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Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron)

| Rio Verde - 18Km From Banos, Banos, Ecuador
+593 99 867 2196
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Best known for its spectacular viewing and great force of plunging water, this magnificent waterfall is formed by the crystalline Río Verde.
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| Rio Verde - 18Km From Banos, Banos, Ecuador
+593 99 867 2196
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed visiting the waterfalls and the Devil's Cauldron did not disappoint us. I would have liked to have spent a little more time there.

Thank Rodger U
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I must say that upon descending on the trail I became very concerned about the difficulty and length of time to come back up. First, don't let that deter you-I am so happy I kept going. Second, to add perspective, I have gotten really out...More

Thank LaraDavis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved it! An easy hike down to see a gorgeous waterfall. Scenic from start to end - including a wobbly suspension bridge.

Thank Nicholas D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't know that we were going here and at first it appears to be just another waterfall visit....until the water bursts through a small opening in the rock face and cascades with immense power down into the river below. Human intervention has made this...More

Thank gramcan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was expecting a pleasant day time activity, but it turned out to be a spectacular end to la ruta de las cascadas. The waterfall is truly impressive and the short walk to it is very pleasant!

Thank Bringlez
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From Baños you can take a bus for 50 cents or take a bicycle for 5 dls all day. Entrance is only 1.5 dls and you can walk through different levels, then "La grieta del cielo" and reach the last viewpoint behind the waterfall. There's...More

Thank Marco A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hired a bike and rode to the devils cauldron. Definitely worth doing. Nice restaurant at start of the walk aswell

Thank Willy W
Reviewed 16 May 2017

It's a classic place to visit in Ecuador but it still amazing. You can realize the beauty of the site and the power of the water. By the way you should take a jacket for the water because you will leave wet for sure. I...More

Thank Aureletravel
Reviewed 13 May 2017

This was part of our tour package from Gate1 and it was amazing, once you walked down to the waterfall. Please prepare for the walk back as it step and not for the faint of heart. It will take some time to both get to...More

Thank ThomasinNC
Reviewed 10 May 2017

I went with one of those "Chiva" tours, in my case a double decker bus with a tour guide. The experience was well worth it. The falls are an amazing experience of the power of nature. There are good trails and viewpoints. You can get...More

Thank George K
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I imagine the falls are salt water. How difficult is it to keep your camera equipment from getting ruined?
7 March 2017|
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Response from hug0paul | Reviewed this property |
It's fresh water and it falls at a very high flow rate, I'd keeping my equipment at least 20 feet away and it's gotta be waterproof.
Hello, how many hours total would you say the total trip takes from Banos? (So leaving Banos maybe by bike, hiking to see the falls, and returning back to town?) I was hoping to see Devil's Cauldron in the morning before returning to Quito in the evening. Is this possible/recommended? Thanks!
25 August 2016|
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Response from Nicole B | Reviewed this property |
Yes that is very possible you need around 4-5 hours. You get the truck back at the end which takes about 15mins. The bike ride was 2 hours and the walk an hour. If you want to stop and do the activities along the way it will... More
Debra R
Just curious about the difficulty of the hike. We went to Quilotoa and the walk down was difficult (steep) and no way could we walk up. Opinions and/or comparisons. Thank you! Don't want to get stuck somewhere!!!
10 June 2016|
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Response from slow_motion_traveler | Reviewed this property |
It is just a short distance hike down the steps to the lower level of the falls. From the entrance to the suspension bridge are fairly level, may be just a 10 minutes walk or less. The bridge is not handicap friendly but I... More