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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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All reviews various stages half buried take your time volcanic crater rapa nui lying down moai statues national park pass magical place my favorite place the entire island hanga roa kneeling heads site factory path
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Reviewed yesterday

Rano Raraku is a MUST while visiting Rapa Nui. This where 99% of the 900+ moai scattered across the island were quarried. Nearby is a section of "moai road" that shows in part how they were moved from the quarry to various ahu sites around...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Robert D
Reviewed yesterday

Over 400 moais decorate the hills of this valley where they were carved before being taken to their final destination. Most never got there and remain here in a magnificent panorama. A walk round here is the best experience you can have on Easter Island....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank chiangmaicharlies
Reviewed 4 days ago

Probably the most inspiring spot on the Island as you approach the park and see the moai spread over the hills.what a sight

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank zebragorda
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

While there are many theories on how the moai were transported being where they began is fabulous. Go early on the day before the humidity does you want in. Be prepared for the hike up. So many statues it gave me goosebumps!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Dickson0202
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can’t fully understand the Mohi phenomenon without exploring this site. Make sure to join the right guide who could provide information and add color to the sights. Great location for selfies!!!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank dafnech
Reviewed 1 week ago

Agree, this is the one place you need to go when visiting Easter Island ! Everything is there and it is an easy walk. You get to see where they came from the kneeling Moai and the 15 from a distance. We took more pictures...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you visit only one site of the Moai on the island, this is the one. Beautiful site with the history of the whole Moai culture right in front of your eyes.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank turbo830
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The quarry of moais is a good starting point to know about the island's history and also to see the evolution in the carving of these big statues. Be sure to bring sun protection, lot of water, and of course good shoes to walk a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Berthaki
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All atractions in Easter Island are really easy to reach. This one is quite misterious full of this masive pieces of rock. It is well signed and clear path, so stay on it. There services as well and a litle store to buy some souvenirs.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Rodrigo S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a perfect spot and great walk. There is a path that goes along the side of the crater and you can see all the moais in the ground as well as some carved into the side of the rock in the mountain. There...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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