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Ahu Tongariki

Easter Island, Chile
+56 32 210 0827
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15 Of The Island's Famous Moai Statues Stand Here In A Military Lineup Upon A Flat Rock Platform.
  • Excellent93%
  • Very good5%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

It's a nice walk from Rano Raraku to Ahu Tongariki, and once you get there you will be overwhelmed by the site of the 15 Moai facing Rano Raraku. Make sure to walk all around them to also get a rear view of the statues,...More

Thank lutzy
Reviewed March 28, 2013

Make sure you walk around the back. The construction of the Ahu is just as impressive and you can see the crater in the background.

1  Thank Rob O
Reviewed March 22, 2013

I was so lucky to be here for my birthday this year and came to Ahu Tongariki for the sunrise on my birthday! Was so nice to sit with a few friends and watch the sun come up behind all the statues! Get there nice...More

2  Thank TheCanuckTraveller
Reviewed March 21, 2013

You must visit this very famous site. You will get all of the history of these restored Moai. I highly recommend taking time to see this area and spend some time in the area. We did come across a few wild horses which made the...More

1  Thank redwingirl
Reviewed February 25, 2013

If you are looking for a place to see the sunrise over the moai, this is the place. We made the mistake of going to Anakena Beach but it points more north than east. Learn from our mistake!

4  Thank JourneysByJill
Reviewed February 15, 2013

15 restored Moai. What more could you ask for? See it during the day (before noon, when the tour buses arrive), then go back in the early morning for an eerie sunrise.

1  Thank CharlieInLondon
Reviewed February 6, 2013

There's nothing like coming over the hill and seeing Tongariki in the distance. It's even more spectacular standing right in front and looking right up in the sky into these stone faces. Awe-inspiring.

2  Thank GeneralBean
Reviewed February 3, 2013

If you are visiting Easter Island, your guide will surely bring you here to admire and gawk at these 15 huge, awesome statues from close by. They are impressive and well deserve the #1 ranking in the Tripadvisor list. These statues were toppled, probably in...More

1  Thank ploddinghappily
Reviewed February 2, 2013

You come to see the 15 moai that inhabit this ahu, restored to their original site but without most of their top hats that reside on the ground nearby after the site experienced a tsunami. Don't miss the petroglyphs of turtles that are incised in...More

1  Thank mjrg59
Reviewed January 24, 2013

another place not to be missed. This is an idilic place where you find many moais. beautiful scenery agains the ocean.

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Response from Mona77 | Reviewed this property |
I went there by bike, there's just 1 street that leads there, you can't go wrong!
March 1, 2015|
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Response from RobbyRose |
We were there last month (3/2015). They drive on the right side of the road. I saw a car rental place right in town but don't know what they cost. If I were you, I'd take a small group or private tour. The tour guides have... More