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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 5 days ago

Definite must see while on the island. We were lucky because our plan was to take a tour of the island our first day and the first place they took us was here. It is the quarry where all of the moai were created. Many...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank joemontana16
Reviewed 1 week ago

You wouldn't go to Easter Island and not go here, would you? You've seen the images of this place all your life and now you are actually here! We went to see the sunrise at Ahu Tongariki just down the road (another must do) and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Digforwales
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just walking through this place is amazing. Had lunch in the sites restaurant. Good views across to a platform of Moai near the ocean. Quite touristy. But a definite must see in Easter Island.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank ozbozcoz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A day that is a must when coming to Chile. Cultural this is the heart of the country, while Patagonia is the heart of adventure. James was very experienced and the hike around the crater while visiting the statues of the Moai. This day hike...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank luchsabka
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Rano Raraku as part of a tour. It is the remains of a volcanic crater and was a quarry which supplied the stone for most of the moai which were carved on Easter Island. There are many moai, some partly buried, including an...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank roaming_kiwi58
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Moai, moai everywhere! Seeing the moai in all the various stages of production and how amazing it was to see them buried - we took our time here and it was well worth it. The souveniors bought here surprizingly had the best prices. We arrived...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank cbthatsme
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Obviously a must! The highest concentration of moai in different phases of completion in a beautiful setting. Make sure to come as early as possible to beat the "crowds" (there is no such thing on Easter Island, but still). Open daily. You are only allowed...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MartinG1984
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Moai mother lode, this place blew me away. Stay on the trails and walk past Moai dotting the hillside. See unfinished statues hewn out of the rock quarry. Hike to the lake inside the volcano cone. Enjoy the stupendous vistas of the surrounding plains...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank pfefmeister
Reviewed January 16, 2019

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 January 14, 2019

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
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