Maunga Terevaka, Easter Island

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. Using our international travel planner, Hanga Roa attractions like Maunga Terevaka can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • from the edge of the road, we have travelled 20 km round trip, taking our time, by making photos and a lunch break next to horses; arriving at the top, the view of the entire island is just beautiful;
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  • The trek starts from the right hand side as you enter the Ahu Akiwi moai site and is super to combine with this inland moai site, which is absolutely worht a visit! The trek is well marked with a sign...  more »
  • Bad!! We went on 01 January, in addition to walking under a blistering Sun (should be a 1:30 pm, the trail has no signaling and even some 2 hours to climb, with NO SHADE! Easy to get the wrong turns and end up walking more than necessary. The view from up there is nice but nothing to compensate for the time spent under a Sun so strong! The descent is faster but when already tired seems to have no end. Definitely: I do not recommend!
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  • Beautiful Summit but to be almost I guess why the route is not signposted, one pays for entering parks at least that the trails are marked
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  • Fresh air in a unique landscape
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  • It has lots of history and nice scenery.
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The main urban area on the island, Hanga Roa houses the vast majority of Easter Island's accommodations. While the number of choices remains pretty limited considering the island's popularity, the range of lodgings suits a variety of travelers, from budget-conscious backpackers to those seeking luxury. Relaxed guesthouses and hostels provide decent rooms to get your head down for the night after a long day's exploration. Eco-lodges and more exclusive hotels tend to be positioned outside of the main urban area, providing airport pick-up services, ocean views, and swimming pools.
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