According to the old cliché, good things come in small packages. This is certainly true of Ecuador, the smallest country in the Andean highlands. This South American country has more to offer visitors than destinations twice its size. The cultures, architecture and rainforest are just some of the points of interest to explore in Ecuador, a country roughly the size of the U.S. state of Nevada.
Quito is Ecuador's capital, and it is a fitting place to begin one's journey. Some consider Quito to be the most beautiful city in South America.