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Address: Easter Island, Chile
Phone Number: 0322100635
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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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Just Amazing, and Having a Guide Makes it Even Better

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

An interesting place to visit. A pleasant walk through the birth place of the Moai. Guides explain the process of carving the statues. Questions still remain as to how the Moai were transported across the island . Great photo opportunities.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Seeing all of the moai being cut from the volcano is amazing. It's a short (but up and down slope on uneven ground) walk to see everything. Not challenging, but take your time and wear good shoes.

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Best place on Earth. The "belly button" of the world. This is the most unique and fascinating place I have ever seen. It's like being on another planet!

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Houston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Many many moai in different states. The largest Moai found. Some standing, some laying, many in different stages of completion. A great hike and archeology site.

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Oakton, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The nursey of the moai shows how much had to happen to carve, separate, and transport the moai. It provides a real insight into the organization and resources it took to keep the demand for moai satisfied

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Both the quarry and Ahu Tongariki are within minutes of each other. I visited both with my 18 year old son on a self-guided tour of South America. Which was better? We saw both during a gusting, rainstorm and it seemed rather apropos. Tongariki is obviously the most famous, most photographed site on the island, but the quarry tells a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This is a quarry site and some of the largest Moai ever found are still lying within the bedrock, some have only their heads visible as the rest is below ground buried by time and there is a special one that is actually kneeling - my favourite example here. There is so much to see here, including a crater where... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The number of maoi is mind blowing. It's amazing to see them close to where they were created and some are even still in the rock whilst others have sunk into the ground. I wish we could have stayed longer here & explored more

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

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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Address: Easter Island, Chile
Phone Number: 0322100635
Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Easter Island

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