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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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“extinct volcano” (12 reviews)
“hanga roa” (19 reviews)
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is an extinct volcano which last erupted some 1,5 million years ago. It has one of the largest stretches of natural water sitting in the bottom.

Thank SharksSupporter1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit. You can walk round it and get photos of the Pacific behind you and in front of you. There are floating reed islands at the bottom as well as grapes, avocado trees and other plants on the sides. The locals are...More

Thank Sharon G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don't drive up there, take a hike from Hanga Roa, it's not that long and the views are amazing! Once you get to the crster be sure to walk all the way to the left where it breaks, the view is breathtaking. My favorite place...More

Thank Ivana V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

climbed the crater up from the other side, took us about 2 hours to reach the crater rim itself, then walked around the entire crater. Phantastic. Absolute worth visiting. If you don´t want to climb it all up, drive up and start walking around the...More

1  Thank jasondayo
Reviewed October 27, 2017

Our tour took us to Rano Kau shortly after checking into our hotel, and it proved to be a superb introduction to the beauty of the island. It is one of the three volcanoes that formed the island, and you quickly got the feeling that...More

Thank DonaldYokum
Reviewed October 16, 2017 via mobile

This crater is surprisingly beautiful, and well worth the hike to get there! You can drive or take a tour, but we chose to hike. We recommend making time to visit.

Thank QuickWhitTravel
Reviewed September 15, 2017

Hikers and trailrunners paradise -- guided tour isn't necessary!  My wife and I spent 5 days on Rapanui and had a fantastic time there to check off another bucket list adventure.  We stayed at the Puku Vai Hotel and hiked from there to Orongo Rano...More

1  Thank Raul C
Reviewed August 30, 2017

I hiked up the east side of Rano Kau with amazing guide Cecilia from Easter Island Spirit (see separate review). The hike was vigorous, about an hour or so up, through varied terrain - grasses, dense vegetation, and rocky at times - best to wear...More

Thank antwerp88
Reviewed August 15, 2017

The hike up Rano Kau is well worth it! The views from the volcano are spectacular and looking down into the volcano's crater is breathtaking. You start your walk at the visitor's center where you learn a great deal about the history of the area....More

Thank Dani S
Reviewed August 10, 2017

The caldera plays a crucial role in the island's history. It was a source of fresh water. It was home to a strange cult. It was a refuge. More recently Rapamycin was discovered here, one of the most important medical breakthroughs of the past 50...More

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