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This lake-filled crater is filled with remnants of the Birdman cult practiced until 1867.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When you visit Orongo, you get to dive deep into the heritage of the Rapa Nui and how their society became one of a rotating elected leadership. This was all based upon the challenge of the Bird Man and the story behind how it developed....More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 11kb11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hired a car and glad I did - so nice to look at a place with out a guide banging on about nonsense!!! You can see crater from outside official entrance but much better inside , particularly for views of the Pacific Ocean as well....More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank markoBRISTOL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We first saw the crater lake and you also get a beautiful view of the southwest of the island including the airport. Then went to the Orongo village itself with our guide and there are some information boards which are worth reading before walking to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank dselvan
Reviewed July 25, 2019 via mobile

This place offers an easy hike to spectacular views. The real surprise was the caldera, filled with a micro- ecosystem that was breathtakingly beautiful. I've seen nothing else like it in my travels. As with all sites on the island, take the time to see...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Shari G
Reviewed July 16, 2019

So very interesting to visit the crater of an extinct volcano and to visit the ancient dwellings of past residents. So worthy of a visit.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Jill H
Reviewed July 15, 2019 via mobile

While many people chose to rent a car or take a tour to go up I elected to trek up. It was the day after a big rain and the path was very muddy and slippery as well as very badly indicated but I enjoyed...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank anneelizabethc2016
Reviewed July 13, 2019

The locals take advantage of the extra humiditiy and protections from the wind that the crate gives the plants and have been planting fruit, veg and flowers in it for generations. The other side of the crate is the site where the Birdman cult set...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Amber230
Reviewed July 8, 2019 via mobile

Quite a memorable sunrise at the crater. Easy trek to the edge to capture the image. The weather and light changes rapidly on the island, so just wait for perfect photo.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank SeasonedTraveler2050
Reviewed July 5, 2019

Being able to see the land of the birdman cult is awesome. You can only visit here once with your ticket, so make sure you leave 2 hours minimum to walk the sites and take some photos. The crater is simply amazing, and thinking how...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank scooterpie77
Reviewed June 27, 2019 via mobile

This is a volcano crater which provide fresh rain water for local people in the old days. Also it is here where they isolate a bacteria which makes rapamycin—an immunosuppressive drug which used to coat cardiac stent and as transplant surgery immunosuppressive drug. Historically bird...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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