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Rano Kau

Easter Island, Chile
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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I very much enjoyed visiting this volcano when my wife and I visited Rapa Nui. This inactive volcano (which has not been active for over 2,000 years) collects rainwater in its basin which is probably 8 to 16 meters deep. We learned from a Rapa...More

Thank jonahNJ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very close to Orongo you have a very good view of the crater that imploded 2.5 million years ago. You can take pictures from different angles. This is the highest point in the island. Worth you time.

Thank Michel L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great place to visit. At first it was raining and misty, but once it had cleaned it had fantastic views. Well worth making the 6 hour trip by plane to get to Easter Island - Its a must see on any bucket list

Thank HomerJSimpson01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the site of the most diverse wildlife on the island. Because of this you are no longer walk down to the lake side. You still get fantastic views of the swamp and the rest of the island. You visit here by driving or...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed May 13, 2017 via mobile

Walking around the edge of the volcanic crater we have had great view on the crater for it self with lake in middle. Rano Kau is beautiful example how Mother Nature creates magnificent landscapes.

Thank NSandan
Reviewed April 27, 2017

Don't come here on a cruise. If you do. you will be made to choose between visiting this or Rano Raraku. These are the two most iconic sights on the island and it is criminal to be made to choose! Great view of volcano crater...More

Thank ChrisJS51
Reviewed April 24, 2017 via mobile

You can drive to the mirador and walk around the crater edge taking in the views out to the Pacific Ocean. Best in the morning light. This is very close to Orongo village so the two can be combined.

Thank TravellingOrange
Reviewed April 21, 2017

Impressive crater filled with fresh water that's approx 200m deep. Through core sample research, seeds of indigenous plants that once thrived on Rapa Nui were found in this crater. At the mirador, you have a fantastic view of the crater on one side and Hanga...More

Thank worldseeker2014
Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

This place is a must see in the island, not only because of the proximity to see the volcano but also to see the village where the native people celebrated religious ceremonies . Totally worth it! We went with my 10 months baby and it...More

Thank Kareenvs
Reviewed March 25, 2017

My daughter and I wanted to do some hiking on our visit to Easter Island. Mark - from Green Island Tours - offered one that took us around one side of the crater. It was a very pleasant, moderate hike with some excellent views of...More

Thank alf153
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