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Address: Easter Island, Chile
Phone Number: +56-32-210-0255-+56-32-255-1933
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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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Tahai, Orongo and Rano Kau Half-Day Tour

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Beautiful hike and scenery

I highly recommend taking the trail up as you'll get some fantastic views of the island and town. The trail starts down at the street level and takes about an hour to go up, it's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Lima, Peru

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Lima, Peru
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23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I highly recommend taking the trail up as you'll get some fantastic views of the island and town. The trail starts down at the street level and takes about an hour to go up, it's not particularly difficult but it can be very humid in the forest. You also need to make sure you get your park entrance ticket from... More 

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Thank AndrewinPeru
Oxford, United Kingdom
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213 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The road takes one to the top and the visitor centre. National Park Ticket entry only. Toilets and refreshments available. The crater and its marsh-filled lake are worth seeing in itself but the explanation of the Birdman race by our guide made this visit the second best for me (Rano Raruku being No 1). The death of 12 out of... More 

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Thank Chrisbeeoxford
Powell, OH
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83 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There's a lot to do at Orongo. Hiking the path takes one to an overlook over the marshy crater. Continuing along there are great views of slate houses built for use during the Bird Man Activities. Great views out over the small islet offshore from Easter Island.

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Thank powellgolfer
Amesbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the hotel drive us to the top (not lazy, we were taking our 15 month old twins with us!) The village of Orongo is very impressive and has some fascinating history from the later era of the island and it's people. We worth an hour or 2 to walk around.

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Thank Jon S
Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Orongo is very beautiful. you can bike and hike to the top. very nice view from the top. there is a museum or tourist centre on the top. Some beautiful stone carvings. if you go to the top, go RIGHT side of crater, there is the place to see some history and old stone houses. you need ticket for that... More 

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 830 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Orongo ceremonial village is located on the southwest corner of the Island, along the edges of the Rano Kau volcano. GETTING HERE Unlike most other sites on the Island this is actually within walking distance from the main town of Hanga Roa, although this is around a 8km walk. Given it's elevation of 400m above sea level biking is... More 

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Redondo Beach, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here post horseback riding so I was moving a little slowly. Most of the ground is flat with small sections with stairs and incline. If you have limited mobility stop before the little stone houses and go back the way you came, as moving forward it has lots of stairs.

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Thank liz e
Decatur, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this on a half day tour. Along with the we were educated about the whole bird man thing that went on years ago. We also saw the little islands off the coast and saw little houses they stayed in. The bird man stuff made no sense to me, but.... The crater is very lovely. They grow crops down... More 

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Thank Diana R
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic location, view of the picture perfect Moto Nui island and Rano Kau caldera. No moais here, but lots of great history and amazing vistas. Must visit!

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Thank SheldyC
Boise, Idaho
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25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Great view of the ocean and the bird man island. So much history to learn here. We enjoyed it a lot. Don't forget to bring some rain gear and warm jacket since the weather changes all the time on the island.

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