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Address: Easter Island, Chile
Description: The landscape of Rapa Nui, the indigenous name for Easter Island, is an...
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.
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4-Day Tour of Easter Island: Moai Statues, Ahu Akivi and Akahanga

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Rapa Nui is a gem!

So much history! Check out the museum at Orongo. The ticket fee goes toward preserving the area. While you can see many sites without buying a ticket, the two largest sites are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

So much history! Check out the museum at Orongo. The ticket fee goes toward preserving the area. While you can see many sites without buying a ticket, the two largest sites are part of the park,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Easter Island's Moai are more than just seeing them...you experience them. We were on a cruise and the night before we visited here, we saw the movie, "Rapa Nui". Yes a movie but it set the mood to see and experience the Moai. To walk beside these huge figures and wonder how they got here.....then visit of quarry and see... More 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

The park is very good and covers most of the culture of the island. I would strongly recommend employing a local guide. STAY OFF THE PLATFORMS, SEEN MANY TOURIST IGNORE THE SIGNS. PLEASE RESPECT THE MONUMENTS.

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wichita
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

After seeeing photos of the moai on the island, it was fantastic to be there and see for myself. this place is beautiful and there's lots to see. We spent 6 days there and were busy every day.

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Herefordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Loved the people who were very helpful and friendly. Stayed for 6 days and hired a jeep which was great for seeing all the attractions. Some of the best food we had in South America. Unless you are mega in to archaeology I think a week is probably enough.

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

One always associates tall Moai figures and statues with Easter island and this location provides all you would expect. A short uphill walk from the reception area to the nearby crater provides a sublime contrasting experience which is well worth the effort. This location is one of the planets locations that everyone should visit and experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The remains of the Maoi and the petroglphys were special. Especially interesting is the quarrie where the Maoi were created

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We recently returned from a cruise we took from Fort Lauderdale to Tahiti via Panama Canal. I understand 50 per cent of the cruise ships are weathered out and are unable to visit. We were fortunate enough to be able to visit Easter Island. It was much more than I expected. The moai are all over the island in various... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

When you think ozone seen most all, there's more. The Moai were tumbled down in a tsunami and resurrected. Great art and architecture. The feats on this remote island continue to amaze. Several different epoch and types of Moai represented from different ages. They were constructed over 500 years. Fascinating adventure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Most travelers to the Easter Island come in groups. For those who are still in the planning, my suggestion is to visit alone. The island definitely has magic, but groups scare it away. The best memory I have is walking among Moai as the sole living being. That´s what I did. I stayed in a cheap boarding house with a... More 

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