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The Wall of Tears, Puerto Villamil
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On a tour of Isabella Island, visit The Wall of Tears, a grim historical site that local legend says still emanates cries. Built by the island's penal colony from 1945 to 1959, the wall reportedly caused thousands of deaths of prisoners, who were forced to carry stones in the sweltering heat and isolation for days on end. Trek the scenic 7 km (4.3 mi) path, lined with mangroves, and you might spot some giant tortoises or other interesting Galapagos species along the way. With our online itinerary creator, Puerto Villamil attractions like The Wall of Tears can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • to get we were walking from the checkpoint, and took us about 3 hours to know everywhere surrounding the wall. always found with fauna and flora of the area. If you're cycling time is less. A very good walk in the area
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  • We rented bikes to reach the wall of tears. It is possible to rent to children and with car seat for small child who still don't ride without training wheels. The ida is more tiring with climbs. But it's an interesting ride because of history. You can stop along the way to know beaches and lagoons. Do on a cloudy day is the best option.
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  • I liked very much as there is to get to the wall to cross all national park, and can see a variety of species and taking options of landscapes: beaches, pools, roads in rise, native animals in freedom: turtles, iguanas, finches, pelicans, fish, crabs..., beautiful to photograph, and do it by your own account, walk or bike... bring water and sunscreen.
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  • Went on bicycles at 8AM, there was no one else on the trail. Quite enjoyable ride with iguanas and giant tutoises on the road. The wall is a piece of historical sadness, but the view from the peak where you can climb from the side of the wall is really nice. Don't leave too late as the heat will make this nice trail a real punishment.
  • Great bike ride to a chilling site, a wall that was built by common delinquents and political prisoners and many of them died there. Besides that, it's a trip that's just like life: it's about the journey, not the destination. Should not be missed. Also, lizards and turtles can be seen on the road.
  • We walked it and was a 3 hr return trip from town, in hindsight it might have been better to rent a bike but still a scenic trip! Saw a few tortoises, iguanas and lots of finches. The wall was alright but limited information on how it came to be
  • If you already on the isabella island it's a good biking trail don't forget to get a water and a camera (:
  • Where The strong cry and The weak die