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Carpe Mundo

5.0 | Excellent
  • 100% Recommend
Service Level
  • Standard
Type
  • None
Established
  • 2015
Headquarters
  • West Palm Beach, USA
Trips
  • 5

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Carpe Mundo Reviews & Ratings 100% Recommend

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the most AMAZING April 2018

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I got back from traveling with Carpe Mundo to Iceland a few weeks ago...AND I WANT TO GO BACK!!! Mero is the most AMAZING leader and Carpe Mundo planned a spectacular trip!!! If you want to travel solo or with a few of your friends/family I totally recommend Carpe Mundo for your travel experience! I feel I had the ultimate Iceland experience and I feel I didn’t miss out on anything...
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Beyond Perfect! April 2018

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I traveled with Carpe Mundo for the Iceland Highlights tour and it was beyond a perfect experience! This was the first time I traveled alone and am so happy I found this small group tour. From the start it was easy to communicate via email leading up to the trip for all the details and answering of my questions. The small group size allowed for us all to experience different special activities as well as adjust on the fly the amount of time we spent at certain locations. We had packed days and I feel like I've seen all of Iceland and then some. All of the accommodations were very nice with spectacular views from the windows. The meals are delicious with breakfast included everyday. Mero is a very knowledgeable guide and even has special surprises planned as well to keep the trip exciting! The trip was smooth and transportation was very comfortable the whole time. Mero makes sure everyone is happy, even if it means driving back and forth to bring everyone to their desired location. I can't wait for my next Carpe Mundo Trip!
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Everyday was an incredible, unique experience May 2017

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
My husband I had such an incredible time exploring the Adriatic with Carpe Mundo last summer! The itinerary was full of hidden gems that we never would have found on our own, the food was DELICIOUS, the adventures were so diverse, from hiking and snorkeling to kayaking and boating, each and everyday was an incredible, unique experience. We can't wait to travel with them again
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the most adventurous April 2017

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I went on the Germany Biking trip and it was the most adventurous, well-planned, and organized trip I have ever been on. The best part was my airfare was practically free. I was advised by the trip leader/founder on how to use airline miles. It was amazing and super nice not having to go through the hassle of booking flights. He was extremely helpful and a great trip leader.

You only get the best on these trips. From the hotels you stay in to the activities you do each day, you will not have a boring moment! Mero prepares you every step of the way from booking your flights to packing lists. I can't wait for my next adventure with Carpe Mundo!!
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Best trip I've ever been on April 2017

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Best trip I've ever been on. Biking through Germany was a great way to see everything along the Rhine River and experience a different City every night. I was nervous because I hadn't been on a bike in about 15 years, but I was able to keep up with the group easily. Definitely recommend the Germany trip, can't wait to go on more tours with Carpe Mundo!
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the most adventurous April 2017

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I went on the Germany Biking trip and it was the most adventurous, well-planned, and organized trip I have ever been on. The best part was my airfare was practically free. I was advised by the trip leader/founder on how to use airline miles. It was amazing and super nice not having to go through the hassle of booking flights. He was extremely helpful and a great trip leader.

You only get the best on these trips. From the hotels you stay in to the activities you do each day, you will not have a boring moment! Mero prepares you every step of the way from booking your flights to packing lists. I can't wait for my next adventure with Carpe Mundo!!
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Stride Review

Small group active adventure travel operator, Carpe Mundo, is the perfect place to go for adrenaline seekers looking to explore a different side of Europe.

What Makes Them Stand Out?

The provide unforgettable small group active vacations. The largest groups are limited to no more than 12 people, and some trips are limited to only 7 travelers. They boast some of the best guide to customer ratios, (biking trips have no more than 5 customers per guide, leisure trips have no more than 7 customers per guide, and hiking trips have no more than 11 customers per guide). They offer activity specific trips (such as hiking in Iceland or Switzerland and biking in Germany or Italy), as well as “Leisure Trips” which are less strenuous and offer a variety of activities that customers can opt to do such as hiking, kayaking, horseback riding, boating, etc.

Who Travels With Them?

People who have always wanted (or even recently decided they wanted) to go on a hiking or biking trip, but did not think that it was possible. They love introducing people to these types of active vacations. Trips are beginner friendly, most customers on the hiking trips are under 35, customers for the biking trips are usually 25-55 (with some older and younger people as well). Trips are priced for budget-conscious customers who want to have an unforgettable vacation at an affordable price, without sacrificing quality.

Where Do They Operate?

Currently trips are only offered in Europe (Iceland, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Croatia & Montenegro), with heavy emphasis on Iceland. A variety of trip styles, from hiking tours to self drive trips, are available.  Each trip leader is either from the country that the trip is to, or has extensive knowledge and experience in that country.

How Does it Work?

