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Rapa Nui National Park, Easter Island
(4.8/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web)
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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  • No doubt a unique place in the world, with a power out of this, that lead us to let the imagination with its enigmatic and majestic Moais. Everything on the island has a special energy that sobrecoje, if you're a traveler, is a MUST-SEE place
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  • This line of moai is impressive in its size and shows the individual characteristics of each statue. 
  • Easter Island is wonderful, far better than expected. You should bring comfortable shoes and desire to explore and connect with a culture rich in mysteries. Like those who by nature and walking is highly recommended. The trip must be at least 5 days in order to enjoy and explore tranquil sights and most can. I was 8 and was great, eager to return.
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  • Once in a lifetime! The national park is a huge open air museum and you should bring enough time to visit the most important spots. Explore the island by bike or by car, if you want you can book a tour. A ticket for 60 USD is required for any spot of the park.
  • Just an amazing place to explore. I have always wanted to go here and when I did, Rapa Nui delivered. Rent a motobike or a small 4x4 vehicle and explore the entire island. You will find amazing secluded beaches, caves, breathtaking views of the Pacific off of the edges of cliffs, and of course the moai's. You can also go snorkeling in open water, scuba diving, and of course surfing.
  • Amazing place in the middle of nowhere. Those statues are amazing.
  • So cool. Do not miss going to the Moai quarry, it made the entire trip! Note the the other side of the crater is not patrolled by the Park Rangers. People will go to that side to pose with the Moai and touch them, the Rangers don't care enough to stop them.
  • An absolutely out of this world experience. You simply have to see it to believe it. The moai statues are amazing.