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Rano Raraku

Easter Island, Chile
+56 32 210 0635
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The island's famous moai statues were carved from the volcanic rock of this mountain and are scattered across its slopes in various stages of completion.
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Reviewed 19 May 2017

This is the hidden star of the Easter Island. Sure Ahu Tahai and Tongariki gets all the attention for being the best sunrise, sunset spot, but their positioning isn't that special when you look around all the different moais in the island. But Rano Rakaku...More

1  Thank kchae
Reviewed 12 May 2017

You need to make this site on of your first stops as it is the quarry where the Moai statues are made. Many are on their way to their final resting platform using the Moai trail.

Thank RusPat_704
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Our arrival at Hare Noi Resort left us practically breathless by the combination of its raw beauty and thoughtful luxury! Our villa was impeccable and comfortable and the on-resort restaurant a true pleasure to enjoy daily. Our guide, Tito Atan, is a modern generation islander,...More

Thank Sharon O
Reviewed 7 May 2017

The iconic mountain side image of Easter Island didn't disappoint. Rano Raraku is just a 2 minute drive from Tongariki with access via the National Parks ticket only. The walk around the maoi has some steep steps in places but is suitable for people of...More

Thank Mike T
Reviewed 7 May 2017

a must see, and if you have the park ticket, you can only go once, that is what they told us, so make the most of it, with lots of time just to walk around and take everything in. worth spending the time to take...More

1  Thank VitorHR
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Some of the best surviving moai to see are here to see. We visited in April and it was ideal weather, blue skies but not too hot to hike and see the area.

Thank Tami M
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

The island is quite small so it's super easy to drive - which in my opinion is the best to do. The roads are good and you can rent a car and get there. The attraction is divided in 2, to the left is the...More

1  Thank UrsulaPanama
Reviewed 26 April 2017

We went with my family (includding an one year old son) and the place is amazing. You can see Moais under construction and lot of them. You'll have to walk a litle bit, but the experience worth it. We went with my son wihtout carriage,...More

Thank Eduardo_Silva_A
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Vast numbers of moai in various stages of construction in the quarry. Some appeared to have been completed, then erected awaiting for the buyer to come and remove them - but they never did! Will we ever find out why they suddenly stopped making the...More

Thank ChrisJS51
Reviewed 24 April 2017

If you see one thing on Easter Island, make it Rano Raraku. This is the quarry for the Moai. There are several cavings still there and some started and left in the rock. A walkway leads you around -- but do not wander off the...More

1  Thank Cognocity
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