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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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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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

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 is an experience that I will never forget.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

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 opportunities were immense! We will never forget this experience. Some of the heads were lying... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

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 other side to see the crater and some more moai up on the hill. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 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 pictures you took you feel like the best photographer ever, but the truth is that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 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.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 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 to venture inside the crater to see more unfinished statues.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 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 and a blue sky makes them picture perfect. When you are at the kneeling Moai,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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 unique detailed carvings on some of the half finished Moai. Best time to come is... More 

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