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Oliver & Sophie-U.K

:”Thanks for sorting out our trip of a lifetime. From the moment we walked into your office, it was plain sailing all the way. Your honest approach and little touches really made a difference, we can’t thank you enough for your efforts. We wish CARPEDM all the sucess for the future. Thanks again Paul, your a top bloke! Your first ever customers.”

SachaIMG_1874Jimmy & Stephanie – Canada:

“Thanks for everything. We had a really good time. It’s really worth it.  It’s just great! We’ll recommend your services to everybody we know who goes to Quito!”

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Niels Van de Voort – Holland: “Thanks again for everything. My time in Ecuador (just two weeks) was much to short, but also thanks to you I saw more than most people do in two months! If it wasn’t for you I would probably never got a refund from the agency for the Amazon trip. Thanks a lot. I really hope your company will grow to be a great succes (if it isn’t already), and that you will keep making other travelers happy. For me, I was really surprised to like really see and do the things a tour operator promised, that sounds bad, but I don’t mean it that way, you know you told me about the bad guide and you were right. It didn’t make my journey any less spectacular!”

Photos 332Gunnar Garbe – Germany: “Thanks to Paul from CarpeDM I`ve got a really good last-minute-deal: five incredible days aboard the Floreana, cruising around the Galapagos-Islands, enjoying the views from the spacious deck, eating the best food I got so far in Equador, swimming with young sea lions e.t.c.The organisation was perfect, Paul was very attentive, brought us in his own car to the airport and did even thing about providing us waterproof disposable cameras.Unfortunately I forgot a few of my things on the boat, but Paul organized them sending it to Quito, so that I got them a few days later. Thanks again for the help!”
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Pritti & Deepak, Vedanta Patel – U.K:We had an absolutely fantastic time on the Eden yacht, the guide, the crew, the boat, the itinery, the whole experience was really great.  We ended up extending the cruise for 3 more nights, it was so good.  Likewise the service we recieved from yourself was honest and efficient, we can´t praise you highly enough for recommending this cruise to us!”

Photos 329 Sean & Dawn Lynch- USA: “We had a great experience with CarpeDM Adventures! Paul helped us to book a trip to the Galapagos, which was a dream come true. Paul helped us every step of the way, from choosing the boat and guide, to the airfare. He even took us to the airport! We had a fantastic time and I can’t say enough good things about the treatment at CarpeDM…no high pressure, no gimmicks, just great assistance from a great company.Thanks again!

Photos 298Maureen Shea – USA: ” Paul – just a note to thank you for the arrangements in Ecuador. Both days were terrific. Felix was a wonderful guide and Ivan a terrific driver, and the day at Bella Vista was fabulous.”

Photos 297Lorraine SteeleNew Zealand “Ecuador has been challenging for me to travel in alone, and your kind and knowledgable assistance has really made my stay here. I really enjoyed our visit to Mitad del Mundo and Rustys, loved the Amazon trip you booked for me, and don´t know where I´d be without the extra help you provided, such as organising the doctor, selling me the Guidebook, and the general advice. I´ll definitely be recommending you to everyone I know who´s going to Quito!

Photos 296Emma Fencott U.K “I wanted to say a huge thanks for sorting out this trip to the Galapagos for me – I have had an amazing time!!!!! The boat was brilliant – much better than I was expecting!! The guide was brilliant, the crew were really helpful, the other passengers were great and the food was gorgeous!!! As for the scenery and the wildlife – WOW!!!!!! It is unbelievable!!!!! In fact it’s so good that I want to stay for even longer!!!!

Photos 295Michael Morgan Canada “Paul is a fantastic resource for travellers in Ecuador! Very helpful and friendly with lots of reliable advice. I booked my Galapagos tour with Paul and he paid attention to all the details. I recommend Paul to all my friends travelling in the area.

Photos 293Paul Rutten & Agnes Capitan Holland “Just wanted to let you know that we had a great time in Galapagos. Really an amazing experience thanks to you…The crew was friendly, the itinery perfect (we were lucky seeing most of the animals we hoped for) and the boat comfortable. Good food, good service..”

