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The Wall of Tears

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Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
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  • Average21%
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“bike ride” (33 reviews)
“rented bikes” (24 reviews)
“giant tortoises” (21 reviews)
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Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
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"bike ride"
in 33 reviews
"rented bikes"
in 24 reviews
"giant tortoises"
in 21 reviews
"long walk"
in 13 reviews
"nice bike"
in 7 reviews
"up hill"
in 6 reviews
"playa del amor"
in 5 reviews
"bring water"
in 9 reviews
"points of interest"
in 4 reviews
"political prisoners"
in 4 reviews
"island history"
in 4 reviews
"dirt road"
in 4 reviews
"great lookout"
in 4 reviews
"take your time"
in 5 reviews
"by foot"
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"marine iguanas"
in 19 reviews
"lots of water"
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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.

Thank Anna P
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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...More

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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.

Thank satobt
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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...More

Thank riley127
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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...More

Thank Will0ldham
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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...More

Thank cuquiarcos
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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...More

Thank BrooklynBound2018
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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.

Thank Gaye P
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Reviewed 1 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...More

Thank sarosi1
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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...More

Thank Haylesie
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