Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron), Banos

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Plunging water makes quite a spectacle at Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron), located on Ecuador's "ruta de las cascadas," the waterfall route along the Rio Verde river. The thunderous waterfall draws avid photographers to this misty natural area, known for its lush cloud forest vegetation and varied wildlife. To reach the suspension bridge offering arguably the best views of the crashing water, visitors must climb a steep and slippery path. For a lower-level view of the waterfall, you can stand on the stone steps carved into the vertical cliff. Wear slip-resistant shoes and bring a rain jacket. Work out when and for how long to visit Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron) and other Banos attractions using our handy Banos trip itinerary builder.
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  • To reach this waterfall we tour, can take a bus that takes us to Green River and down to the waterfall at foot, or rent a bike and get with that. The tour of all the waterfalls is of 22 kilometers more or less and return is quite hard. Still is can download in bicycle until all the waterfalls and then return in bus from Machay, many people make this. To enter the waterfall two dollars are paid and down in ten minutes crossing two bridges. You can go down to the left of the waterfall (facing front), or continue until a bridge and down the right side of the same. It is a place not to miss.
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  • The place has two entrances with two completely different routes that are worth doing! One is $ 1 usd and another 1.5. It is impressed by nature and vibes them of the place. Without doubt a place to go in bathrooms, without fail go!
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  • The pailón del diablo is a waterfall when joins the Green River and the Pastaza River. Is a place beautiful, is can get to the pailón of the devil, making the route of the waterfalls from baths of the Tungurahua, is can do in chiva tourist or in bicycle. We did the route in bike taking us our time to stop in each place and take advantage of to the maximum. Bicycles rent them for $5 or less, and can use them all day. It is a must place to visit in Ecuador. It is beautiful, it is magnificent.
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