The Devil’s Cauldron Waterfall

The Devil's Cauldron Waterfall & Tarabita Cable Car: Our 2021 detailed guide from how to get there, prices and much more!

The Devil’s Cauldron Waterfall & Tarabita Cable Car Brief Summary

  • The waterfall’s name in Spanish is “El Pailon Del Diablo”
  • Pailon Del Diablo is made up of 3 waterfalls
  • The highest of the waterfalls falls from over 100 meters
  • Tarabita Cable Car ride over the Rio Pastaza is included in the tour

The Devil’s Cauldron Waterfall & Tarabita Cable Car Guide Contents

  1. How To Get To Pailon Del Diablo – Compare transportation options.
  2. Tour Information – Most popular activities for travelers.
  3. Devil’s Cauldron Safety Tips – Safety issues to be aware of.
  4. Photo Gallery – The best pictures of this incredible place.

Below, we have created our extensive guide to Devil's Cauldron based on our expert local knowledge and experience transporting countless people in Ecuador each year.


First, you need to get to the town of Baños, located in eastern Ecuador on the edge of the Amazon Rainforest. The best way to get to this scenic town from other places in the country is to take an Ecuador Hop bus. Our hop on, hop off service helps you safely travel throughout the country and see some real hidden gems along the way. With Ecuador Hop, you’ll experience the best of the real Ecuador including many unique free stops, all on your own flexible schedule.

Once in Baños, its a 30-minute trek from the town to the Pastaza River.


Ecuador Hop guides can assist you with booking a Devil’s Cauldron tour as well as all other tours on your trip in Ecuador. Space is available daily.

Availability: Daily

Included: Tarabita Cable Car ride over the Pastaza River


  • Make sure to use mosquito repellent. While the Devil’s Cauldron is not located in a malarial area, there have been rare cases of yellow fever reported. Aside from that, it’s just good practice to protect yourself against mosquitos so that you’re not covered with itchy and uncomfortable bug bites.
  • Wear sunscreen every day. Even when you don’t feel like you’re getting burned, the equatorial latitude and relatively high altitude of Baños can do a lot of damage to your skin.
  • Baños is a pretty safe town and petty crime is rare, but it’s still a good idea to avoid carrying too much cash on you.
  • Don’t flash valuables like expensive cell phones or jewelry in public.

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