Rapa Nui National Park, Easter Island

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#4 of 10 in Parks 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 Hanga Roa driving holiday planning website to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Hanga Roa.
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  • Very nice Park! just what you expected to see. do not you canzas in taking pictures. is a total magic!
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  • a pass to buy at the airport or in the city; in $ US 80 for adults and 40 for children; less expensive than in pesos; valid 10 j from 1 visited site.
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  • Simply awesome Gorgeous Worth the effort flying so far from South Africa. People are so friendly and helpful Must visit  more »

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The main urban area on the island, Hanga Roa houses the vast majority of Easter Island's accommodations. While the number of choices remains pretty limited considering the island's popularity, the range of lodgings suits a variety of travelers, from budget-conscious backpackers to those seeking luxury. Relaxed guesthouses and hostels provide decent rooms to get your head down for the night after a long day's exploration. Eco-lodges and more exclusive hotels tend to be positioned outside of the main urban area, providing airport pick-up services, ocean views, and swimming pools.
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