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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 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rano Kau and Orongo comes hand in hand when on a half-day tour or a full day hike. from the town. I choose to be walking the cemented path from main streets of Hanga Roa towards the rear side of the airport, I am really...More

Thank n8nl
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely worth a visit to learn more about the history of the Rapa Nui people and their wonderful country.

Thank audreybrown2017
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting archaeological site with on one side the Rano Kau crater and on the other a beautiful view of the Pacific. The visitor center is well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

A great combination of history and a beautiful view of the Pacific. Orongo is the heart of the Birdman culture - there is a small but information information center and some displays which explain the importance and meaning of this spot. It is an easy...More

Thank Carolyn B
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

The Orongo site is past the airport. You will travel up the hill to the Rano Kau crater. There is a great view of the water and vegetation in the bottom of the crater. The crater has it's own micro climate. Then continue up the...More

Thank CKT808
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Orongo and the Rano Kao crater are not the next best thing to the Moais on Easter Island, these sights are at least as impressive as the well known stone statues. There are not many places on earth, if at all, with views like into...More

Thank Gregor R
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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

This is a nice little walk around an old settlement. There is good signage when you enter. I would in fact take a picture of the signs when you enter because there are no signs at the actual sites you see. The view is spectacular...More

Thank Christina C
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

This is a ceremonial village on the edge of the Rano Kau crater and looking out over the islands where people would compete to find the first egg of the season. Quite an interesting history to the site plus great sea views and the crater....More

Thank mrdom
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

Orongo is a dramatic site visually, but even more fascinating in terms of its connection to the "birdman cult". Rapa Nui history has several distinct phases, and this site is key to the story of one of those phases. It is a restricted single-entry on...More

Thank Circelise
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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

A very interesting place with lots of history about the Rapa Nui religion of the birdman. The houses themselves remind me of Hobitton in Lord of the Rings. It gets very windy up there, but you don’t need sturdy shoes There are toilets and there...More

Thank Sue K
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