This is one of the highlighted must see when on Easter Island. There are many moais in various stages of being built. Appears frozen in time. Do not miss this when on the island.
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Rano Raraku was another of my favorite places that we visited during our time on Easter Island, not only can you see many Moai in varying stages of construction, but you can also see what would have been “the largest” of all the Moai, had...More
This is the most interesting site to visit on Easter island, the quarry place where all Moai carving took place. The national park ticket only Allows entry once to this site, so ensure you give yourself enough time to explore. There are almost 400 Moai...More
A must see. Your park entrance ticket of USD80 is needed for this place. You don’t appreciate the construction of the moai until you see the size and scale of this quarry hill. It involves a lot of walking but of low grade difficulty. You...More
Of course with Rapa Nui being so small, you don't want to miss any of it but this is definitely the must-see place. Numerous huge heads are sticking out of the hillside with their bodies buried beneath, the largest moa of the island. You will...More
Rano Raraku was the quarry where they sculpted the moai. This was my favorite part of the island, with the heads scattered around the side of the volcano where they are cut from. The moai can be found in various stages of construction. Don't miss...More
We spent several hours here. There is a lot to see especially if you have a good guide who can explain and point out all the areas. The caldera view shows several statues on the back side of the mountain quarry as well.
Best to visit with a guide who can explain what is known about the maoi making and transporting to other sites on the island. Requires some walking but can be done by most people at a slow pace. Is very interesting and is a good...More
Museum first....then come here to see where it all started.......Humans....are we not the most amazing creatures....???