Photos 290Jason and Kate Bevan Oxford, England “A massive thank-you for helping us sort out our galapagos couldn’t have been more helpful. the trip was perfect..from the class of the really was a trip of lifetime….thanks again for all your help in getting the right deal for us…good luck for the future and we will be recommending you to all our fellow travellers who are coming to quito…”

Photos 288Dubi Levinbaum & Moran Peleg Israel “This was definitly the nicest ¨travel agency¨ experience we have had in all our months of traveling. Stay exactly the way you are, with your friendlly and mellow attitude you are bound to become the most succesful agent in Quito – pretty soon…”

Photos 273Photos 272Anne, Camilla and Siri Norway “Just returning for the Galapagos islands we would like to thank you for booking our 5 day trip on the sailboat Merak. For young and independent travelleres we highly recommend booking a trip with a small boat as this allows you to see more in a shorter time – you do not have to wait in line for going on shore, snorkeling etc.The Merak had only 8 passengers which was a perfect for us! The crew was very welcoming, funny and took very good care of us. The snorkeling equipment on board for free and in very good shape.The Merak, being a small sailboat, of course had limited space but we did not experience any unconvenience. The cabins fitted 2 people each and it was also possible to sleep on deck if someone wanted that. Despite having a small kitchen the food served was excellent.Last, we would like to thank you for using so much time to check out availibilities with so many different boats helping us find the perfect match and making our Galapagos trip unforgetable…”

Photos 271 Melanie Shea Australia “Just wanted to send you a huge thanks for setting up my cruise on the Darwin 8-12 may. it was just the best – a real highlight. Sergio the guide was great, the crew professional, helpful and super friendly. Company was also wonderful – can´t speak highly enough of my experience! I really appreciate your leg work for me.

Photos 245Darren & Chris UK “Just wanted to drop you an email to thank you for the awesome experience that was summiting Cotopaxi on the 13th May!
The three day trip, including the initial acclimatisation climb of Pasachoa, was a truly memorable experience and easily one of the best things I have done in my last 7 months in South America.

Photos 244 Filip & Karina Denmark “CarpeDM arranged an eight day cruise to the galapagos, and then an eight day jungletrek in the amazon basin. They were extremly helpful, friendly and thorough, we had a fantastic time.”

Photos 243 Lynn Chen Canada “CarpeDM has been very very helpful arranging my 8 day Galapagos, Otavalo, & Cotopaxi trips. I wish I had more time exploring Ecuador. For sure I’d recommend all my friends contacting CarpeDM before heading to Ecuador. Cheers, Lynn.

Photos 241 Anouska Nelson Australia ” After booking an Amazonian 4 day tour and loving every minute of it I did not hesistate to book my Galapagos adventure with Carpedm also.  This is because I found the staff (Paul and Miriam) to be friendly, HONEST, trustworthy, thorough, professional and intuitive to my individual tour needs.  Also, always willing to go the extra mile and offer the best value for money deals.  On both tours the guides were extremely knowledgable and itineraries and meals were also excellent.  The Amazon tour was a perfect combination of relaxing in a tranquil and safe environment, aswell as getting out into the wild and really experiencing the adventure of the jungle.  The Galapagos tour was uplifting and awe inspiring, far exceeding my expectations.  Getting so close to so many incredible animals and snorkelling with penguins and sealions was a definite highlight in my travels.  So thank-you for all your hard work to make this holiday an incredible one for me.  I would not hesitate to recommend your company to others in the future.

Photos 240 Paul Renn & Amy Emerson USA ” Thanks for hooking us up. The trip went very well. I would definitely recommend cachalote to anyone into wildlife, especially bird watchers. We had several people on our boat who had an extraordinary level of knowledge in birds and nature and specifically chose this boat for the the very experienced guide Juan (a local w/ 18 years experience). The food was excellent, and the crew was the most professional group we have come across in over a year of traveling.You were 2 for 2 for us. Both the jungle excursion and Galapagos trip were some of the best excursions we did. Thank you very much. We’ll be more than happy to recommend you to every fellow traveler that goes through Ecuador.
If you ever make it out to California email us. had a fantastic time in the jungle ”

Photos 237 Van & Aaron USA ” Thank you to you and Paul for
organizing our trip. Everything was great. I would highly recommend the trip to others. The
main reason for us to choose Dracaena is because it is isolated. It claimed that we would not see anyone else other than the people staying at the lodge. That is true, it is secluded and we saw no river traffic. It was lovely to be so far away. The down side of course is the long travel to get there. Please confirm with them but I estimate it takes 7 hours from Lago Agrio to get to the beautiful camp.

Photos 236 Peiter Bochoert Belgium ” I want to express my sincere thanks for the really beautiful journey I made with Carpedm Adventures

Photos 235 Glen & Tamara – Australia ” We wanted to say a huge thanks for your help organising our Galapagos trip.
Everything about the trip was perfect – the boat, the islands, the wildlife.
The crew onboard Angelito were brilliant, extremely professional and made every effort to make sure we had a good time. And our guide Diago had a wealth of knowledge that he was eager to share with us.
Thanks again for your help – the Galapagos is one of our all time travel highlights.” 

