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Orongo, Easter Island

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#3 of 11 in Historic Sites in Easter Island
Perched high on a rim of a giant crater, Orongo served as a ceremonial center for the cult of the "Birdman," a divinity of the Rapa Nui people. The stone village features 53 windowless, round-walled buildings and a series of rocks inscribed with petroglyphs depicting curled-up human figures with birds' heads. See the cliff from which Rapa Nui chiefs jumped off into the ocean following the quest for the egg of the sacred bird that nested on the islet of Motu Nui. The path on the outskirts of the village, which disappears into the lush vegetation, will take you around the crater's edge. By using our Hanga Roa tour planner, you can arrange your visit to Orongo and other attractions in Hanga Roa.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Orongo village where he lived during elgun time the first inhabitants of rapa nui during the competitions that made the island famous. Interesting architecture and always associated with l espwcial history and ceeencias of the place
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  • August 14, 2017
    We sat there for about an hour, just taking in the beauty of Orongo. This is truly a thing of natural beauty. The pictures do not give it justice, must see in person.  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Magical place and beautiful, the tour is can go looking at houses of the inhabitants of the island and there is a viewpoint where you can see the crater of Orongo
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  • April 13, 2016
    Loads of history to learn here, I wish we had of had more time as we kinda dashed round. Is free to get in if you have a national park pass which you can by as you arrive in the Island. I'd recommend you do that. As other people have mentioned the weather changes quickly. Have a jacket ready.
  • December 21, 2015
    Great view of the ocean and the bird man island. So much history to learn here. We enjoyed it a lot. Don't forget to bring some rain gear and warm jacket since the weather changes all the time on the island.
  • July 16, 2016
    An old village of Rapa Nui people. It has a museum and beautiful views of the little Islands near Easter Island.
  • October 6, 2016
    Awesome view to the volcano crater
  • January 20, 2017
    its the place full of rapa nui culture

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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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