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Rano Raraku

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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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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

Thank AmaMarNahue
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This the feeling one have when looking at this mountais, full of undone maois, half buried moais... throughout the area. This is where they were carved and lots were abandoned there making this place one of most fascinating places in Rapa Nui. And if you...More

Thank Silvia500
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a nice first day touring the island with a guide and the second day we rented a car to go and see Rano Raraku. When we got there, a group of Rapa Nui people blocked the entry so no one could get in....More

Thank marellemahy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another incredible Easter Island location. Special note, when you get your National Park Pass, you will only be allowed one visit to this site. It is fragile and the terrain is moderately difficult. It is on the side of a mountain with a narrow path...More

Thank talisman42
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing sculptures. Reccomend to visit it with a guide, so he will explain about all the process of construction and the history of Rapa Nui culture. Also get a camera to take amazing pictures of landscapes and the sculptures, there are almost 900!

Thank Ethan W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Walking through Rano Raraku is a lesson in ancient culture and I am so glad we came here to see these spectacular Moai. This was a humbling experience that will stay we me.

Thank Z P
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Plenty of parking available. A trail of about 1,5 km takes you along many moai's including some not finished. At the point of return you can already see the 15 moai's at Ahu Tongariki in the distance. Trail takes about an hour and a half....More

Thank Sander M
Reviewed 7 August 2018

No trip to Easter Island is complete without a visit to Rano Raraku. Hands-down, it is THE site to visit on the island. Entry requires an $80 National Park ticket, which allows access to several different sites on the island. However, this ticket allows for...More

1  Thank Ben C
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Overall, I was actually a bit disappointed with the Moai standing on the platforms around the island. in contrast, Rano Raraku, which is the quarry where the Moai were made, has all shapes and sizes of Moai protruding from the ground. That makes it a...More

Thank okakun
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