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The Wall of Tears

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Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
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All reviews bike ride rented bikes giant tortoises long walk nice bike up hill playa del amor bring water take your time points of interest political prisoners island history great lookout ecuadorian history takes about hours per hour on foot
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Reviewed today

Moderately challenging bike ride in heat but lovely estuary to take a dip on the way back and great downhill back

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ChixRule
Reviewed yesterday

After looking at the reviews on TripAdvisor, it seems that most people bike this route. We did the hike and luckily the day was overcast and not too warm. It is a long hike and the end point, The Wall of Tears was interesting to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ellen L
Reviewed 3 days ago

It is not easy to walk,10 Kms return, to see the The Wall Of Tears. I did not go up there, but it may worth a walk if you are fit and want to be back before dark, as the the area does close then...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jamkib
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you can’t or don’t want to go by bike, your only other option is to walk. Forget any references you may see about taking a taxi all the way to the wall from Puerto Villamil, the road has been closed to vehicular traffic for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This tour was part of our package with a tour guide, but after a day of volcano hike, I was kindda tough for me. I noticed that people were biking on that trail. It took me an hour to get there and another hour back....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank srisak2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An interesting trip for a bit of dark Ecuadorian history which is openly acknowledged. It takes a confident country to admit it's mistakes, and Ecuador has this confidence. The lookouts are great, and you pass through a number of interesting viewpoints along the way. We...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Graeme C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was GRANDPAcking through the Galapagos and went on a few DIY trips including this one. My Recommendation: If you just like walking then great … you can waste many hours doing this trek. However, you don’t actually see much wildlife (well, I didn’t). For...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GRANDPAcking
Reviewed 1 November 2018

Rent bikes! It's a beautiful view on the trip there (around 6k from town). Not the easiest bike ride - lots of sand and uphill, but worth it! Once you get to the wall of tears, be sure to hike up to the top, you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Escape52439250047
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

I went with my parents and its was one of my favorite activities in Galapagos. The trail itself its free. Some people do hiking, we rented bikes - we payed 8 dollars to 3 hours. Its about 50minutes to go, better go straight to the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Thamara_Araujo
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

From town, I decided to hike (not bike) up to the wall of tears, but I never made it to the actual wall! It’s far and it’s hot, and there is too much to see. There are several mini-paths to explore along the way...each one...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Diane B
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