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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  • PIN total of Easter Island, interesting, agrees to go on a tour or hire a guide to make you aware of the history of the place
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  • For anyone at all interested in the early culture of Easter Island, this is a must visit. The mountain quarry where all the moat were carved from the volcanic stone is as informative as any place on R...  more »
  • Incredible walk down this volcano knowing that it is the manufacture of the moai quarry. Several inconclusive that distinguished the way making were. Safety pin!
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  • This is the quarry of the moais, where you can walk among the moais, with a wonderful landscape in the background. In addition, it is possible to get very close to the crater of the volcano, where there's a Lake, being one of the coolest places and interesting on the island.
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  • Beautiful place, loaded with symbolism of what was the rapanui culture. Comply with the instructions of the Rangers, and not leaving the demarcated paths is recommended. At the end of the journey out of the boiler, becomes the only moai whose design is different from the others (kneeling, female podiblemente). Very beautiful, the view is spectacular, displays to the far the Ahu tongariki.
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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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