Rapa Nui National Park, Easter Island

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#3 of 8 in Nature in Easter Island
Set on an isolated and scarcely vegetated volcanic island, Rapa Nui National Park lures visitors with its mysterious history and monumental shrines and stone figures known as moai. Polynesians came to the island in big canoes around 300 CE, bringing many elements of their culture. As a tribute to the important ancestors of each clan, these newcomers created moai, which became taller and more stylized as time went by. Other attractions include two large craters, a pink sand beach, and a restored Orongo village with rock engravings on a mountain cliff. Though you can explore the island by foot, vehicle, or bike, some places, such as its highest peak Maunga Terevaka, can only be reached by horse. Put Rapa Nui National Park into our Easter Island driving holiday planning website to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Easter Island.
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  • The park is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site on the island. Its name is Polynesian for Easter Island. Much of the island is actually part of the park. The striking feature are moais [the statues...  more »
  • Easter Island is a truly unique place. A special history and culture and beautiful landscapes. A large part of the island is part of the Rapa Nui national park, a UNESCO world heritage site. There are...  more »
  • The Park is the reason for the trip and worth getting down there. The ticket for visiting you buy at the airport or in an Office a bit hidden in the main street
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