Ecuador is a small country with big surprises as it is absolutely packed with natural and man-made wonders, from the Andean highlands, the coastal tropical plains, the Amazon Basin and the Galapagos Islands, located 1,000 km. off the coast in the Pacific Ocean. The colonial cities of Quito and Cuenca are historical gems, nestled in the highlands. Colorful handicrafts are found all over Ecuador and not to be forgotten is the Panama Hat. Ecuador – It supports the saying ‘Great things come in small packages’