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This lake-filled crater is filled with remnants of the Birdman cult practiced until 1867.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Low to the ground, these houses have a very small entrance and would require crawling to get in. The setting on a hill above the water is lovely and there are three little islands just offshore where the Birdman competition to get the egg took...More

Thank Bi-coaster
Reviewed 5 days ago

I didn't find this area as interesting as most people. I know there is quite a bit of history at this location but I was a bit bored walking through it. There were also LOTS of tour groups there which I was trying to avoid.

Thank KYtraveler79
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely spot overlooking the sea. Fascinating site of the bird man competition that determined who would be "king for a year" - all based on a race to capture the first bird egg of the season on the second island off the coast. Dangerous. King...More

Thank SanFranciscoGuy634
Reviewed 1 week ago

this is a most fascinating place , a little enclave away from the main areas formerly populated by the islanders, where a tiny community lived in low dwellings covered with slabs of stone which had incredible interiors with decorated stone slabs, most of which were...More

Thank stephen g
Reviewed 2 October 2018

The view plus the history of this place and how the king as elected, makes Orongo a magical place. A good guide is a must to understand the details.

Thank Matias B
Reviewed 26 September 2018

This place is beautiful. No Moai there but the information center would give a perpective of the competition performed in those days. I would suggest a bit more information regarding the competition.

Thank Relax606583
Reviewed 14 September 2018

This is one of the 'must-see' sights on the island of Rapa Nui. We almost did this on our own, hiking up from Hanga Roa. However, we found a cheap tour operator, Kia Koe, and went with them instead. So we opted for the tour...More

Thank product-of-canada
Reviewed 12 August 2018

On the south of the island, this is a huge volcanic crater now filled with water and indigenous plant life, well protected from the weather. On the sea side is a museum about the birdman culture as well as the restored shelters the men used...More

1  Thank Lipadad
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Orongo is one of the top two sites on Easter Island, along with Rano Raraku. Accordingly, your National Park ticket allows for ONE VISIT ONLY to this site. Therefore, plan ahead. Pick a day with good weather, and make sure you have enough time to...More

1  Thank Ben C
Reviewed 26 July 2018

After Rano Raraku, Orongo was the most enjoyable place for me on Easter Island. The view of the ocean from here is spectacular. If you have limited time on the island make sure you see it and Rano Raraku.

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