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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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Easter Island via Cruise Ship

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Seattle, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

One of the finest examples of Moai. This national park is a don't miss while traveling East Island. Get there to see the sun rise for an extra special treat.

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Lahaina, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This was a stop on our cruise to the South Pacific. This is definitely a must. Pictures don't even come close to seeing these amazing Moai. It's more of an experience than words can describe. The history and site of this park is unbelievable. This place should be on your bucket-list. It was an amazing experience that I would recommend... More 

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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 via mobile

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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