Accommodations are often times one of the highlights of their tours. You’ll stay at unique properties that really add to the trip and help you to get a real feel for the country. Examples include staying at a luxurious castle hotel in Germany, a winery in Italy, a farmhouse in Iceland, and Alpine chalets in Switzerland. Chain hotels are avoided in favor of properties that give a more authentic feel for the locations that we visit.

Their itineraries provide an excellent balance of time spent together as a group and free time to engage in activities that pertain to individual interests (for which they always provide suggestions!). Transport is mostly in private vans, with a few exceptions such as their Iceland Hiking trip which uses a bus to transfer between Reykjavik and the hiking location.  

Why Travel With Them?

They offer a personalized travel experience that many larger companies simply cannot match. The owner and founder of the company is on the majority of trips, ensuring that everyone is having the trip of their life and that any and all expectations are surpassed. You will speak directly with one of the leaders of your trip when you contact them. Their itineraries have been tested and tried, and we specialize in just a few trips to ensure that the experiences provided are of the highest possible quality.

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From Carpe Mundo

More than a trip… An unforgettable experience. 

Carpe Mundo is more than just our name; it’s our philosophy- Seize the World. We help customers live life to the fullest by creating unforgettable experiences through the incredible activities that we offer on our trips. Our unique itineraries are created based on our extensive knowledge and experience in the countries where we operate tours. Exploring Europe with a small group of like-minded travelers creates a sense of camaraderie, making the trip even more enjoyable. On our trips, you will create amazing memories which you will remember for the rest of your life, such as soaking in hot springs under the Northern Lights, spending the night at a luxurious medieval castle hotel, exploring ice caves, or partaking in an Italian cooking class. 

We provide a more personalized travel experience than other tour operators. We are a small, family-run operator, and our passion is creating unforgettable trips for our customers. When you contact us before your trip, you will be speaking directly with one of your trip leaders, ensuring you receive the most accurate information possible and get to know your leader before your trip begins. All trip leaders are either from the country that the tour operates in or have extensive experience in the area. When you travel with us, you pay less because you are not paying for a large administrative staff, a huge advertising budget, or airfare for trip leaders. In addition, we offer some of the best leader to customer ratios and group sizes in the industry (groups are limited to 7, 10, or 12 people) 

We offer four different types of trips: 

  • Biking Trips- Our biking trips are designed for those who want to experience Italy and Germany on a fun, active vacation. We bike 15-40 miles a day on flat, bikes-only paths. The biking is perfect for beginner/intermediate cyclists and those who want a mix of cycling and sightseeing. We provide daily luggage transfer so your bags will be waiting in your hotel room for you every afternoon- all you need to carry with you are the essentials for that day. If you want to bike less, electric assist bikes are available for rent or you can take a break and ride in our support van (or cruise down the Rhine in a riverboat to your next destination on our Germany trip). We stay at unique properties such as a castle in Germany and a winery in Italy. Biking through small towns, beautiful cities, along rivers and past vineyards is the perfect way to experience Europe!
  • Hiking Trips- We offer hiking trips to Iceland and Switzerland, allowing you to get off the beaten path and experience the incredible natural beauty that both of these countries have to offer. We hike around 7-11 miles each day, led by expert guides that assist in making the hike as easy and enjoyable as possible. In Iceland, we stay in tents with one night in a mountain hut. In Switzerland, we stay at charming mountain chalets and farmhouses. These trips are great if you want to spend the day surrounded by majestic mountains and breath-taking scenery!
  • Leisure Trips- Our leisure trips to Iceland and Croatia/Montenegro are perfect for those who want a fun and exciting trip with a small group of travelers but do not want the daily physical activity of our biking and hiking trips. These trips include fun activities such as kayaking among icebergs in a glacial lagoon, exploring medieval walled cities, hiking to a hot spring river, and sampling unique varieties of wine at small family wineries.
  • Self Drive Trips- If you want to explore Iceland on your own, our self-drive tours will help make your dream trip a reality! Choose from one of our five different itineraries, or work with us to develop a unique trip just for you. We arrange car rentals, accommodations, and activities, making your trip planning as stress-free as possible while allowing you to travel when and where you want.

Join us on a trip and Seize the World!

Trips & Specials

$100 off all Iceland Tours when booked by 5/17/2019.

Use promo code: EMAIL during checkout 

Travel more and save! If you go on two or more trips, save 10% off each trip after the first. 

7 days
Private Guided
Value - 3 star
Physical :
From: $ 1,675

Highlights

  • Swimming in the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic
  • Enjoying an afternoon on the water on a private boat- island hopping among Croatia’s most beautiful islands and discovering Skadar Lake National Park in Montenegro
  • Exploring the walled cities of Dubrovnik, Korčula and Kotor (Lonely Planet’s #1 city to visit in 2016!)
  • Wine tasting at small family wineries and trying varieties found nowhere else in the world
  • Eating some of the freshest food possible- from locally caught seafood to homemade cheeses, prosciutto, and olive oil
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