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The capital of Ecuador; Quito.


Ecuador’s capital, Quito, was the world’s first city to receive UNESCO Heritage status. Visit its well-preserved Old Town on a Holland America Line cruise that calls in Guayaquil, where you can a take a cooking class or taste fine chocolates at a cocoa hacienda. Genuine Panama hats are actually made in Ecuador, and the port of Manta offers a peek at how these famous Montecristi hats are still woven by hand. Manta is also the gateway for overland adventures in the Galapagos and Machu Picchu.