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The island's famous moai statues were carved from the volcanic rock of this mountain and are scattered across its slopes in various stages of completion.
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Reviewed 31 August 2015

The volcano turned quarry for the Moais is absolutely a must visit on Easter Island. I got a tattoo (done by Mokomae tattoo) inspired by one of the most famous Moai that is on the side of Rano Raraku. To have seen the Moai here...More

Thank Jake Y
Reviewed 30 August 2015

It was amazing to discover this volcano for the views of the island and the lagoon it's so quiet. Also, I recommend it to do it in one day: Tongariki and Raraku by bike.

Thank CristianRomero
Reviewed 28 August 2015

There is nothing to dislike here! The tour guide was local and knowledgable and gave a great insight into the lives of the local people, who produced the Moai heads. This was one of our favourite landmarks, not much comes close to this. The photo...More

Thank ChipolatasandMash
Reviewed 28 August 2015

This is probably the coolest place I have visited, ever. Easter Island has been my #1 place to see since I was 11, so I ended up enjoying everything. This place was just something special. You can see the quarry and then go to the...More

Thank illini2000_LA
Reviewed 19 August 2015

This should be number one Easter Island attraction on Easter Island. Hands down. It is magical. It is a mix of nature and spirituality you will never forget. This is where humanity and mother nature gets together. When you come back home and watch the...More

1  Thank downtherethunder
Reviewed 18 August 2015

This is a MUST!!!! if you visit easter island. This place is simply amazing! Try to go with a tour guide to get the explanation of how the moais where done.

Thank Cecilia D
Reviewed 17 August 2015

Watching the ghost-like moai scattered around the hill slope is an unforgettable experience. To me, this is the defining spot in all of the island seeing that these moai have been untouched unlike all of the other standing moai on the island. And don't forget...More

Thank Hayzen11
Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

Seeing some of the unfinished Moai being carved in the mountain is magnificent. There are over 300 of the Moai at this site. Lots of space for people and there is some hiking involved if you wish, but very little.

Thank OctavianCiubotariu
Reviewed 3 August 2015

Rano Raraku gives you a good idea of a Moai production site, as the carving of the statues wasn't done in someone's backyard! Unfinished Moai's can be seen in the rocks next to collapsed ones in the grass. Those still standing (or leaning) are magnificent...More

Thank Travellerfr0mH0lland
Reviewed 28 July 2015 via mobile

We had a private guide and he really helped us see the details and explain what we are looking at. We would have missed a lot of the half carved Moai that are still attached to the side of the mountain and some of the...More

Thank Luvtosafari
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