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The Wall of Tears

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Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
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  • Average21%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“bike ride” (38 reviews)
“rented bikes” (24 reviews)
“wild tortoises” (13 reviews)
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Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
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"bike ride"
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"rented bikes"
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"wild tortoises"
in 13 reviews
"penal colony"
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"long walk"
in 11 reviews
"up hill"
in 6 reviews
"playa del amor"
in 5 reviews
"bring water"
in 8 reviews
"points of interest"
in 4 reviews
"island history"
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"dirt road"
in 4 reviews
"great lookout"
in 4 reviews
"take your time"
in 5 reviews
"political prisoners"
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"cool off"
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"viewing platform"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It takes about 3 hours by foot, did not want to bother with a bike, I am glad I did not as I saw many people struggle with it when crossing some sandy patches I suggest you hear to the wall and then on way...More

Thank Zzz B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rented a bike to do this and very glad I didn’t walk it. It’s hot, dry, & pretty far. I’d recommend doing it in the morning. Fascinating historical place. Hike the Cerro on The way. It’s short, but gives a great view. Also thought that...More

Thank paulo27
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of many free activities on Isabela. Take the hike up to the top for awesome views and stop off at a few of the amazing beaches and lake views on the way there and back. Rent a bike, take plenty of water and take...More

Thank BearandJackie
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Wall of Tears is a 10km round-trip hike from town, but it's worth going because you can see giant tortoises en route. On our trip, we met 12 tortoises along the road, along with other wildlife and fauna to look at. The wall itself...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We rode there by mountain bike...took us about 1 hr hiked up to the top great views! Bring water...saw two tortoises in our way out right on the trail...easy to follow self guided...stop along the way to see beaches and mangroves

Thank Carmen I
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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

We rented bikes from Bike and Surf ($20 for the day)- our 4 year old road in a seat on the back of my bike, and our 8 year old road her own bike. The route to the wall of tears is 5 km from...More

Thank SMealer
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

The wall of tears is the end destination, in between there are a number of other places to stop and see like the love beach, (iguana love), and view points. I would recommend leaving a couple of hours for this activity and take lots of...More

Thank esopus35
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Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

First tip is to rent a bicycle. We were so conditioned by the np rules that we thought we cant go with bikes on the paths through national park. Not true, you can get all the way to Wall of tears with a bike which...More

Thank MilosStepita
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Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

I did a 2 hour morning walk before breakfast and went out as far as the lava cave and the Playa del Amor. The beach at low tide is spectacular and had plenty of shorebirds. Near the end there were lots of marine iguanas. There...More

Thank Mike J
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Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

We rode bicycles to the entrance then walked into the area of the Wall of Tears. It is tough to visualize the cruelty of the guards who tortured the prisoners to build a giant wall for no reason. The only tools were their muscles and...More

Thank Dianne H
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