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Address: Easter Island, Chile
Phone Number: 0322100635
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The island's famous moai statues were carved from the volcanic rock of this...

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, a Chilean territory, is a remote volcanic island in Polynesia. Its native name is Rapa Nui. It’s famed for archaeological sites, including nearly 900 monumental... read more

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Iquique, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Easter Island, a Chilean territory, is a remote volcanic island in Polynesia. Its native name is Rapa Nui. It’s famed for archaeological sites, including nearly 900 monumental statues called moai, created by inhabitants during the 13th–16th centuries. The moai are carved human figures with oversize heads, often resting on massive stone pedestals called ahus. Ahu Tongariki has the largest group... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My absolute favorite place on the island. We went with a tour group. I would recommend that. We told us so much and the views of the main were incredible.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Almost overwhelming assortment of moai in various stages of completion. Quite a spectacle. Photographers dream. They stopped making them hundreds of years ago, but it almost seemed like they the workers were merely on their lunch break. One should really be prepared to purchase your national park pass at the airport. It is a quick process and saves a trip... More 

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Vina del Mar, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the birthplace of the Moai !!! her you have them a different stages of carving . our guide Julio did a great job telling us what to look for. do not miss the crater !

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

AKA, the Quarry. A wonderful, must see location. Moai's scattered everywhere; some intact, some broken. Look for the 'giant' head carved, but still in/on, the mountain. Be aware, there are no excavations to see, the infamous internet photo showing the entire statue (head & body) was taken in 1986, it's my understanding the excavated statues have been buried again to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my second favourite place on Easter Island (second only to Rano Kau) - it's the quarry from which the Moai were sculpted, and if you have any inkling to visit Easter Island this absolutely must be on your visit list. Photos speak for themselves - and this is where to get the iconic Easter Island imagery. Once you've... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The quarry was AMAZING. Such a cool spot. Thing to know - you only get to visit once because they stamp your national park pass. We went as part of a full day tour to many other destinations. It was great and I really enjoyed the information our guide shared with us, but I also wish I had more time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

If you are planning to visit Easter Island this is the most important place to visit . This is were the Moias was created and transported to the coast. The Rano Raraku park is protected by UNESCO. You have to wear confort shoes like tenis or hiking shoes. It is important to request a tour guide in order to understand... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Rano Raraku is the quarry that is the source of all the moai on the island. The trail to the quarry is a bit of a walk with some steep sections. However, the view along the trail is scenic and amazing and well worth the effort. Numerous moai line the trail. At the quarry, there are several incomplete moai visible.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

This Moai's nursery is definitely one of the coolest places on Easter Island. Driving there is really easy and you may consider having offline map just for your double comfort (parts of the Island do not have cellular coverage). Drinks and snacks there are crazy expensive so be smart and take yours from Hanga Roa. Do not miss huge red... More 

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