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Maunga Terevaka, Easter Island

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Climb to the summit of Maunga Terevaka, the tallest of three main volcanoes that Easter Island is comprised of. The long but gentle hike takes you to the 504 m (1,644 ft) tall peak of the extinct volcano. Bring suitable footwear to embark on the three- to four-hour hike along isolated, grassy slopes. From the volcano’s highest point, you can enjoy a stunning 360-degree view of the whole Rapa Nui island on a clear day. Do the trek by foot or on horseback; bring refreshments for a picnic on the windy summit. Maunga Terevaka is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Hanga Roa Edition.
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  • It is a must. It is the highest peak of the island, 511 metres, thence displayed throughout the island, their 3 points. You can be walking, departing from the side of the Ahu Akivi or hiring a tour with horse riding. They are approximately 10 km in total, round-trip. I recommend if it's summer, consult climate to choose one day to this partial, because heat is felt. Go with sportswear, good shoes, plenty of water and sunscreen. Also split the rise early for the same reason. The rise is of difficulty low to medium, in general good delimited and without areas very difficult.
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  • A light walk in ascent ideal for day cloudy, coming to the part more high you'll see them 3 tips of the island, much wind and different craters. I went up cycling but many people would have on horse. Being above us spanned a cloud and we started downhill biking with torrential rain that you to hurt skin looked like hailstones added to landslides in mud and rock. No doubt never will forget the experience, we were all muddy was incredible. When we got down already had Sun again. To not believe it, a not to be missed.
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  • not everyone has the possibility of going because it takes a lot of trekking and horseback rides are expensive, but worth it, is the curvature of the Earth and the island at 360 °
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  • After trekking rather short a little strenuous due to the high temperature and lack of shadow will reach the Summit High Island, is simply great, it is worth going.
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  • From ahu akivi rises at 1:15 hrs approx. The top is wonderful to photograph and have a view of 360° of the island. Recommendations: water. Clothing and comfortable shoes. Block. Wonderful.
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