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“Moai statues to your hearts content”

Rapa Nui National Park
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Easter Island Moai Archaeology Tour: Ahu Akivi, Ahu Vinapu and Puna Pau
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Tahai, Orongo and Rano Kau Half-Day Tour
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Easter Island Super Saver: Ahu Akivi and Orongo plus Anakena Beach Day Trip
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Owner description: The landscape of Rapa Nui, the indigenous name for Easter Island, is an eerie exhibit of ancient cultural remnants of an abandoned desert-dwelling people.
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“Moai statues to your hearts content”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

This is a fantastic place to learn about and appreciate these wonderful statues. You can spend hours wandering around. The view to the coast are spectacular too. There are lots of steps though, so be warned.

Visited March 2013
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San Diego, California
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“Definitely worth the time and money...”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

My parents and I visited the island for three days as part of a large trip. I highly recommend taking a 3 day trip to the island. Find a local tour guide and be sure to explore the entire island which is mostly national park and the city of Rapa Nui. One day take a trip to the west side, then the next day the north and east side. The third day should be spent checking out the small town and the bazaar. There is so much history surrounding this island you can't afford to miss traveling here!

Visited September 2012
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Trochu, Canada
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“Easter Island a magical place”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Easter Island is a small island far from anywhere else and it's laid back lifestyle is wonderful. You won't find any brand-name hotels or restaurants in the single town on the island. The history and culture are unique and it's difficult to take a bad picture. Well worth the 5 hour flight from Santiago. We stayed 3 nights and that is the minimum needed to enjoy this magical place.

Visited February 2013
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Princess Pacific to Easter Island, World Cruise 2013”
Reviewed March 10, 2013

Fort Lauderdale to Sydney, 34 days. To Venice via Hongkong and Suez it would have been 107 days from Fort Lauderdale.

Small ship and easy to make friends. 610 "wrinklies" on board, friendly staff and service and food cooked by internationally-renowned chefs. First-class entertainment by Peter and Jason and interesting courses and classes take your mind off the many sea days in the Pacific.

A warning: Only one in four cruise ships (Source: National Geographic) can actually berth at Easter Island via tenders and when this cruise was sold it should have been made clear to intending passengers as many would have booked this cruise believing it is a certainty to get onto the island because of its magic appeal. Just when we were there we missed the Tapati Rapa Nui festivities and this rubbed salt into our wounds! The captain ordered a round-trip around the island so at least the Ahus (platforms) and Moais (statues) could be seen in the distance. Chile now demands a US$60 entrance fee to this national park.

Pacific Princess asks former passengers for feedback on the cruise and I noticed the software just kicks you back (not to NEXT) when you fill in too many "middlish" marks, which leaves a bad taste in one's mouth. Don't they want accurate feedback?

The Internet charges are a bit too high at $0.79c/minute and on the ship the internet speed is far too slow and I recommend to wait for free Wifi at ports, like Lima (Peru) at the Peruvian market in front of the berth.

I heartily recommend Pacific Princess cruises to anyone but be aware, ports like Norfolk Island, Easter Island or any port involving tendering may be a disappointment. Similarly, I wonder if Port Said is considered to be a stop this time around or will the captain cite political problems and not berth there?

The only certainty to get to Easter Island is via Santiago de Chile (LAN Chile?).

Visited February 2013
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“Most exciting thing I ever saw”
Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

If you are traveling and like to see locations which blow your mind away...visit rapa nui.
All the moais, the history, the mystics behind the transportation....its just woooooow.

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