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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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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