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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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  • It is the quarry of the MOAI on Rano Raraku. If you like to take photos with the moais this is the place. Also you can see the crater of the volcano, which currently is a wetland. Wonderful remember take the ticket from the entrance to the parks, beyond requiring it.
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  • This is the site where the Moai of Easter seen in most advertisements/books are located. Close to 300 Moai scattered on the hillside. Photos best in the afternoon although it is much hotter. Closes at...  more »
  • It is here where these giants who were then transferred to the Ahu or ceremonial platforms were carved. We found lots of them at different stages of development. Travel is striking because it feels that they are in the place where they were created. It is essential to visit the island. The rise makes no difficulty, and taking the path on the left, we arrived at the crater of the Rano Raraku. Recommendations: hat, sunscreen and water bottle.
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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.