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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. Arrange to visit Rano Kau and other attractions in Hanga Roa using our Hanga Roa vacation builder.
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(Hanga Roa is the nearest city to Rano Kau)

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  • August 15, 2017
    The hike up Rano Kau is well worth it! The views from the volcano are spectacular and looking down into the volcano's crater is breathtaking. You start your walk at the visitor's center where you lear...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Road to rano kau impresses the view that surrounds it and look at the immensity of it arriving at the top of the crater. A vegetation esoecial full.
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  • August 13, 2017
    It is a large crater formed by a volcano dormant ha centuries. Today patece a closed Lake, very interesting. You don't have to come to Easter Island and nso meet Rano Kau!
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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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