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Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
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Reviewed yesterday 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

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Reviewed 3 days 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

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Reviewed 4 days 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

Thank Graeme C
Reviewed 5 days 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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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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

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Reviewed 25 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

Thank Diane B
Reviewed 18 August 2018

this is an interesting piece of history for this island but when we decided to bike there, (an easy 4K....) we did not know that it would be thru sand and uphill... it was quite the ride. We did see marine iguana's and tortoises along...More

Thank Lareine R
Reviewed 9 August 2018 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

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Reviewed 6 August 2018 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

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