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

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Curious piece of history; good short hike

It's kind of refreshing that the islanders are so open about this piece of not very attractive history. The walk in is easy and pleasant, but nothing special compared to the... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2015
Boston, Massachusetts
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Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2015

The story behind it is pretty amazing, but to just go and see it is just okay. I did not explore much around the area though - so there might be much more.

Thank Anita A
Toronto, Canada
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59 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2015

We were told by our tour guide that this monument was beautiful, so we had to see it. We ended up taking a taxi part way and then biked the rest of the way. I guess it depends where you start, but I couldn't have imagined biking where we began because the bike ride itself took quite some time with... More 

Thank Kat_R_Rini
Boston, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2015

It's kind of refreshing that the islanders are so open about this piece of not very attractive history. The walk in is easy and pleasant, but nothing special compared to the other great places to visit and hike.

Thank Roscommon1923
Danbury, Connecticut
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2015

We rented bikes and enjoyed the bike ride to the wall of tears. It was nice to be out and about, at times along the beach the sand was too deep and we had to walk our bikes. We were fortunate enough to see 3 wild Galapagos tortoises from the road, which was a real treat.

1 Thank 25Paul
Guayaquil, Ecuador
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2015

the best landscapes. you cand find diferent types of forest, beside the marine ecosystem. i recomend to rent a bike to local operators, and go for the best ride of your life! take water, sun block and repelent. the best hour i think is about 4pm, the weather is more fresh and the light is beautiful.

Thank Malu C
Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2015

Good ride up to the Wall of Tears. Be sure to climb the hill up to the overlook to see out over the highlands, and up to the volcanoes.

Thank jbw877
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3,250 reviews
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Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

My husband and I did this hike this afternoon (10+ miles round-trip from our hotel, taking our time and stopping at several beaches and lagoons along the way). It was fantastic, especially when the sun came out. We saw tortoises all along the way, and when we got to the wall, we discovered there's a great lookout spot up some... More 

2 Thank QuickWhitTravel
Aveiro, Portugal
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2015

During the walk it was possible to see lots of iguanas and some turtles. Some of the view points are really beautiful

Thank clara r
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

The wall is a substantial hike requiring stamina and the ability to walk a distance on uneven, sandy surfaces. Whatever water you think you need, take 3 or 4 times that for this exposed hike. I enjoyed seeing the sandy beaches, birds, and natural history way points along the way.

2 Thank WanderWorld
Barcelona, Spain
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2015

Though the wall of Tears itself is not an impressive sight, the walk to get there passes through some really beautiful and wild landscapes, both inland and by the sea, and offers you a good chance to see tortoises on the way (we saw no less than 6 of these gentle giants). Best done with a bike, that can be... More 

1 Thank lfs649

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