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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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  • Mandatory step when one is on Easter Island. This site is to do a good guide (ours was excellent). It helps to understand the origin of these Moais because it is the place where they were cut into the rock. With more than 300 Moais (in more or less good condition), the visit to this site is a must. That emotion in the face of such a spectacle.
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  • Another must-see place!... the best of the island. Here is located the quarry where is made them Moais, what nobody can answer is how them moved by all the island haha, and poirque were here more than 40moais without end...
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  • The quarry where moai, were is very interesting and must see them standing up, lying down, lying down, carved in the rock as the giant moai about 21 m. Place that encloses a large history. You can only visit once with the entrance ticket to the Park.
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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.