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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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Orongo Crater

Orongo Crater is a gigantic caldera. A steep grassy slope leads to a freshwater marsh inside the caldera. At the S.W. tip of Easter Island sits Orongo, a village built of stone... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Orongo Crater is a gigantic caldera. A steep grassy slope leads to a freshwater marsh inside the caldera. At the S.W. tip of Easter Island sits Orongo, a village built of stone houses, round-walled buildings, windowless, with low doors. This used to be a ceremonial village and has now been restored. Below Orongo, on one side of the crater, a... More 

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Goldsboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I really love this place! Wonderful views and very peaceful. A must do on Eastern Island. If you go during winter time, it might be very windy. Not too bad though.

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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

It's just amazing to stand on top of the Orongo Mountain, an old volcano, overlooking Easter Island. It is basically the only place on Easter Island form which you can overlook the entire place. Thinking of the fact that you are in the middle of the Ocean with nothing around you than water for thousands of kilometers makes you feel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The crater is slowly leaking water into the sea so the flora and fauna inside will eventually be gone. But the view is amazing. You can rent a car and drive up. Or take a long uphill walk from town - if you walk the walking path is much shorter than walking the road. Just look for signs.

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Valdivia, Chile
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

At the top of Rano Kau volcano, it is a ceremonial village where the old houses of the village are built of stone Rapanui. It is a very nice place to the side are two small islands that tells the story the Rapanui swam to get an egg with tangata manu hisotira.They should climb by car or motorbike.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

After my visit to this place with a tour group, I came up here by hiking from the village a few days later. Walking on a trail through a green grass filed under rain shower by myself was like a meditation, and a view from the top is breathtaking.

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Houston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Ancient village, old volcano crater, and view of the site of the birdman competition. A must on the island.

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

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