Rano Raraku, Easter Island

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Walk among iconic moai stone heads at Rano Raraku, which provides visitors with a chance to come face-to-face, literally, with impressive centuries-old monoliths. Crane your neck back to appreciate the sheer size of the site's 397 sculptures, the largest of which would stand at 21.6 m (70.9 ft) if it could be lifted upright. Gaze out from the top of the quarry, which still contains many unfinished moai sculptures, to appreciate the nearby Rano Raraku crater lake, striking with its multicolored surrounds. Using our custom trip planner, Hanga Roa attractions like Rano Raraku can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • IMPORTANT!!! You can only enter once a volcano, then enjoy a LOT! Extinct volcano, known as the ' ´ Moai factory, is a tour not to be missed. If you go with a guide, even better. Around the volcano there are about 400 Moais at all stages of construction, and the only Moai on their knees, there are also some female figures. Light clothes, sneakers and windbreaker jacket comfortable are uniform on the island. From the top of one of the observatories also has a great view of their 15 Moais and Tongariki. After the long walk, you can get a cup of coffee or a juice and buy souvenirs in the shops. Also has super clean bathroom.
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  • This visit with guide is better, what there is lots of history. Devote at least a couple of hours, since everything is wonderful and unique. There are really wonderful views. The local craft next to the bathroom is cheap and local crafts in the parking lot too, at the same price of q on the market. A good choice to buy gifts and souvenirs.
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  • This is the quarry where all the figures came from and were sculpted - therefore an absolute must and one of our top 3 sites. Busier than the others but still quieter than we expected which was great....  more »
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  • A quarry where all the moais of the island formed by volcanic stones without tools come from one mystery more? Beautiful view of the crater. Imptesionante!
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  • It is a great place! Lots of positive energy 💪💪💪
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  • Quarry where they came from all the Moais of the island
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  • Another one of the must-sees of Easter Island.
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  • Volcanic crater formed of consolidated ash... 🕶
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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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