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The island's famous moai statues were carved from the volcanic rock of this mountain and are scattered across its slopes in various stages of completion.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wish I had done more research, but I wanted to be surprised by each of the sites and not see all the pictures of them first. Sadly I did not get to spend as much time here as I would have liked, but it...More

Thank Derkenb
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

You can’t come all the way to Easter Island and not come to this historic site where the statues were all carved. Best to have a guide who can give you all the history and useful facts about how it is believed to have operated....More

Thank Peterinl0nd0n
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

There are many amazing sites on Easter Island, but I would rate this as the must see, most spectacular place. You are only allowed in once on a 10 day pass so plan to spend as much time as you need. You never get tired...More

2  Thank marctucson
Reviewed 3 May 2018

This is the spot where the moai were carved out of the stone before being moved to the permanent site. Certainly one of the most beautiful as well as the most famous of the Rapa Nui sites.

Thank skyhoosier
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

i rented a mountain bike from town at Clp12,000 for 24 hrs usage. Left Hanga Roa around 10 and reached this marvelous ruins by half noon. Although the Moais statue site can be reached by rent a car or taxi or quad bike. If you...More

Thank n8nl
Reviewed 1 May 2018

Most of the Moai on the island have been moved since the discovery of the island, in that nearly no Moais were discovered standing up. So the sites with standing moai have mostly been "restored". Rano Raraku is the quarry where the moai were chiseled...More

Thank JoeTraveler18
Reviewed 1 May 2018

This place , along with Ahu Tongariki - is the most iconic of the Moai sights on Easter Island. I have, for years, seen photos of Rano Raraku in magazines and on the TV and to actually stand among the heads was fabulous - a...More

Thank Honisoiquimalypense
Reviewed 22 April 2018

The number 1 must see on the Easter Island. The "birthplace" of the moai. With the biggest moai (more than 20 meters) still remains in the place which it was carved. A truly fascinating & mystical place.

1  Thank JK300
Reviewed 22 April 2018

even if the other statues were impressive too, this one remembered me most of the Indiana Jones movies, the reason why I came to South America, to live my childhood dream. Rano is quite isolated, but the formation is just fascinating. Jorge, our guide for...More

Thank bdonaldsonian
Reviewed 18 April 2018

All of the sites were fairly easily accessible for people who could walk a short distance. We could get fairly close to the Moai and guides were excellent.

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