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Orongo
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Tahai, Orongo and Rano Kau Half-Day Tour
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Owner description: This lake-filled crater is filled with remnants of the Birdman cult practiced until 1867.
Reviewed October 3, 2013

I had never heard of the Birdman competition prior to visiting Orongo. This site brings the history of the competition alive!

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Reviewed August 26, 2013

Before you reach the proper village of Orongo, there are some spots to aprecciate the unique view of the hanga roa town, as the whole island as well. Getting closer to the village, you'll find one of the most beautifuls and magicals places i've ever seen, the Rano Kau volcano, with it's beautiful lake made the acuumulation of water from the raind through the centuries, full of natural plants. The lake was mesured by Jacques Costeau and has 15 meters deep. The village of Orongo it's incredibly as well as the history of the birdman competition. Mandatory for visitors!

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Reviewed August 7, 2013

You can get there by rental car but we walked until there, I think have taken 3 hours from the ''downtown'' until the top of the vulcano Orongo.

The view from up there i'ts unbelivable, magic you can see the ocean, few remaining houses from the historic people and almost all the island. Amazing!

To get there you need to have the tickets of the National Park.

Go and stay there for hours...

1  Thank LucasCN
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

This is one of the most beautiful nature creation that i've ever seen - volcano crater and ocean that you can see through an openening, clouds just above your head...
Breathtaking!

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Reviewed July 8, 2013

The site underwhelms but the story of the birdmen makes it more interesting. You can walk up from town if you are feeling energetic or get a car. The volcanic crater is worth a visit by itself.

There is a visitor centre but a guide would make it come alive, we loved Paul from Tekarera who took us around.

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