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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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Amazing views, Amazing history

It was amazing to be there, it's so quiet and when I went there was no one else, not just a single person (that was kind of weird, not even park guards) but it was incredible... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

It was amazing to be there, it's so quiet and when I went there was no one else, not just a single person (that was kind of weird, not even park guards) but it was incredible. Before starting to climb, a nice lady give me a brochure with the history and the main point to walk. I found it delightful... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Don't miss this if you're on Easter Island. Because the parking lot closed, we decided to hike up to it, which ended up being a great work out. It's as beautiful as the picture and well worth your time. If you want to hike up to it, you can start near the conaf office. There are signs pointing where to... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

If you have time towards the end of your trip, visit it; otherwise, you can give it a skip. There are no moai here, only restored ceremonial structures and some hard-to-see rock carvings which, by the way, have been cordonned off. But the crater view is spectacular, as are ocean views and the vista of Hanga Roa on the way... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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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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