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Rano Kau
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Tahai, Orongo and Rano Kau Half-Day Tour
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Owner description: A hike to the summit of this 400m volcano offers panoramic views of the island's solitude in the South Pacific.
Reviewed April 11, 2013

People around us were trying desperately to photograph the crater, but no pictures ever do this place justice. Reeds float on the lake that fills the crater of this natural fresh water reservoir and while one reflects on how puny man is compared the forces that created this volcano it is worth remembering that only a few years ago this lake was the source of clouds of malaria carrying mosquitos that man has tamed through the introduction of mosquito lava eating fish in the lake. From the highest point you feel you can see the whole of Easter Island putting all of the other sites in perspective. Beware of the weather however as this is also one of the most exposed places to be if the wind and rain moves in. A great place to visit and if you have the time its great to get a taxi from the town to Orongo and then walk slowly back. Having walked from Orongo to the top of the rim of Ranu Kau it is downhill all the way back.

1  Thank st8sman
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Okay so you need to be careful at the end os the path is a little bit dodge but at the time of writing the national park area did not allow you to view the very end where the bird man competition scaled down the volcano. We therefore came back the next day after being told you can walk around the crater on the left side. Great view.

1  Thank neil l
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

This was amazing. I didn't really care if we went here - I was wrong. It was surprisingly one of the highlights of the entire trip! Walk around part of the crater for some amazing photos.

1  Thank tryingtoseetheworld
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Reviewed February 2, 2013

Stand on the rim of the volcano and look down into the water, a lake about a kilometer across. Learn about the agriculture that was conducted within the rim and what is being grown there by the local population. Learn about the sources of fresh water that were available to the Rapa Nui inhabitants when they arrived on Easter Island. Survey the surroundings from this viewpoint. Wonder!

1  Thank mjrg59
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

Absolutely awesome crater! The colors are beautiful. You could see much of the island from the view from the top. It gives you a good idea of how the island was formed. Don't miss!

1  Thank alsitalia
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