hundred meters below base camp and then hiked up to the glacier at the top of Cotopaxi and then to the... read more base camp (takes longer than you’d think). Then we hiked back down to the car and then we’re dropped off a a few hundred meters lower elevation to bike down to the lake (I forget the name). The experience was great, the only knock I’d give it was that $50 seems overpriced for the experience. Of course, I’m not sure how much gas costs but I went on a tour in Baños that did way more driving than we did on this tour AND a bunch more activities along the way and that only cost $30.
September 27, 2022
Great day trip with a very knowledgeable and attentive guide STUI. Very well organised tour with clear itinerary provided. Very enjoyable trip to Cotopaxi and would recommend.
January 31, 2023
Alejandro was a great guide for Cotopaxi! Right from pickup he had lots of facts and jokes to deliver on the drive over to Cotopaxi. On the hike up he... read more was very caring, checking on everyone and we all made it to base camp! 10/10
December 19, 2022
I had booked 2 trips with CarpeDM, first one had been 7 days cruise around Northern Part of Galapagos and the second one was 5 day trip to Cuyabeno... read more Caiman Lodge. Booking the Cruise, Consuelo had taken on board on where I wanted to go and it took her few weeks to find the perfect cruise for me and I was missing out due to working away in the Amazon. Once the payment was made, she had made sure my flight was booked and advised me where to go for my PCR test also informed me last min change of the cruise. I had booked the Caiman Lodge for 5 days but left a day early due to the guild not being that great but the Lodge it self was great. Consuelo is a great travel agent, throughout my 3.5 months, I could always message her on advise on my travels throughout Ecuador even tho it had nothing to do with a booking and she would always go out her way to help you regardless of the time, on which I'm really grateful for. They also do free walking tours from Secret Gardens, which I've done 2, It's a good way to meet other travellers and you learn some history about the city. I've done both trips with Alejandro who is a great guild and can advise you on other parts of the country to visit to. If you have any Questions feel free to message me. Gram Pan2723
August 1, 2021
What a magical day - What 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 advice on how to stay safe. The weather was not kind to us but as we were about to descend the sun came out and Cotapaxi showed her self and on the way down she belched a large plume of smoke just to show us that she is alive and kicking.
Stui was a fantastic guide and answered all our questions about the day and so much more, giving us all so much good advise too. Thank you Stui x
January 2, 2023
Great day trip to see a lot of the Cotopaxi vulcano. The tourguide (Alejandro) is great and knows a lot about the vulcano and Ecuador in general. I learned a... read more lot during this amazing day!
October 23, 2022
A challenging but great hike with great guide! We really enjoyed the tour despite rain and snow at the top.
July 25, 2022
My family did the Cotopaxi Mountain tour with our tour company and it was an outstanding experience! The mountain was gorgeous and our guide Alejandro was exceptional. ... read more From start to finish we were taken care of! I especially liked the way everyone was allowed to climb at their own pace, being our group was at varying skill levels. If you wish to see this mountain I highly recommend this tour group and Alejandro!
December 22, 2022
Everything was great organized by carpedm and tour guide Alejandro.
When you are at the volcano you have a nice view from and the biking offer down is also a... read more great extra.
January 16, 2023
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 a great guide and friendly guy. Absolutely recommended when in Quito!
August 20, 2021
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 from history of Quito to what you will see at Mindo. Our day finished with a delicious lunch of traditional food. Mindo is about nature but also lots of activities you can do.
March 9, 2021
Getting at the base camp or refuge of the Cotopaxi volcano at almost 16000 feets wow and
Is for me at 62 years old... read more a very good accomplishment.
The tour guide Alejandro is so nice and very professional. He encouraged everyone all along the climbing. I would recommend this tour guide for this Cotopaxi trek honestly demanding but yet not so hard. And the diner all include was my best meal in Ecuador.
Thank you so much for that incredible experience.
January 2, 2023
Carpedm ensured that we had a wonderful day in Cotopaxi. A delightful combination of receiving information about the volcano, hiking and mountain biking. Our guide ensured everyone was comfortable hiking... read more up at their own pace whilst ensuring everyone's health and safety. Enjoying the impressive views during the hike, the spectacular landscape during the biking down and a wonderful lunch in the afternoon made the Cotopaxi hiking and biking volcano tour day with Carpedm a memorable day. Highly recommend! An extra shoutout to the kind and helpful people of Carpedm for not only organising multiple amazing trips for us, but for also helping us with our delayed luggage, we don't know what we would have done without them. Best travel agency in town! …
July 21, 2021
The Quito day tour was fabulous. It was my first day in Ecuador and I learned so much. Alejandro was very kind and full of knowledge. He went above and... read more beyond. I recommend this tour for everyone!
June 23, 2022
What a day with our guide Estuardo! From the moment we began our trip, he was telling about the city of Quito, so interesting! He gave us the chance at... read more a local market to taste lots of fruits, with our stomachs full we visited a local family where ginneapigs lived in the house. At Quilotoa lake we had plenty of time to take pictures and he waited for the people who were a bit slower at climbing back up! After a last stop at a canyon we ended our trip with very good feelings! …
August 1, 2021
Mindo 1-day tour is a great experience - Very well balanced trip with visit of hummingbirds view point, canopying, walk in the fog forrest, authentic lunch and visit of chocolate factory.
A trip with great experiences! Unbelievable... read more experience to have hummingbirds flying around us making noises like bees! For the canopying: take the 10 runs instead of the small tour only! It is worth the extra money! Walk in the cloud forest down the waterfall: we never had some many plants around us and a great guide Alex Paul who was truly knowledgeable about Flora, Fauna and history of the places we visited! Everything was fitting! CarpeDM has given us a great day!
December 19, 2022
Everything was great! We especially enjoyed the hike up to the base camp. We saw some Ecuadorian wildlife, and had some fairly good food! The trek was pretty easy with... read more plenty of rests and the views were incredible. The downhill bike ride although bumpy was very fun and the bikes provided were quite nice. Our guide Alejandro was also fantastic and made the drive very entertaining and engaging. He also checked in on us very often and made sure that we were comfortable and feeling well as the altitude was quite high. He was very knowledgeable on the volcanos history as well as the ecosystem. We would highly recommend him and this tour company for a safe and professional day trip to Cotopaxi
January 25, 2023
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 many expectations. It turned out to be one of our best experiences in Ecuador so far! Fernando knew all the historical and modern facts about the city and the tour was even better with interactive parts such as fruit tasting, local candy products, city markets and much more. You wont regret going on this tour!
Thanks once again Fernando!
February 10, 2021
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
August 18, 2021
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
June 24, 2021
Top of the world experience! Lincoln our great and very experienced guide brought us to 4864m without any problem. Walking at that altitude requires patience & expertise. ... read more
January 29, 2023