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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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  • It is a ride that can be done by bike or on foot. We opted for the second and it was a mistake because we chose a very hot day and the walk up to the wall of makes heavy. All wetland landscape is beautiful. By the way's are very nice to cool off as La Playita playitas or the beach of love. It is also in Estero that agreement give you time going and as this la.mates to can appreciate cute animals.
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  • The Wall of Tears (Spanish: El Muro de las Lágrimas) is a historical site 5 km west of Puerto Villamil on Isabela Island in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. It was constructed between the years of 1945...  read more »
  • The route to the wall is full of surprises and should definitely not be missed. Hire a bike from one of the shops in town and cycle along the sandy path towards Iguana Crossing and keep going. Along t...  read more »
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Nice historical place in the Galapagos Islands, the views are amazing from the top
  • If you already on the isabella island it's a good biking trail don't forget to get a water and a camera (:
  • A beautiful hike or bike ride with many beaches and lagoons along the way. Bring plenty of water and snacks
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