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Address: Hanga Roa, Easter Island, Chile
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US$ 200.00*
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Private Easter Island Full-Day Tour
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US$ 200.00*
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Easter Island Super Saver: Ahu Akivi and Orongo plus Anakena Beach Day Trip

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Curious site where the Moai hats were made

It is very easy to reach, just a short distance when you go visit Akiwi and it is interesting to see the size of the hats used in the Moai.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The red top-knots were made here. They represented the hair piled on top of the head. The distance from here to the various Moai is impressive, but much easier to move than the Moai themselves.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is very easy to reach, just a short distance when you go visit Akiwi and it is interesting to see the size of the hats used in the Moai.

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Thank Xana S
Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite a hill to climb up. I was about out of breath getting up there. The views are fantastic. Here you can see the top portion of the "hats" some Moai have and how far it was to get them there. Was there November 2011.

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Gilroy, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are many Moai in various stages of construction and movement. The natives appear to have just stopped one day. A clue is on one of the Moai still up on the hille: carved into it's chest is a crude sketch of a three masted square sailed ship.

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Thank Norma W
new york
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the quary of red volcanic rock where the Moai's pukao or "hats" were made. There are a few lying here and there,and you can see them up close and really take in their size(as big as a car!) The site itself is very peaceful and delightful with a wonderful view of the whole island

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Mission, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

this is one of those spots you to not knowing what to expect. when you realize that this is where they made the hats and then had to get them on top of the heads you have to scratch you head and wonder who were the engineers on these projects

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Colmar, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

A beautiful place where they used to build the hair of the tallest Moais (looking rather like hats), each one weighing 12 tons ! One has a hole made by a priest who wanted to be protected from the strong rains. This place offers a nice panoramic view of the crater and of Hanga Roa/Western coast

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Thank Anne S
Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We ended up going to Puna Pau based on the Trip Advisor reviews and ratings. Sadly, there's not much to see there especially after seeing everything else on the island. It's actually a bit of a letdown and I would definitely not go back.

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

This was one of the quarries used to make the hats for the statues. There is a short walk to the top of the quarry but it's fairly overgrown, with only a few hats remaining. However the history behind this place is fascinating! Great views over the island from the top.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Great way to understand how all of the parts of the whole come together. This is the area where the tie knots or hats for the moai were built (i.e. the factory).

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