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Rano Raraku

Open today: 08:30 - 17:30
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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 yesterday via mobile

This was one of my favorite sites on our tour of Easter Island. There are several moai by themselves, not on platforms, and you can get very close to them which is not the case at some other sites. They loom over you and yet...More

Thank Bi-coaster
Reviewed 3 days ago

The hillside is littered with half finished carvings some still held fast in their quarry location others thrown down the hillside. The opportunity to walk amongst these fabulous figures should not be missed though some improved interpretation would be great.

Thank John P
Reviewed 1 week ago

You might think that Ahu Tongariki is the highlight of Easter Island. Well, Rano Raraku - the quarry where the moai were carved - is major competition. So many statues remain or were never intended to be moved, perhaps - scattered in all stages of...More

Thank SanFranciscoGuy634
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rano Raraku is a historical place. You’ll be able to enter this space only once during your trip. Really beautiful place where you can visit two sites ( the Moai factory and the volcano)

Thank Raphael M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Place where they sculpted the Moais, it's amazing and worth to visit with a guide. There is so much interesting information about their history, it was my favorite place in Rapa Nui!

Thank Juliana0204
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This site of the factory of where the statues were made is a must see. There is considerable hiking up and down stairs but the sites and vistas are worth it. Seeing so many of these statues all in one place was terrific

Thank Fsfons2010
Reviewed 8 October 2018

This is definitely the best place to visit on the island. Once you visit this one, all the others are not that exciting anymore...

Thank Bojan V
Reviewed 29 September 2018

Stellar site to see. We had the good fortune of going twice, since it was a poor weather day on the first visit. I did not realize you can go into the crater (on the other side) as well, which is quite beautiful. Visiting this...More

Thank product-of-canada
Reviewed 12 September 2018

This is the quarry from which all the moais on Easter Island are supposed to have been made. This hill is inside the National Park area on Easter Island & requires you to buy an $80 ticket at the airport to enter. The nice man...More

Thank PrinksSS
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

This is truly an amazing place... where they constructed the moais... hundreds of them in all different positions... you can also see the volcano’s crate... try to spend at least a couple of hours .. there is place for picnics, clean toilets, souvenirs, store

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