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. Using our world travel planner, Banos attractions like Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron) can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • One of the top highlights of both Banos & Ecuador is the Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron) Mother Nature's spectacular display of 3 thundering waterfalls where the Pastaza River cascades several.....  more »
  • What a treat to hike along river rapids and then start descent alongside the water falls. Spectacular viewpoints along the way.  more »
  • I did this as part of the full waterfall tour package with Chebas Tours (the two story bus, not to be confused with the little chiva trolleys). I was very happy with the overall experience and our...  more »
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