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Rapa Nui National Park, Easter Island

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National Park
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. Plan your visit to Rapa Nui National Park and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Hanga Roa vacation trip planner.
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  • The island make a belief that one is in a different world with its people and animals, volcanoes, caves and stone figures, all of them. The visit of the National Park with all its sights is still much more interesting with a knowledgeable guide. A highlight of our trip around the world. The feeling of another time is spreading in the Park, especially if we are to respect and time the Moais.
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  • We had a wonderful time visiting Easter Island (Rapa Nui) and were able to visit various sites with the Moai figures.  more »
  • It is a great national park. Two things a traveler needs to know are: currently there is "trouble" between the Chilean authorities and a native Rapa Nui group about who should run the park. It doesn't...  more »