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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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Tahai, Orongo and Rano Kau Half-Day Tour
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Private Full-Day Easter Island Highlights Tour

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Largest crater, natural lake, keeps all the local vegetation

Over a kilometer in diameter and 200 meters deep with a 10 ft lake this crater, the largest on the island holds all examples of plant and animal life on island. Many Petroglyphs... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Over a kilometer in diameter and 200 meters deep with a 10 ft lake this crater, the largest on the island holds all examples of plant and animal life on island. Many Petroglyphs and on one side the Ceremonial Village.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Set out to climb the extinct volcano on me and my mate's first full day on the island. The views are fantastic, and the one thing which stood out to me was the brilliance of the blue ocean surrounding the island. It was fun to watch the day's flight on the Lan Chile plane take off and land to/from Tahiti... More 

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Piacenza, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When you go up to Orongo, before entering the site, you can admire this natural wonder which was also very important for the Birdman competition. Inside Rano Kau big crater there's a lake almost all covered by reeds. This is so particular, I've never seen a lake like that! Its colors create an unique piece of art: the dark blue... More 

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Stavanger, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2017

We walked here on a trail from outside the village, nice hike through the woods. The crater is a special experience and should not be missed. The Orongo village on the rim can also be visited.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2017

overall nice view and a good experience . xtinct volcano that forms the southwestern headland of Easter Island, a Chilean island in the Pacific Ocean

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2017

At this site in Rapa Nui or Easter Island, one gets to see early petroglyphs. They are fading fast, so this is a must see soon! You will also get to see another view of the Orange Cratet with the rocky shores and even the town serving as a backdrop.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016 via mobile

We drove up to the crater, parked at the side of the road and did our morning jog. Nice vantage point to see Hanga Roa from up high. Cows we encountered along the way made the jog interesting as they were blocking the road. We started too early and finished before Orongo opened.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

We walked from the east base of Rano Kau to the top of the crater (a little steep, but worth the effort) and then around the crater to the Orongo village, place of the Birdman ritual competition. That was some 7 kilometers total, in a couple of hours. The volcano, the village and the Kao Kao, Iti and Nui islands... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

Fascinating crater, only able to view from the top with no access to the crater. Apparently has unique flora and fauna - take your binoculars. Best part are the views across to the ocean - take your camera!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

Rano Kau is part of the Rapa Nui National Park, so you must have your US$60 admission ticket with you. The crater itself is interesting but ... it is just a crater.... The views of the ocean, however, are out of this world and perhaps the best the island can offer. The sight of the crater, the green of the... More 

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