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A hike to the summit of this 400m volcano offers panoramic views of the island's solitude in the South Pacific.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on a tour to this one, up the volcano and when you get to the top you have an incredible view. One of the highlights of the island.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Jimvin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The wetland that lies in the crater is a protected area - it contains the most biodiversity on the entire island. Look from above but you can't enter the crater.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Alison M
Reviewed September 27, 2019 via mobile

We had travelled to many places and see many natural wonders and pretty crater lakes. Rano Kau still is our number one most beautiful crater lake in the world.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jackytansg
Reviewed September 24, 2019

What a place to sit and contemplate. On the top of an old volcano now filled with water and weed with the stunning backdrop of the ocean. A must visit.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Ross B
Reviewed September 3, 2019

The volcano was part of our tour. It was interesting to look at, but this is not what people come here to see, so it's pretty much an after thought. The volcano itself is huge & gives you an idea how these islands were made.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank rudyboomer
Reviewed July 13, 2019

The places where you can approach the rim are steep slopes. A drop-off would allow a clearer photographic capture. As is, none of my photos was particularly effective, with too much of the foreground slope. :( If I had been allowed to drone out over...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 14, 2019 via mobile

We took the Orongo trail, the one that ancient Rapa Nui took each year on their bird man cult celebration, and we hiked to the top of Rano Kau volcano to be greeted by a gigantic crater, filled with an amazing wetland. Not only the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank josevines
Reviewed May 20, 2019

This was my first stop of any sites on Easter Island and I’m glad for it. Take the time to go inside the visitor center to read about who used to live here, what happened when it was discovered, and much more.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank J3343DUlaurene
Reviewed March 31, 2019

The Crater is a great for views of the island and of a great volcanic crater. This is the largest Volcanic crater on the Island and the most impressive. The crater is 1km across and the small lake in the crater is covered with freshwater...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank george J
Reviewed March 22, 2019

The crater is magnificent and you can see the ocean behind it. The drive up is nice and you get some great views on the way. I highly recommend it.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Arlene S
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