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Rapa Nui National Park

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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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A spiritual escape

one of the most magical places I have visited. a lot of food for the soul can be found on the island! The national park offers a lot of great historical insight to the island and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

one of the most magical places I have visited. a lot of food for the soul can be found on the island! The national park offers a lot of great historical insight to the island and the culture of its people! the mystery of the moai is also very intriguing! genuinely would consider relocating to Easter Island after my visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We loved our time spent on Easter Island National Park. The island is one giant archaeological museum, with remnants of the early Rapa Nui civilisation scattered across almost every part of the island. We observed the fantastic restoration work that has gone into preserving the monuments, which also include the remnants of once-active villages, canoe berths, crematoriums and Manavai (stone... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The national park is incredible and it has so much to do and see. Obviously this is the reason that people visit Easter Island. While we were there, the local Rapa Nui people are in a political conflict with the Chilean government, over migration from the Chilean mainlanders. As such, they stopped selling tickets to the national park. This worried... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

My wife and I spent a few days in Rapa Nui and enjoyed the national park immensely. We were worried when we arrived that we would not be able to enter the park, because there was a protest by local residents against the Chilean government (Chileans come and ruin the island, all the money goes back to the mainland, etc.).... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Wow the culture is amazing history at its best.You can walk around the national park and keep thinking I have enough photos now but you keep clicking away

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Rapa Nui is an extremely spiritual place. Ancient Polynesian tupuna (ancestors) are kept within the hundreds of mo'ai around the island. Immediately your city pace is slowed right down and you feel the mana (energy) of the land and it's people here. Make sure you take at least a week here to get it's full benefits and take time to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

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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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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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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