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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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Glad we went.

We visited Easter Island as an extension to our mainland Chile trip, my husbands idea I wasn't really that interested. But hey was I glad he persuaded me. After seeing a tv... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 12, 2015
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Oakham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We visited Easter Island as an extension to our mainland Chile trip, my husbands idea I wasn't really that interested. But hey was I glad he persuaded me. After seeing a tv programme on the Moai not long ago to actually see them was amazing. Would love to go again but it is too far away and expensive to get... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The island is about a 6 hour flight from Santiago on Air Chile. Prices on the island, as you would expect are high and choice limited. Recommend you hire a car and tour the island for a full perspective and understanding. Food for thought - the island became extinct of people - the person who cut down the very last... More 

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Stunning, awesome, almost overwhelming as you see 15 huge Moais in one line near the ocean. We could have spent hours there looking at them from every angle as the light changes and offers varying photo ops. It was particularly fantastic to be in the company of the two top archaeologists, Claudio Cristino and Patricia Vargas and have them explain... More 

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Omaha, Ne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This is the picture you have seen for your entire life and now you can see it up close and personal. Try to get to this site a couple of times at least during your visit as the area can be cloudy and lighting can dramatically change the result of your photographs. Hint: There is a mound about 200 feet... More 

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Sturbridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Price of admission is steeper than expected at $60USD but the Moai are worth it. Our family aren't beach goers so 24 hours was plenty to see all the sights. The people are very warm but knowing a little Spanish is helpful.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

The Rapa Nui National Park really encompasses the entire island of Rapa Nui or Easter Island. The whole four days we were there I felt so privileged to be 'allowed' onto this an amazing island and to be able to almost freely explore the many sites - I felt like an explorer or an archaeologist - it was amazing. The... More 

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Carmel, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This is it. Ground zero of the Moi. This is where all the Moi were carved and then sent around the island. They are still there in different states of creation almost as if the people just walked away one day. The level of industry was amazing. This is an assembly line of statue making. Thisis the must do of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

Take a guided tour ideally with an a young and keen archeologist. The history and unproven facts make this one if the most interesting and enjoyable experiences you could have. It is also a beguiling and beautiful place to visit.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

It is a hike. It's called the Quarry. Tiki Heads...that's what I call them. It's amazing. I guess I have to say more. I'm in shape, so to speak but there were times where I felt like a lazy and tired person.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The Rapa Nui National Park is a place full of wonders. Although we may never know for certain what the history of the Moai actually is, this place is mysterious, enchanting and delightful. Visit everywhere you can a1nd enjoy the awesome splendour of this lovely island encapsulated in the Rap Nui National Park

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