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This lake-filled crater is filled with remnants of the Birdman cult practiced until 1867.
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Easter Island, Chile
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Best come come with a tour to hear the full and interesting history of this site. The views of the crater and birdman islands are great and you can see how the original settlement shelters were constructed which is fascinating. Very enjoyable and quite close...More

Thank Peterinl0nd0n
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

First of volcanos we visited Very huge crater a little hard to find but we had a guide this day so it was perfect Went on to park and saw bird man exhibit Very informative He showed us most of island south and east We...More

Thank Daniel S
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Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

Rano Kau and Orongo comes hand in hand when on a half-day tour or a full day hike. from the town. I choose to be walking the cemented path from main streets of Hanga Roa towards the rear side of the airport, I am really...More

Thank n8nl
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Reviewed May 1, 2018

Definitely worth a visit to learn more about the history of the Rapa Nui people and their wonderful country.

Thank audreybrown2017
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Reviewed April 22, 2018

Very interesting archaeological site with on one side the Rano Kau crater and on the other a beautiful view of the Pacific. The visitor center is well worth a visit.

Thank JK300
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

A great combination of history and a beautiful view of the Pacific. Orongo is the heart of the Birdman culture - there is a small but information information center and some displays which explain the importance and meaning of this spot. It is an easy...More

Thank Carolyn B
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Reviewed March 31, 2018

The Orongo site is past the airport. You will travel up the hill to the Rano Kau crater. There is a great view of the water and vegetation in the bottom of the crater. The crater has it's own micro climate. Then continue up the...More

Thank CKT808
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Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

Orongo and the Rano Kao crater are not the next best thing to the Moais on Easter Island, these sights are at least as impressive as the well known stone statues. There are not many places on earth, if at all, with views like into...More

Thank Gregor R
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Reviewed March 23, 2018 via mobile

This is a nice little walk around an old settlement. There is good signage when you enter. I would in fact take a picture of the signs when you enter because there are no signs at the actual sites you see. The view is spectacular...More

Thank Christina C
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Reviewed March 14, 2018

This is a ceremonial village on the edge of the Rano Kau crater and looking out over the islands where people would compete to find the first egg of the season. Quite an interesting history to the site plus great sea views and the crater....More

Thank mrdom
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