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Address: Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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US$164.00*
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Full-Day Isabela Island Tour
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US$230.00*
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Full-Day Tour Isabela and Tintoreras

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By bike!

We had a nice bikeride to the Wall of tears. Was sunny, use sun protection! On the way it is really beautiful. Sandy beaches, foresty Areas, dry,irony roads with giant turtoises.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 August 2016
Anna P
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San Jose, California
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270 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

The wall itself is not worth the walk, the walk is worth the walk. If you have a half day to spare and are a bit water logged from all the snorkeling, the Wall of Tears walk (or bike ride) is worth doing. The road starts at the end of town near the Iguana Crossing hotel. You will see a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

We had a nice bikeride to the Wall of tears. Was sunny, use sun protection! On the way it is really beautiful. Sandy beaches, foresty Areas, dry,irony roads with giant turtoises.

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Thank Anna P
Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

I wouldn't sacrifice any other activities for this, but if you have time it's a nice way to spend a day. Recommend cycling rather than walking the 6km from town. Bikes can be hired from many places in town for about $3 an hour. We do not recommend bikes from GPS Galapagos Diving Centre as their bikes are not looked... More 

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Thank Katherine T
San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
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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Thank satobt
Westerville, OH
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
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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111 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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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Thank BrooklynBound2018
Saint Louis, Missouri
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68 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
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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