Photos 233 Gavin & Sarah – UK “The trip was fantastic, the boat amazing and the only thing we regretted was not doing a longer boat trip.  Thanks again for helping us arrange the trip so easily from Quito. Cheers and thanks again for helping out with what ended up to be the highlight of our trip!!!” 

Photos 232 Liam & Kate (and all the guys) – UK “Just wanted to say a  big thank you for all your wonderful help in
organising our tour , we had a great trip thanks to you and will be writing some reviews on the internet and telling all our friends where to stay!!”

Photos 231 Jack and Fiona – Ireland “Thanks for everything, the galapagos has been great, the boat was brillant, service and staff amazing, outlived all our expectations. thanks for the contact in Peru”

Photos 230 Kelsey and Curtis “Curtis and I have returned from the Amazon and had an amazing time. The guide was great, we saw lots of animals and were able to really relax. Thank you so much for recomending this alternative, we really enjoyed it.” 

Photos 099 Mathew Bow – Australia “Just got back from my trip to the Galapagos, and it was absolutely fantastic. Thank you for all your help with regards to the tour. I had a great time.”

Photos 098 Lucy & Steve Hine “Cuyabeno was AWESOME!! Thanks for organising that for us!! Very excellent times, saw so much stuf. We have recommended the trip to others, hopefully you’ll hear from them!.” 

Photos 096 Tom & Susan Polakiewicz – USA “We had a great time in the jungle.  La Selva turned out to be just the right level for us–very comfortable, but not so developed that you felt like you were staying in a Holiday Inn.  Our guide, Luis, was extremely knowledgeable and very personable.  He said he could identify 800 birds by their call, and 1,600 on sight, and I’m sure he could.  He spotted things in the forest that I had a hard time finding with my binoculars.  We really appreciate your recommendation of La Selva.  We could have spent more on a jungle trip, I suppose, but couldn’t have had a better time.”

Photos 095 Gian Walhain – Holland “I promised you to give a reaction on my Galapagos trip: it was perfect. Our guide picked us up at the airport and brought us to the boat, which was so much more luxurious than expected. The food was excellent, the beds were nice and the company on the boat was great as well. Every day -which were without exception sunny and warm- we visited a new island, where our guide gave us some information about the wildlife and was willing to answer all the questions we had. The snorkeling was awesome, one big show of massive animals! Thanks for everything, had a great time. Good luck with CarpeDm” 

Photos 094 Donna Maree Nicol – New Zealand “Just wanted to thank you for your help and kindness when I was buying a cruise in the magical islands. I had a fantastic time aboard the Daphne.”

Photos 093 Fraser & Emily – New Zealand “We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to the Galapagos Islands and were extremely grateful for your organisation of the tour and your patience with our situation.  Finding a ¨last minute deal¨ that suited our budget and time frame was fantastic. The extra things you did above and beyond what is expected of the standard tour organiser were greatly appreciated. These included meeting us at the airline operator´s office, driving us to the airport in the early hours of the morning, giving us sea sickness tablets (luckily we didn´t need them), storing our luggage for us and offering flexible options with the payment. As for the tour itself, it was exactly what we were looking for, the boat, the rest of the tourists and the crew were awesome. The food was amazing!” 

Photos 092 Vidya Iyer – USA “Thanks for sending us on the galapagos voyager cruise; it was really great!  The boat was definitely nice, the first class service was good (very accomodating to my vegetarian-ness 🙂  The guide was very friendly and knowledgeable with many silly canned jokes.
The snorkeling was fantastic, and the land tours were fine (we´re not that into birds so we didn´t get as much out of them as the other folks).  The guide let us hang out with them on our last day for longer than we were supposed to since we weren´t flying out till the next day so we go to go snorkeling once more which was nice.
all in all, it was really nice, thanks!!” 

Photos 091 Niek & Dorien – Holland “You have defintely been the best travel agent ever, and we will surely recommend you to all our friends.” 

Photos 090 Peter Berry – UK “Just wanted to say thanks for your efforts in sorting out trips etc for me while I was in Ecuador.  The Yolita II is a really good boat and the trip was really good, really enjoyed it.  Good guide too.”

Photos 089 Michael Looney – Ireland “I am very much enjoying the Galapagos adventure! Our guide is excellent”

Photos 055 Jean, David & James Birnie – Australia “Just wanted to let you know how delighted we were with the 8 day Nemo 1 Galapagos Tour, you booked us on. The facilities were fabulous and the crew endlessly helpful.  The flora and fauna we saw were simply beyond belief, it was all so gorgeous.  To top it off, our weather was great, as well.  I am not sure how much control you had over the weather, but well done. Thank you so much once again for a very memorable experience.” 

