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This lake-filled crater is filled with remnants of the Birdman cult practiced until 1867.
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  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Reviewed 22 April 2017

This is the ceremonial site and village located on the southwest rim of Rano Kau, where the yearly Birdman competition was held until the 19th century for the island's sacred leader. This site of 47 houses, was restored by William Mulloy from 1974 – 1978,...More

Thank worldseeker2014
Reviewed 20 April 2017

What an interesting place to visit! The crater is amazing, and seeing and learning about the Birdman culture/ritual was incredibly interesting. It was a clear, sunny day and the views were outstanding - not to mention the amazing breeze. I could have found a quiet...More

Thank MCBda
Reviewed 15 April 2017

I am amazed by the size of the volcano and how it becomes a habitat for varies organism. It's a bit rainy and foggy the day I visit but still magnificent.

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Reviewed 14 April 2017

We visited this site as part of a tour about the Birdman culture on Eastern Island. I am not sure I would go there for just the crater, but as part of the larger tour it was fine.

Thank Kevin032452
Reviewed 9 April 2017

You can take the road to Orongo Crater, about 10 minutes driving, or hike Orongo trail which takes about an hour. I took the latter since it offered more views along they way. Halfway along the trail there's a bench under a tree that provides...More

Thank Alex M
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Is one of the most beautiful places on the island! It offers a great view of the birdman island where they compete to win the title, it also offers a nice paths to walk, i recommend to rent a car and go by yourself, if...More

Thank Dario C
Reviewed 6 April 2017

This is a gorgeous site and very informative. Start with the visitor center which explains a lot about the culture and the transition from ancestor centered society to fertility god society and the cult of the birdman. You can see the actual volcano caldera and...More

Thank RichardK938
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

A short hike to the south west of Hanga Roa leads to this incredibly beautiful spot where the volcano can be viewed and the sea beyond

Thank Matt T
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

The abandoned site of a stone village also known as the Orongo Village,is a delightful trip to see how the people of Easter island once lived. You can walk around the structures which were once houses with round walls, low doors, grass for roofs and...More

Thank Hello T
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Orongo Village is an abandoned stone village with round walls, no windows, low doors and grass roofed houses, poised precariously on the edge of Rano Kau crater and sea cliff edge. It was the centre of a birdman cult that appeared after the Moai on...More

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