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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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  • It has a crater lagoon of wonder and a bite or Kari Kari where moais were located that they fell to the ocean. That is why it is the bite. Fence guide is much better or read the story in advance of each place. Everything is great in this island!
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  • The ascent is done quietly and leads you on the edge of a huge crater with lakes and lush vegetation and a panoramic view
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  • Our tour took us to Rano Kau shortly after checking into our hotel, and it proved to be a superb introduction to the beauty of the island. It is one of the three volcanoes that formed the island, and ...  more »

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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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