Photos 031 Thia Konig – USA “The trip was amazing! i swam with penguins, sea lions, turtles, rays, and even saw iguanas eating underwater!!!!! watched courtship of frigate birds and was privilaged enough to watch, live turtle porn! a pod of 60 dolphins played with the boat while under sail, great boat, great crew and great people, the trip of a lifetime!!!” 

Photos 028 Thomas & Relinde – Denmark “We still wanted to tell you we had a marvelous time on Galapagos. Lovely boat the Nemo II, friendly staff and we were blessed with a group of fellow passengers of our age (better than the 65+ mixed with youngers on other cruise boats).
Again, thanks for the great service and support during our stay in Quito! ”

Photos 027Photos 026 Nikki Stonebank – USA “I couldn’t recommend the Samba enough (I was on a cruise on the Samba from 19th to 26th August). The ethos on board was very environmentally-friendly and awareness of the impact of the cruise on the Galapagos seemed very good. I was impressed by the effort the owner had gone to to reduce the boat’s impact. The cabins were comfortable and clean and the rooms were always nicely turned out when we came back from an island visit in the morning.The food was excellent and there was so much of it! I don’t know how the cook managed it but every meal was really good. The crew were really friendly and helpful and went out of their way to make you have a great trip.
The itinerary was really good, obviously I don’t have anything to compare it with but I felt that I got to see a good variety of islands with different attractions and got a really good insight into the Galapagos archipelago generally.
Finally, the guide was incredible, his knowledge seemed limitless and he was very friendly and approachable. He works with environmental projects on Santa Cruz and the mainland and was extremely passionate about conservation (and birds, which somehow managed to rub off to some extent!) which was great.
I’d encourage people to go on the Samba every time if they can!!! ”

Photos 025 Kieran McDermott & Emma Jack “Thanks for the excellent work in making my visit to Ecuador great.
The trip to Cuyobeno was fantastic, lots to do with a fantastic and knowledgeable guide (Nathan).  The wildlife that was there was phenomenal.
The following trip on the Angelito around the Galapagos was simply breathtaking.  Great value for money and a winning trip.
Thanks for the help ”

Photos 023 Chris & Emmy – UK “………just back from the islands…….they were amazing so thanks for all your help. the boat cruise was good. we took loads of photos……we have a blog for our travels on & photos from our trip on,
we are way behind on the blog (el salvador i think)but you will definetly get a mention when we get to equador section….photos are bit more up to date(panama i think)….and galapagos ones will appear soon…feel free to look when they do…maybe a few weeks time. thanks again for all your help and transport to airport…we would happily recommend you to anyone we come across planning to visit quito & galapagos.”

Photos 022 Gareth Jones & Teresa Kennedy – UK “The Nemo 2 was great, and I´d recommend it to anyone. The program also was really good and the guide we (peter) had was very very good. Thanks for sorting us out with that trip.

Photos 021 Mellanie and Bas – Holland “We had a great time on the NEMO 2. What a fantastic week…!

Photos 007 Ryan and Kate “ The Angelito was great.  The crew were nice and always there when required and the boat was great, with lots of space for 16 people.
Overall I would definately recommend the boat.  If someone didn´t enjoy themselves on the cruise they would only have themselves to blame.
Thanks again for organising it all for us.  You were more than helpful and we have already been recommending you to others.”

Photos 006 David and Maria – UK “Just wanted to drop a line to say that we had a fantastic time on the cruise. Beautiful animals, great boat, perfect weather and the deal you got us made it even better value for money!
Maria’s got a job so we are about to move out of the parents and into a place in Brighton by the seaside where we want to set up our own sustainable lodge in a couple of years.
I hope the business is going well and we have passed on your details to others – easy to recommend your company. Say hi to my friend Ivan for me too – a very nice fella.”

Photos 017Photos 003 Robbie Begg – Austraila “The Samba was fantastic, thankyou so much for finding it for me and sorting it all out. It was a bit weird to have a week were everything is done for you, but i soaked it up because it ll be a while before i have that much luxury again!
The boat has real character compared to the other ‘boxes on water’ that i saw and the staff, captain and guide were top class. The guide is Franklin who freelances and worked on the samba for a while before taking a break. He s back now and has a great knowledge of the area and doesnt rush anybody. So it was a realxing way to explore the islands with a guide but who were step back and let you enjoy.
I really enjoyed my time and was sad to leave, but its best to leave when happy – no! So thankyou again and i m glad to hear matt and linda and family are booking through you for the samba. I hope all continues to go well and i will spread the word about you on my way southust wanted to drop a line to say that we had a fantastic time on the cruise. Beautiful animals, great boat, perfect weather and the deal you got us made it even better value for money!”

