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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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  • We went on a tour and to the different places you travel are telling you the story, cute all, at that time we could see a herd of horses running wild through an area was super! We took a lot of photos that day everything was super!
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  • This expedition has two parts, to the entry the road is divided to the quarry of the volcano rano raraku and the other towards where are them moais. There are that go at least with slippers and lenses since sticks strong the Sun and the road, that has trail, equal is of Earth and tires if is that one goes from chalas. Towards the moais road lasts between 30 to 40 min slow pace, Universo photos and others. And the road to the quarry is a little shorter but a bit more complex in the last ascent. There is that carry water if or if. Although on the premises at the entrance to sell beverages and food.
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  • We visited Easter Island on a Pacific cruise and were very lucky to be able to get ashore. This is one of the world's most iconic travel locations - set in the most remote island on the planet. The st...  more »
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  • The most Moai you can find on the island. Very cool. Don't miss the vulcano crater on the back!
  • I had been dreaming about going to meet the Moei(s) in person since I was very young! So, it is gonna be 5 stars from me fo' Shizzle! ;)
  • This is the disneyland of moai lovers. I can spend hours just walking around looking at each of the >300 moai.
  • Fabrica de Muais.
  • Trip of a life time, one of the most amazing places.