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This lake-filled crater is filled with remnants of the Birdman cult practiced until 1867.
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Easter Island, Chile
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Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

Even if you usually enjoy traveling on your own rather than in a group, take a guide for this location. This will be the easiest way to find out about the bird man cult, the petroglyphs, the architecture of the ceremonial village and how the...More

Thank Ulrike R
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Reviewed 3 April 2016

I was tempted to skip a visit here as it is the site of a more recent indigenous religion. However, I found it fascinating. You can walk past the rock houses they built for the priests and participants. You also see the islands where the...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

Be prepared for it to be windy. This is the site of the Bird Man village and competition. We had a good guide which is a must to help you understand this unusual part of the island's history.

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Reviewed 30 March 2016

after seeing so much on the island we were not blown away by this visit, on this trip we did not have the best of guides either

Thank mandr268
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Reviewed 22 March 2016

Incredible restored hillside ceremonial village on Easter Island. Great little walk around the sites with incredible views. Essential Need Park pass (purchased at airport)

Thank John B
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Reviewed 21 March 2016

This sleeping volcano is one of the first things you will be able to see as you fly over the island in order to land. We went there together with a tour guide who told us about this sleeping beauty and how it works as...More

Thank Marita A
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Reviewed 13 March 2016

This was part of a half day tour and is well worth the time, the tour should include a visit to the beach and also the Birdman village and makes a great historical timeline to the history of Easter Island, it development and religions.

Thank Arnold L
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Reviewed 12 March 2016

A lovely ceremonial center on the crater's edge. one of the principal sites of the bird man cult and examples of stone carvings. A must see to understand the history of this island

Thank Sebastian3962
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Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

Although located no far from the airport, Orongo is a world away. I recommend going with a guide as the history of the local 'bird man cult' is most fascinating. Also, some of the petroglyphs may be difficult to spot without a guide. The nearby...More

Thank backpacker31
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Reviewed 8 March 2016

Very windy but the views were wonderful. The ruined settlement of Orongo was at the top of the caldera (full of fresh water so it was a life saver for the natives). Worth the trip. My husband said Easter Island was one of the best...More

Thank Diane K
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