Photos 002 Mel Andrews – Austraila ” Galapagos – Angelito – Fantastic crew and guide.  The organisation of the trip was exceptional.  Everything was catered for, so I don´t have any negative feedback for these guys.  They were terrific.  I would highly recommend this boat and its crew to anyone.
Thanks again so much for all you help.  Most appreciated!” 

  Photos 001 Claire Gerrard ” Angelito, I was very impressed. Maja the guide is originally swiss but has been working in the Galapagos for 20yrs so is incredibly knowledgable she told us so much about the history of the islands, and the eco system there & how it all fits together, she even knew the names of all the plants, finches etc! Also very cheerful & enthusistic & the crew were very helpful. I don´t think there was a question our group asked that she didn´t know the answer to. Her english is fluent but she did say that she usually only takes german speaking groups where possible. She job shares with her best friend who I asssume will be of a similar level. In fact it is her husband who is from the Galapagos who owns the boat which I thought was quite cool. Food was really good, including inventive afternoon snacks!
So in conclusion there is nothing negative that I could possibly say!
Thanks for everything”
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Suuske Popma & Cherry Elings – Holland “Ohh I really miss Ecuador, Cher and I really had such a fantastic time there, so sad these things come to an end so soon.. I really enjoyed the jungle trip:)
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Miguel & Joanne – UK “The Amazon trip was awesome
  March30 123 Erika Smith – USA “As you would say “seriously, man”  thank you for everything you did for us while we were in Quito.  I’m not sure what we would have done without you…I’m not sure both of us would still be alive! You really went out of your way to make sure we both felt safe and had a wonderful time in Ecuador.”

  March30 119 Nicola Partridge – UK “It´s Nicola here! I´m currently in Puerto Ayora, finished the cruise yesterday that I booked through you guys in Quito, on the Queen of Galapagos catamaran. It was such a lovely cruise, thanks so much for organising it!”

    March30 001 Jessica Porter – USA “Thanks so much for helping to organize my tour to the Cuyabeno reserve.
The Samona lodge was fantastic and the guides were amazing. We saw 8 monkey species, several sloths (including one with a baby, which is apparently extremely rare), tons of insects, dolphins, piranas, tons of birds, etc., etc. I would highly recommend it to anyone!”

jeepnewfeb 002   Emma Clark – UK ” Thanks for all your help! I had a great time thank you, the boat was very standard, as i expected, but it had everything we needed and a great guide. We saw so much and the snorkelling was amazing – sharks, rays, sea lions and turtles ! So all in all I had a great time, thank you very much!!”

jeepnewfeb 001 Marly Zevenhek – Holland ” I can really reccomend Paul, from carpedm travel agency, because at the last moment, I decided that I wanted to go to the galapagos, that was on a wednesday, on thursday Paul aranged everything, flight and the boat on the galapagos, and that all on thursday morning. And friday morning I was already on the galapagos, so quickly…Paul is the best….and the Galapagos, in 1 word…….fantastico! Such beautiful islands, every island different, such a beautyful and a lot of animals and the people, also so friendly!
and the cruise, in one word great……everybody was nice and so helpfull, I stayed on the boat for 5 days, but i can reccomand 8, 5 days is just to short, because everyting on galapagos is like a paradise. It cost a bit, but everyting is word the money! Thanks for everything”

IMG_3232IMG_2512 Reece Smith – UK “Just wanted to send you a quick mail thanking you for organising my Galapagos trip. I had an awesome time and enjoyed every minute of the trip as did the rest of the people on our boat. The guide and crew were really good and the cheif was amazing!!! How he managed to cook up so many dishes from his small kitchen I will never know! Anyway…..thanks again for all your help! ” 

  IMG_2491 Cameron & Chelsea – Canada ” The tour was really great. We had a great group and a really enthusiastic
guide and saw all kinds of interesting animals

IMG_2490 Genine Terry – UK ” Thanks for booking the trip for me it was amazing. I appreciated all the honest info you gave me on the boats and I appeared to be the most informed about what I was getting from the boat of all the people who booked it last minute. Thanks!”

IMG_1908 Marlies – Netherlands ” The jungle was muy bien!! We enjoyed really a lot. The guide, we call him Rambo, but his real name was something like Neizer, was great. He found all the animals we were looking for. Kaiman, monkeys, birds, pirana and after that we went for a swim in the river… how stange is that…  The nightwalks were great with big spiders!! Nothing negative to tell, everything was great!”

