This is a remarkable site not only in terms of stunning beauty but, as well, because you are both on the lip of a volcano and somewhat precariously perched about the ocean far below. The scenery is spectacular. The legend of the Birdman--the first one to retrieve a bird's egg from a rocky cliff on one of the tiny islands off the coast--is compelling and, naturally, the remains of an ancient village perched between the volcano's rim and the ocean--complete with ancient petroglyphs--is astounding. The Park Ranger is a most charming and welcoming person who will delight you with his stories and humour, Easter island is wonderful and the many Maois scattered about the Island are splendid, but the drive up the Mountain to Orongo--and the views from there are worth the effort. We rented a car for 24 hours from a great car rental agency, Insular rentals and this made both this visit and our wanders about the Island so much easier. And the driving is fine perhaps except for all the wild horses.