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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. Before you head to Hanga Roa, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Hanga Roa vacation trip planner, to make sure you see all that Hanga Roa has to offer, including Rano Raraku.
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(Hanga Roa is the nearest city to Rano Raraku)

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  • For those who enjoy walking and rest arqueologicos closely observe the place is special. You can see closely the process of these giant images sculpture and as they were transported directly from the quarry .ademas which height you can see much of the island and walking just a little more you can not miss the vilcan more close
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  • Still can't believe how beautiful that is this place full of MOAI, this far is a place that you can not miss
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  • Worth knowing, are several Moai spread, where you can view the high Aho Tongariki (15 Moais) in addition to the crater, which looks like a lake. A place to visit takes around 1 hour at least, because you're too and only allowed to go only once to visit with the ticket.
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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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