IMG_1907 Karen Winkworth – Australia ” Just a quick note to let you know we had an amazing time in the Galapagos. We really appreciate the effort you put in to finding us a tour that meet all our requirements and was within our budget. The tour was faultless. Your personal service makes all the difference – it added to our experience of both the Cotopaxi climb and Galapagos – and of Quito on the whole – and is much appreciated. We´ll be sure to pass your details on to other travellers and to our friends who are headed this way. Thanks again” – David & Karen

IMG_1906 Salim & Claire – Belgium “ We came to Ecuador looking for some travel advice and in Carpe DM we found friends. They were always willing to make an extra effort and there was never a request too small. Thank you for all the help and the great adventures

IMG_1905Anna – Poland and Lia – Indonezia – For the “Polish Fans:)” “Carpedm nie byla pierwsza agencja, ktora odwiedzilysmy, zebyzorganizowac wyjazd na wyspy Galapagos, ale okazala sie najlepsza.Jesli masz wyrafinowany gust, ale ograniczony budzet to miejsce jest najwlasciwsze, zeby sprostac twoim potrzebom. Paul sluchal nas uwaznie i dawal obiektywne rady, nie wspominajac o znaczacej znizce. 5 dni spedzilysmy na wyspach Galapagos na lodzi Amigo. Obsluga byla przemila, posilki pyszne, a rozmiar lodzi gwarantowal przyjazna atmosfere, co sprawilo ,ze mialysmy swietne warunki do podziwania tutejszych cudow natury.Polubilysmy ta agencje tak bardzo,ze jedna z nas wrocila tutaj,zeby zorganizowac wspinaczke na wulkan Cotopaxi. Paul i tym razem nie zawiodl. Zalatwil bardzo profesjonalnych przewodnikow, ktorzy probowali znalezc najlepsze rozwiazanie w bardzo trudnych warunkach pogodowych. Wszystkim  goraco polecamy podroze z Carpedm.”

“Carpedm was not the first agency we went to for our Galapagos tour, but it certainly the one who gave us the best service. So if you have tastes for champagne and a budget for water there is no better place to balance your needs. Paul listened to us and gave impartial advice, not to mention a good deal and had a good itinerary. 5 day tour on Galapagos was on the boat Amigo.The crew was very nice, the meals just great and and the size of boat guaranteed the cosy atmosphere. We really had great time enjoying unique nature. We liked this agency so much that one of us decided to climb Cotopaxi with Carpedm as well. Again Paul didn’t dissapoint. The guides were professional and tried to find the best options in very bed weather conditions. We definitely recommend Carpedm for your travels!”

Claire Mariposa – Australia Carpedm Paul – you are awesome, the only thing that was awesome in the short time I had in Ecuador were the trips you provided. The jungle was wonderful and the Galapagos was just wow. You are friendly, thoughful, kind, and trustworthly, good luck to the future of your business, if anyone needs to ask about the trips I took, give them my email: and keep showing that Colgate smile of yours, you are soooo sweet!

IMG_1871Brian and Nina“Definately our highlight of Ecuador was a 5 day trip into the Amazon basin organised through Paul at Carpedm.  The 5 days included a fantastic canoe ride along the Cuyabeno River, pirhanna fishing, hiking in the jungle, a visit to a village and a spectacular range of wildlife sitings including river dolphins, anaconda, a sloth and a variety of monkeys and birds.  Our guide was very knowledgeable with a great sense of humour and comfortable accomodation. All in all an experience one will never forget Cheers and hope to see you again sometime.”

IMG_1870Joanne Sykes – Excellent Adventure!Writer – V!VA Travel GuidesWe had a great time yesterday, a top trip to Cotopaxi, and the weather was amazing!

Daniel and Fredie – Holland Jungle was nice! The only thing is that we haven’t seen any big anaconda’s, we only saw a small one. But it was still a nice trip!
Thanks again for everything you did for us!

IMG_1868Tom and Vera – UKWe both had an absolutely amazing time on our cruise, it was as we expected, the boat was fine and the crew were lovely and really friendly towards us. The itenerary was good, each day included something different to the previous days. The guide was really really knowledgeable and was able to answer any questions we had. The food was fabulous and plentiful.For us the whole trip was a highlight and couldn´t ask for anything more, apart from maybe making the sea calmer to avoid sea sickness :)!Thanks for organising a great trip!


fotosjeep_feb 497Armen – AmazonThanks Miriam. First, I thought you were very professional, had answers to the questions I had, as well as a cheerful personality.  Second, the jungle trip was probably my favorite part of my visit to Ecuador.  I don´t think there is much that could have been improved.  I´ve been recommending it to all the people I talk to. Thanks!

