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Address: Easter Island, Chile
Description: The island's famous moai statues were carved from the volcanic rock of...
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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Great great place, nice people

Easter island its a magical pace to go. Small hotels along the airport runway are the beast. They have the basics, air , hot water and incredable view. The tour guys and all the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Caracas, Venezuela
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Caracas, Venezuela
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Easter island its a magical pace to go. Small hotels along the airport runway are the beast. They have the basics, air , hot water and incredable view. The tour guys and all the population are generally nice, decent and humble people. Visit the volcans and the park where the sculptures were actually made ..... sorry, no ovnis ... Food... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The walks around the moai quarry is so wonderful. If you can come with a guide. If note, be sure to climb to the top for the views inside the volcano. This is a magical place, wher you will see moais at different carving stages. Important: there are bathrooms here, which is rare on the island.

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metro NYC
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The quarry is bigger than you think and there are SO many statues! Hard to believe some of the statues are 50 ft tall if they were exposed to their base. The volcanic lake on the other side also has statues

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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This is the most magical place I have ever visited. It would be fantastic on your own, but was even better with a guide. We listened to how the Moai were carved out of the rock, moved down the hill and then 'walked' to their final resting places. It was mind-blowing to imagine how the Rapa Nui peoples could do... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

First this is one of the only stops that has a restroom facility and bring a $ as these are not free. They also have a small shop and food counter if you want to sit a relax after viewing the site. This is a large area, a bit of climbing upward on the paths and not really for someone... More 

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Concepcion, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Extinted volcano where the moai quarry is located. The are arround 200 moais finished and still carved in the laders.

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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Easter Island is a magnificent place itself, but Rano Raraku captures the mystery of the history of the Moai! It is probably one of the most beautiful places I have ever been in my life!! A lot of walking, but it is worth it!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Visiting the volcanic crater of Rano Raraku is a great experience, both on the inside and outside of the crater the Moai's were carved out of the volcanic rock of the crater. Paul, our tour guide illustrated to us how the Moai's were carved our, put on there feet, and shared with us the different hipótesis of how the statues... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Totally beautiful and fascinating at the same time. A piece of magic history that helps explain the mysteries of the Moais. The setting (surrounding hills, view of the countryside, etc.) are breathtaking. Worth visiting the crater of the old volcano for a surprise. Simply - go check it out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

This was one of the most beautiful places I have ever been, not only because of the monuments and statues, but also the sightseeing is from another planet.

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