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Rapa Nui National Park

Easter Island, Chile
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: National Parks
Owner description: The landscape of Rapa Nui, the indigenous name for Easter Island, is an eerie exhibit of ancient cultural remnants of an abandoned desert-dwelling... more » Owner description: The landscape of Rapa Nui, the indigenous name for Easter Island, is an eerie exhibit of ancient cultural remnants of an abandoned desert-dwelling people. « less
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Initially, I must admit I was rather disappointed when I reached the island. It was like going back to the 70s. However, I realized it was such a relaxing place and I had my best sleep on the island. You will be amazed by the statues and you will fall in love with the island. It was my most relaxing... More

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

As part of a trip to South America we decided to go to Easter island. It turned out to be the high point of a very great vacation. The park is very beautiful in a stark way as the natives cut down most of the trees on the island. the statues are spectacular, as is the stories behind them. The... More

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Ojai, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Fascinating history and huge stone giants make this island one of those "exotic" spots we've all hoped to visit. Seeing the Moai first hand, especially in the quarry, can't be overstated - let your mind fly when you do. Books read in advance of your visit will add greatly to the time spent on the island - anything by Thor... More

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Villa Rica, Georgia
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We bought our park passes at the airport as suggested for admission to Orongo and Rano Raraku (the quarry). Most of the Island is part of the Rapa Nui National Park, but only Orongo and Rano Rakaku have Ranger Stations to check for tickets. All the other sites were open without tickets. Although the tickets are more for foreigners ($60... More

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Los Angeles
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

After a long flight from Santiago, we arrived in this corner of Polynesia. It was a bit cooler than I expected, not like Tahiti or Hawaii, but a light jacket will do. They must teach how to be a docent guide in the schools, because everyone seemed very well-informed about the island. Not much nightlife, but we did find a... More

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Haifa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We have been 6 days at Easter Island in February 2014. It was my childhood dream to go there and I am happy I could do it. We planned to be there during the festival and enjoyed this time a lot. Some advices from what we experienced. 1. Don't come with too much expectations, there are only some sites, where... More

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Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

If everything within the park is top rated, the park must necessarily be so. And that's quite deserved as the moia are truly a world treasure. Thanks to Chile for protecting this island.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

There are so many archeological sites to visit on Easter Island. We bought our tickets as soon as we got off the plane and before picking up our bags - there is no longer a discount and you have to pay by cash. Get a good local tour guide who can share the many mind-blowing theories of the island including... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We made it. If anyone had told me, as of course they tried, that this place is so difficult to get to I would not have believed them or, if I had I wouldn't have tried. It has taken us six days to get here by ship. The chances of us being able to land were estimated at 4 to... More

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Oslo, Norway
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

The national park is split in different parts. One is the Orongo village up at the volcano crater, the other is where the Moai got carved out of the volcano. Make sure you visit both sites! The ticket is 30.000CLP for tourists and you can get your ticket upon arrival at the airport (best to buy it here as it... More

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