fotosjeep_feb 494Andrew x 2 – Canada – AmazonWe felt that not only did we get great value for our money but we also got to experience the Amazon the way it should be.  Out there in the middle of the jungle with almost no connection to the outside world (except our cell phones and iPods) was the way we wanted and it was the way we got it. The activities were great. The guide was outstanding. Definitely the highlight of our short stay in South America.
Let Paul know that the Canadian Men’s hockey team is playing tonight in the semi’s and we’ll win the Gold on Sunday. GO CANADA GO!
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Andreas Fredrikson – SwedenThank u for rigging everything! Its been wicked!

fotosjeep_feb 476Kim Freeman – Amazon Thank I had a fabulous time on the jungle tour!!!The accomodations were much better than basic and I was perfectly comfortable. The hammocks were superb!!
The activities were also very good and kept us busy, active and amazed at the animals and beautiful scenery. The trip to see the shaman was a highlight.The guiding was excellent – Jaio (spelling?) was extremely knowledgeable and skilled at spotting animals as was our boat driver.Thank you for the great trip!!!
 fotosjeep_feb 475Louise and Aaron – UKThe cruise surpassed both our expectations.  The boat was great.  It was a great size and the double rooms with ensuite were excellent.  The itinerary was great too.  They managed to make the most of each day while still having enough time to chill out.
 fotosjeep_feb 474Bjorn Astmarsson – Sweden – CotopaxiThe tour was great and met all of my expectations. The whole trip was well planned and the guides did a great job in getting all of us to the summit. The food was tasty and gave us a lot of energy for the hike. 
 fotosjeep_feb 473Sam and Mel – U.K. AmazonWe had a great time at Samona Lodge, we were very happy with the price and everything that was offered.  Our guide was Miguel who was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable and was able to answer all our questions, even the incredibly obscure ones that some members of the group asked. We were very thankful to Paul for personally getting us to the bus terminal.
   fotosjeep_feb 471Esther and Jerry Iron Canada – GalapagosThe Nemo was great and I certainly would not hesitate to recommend it, They couldn’t have been nicer or more accommodating to special needs. They bent over backwards. Alex the chef was great. He tried very hard to satisfy a wide variety of tastes, allergies etcThe guide -Jimmy was excellent.
  fotosjeep_feb 470Helen -U.K. – GalapagosI had a fantastic time in the Galapagos- the Galaxy was wonderful in every respect. Next time I would definitely try to do the 7 day cruise! I would definitely recommend this tour if there is only a short time, you see lots of wildlife and several islands, but it would be very good to do a longer tour if possible. The boat is fabulous!  
  fotosjeep_feb 466Jeanette & Peter – US – Galapagos – Our galapagos cruise was way better than we had expected. The food, the crew and of course the scenery was excellent especially for what we paid. Food was excellent and so much of it!! 3 full meals and 2 snacks each day.  Overall, I would not have changed a thing. The flamingo is a bit old but has a lot of character and makes for good personable experience.
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Christopher Hinson USA – Amazon I had an amazing time!!!!! Thank you so much!!
  fotosjeep_feb 460Lene and Lotte Denmark – CotopaxiWe just wanted to say thanks for all you did for us, with arranging the Cotopaxi-tour. We didn´t make it to the summit. Lene got altitudesickness when we hit the 5000 m. (there are just something with the altitude and danish people that doesn´t go that well together), but it was still an amazing experience and we wouldn´t have been without it. Please pass on our thanks to our guide Marco & the climb shop.
  fotosjeep_feb 458Phoebe Hammond – Canada – CotopaxiI cannot thank you guys enough for such an amazing trek. We all LOVED it. The guides were fantastic, especially mine; (Jose). Honestly, he made us feel so comfortable and so we never stressed about the conditions of the climb! Grueling, but truly worth it. Other climbers seemed to have less successful experiences, with stories of guides leaving them stranded up the mountain, but ours were great. All very organised and a great time.
  fotosjeep_feb 456Lindsay Marks – Amazon- The Jungle Tour in the Cuaybeno Reserve was amazing! The staff was very knowledgable and helpful, and the Samona Lodge was very peaceful and pleasant. We saw lots of wildlife, and my guide Nazer was wonderful at finding animals through his telescope. The tour went well above and beyond my expectations, and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in seeing the jungle!
  fotosjeep_feb 455Shauna, Naomi, John and David – AmazonThe tour was fantastic, everything we could have wanted.
The guides, food and especially the lodge were excellent.
Great value for money all round and an excellent experience!
    fotosjeep_feb 454Kyoo Choo – US – GalapagosThey went above and the beyond the call of duty to get me on my vessel.  Weather had prevented me to get a flight out of Cusco, Peru in time to arrive in Quito in time to rendez-vous with a representative who was waiting for me at the airport already.   I explained the situation and told him is there anyway I could instead have my flight changed so that I could go from Guayaquil to the Galapagos so he tried to engineer the impossible.  Thank You CarpeDM adventures, I loved the islands, it is like watching Discovery Channel, only live.  Once again, thanks alot CarpeDM, I will definitely recommend your agency, but I pray none of your future customers are as demanding as I was.
  fotosjeep_feb 453Rachel, Ed and the girls – Canada – GalapagosWe have had a week filled with adventure and wonderful discoveries!Thank you so much for all the adventure arranging that you have done for us we have had a memorable amazing trip!
fotosjeep_feb 073Neil & Gem – Galapagos
The crew and guide were excellent. Alberro our guide was very knowledgeable and a great person. The itinerary was also very good, I think a 5 day cruise is a perfect time. 8 days would have been a bit too long for us.

