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Rano Raraku

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The island's famous moai statues were carved from the volcanic rock of this mountain and are scattered across its slopes in various stages of completion.
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Easter Island, Chile
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Reviewed 4 days ago

At Easter Island there are many things to do, many moais around, some standing some already at the ground, but if you want to get in the middle of the action this is the place, why?, simple!, this is where all the moais at the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mauricio G
Reviewed 6 days ago

Walking through the quarry close to these hand-carved giants is an experience we won't forget. You don't need a tour guide if you rent a car (manual drive!) and follow the maps around. We spent three wonderful days exploring, with this site one of our...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Vee999
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Unbelievable, shear number and scale of Moai here. Absolutely fascinating and mind blowing! Restaurant, gift shops, restrooms facilities. A few on the trails, not really handicap accessible

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank windcall
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting history of how the moai were created. Great views over Easter Island from the top, including of Ahu Tongariki in the distance.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank OwenB130
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the quarry area from which the moai were carved and transported. You can walk among the ones remaining there. Wear sturdy shoes and be prepared to walk for 45-60 minutes over uneven terrain. Bring your park pass.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dixiepeach
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the quarry for the Moai, the place they were carved over years and moved to other parts of the island. Nearly 400 remain. You do not need a guide to be admitted or to enjoy the site, but I would recommend reading ahead...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CARebekah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An incredible experience with incredible vistas.... went on a tour and it was worth it! lots of walking and incredible moai!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank cdubsilly
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must see site when visiting the island.The quarry is amazing and so magical to walk through. Most of the moai statues are on the path to the right when you enter. Be sure to take the path to the left as well...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank KYtraveler79
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Moai/Ahu here are amazing and you can get very close to them as well as see where they were quarried.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Stefanie S
Reviewed December 14, 2018 via mobile

This is the volcanic rock quarry where the carvers would create the moai. There are 397 moai in various stages of completion. For some reason the native people abandoned carving the moais and left them all along the hillside. There were so many interesting faces...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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