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Rapa Nui National Park

Easter Island, Chile
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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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Santiago, Chile
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

The statues are absolutley amazing and it is such a great experience to see them up close. I have always seen pictures of them growing up but it is completely different when you see them in person. Not only are the Moai amazing but the island itself is so beautiful. It is an all-around great experience to go to there.... More

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Macau, Ilhas, Macau
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Weather is unstable in summer, sometime rain heavily, and very windy. Good to bring raincoat, jacket and wear good sneaker in case you need to walk a lot because car cannot pass some mud road while raining. this is an amazing island and a lot for you to discover.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Rapa Nui is beautiful. I made the tour in the island by bike and by car. The first and the second day I used a bike to visit the main points but I used a car to do the see the volcanos and anakena beach. The only thing that I have to complain is the prices. Everything is very expensive... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

It is absolutely a must see if on the island. There are two main areas for the parl. You can get tickets at the airport (but no one has money then) or at the park office at Orongo, but not at the main park, which is silly. They do check your tickets, and you fill out a book that asks... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Easter Island is absolutely worth visiting, but for some unknown reason there are no seats or benches near any of the sites. The ground is volcanic rocks with grass growing between them, so in photos it appears as if one can sit down, but that is not the case. The statues are impressive, and warrant sitting and communing with, but... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My visit was part a tour i did including Macchu Piccu so this visit finished off a great holiday, its truly wonderful to be able to say i had visted these places and very happy to see them

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Sorocaba, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The island is almost like a mirage. You fly over 3500km above the sea and suddenly, from nowhere you see this impressive view: The island, isolated from the rest of the world...Then you wonder what's in there that makes it so special... and as you walk around the island the gigantic moais having the blue sea behind them and that... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Give yourself at least a week to explore the island, it takes so long to get here you might aswell stay for a decent length of time. Lan Chile is the only airline to fly here, it is usually a stopping off point between Chile and Tahiti. Besides all the statues to view, there is horse riding and some of... More

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I spent 5 days traveling around Easter Island - sometimes I went with a private guide/driver with 1-3 other guests, while other times I took a bicycle and rode around the island. The moai scattered around the island are mysterious, awe-inspiring and surreal. From the fifteen standing moai at Ahu Tongariki to the moai 'birthplace' along the slopes of the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Here is one of the few places, where you can roam free and be away from civilazation. The scattered maoi statues are truly unique and awespiring. TIP: The whole deal about the entrance ticket works as follow, upon arrival you are expected to purchase a ticket as permit for the entire island. With the ticket you are allowed up to... More

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