September is the ideal month to explore the charming colonial edifices, Kichwa villages, rainforests and the magnificent Andes in Ecuador. But that’s not it. Ecuador has much more in its kitty than you imagine. Backpackers’ favorite, this small South American Republic has a number of UNESCO World Heritage Sights. Home to Cotopaxi—the highest active volcano in the world— Ecuador is fast emerging as a tourists’ favorite holiday destination.