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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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  • Anywhere, reach the highest point brings a great feeling! The challenge is for vista, whenever I can, I do this kind of ride. The ascent takes between 1:00 and 1:30, walking quietly. The slope is not too challenging, and the roads are well-maintained. You can choose, too, by up to the horse (around 70,000 pesos). I recommend going to walk and do all your time. Up there, you feel a mixture of fear, AWE, joy, especially, to give a complete turn, find yourself in the middle of nowhere, with the Pacific Ocean on all sides. You see the "date" of the sky with the sea to anywhere you look. The descent takes more 1:00, and you return to the starting point, where you can park your car and has bathroom (surcharge) and a kiosk for rest and replenish your energy. Take a comfortable shoes, water and enjoy!
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  • Even though this place is recommended because the island is at its highest point, for us it was mostly a nice hike, moderate difficulty. It is a walk of several hours, where it is obviously a Triunfo to reach the top. On sunny days you should carry and drink plenty of water and ideally cover very well head, face and neck. Above you can find enough wind, so it is also advisable that you carry a thin Windbreakers. Canes are highly recommended for this and other trekking on the island.
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  • Go for quite a long time, but I think it's worth it. Easy on the sake types and tricks ... climb to the highest point of Easter Island
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  • A wonderful experience in the visit of Rapa Nui
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  • A place unique, incredible feeling of peace and serenity, not to mention the view from the highest point of the island. Highly recommended.
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  • Gentle slopes with craters, wetlands, and grasslands that invite you to walk, ride and get lost.
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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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Where to stay in Hanga Roa

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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