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Rano Raraku, Easter Island

#1 of 15 in Historic Sites in Easter Island
Must see · Volcano · Ruin
Walk among iconic moai stone heads at Rano Raraku, which provides visitors with a chance to come face-to-face, literally, with impressive centuries-old monoliths. Crane your neck back to appreciate the sheer size of the site's 397 sculptures, the largest of which would stand at 21.6 m (70.9 ft) if it could be lifted upright. Gaze out from the top of the quarry, which still contains many unfinished moai sculptures, to appreciate the nearby Rano Raraku crater lake, striking with its multicolored surrounds. Using our custom trip planner, Hanga Roa attractions like Rano Raraku can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • 20 Mar 20; pre-evacuation: The quarry, not far from Ahu Tongariki, is the birthplace of all the Moai on the island. You can see partially carved figures within the mountain walls. Several laying and.....  more »
  • This is the highlight of our day tour on Easter Island. Although it was raining when we arrived, it did not deter us from making the hike up the path. We didn't manage to go all the qa into the...  more »
  • My favourite spot on Easter Island. Over 400 moais decorate the hills of this valley where they were carved before being taken to their final destination. Most never got there and remain here in a magnificent panorama. A walk round here is the best experience you can have on Easter Island. A photographer's delight. Not to be missed.
  • Wonderful informative experience. Stayed at an inn owned by relative of early founders and he was a perfect teacher and guide. He knew almost everyone and made a container to ship a smaller moai to the us. This after we had to apply for the transportation due to the easter island rules. I would return again gladly. The native islanders treated us. My wife and me extremejy well. Stan leitzes md
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