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Address: Easter Island, Chile
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A hike to the summit of this 400m volcano offers panoramic views of the...

A hike to the summit of this 400m volcano offers panoramic views of the island's solitude in the South Pacific.

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Must see on Easter Island

This was probably my favourite site on Easter Island - a huge volcanic crater, filled with water and just before the ceremonial village that was home to the Birdman cult. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was probably my favourite site on Easter Island - a huge volcanic crater, filled with water and just before the ceremonial village that was home to the Birdman cult. The side of the volcano provides an entrance to the sea that was used in the annual Birdman competition. The photos speak for themselves - you absolutely must see this... More 

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Vancouver
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

This crater of an extinct volcano is huge and is about a mile in diameter. It’s filled with water and there are various plants growing in it. There is a sign in both Spanish and English providing information about the crater. It is quite windy around it and I would recommend wearing a jacket and sunglasses. The view around the... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

The volcano is above Hanga Roa and offers great views of the town and the interior crater. The wetlands inside the crater are protected and the water used as part of the islands' water supply.

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

I walked up Rano Kau and it took around 25 minutes all uphill but I had some stunning views on the way. The crater is certainly a "take your breath away" moment, be prepared for that. On my first visit I walked the rim to Orongo and on my second visit I walked the rim to the opposite side of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Round trip up from the town to the top and back is a good 15km with a 300m climb up. Great views into the crater and around the southern part of the island.

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Garden Grove, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Fantastic - This crater is truly amazing. It is one of the few places where you can see lots of birds flying around. I can only imagine what this must have been like before European explorers showed up and brought 'civilization'. Please make sure you check this out. I would recommend walking from the village up to the top of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

On a very windy day, we visited this crater. If you are going by car, stop here to enjoy, and then drive until you can drive no further. There are more treasures to be seen on this crater. Remember to take your park pass.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

The view on the top of the crater - now a lake - of this volcano is unique, especially the part with the opening to the sea. Everyone wants to take a photo here! From this privileged spot one can see most of the island, with a particular view of Hanga Roa. You cannot miss visiting this place.

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Pleasanton, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

One of the nice dead volcano you can visit without a park permit and I think that it is bigger than one on in Orongo. Consider visiting early in the morning or late in the afternoon as the sun may blind your camera. The cars can park at the curve side and only a few step to walk.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Extinct vulcano at the southern coast of the Easter Island/Rapa Nui. The landscape in colors of lush greens and the bright blue ocean, as well as the views are more than breathtaking!

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