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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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$200.00*
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Private Full-Day Easter Island Moai Monuments Tour
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Easter Island Electric Bike Rental
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Easter Island Super Saver: Ahu Akivi and Orongo plus Anakena Beach Day Trip

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We absolutely loved this place. It's the old quarry where the moai were carved before being sent to their platforms. However nowadays there are statues all over the place, some... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Travellover6128
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We absolutely loved this place. It's the old quarry where the moai were carved before being sent to their platforms. However nowadays there are statues all over the place, some unfortunately broken, others lying down, others standing, some half in and half out the ground and a number remain in the rock face. It's absolutely amazing. Each one has its... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the most breathtaking features of this site is seeing the crate lake and its moai-studded slopes. Plenty of Moais to see, some of them still incomplete and stopped in time in the middle of their creation, and others broken, yet all impressive. Find the one that shows evidence of European contact, or the kneeling moai, from which you... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This has to be my absolutely favorite event through our entire trip! If you visit nothing else, come to this location! You will need to purchase a ticket to the parks at the airport when you arrive (NOTE!! The airport purchase location is at the entrance to the terminal and you must have $30.00 USD each IN CASH, or $30,000.00... More 

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Gatineau, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the place where all of the moai statues were made on Easter Island. You can't not visit this place. You will NOT be disappointed. It's a wonderful place to visit with all of the ancient moai statues everywhere.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Impressive. Best to be done near the end of stay. Recommend that if you have more than one day, that you take in a bit of history before seeing this largest site of them all. Essentially, this is the "factory" where the moai (head and body) stones were built and carved out of the mountain. They are scattered all over,... More 

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Iquique, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 weeks ago

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 August 24, 2016

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 August 14, 2016

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 August 8, 2016 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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