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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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spectacular moia

There are four or so must see sites, but many of the other gems are relatively unvisited, so take your time.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We had organised a full day tour of the island including lunch. Unfortunately we never got off the ship. It's not quite the same seeing some of the statues from a distance but we now understand that lots of cruise lines cancel this port as it's difficult to tender. Very disappointing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

There are four or so must see sites, but many of the other gems are relatively unvisited, so take your time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We were prepared to pay the $60 fee per person however there was a protest so we did not pay the normal fee which we gladly would have paid for entry. This entry fee allows access to all the sites around this beautiful island with these amazing statues. One also might note that there are very few restroom facilities so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

An amazing place, could not believe how big the Moai actually were. We went with a Rapa Nui guide and it was wonderful to see and hear their history. Fabulous restoration work has been done to enable us to see these magnificent Moai scattered all over the island. So worth seeing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

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

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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