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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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  • This non-active volcano is visited when visiting the ceremonial village of Orongo, linked to the cult of the Birdman, is really a very interesting show.
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  • One of the many volcanoes has rapa nui, really beautiful must visit Yes or Yes, incredible ecosystem
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  • Crater of volcano that not be more erupted, formed a freshwater wetland and aquatic plants. To enjoy a magnificent view and wind
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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.
  • 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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  • Because it is cute beautiful and the weather is fantastic and the party more important the tapati
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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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