We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Wall of Tears

Features Animals
Book In Advance
All photos (302)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good44%
  • Average20%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“bike ride”(36 reviews)
“rented bikes”(22 reviews)
“giant tortoises”(23 reviews)
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
Ways to Experience The Wall of Tears
from US$164.00
More Info
from US$230.00
More Info
from US$1,207.00
More Info
from US$2,185.10
More Info
Reviews (594)
Filter reviews
270 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsbike riderented bikesgiant tortoiseslong walknice bikeup hillbring waterpolitical prisonersisland historydirt roadplaya del amortake your timegreat lookoutmarine iguanasby footlots of waterper hour
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 270 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We rented bikes which were $3 per hour. The ride to the Wall of Tears is up hill, which makes it a great ride back to town! Lots of tortoises on the way and plenty of spots to stop for photos. It is around a...More

Thank L H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The bike ride here was not an easy one for someone who hadn’t been on a bike since I was a teenager. But to arrive and see this wall and realise the history was worth it. Also meeting a wild tortoise on the way there...More

Thank Shannii
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quite steep up the hill at the end (not what you expect on a rather relaxed-flipflop wearing bicycle ride). We stopped earlier and went to a viewpoint shortly before the end of the trail / before the way up to the wall of tears.

Thank Iliketotravelexplore
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The wall iteself is intresting but nothing more. The road to get there is fantastic, with loads of little paths departing from it. You can explore a lot of beaches, lagunas, mangroves and also climb on a couple of viewpoint (one after the wall and...More

Thank Andrea M
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

If u go to isabela island in Galapagos u must go for a walk to muro de las lagrimas , is a beautiful walk , u can see turtles walking , black iguanas , can get into the water at the Estero , and go...More

Thank Paola M
Reviewed 3 June 2018

Monument of man's inhumanity towards its fellow citizens. Interesting site constructed in the middle of nowhere for no reason but to be punitive. Sort of a long walk along the beach and through areas 'controlled' by marine iguanas. If you are lucky you may even...More

Thank 1979Chas_Deb
Reviewed 2 June 2018

We rented bicycles in the village for an afternoon (12 dollars) and cycled the trail to the Wall. Along the trail there are many viewpoints, some offer very good views over the sea, beaches, island with volcanoes. There were also half a dozen of tortoises...More

Thank Matt K
Reviewed 31 May 2018

The worst prisoners walked three miles with stones to build this 9-foot wall. It eventually collapsed one day to kill the jailer in charge of making them do this tortuous walk. It's a good nature walk. Bring an umbrella - not for the showers, but...More

Thank ScubaDiverRick
Reviewed 24 May 2018

We took this walk early morning February and spotted a number of Tortoises about half way to the Wall right up to the start of the small path right at the Wall of Tears. Nice seeing the tortoises in the wild! Even thought the walk...More

Thank Jim F
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

I walked for about 90 minutes, going down all the side paths, then continued on the main track until I came across a giant tortoise. I had to get the afternoon ferry so didn’t go all the way to the wall. The walk itself is...More

Thank I-am-amy-nz
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Wall of Tears staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines