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Address: Easter Island, Chile
Phone Number: +56-32-210-0255-+56-32-255-1933
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Description: This lake-filled crater is filled with remnants of the Birdman cult...
This lake-filled crater is filled with remnants of the Birdman cult practiced until 1867.
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Ceremonial village and volcano not to be missed

This was the most intact example of village life that we saw with many little houses overlooking a stunning coast line. Initially there was a great information centre to read... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This was the most intact example of village life that we saw with many little houses overlooking a stunning coast line. Initially there was a great information centre to read about the history of the area and we sat down to learn about the Birdman competition whilst overlooking the island they swam to. From there we continued around the village... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The ancient buildings here are wonderful to see & also learn about the birdman culture and see the island they swam out to. Fascinating

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Orange, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Easter Island is LONG way from anywhere, however the experience of being there and seeing the area is worth it.

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Santiago, Chile
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This spot has some of the most recognizable views of the island. The Motu. The Rano Kau Vocano. The Sea. Pictures you have seen do not get you the feeling. Everything is so BIG here.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Interesting ceremonial village with about 50 stone house with tiny - tiny doors. This area overlooks the waters where the "birdman" competition took place and directly next to the Rano Kau with it's crater lack and marshes. The petroglyphs are there but have not fared well and have worn with time. The entire area is magically, when we were there... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Pictures cannot justify the beauty of Orongo. When I walked up to it, my mind could not even process what my eyes were looking at! It is an absolutely beautiful place-- definitely a must see!

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Santiago, Chile
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Disliked nothing at all. The views are phenomenal. The visitors centre was closed due to some social unrest (nothing dangerous at all - no problem there) but all the same there is some information spread around the place on posters and boards. On the way, check out the view of the crater of the Volcano Rano Kau - stunning. Also... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The volcano is fairly easy to get to and the village is a replica of older times with rock houses (one is a cut away to show the interior) and they overlook the ocean. Orongo was where the birdman contest was held every year to decide the new ruler. His athletic rep had to climb down the cliff, swim to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I've seen a few volcanoes(!), but this one was definitely the most incredible... the rater is deep, and the entire área within is its own ecosystem, protected by the volcanoes high sides. There are flora found within that are endemic. Outside is the old village where the Birdman festival would be held, an incredible atmosphere and stunning views.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The view from the cliffs and the crater here are truly breathtaking! As with the other sites, your experience will be *greatly* enhanced if you can go with an experienced local guide, who can fill you in on many tiny details that you will not see on tourist placards. (I highly recommend Josie Nahoe Mulloy.) If you have time for... More 

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Address: Address: Easter Island, Chile
Phone Number: +56-32-210-0255-+56-32-255-1933
Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Easter Island

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