Here’s a link to my photo’s

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Andrea Spitz – Switzerland GalapagosThe cruise met my expectations and the food was excellent. I really enjoyed the trip. Carpe DM did a great job. Thanks again.

Elizabeth Reid – AmazonHad a fantastic time. thanks a lot.

  DSC_0066Elizabeth Brown – USA – CotopaxiAm still amazed that I made it to the top…if not for the fotos…I´d think it was a dream.
  DSC_0065Silke and Michael – Germany – Amazon Der Dschungel und insbesondere unser Guide, Louis, war absolut super. Dieser Trip ist absolut empfehlenswert.
  DSC_0064Alison Davis – USA – Galapagos I am home now after my trip to the Galapagos, which was great. I was on the Xavier GAP ship, and was very glad that I chose that company. The nature guide in particular was very good. All of the crew were very nice as well.  
    DSC_0062Esther K. – Canada – Galapagos I just want to thank you and your agency for handling my Galapagos and Otavalo trip bookings.  I truly enjoyed my one-month’s stay in Ecuador.
DSC_0061Essie Asawapornmongkol & Arash – US – Galapagos I just wanted to let both of you know how much Arash and I appreciated your help!  We loved The Angelique!  Thank you so much for working with us to book the last minute deal! We are back in San Diego now, but have great memories and wonderful pictures!
DSC_0060Tom & Jenneke – Belgium – Amazon + The organisation was smooth+ the accomodation is basic but cosy and it has everything you need, we became good friends with the tarantula living in our roof+ our guide Luis was very good, he knew his stuff (plants and animals) and was really motivated and enthusiastic+ the activities I enjoyed most were the jungle walks, animal watching from the canoe, fishing and swimming. Overall it was definitely worth it and I’ve recommended the trip already to several other Belgians visiting Ecuador

Julia Wood – Galapagos I had an amazing time in the Galapagos Islands.  Our guide was excellent and the tour was well organised.  I was also very impressed with the food. Can’t wait to print some of my photos to show family and friends.

DSC_0004Meredith & Tom – Galapagos We had a GREAT time on the xavier cruise. I honestly could not think of one single complaint. The boat was great, very comfortable. The staff on board were friendly and professional. The food was great, amazing quality, HEAPS (too much) to eat…i think we came back fatter. Our guide ? wilow? was great…itinary was great (southern).
DSC_0002Marco and Josta – Holland – Galapagos We have to admit; everything was perfect on the Encantanda (except for the coffee, haha!).. The food was great, the guide very gentle and the wildlife has been very good to us! Genovesa is a real plus for the Encantada… All in all, it was worth all the money! :-).Please take a look at our pictures on our site: !
  DSC_0001Meredith & Tom – Galapagos The cruise really toped all our expectations. It was amazing an we felt so comfortable on the ship. the crew was really nice and helpful. The guding was perfect. And also the food. It was excellent and kind like buffet so you always could each as much as you want. But it was really nice trip and we could recomend it to everybody…
April_9_Jeep 006Darin Cohen – Canada = Galapagos I had an absolutely fantastic time on the cruise on the Pelikano  I was very lucky that the cruise wasn´t too full so i had my own room to myself.The cruise met my expectations.  I felt like the Galapagos has such high standards and I had such high expectations but they were all met.  The islands are so special and they make you see what life might be like if humans left nature and animals alone.
The guiding was above average.  Our guide was very knowledgeable and after a few days we learned his personality and how to enjoy him more.
April_9_Jeep 005Maria, Jennifer and Eleanor = Galapagos – The trip to the Galapagos was amazing!! The Fragata was lovely, very clean, the food was gorgeous, the crew were lovely and we had great fun with them and our guide Ivan was just brilliant…we really enjoyed our time there on the Fragata and we were sorry to say goodbye!!Tell Paul we said thanks so much for organising the trip for us, he was so helpful and friendly and we really appreciated it. The whole Galapagos experience couldnt have gone any better!! And we will definitely be recommending Carpedm to any of our friends/family travelling to South America.
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