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This lake-filled crater is filled with remnants of the Birdman cult practiced until 1867.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Easter Island, Chile
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We sat there for about an hour, just taking in the beauty of Orongo. This is truly a thing of natural beauty. The pictures do not give it justice, must see in person.

Thank stoneiam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the edge of a large Caldera (protected as a world heritage wetland) the information on the birdman ceremonies is amazing. A small museum with information boards explains the history of the birdman ceremonies.

Thank Arthur C
Reviewed 3 July 2017

The views of the crater are truly spectacular. The information on the people who lived here and the Bird man contest is clear and well displayed. The walk round the crater and village is fascinating. Small interesting museum at the entrance. Another site not to...More

1  Thank Val C
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

A great location to see the history of origin civilization on Easter Island. The short trail to the crater also shows aboriginies' ruins and way of life prior to discovery by the Dutch. You will learn the original of the Birdman. Watch out for the...More

1  Thank Panda J
Reviewed 14 June 2017

It was a nice long walk from our camp site to the crater. It wasn't a difficult walk except for the scorching sun. We walked the traditional trail to the crater and then to the archaeological site just beyond. The crater itself is not mesmerizing...More

Thank Ryan S
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Both Orongo and the nearby volcano, houses and islets off the coast are top attractions in the Island. The crater is outstanding, an almost perfect circle with a lake at the bottom. The micro-ecology is fascinating. From the edge of the crater you can see...More

1  Thank Rocketleech
Reviewed 11 June 2017

The view into the crater on the way up is priceless! The small museum on the way in to the archeological site is worthwhile. More than what you see, having your guide tell you the story of the birdman competition and rites is extraordinarily interesting....More

1  Thank Mary T
Reviewed 8 June 2017

During our journey through Rapa Nui, my wife and I learned about the the internal tribal strife that led to some of the toppling of Moai and the institution of the Tangata Manu ("Birdman") competition. Benefactors would select the strongest men who would swim to...More

1  Thank jonahNJ
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

The view is breathtaking with the island of the birdman in the foreground. You will see the houses where the different tribes would stay during the contest. Take your time to look at the exhibits so you can appreciate the signifiance of this site. Definitly...More

Thank Michel L
Reviewed 30 May 2017

What a great place to visit. Thsi education centre is well worth making the 6 hour trip by plane to get to Easter Island

Thank HomerJSimpson01
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