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Address: Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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US$170.00*
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Full-Day Isabela Island Tour
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Full-Day Tour Isabela and Tintoreras

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The Journey is as Worth the Destination

We weren't sure that we wanted to see some wall built in the middle of nowhere by convicts but someone said that the journey was the attraction and they were correct. Many side... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 August 2016
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Princeton, New Jersey
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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

The trail starts at the end of the beach and goes for about 5km. Along the way you will pass 2 small beaches, a lava tube, and a couple of view point overlooking some dirty green salt mangrove lagoons.

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Westerville, OH
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We rented bikes and rode to the Wall of Tears. It is a long ride, but there are places to stop along the way and a lot of wild tortoises to see. Bring water - the day we went, it was hot and sunny. We were thankful for the hydration. Also, there is a little beach with a swimming area.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Its a wall made of volcanic rock. It takes a while to get out here too, however if you have time to spare, do it. It is a fun cycle ride out. Along the way you can see tortoises, iguanas and tons of birds. The wall itself is just that though, but interesting as far as the history of the... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

A four-kilometer trail from Puerto Villamil takes you to this historical site. You can either walk or bike (you can rent a bike for 3 dollars an hour). During the trail you encounter several marine iguanas and giant tortoises. The wall is the only evidence of this area where once political prisoners and others were imprisoned. After you reach the... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

We weren't sure that we wanted to see some wall built in the middle of nowhere by convicts but someone said that the journey was the attraction and they were correct. Many side paths to the beach as well as interesting trees and lanscape. Saw many birds and turtles as well

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

This ride was up hill and super hot. Even though I had read the history about the wall it should have had some information there I thought. If your time is limited I would miss this one.

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Mill Valley, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Our family rented bikes and rode out the 6 km's to see it. Really the best part was the way there as we saw wild tortoises, iguanas, deserted beaches and finally the wall. The story behind it is interesting and depressing at the same time thinking of laboring out there in that crazy heat. Wall isn't that impressive but its... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We were unsure if we wanted to pay to rent a bike to go and 'see a wall' (You can also do this by foot) ... but it was sooo much more then that! Yes it was interesting to see the wall that the prisoners made (also very sad) but the journey there was so beautiful and we saw heaps... More 

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San Francisco
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

We rented bikes on our own and rode for about 1.5 hours there and back (we are good bikers). Beautiful morning adventure before a tour or beaching.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Great ride up into the hills, despite being overcast in town my other half managed to get sunburnt - wear sun protection kids!! There were a few really interesting stops on the way up to the wall including paths covered in iguanas and a walk through thick mangroves. As you climb up the hill you see some re-introduced giant tortoises.... More 

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