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Rano Kau, Easter Island

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Ascend Rano Kau, an extinct volcano that not only helped create Easter Island but now sustains it. The lake serves as one of the three natural freshwater sources here. Climb to the rim of the caldera and take in a clear, panoramic view of the entire lake, as well as the ecosystem that has developed inside it. Located with a World Heritate-listed park and just off the Orongo path, the volcano is easy to combine with a trip to other sites. To visit Rano Kau and get the most from your holiday in Hanga Roa, create itinerary details personal to you using our Hanga Roa trip planner.
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  • Incredible views and life outdoors in the Rano Kau volcano, with its wetlands, the Kari-Kari and Orongo "bite" on one side, I recommend making the Trek if you have time to climb to the extent of its possibilities, or fitness, if not, can be reached comfortably in vehicle
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  • It is the volcano more large and the scenery more beautiful and natural that you can see on the island. Just steps from the ceremonial center of Orongo. Not miss, is shocking!
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  • I walked up - an easy one hour hike from near the airport but it's up a wide, muddy road with little protection from rain or sun. The edge of crater has great views down into the marshes in the crater...  more »
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  • One of my favorite sites on the island. You can hike around the rim of the volcano to get different views of the crater. Beautiful and unique microclimate inside the crater protects the unique flora.
  • Large eye watching the cosmos, like a Cyclops eye. The volcano Rano Kau is dotted with small lakes. It is located at the South Western tip of the island. It's from the Orngo site that began the race to bring the sacred egg. In the notch of the eyebrow, the sea reveals the rotundity of our planet.
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  • The trail are 40 to 50 minute walk uphill, but visual throughout the journey worth the effort. In addition, is the historic path that the Rapa Nui People used to reach the Volcano Rano Kau and Orongo. On the volcano, it's spectacular, impressive!
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  • A magnificent view of the crater of a volcano filled with rain water with view to the sea. Great views!
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  • Rano Kau is a stratovolcano located at the end of Easter Island. A beautiful view with a special magic very highly recommended
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