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“Nothing Special”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of The Wall of Tears

The Wall of Tears
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Full-Day Isabela Island Tour
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
London, United Kingdom
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“Nothing Special”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2013

We cycled there, and we're happy we didn't pay for an organised tour for this place.
It is just a bunch of rocks stacked on top of each other. If you walk up to the top of the hill you can get a nice view of the bays, but other than that, not really worth going.

Visited October 2013
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“A long beautiful bike ride, lots of great places to visit on the way!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2013

We rented bikes for half a day to bike out to the Wall of Tears. The wall itself was awe-inspiring. Reading the story of how the wall was built and the history of Isabela was tragic and inspired a lot of interesting conversation about human capacity for cruelty as well as hope and resiliency. Along the way, there are a ton of viewpoints ranging from iguana nesting site to lagoons to lava tunnels. Make a day of this and don't skip any of the lookouts or side paths, you never know what you find and all of the sites themselves were beautiful. We even saw a wild tortoise along the side of one of the paths. I highly recommend climbing up above the wall as well, when you reach the top you can see far into the interior and west side of the island. It is breathtaking.

Visited September 2013
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Moretown, Vermont, United States
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“A great walk”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2013

It's a long walk, but the best part of this attraction as other's have said. Interesting photo opportunities at the wall and some great places to sit for a lunch (bring food and water - it's a long walk!). I saw a great deal of wildlife on the walk, from birds and iguanas to tortoises in the wild. Lots of places to pull off the trail and check out. One of the lookout points was a long series of steps culminating with a fantastic view of town and much of the island.

If you choose to take a car to the wall, you'll be disappointed. If you walk the length, you'll have a better time.

Visited August 2013
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“Interesting but can be skipped”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

Went on a day tour from puerto ayora to isabela. It wasn't planned but the guide took us there for an hour. It seems to have a very interesting history from what I read but unfortunately we had a very unqualified and unprofessional guide (Ramiro and the Splendor boat) that didn't bother speaking English even though we kept asking. In the end he simply ignored us or any question we might have.

If you stay in isabela it is worth the detour. Otherwise if you are pressed by time there are much nicer sights about the volcanic activity and beaches with wildlife to see first (that the guide decided to skip without telling us).

And if you go on a tour on isabela keep away from the guide Ramiro!!!!!!!!!!

Visited August 2013
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“the way is the most important”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013

There are several nice spots to visit on the way, nothing very spectacular but nice beaches, look out spots, lagoons.
We met various giant land turtels on the way, boobies on the beach and the biggest iguanas we met up to now, about 1meter size, on the trail to the first beach.
playa de amor is a good spot for turtels and sealions.

Visited July 2013
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