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A hike to the summit of this 400m volcano offers panoramic views of the island's solitude in the South Pacific.
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“extinct volcano” (12 reviews)
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This crater is surprisingly beautiful, and well worth the hike to get there! You can drive or take a tour, but we chose to hike. We recommend making time to visit.

Thank QuickWhitTravel
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Hikers and trailrunners paradise -- guided tour isn't necessary!  My wife and I spent 5 days on Rapanui and had a fantastic time there to check off another bucket list adventure.  We stayed at the Puku Vai Hotel and hiked from there to Orongo Rano...More

1  Thank Raul C
Reviewed 30 August 2017

I hiked up the east side of Rano Kau with amazing guide Cecilia from Easter Island Spirit (see separate review). The hike was vigorous, about an hour or so up, through varied terrain - grasses, dense vegetation, and rocky at times - best to wear...More

Thank antwerp88
Reviewed 15 August 2017

The hike up Rano Kau is well worth it! The views from the volcano are spectacular and looking down into the volcano's crater is breathtaking. You start your walk at the visitor's center where you learn a great deal about the history of the area....More

Thank Dani S
Reviewed 10 August 2017

The caldera plays a crucial role in the island's history. It was a source of fresh water. It was home to a strange cult. It was a refuge. More recently Rapamycin was discovered here, one of the most important medical breakthroughs of the past 50...More

Thank Adam Y
Reviewed 6 August 2017

This excellent Caldera and volcano are protected as a World Heritage listed RAMSAR Wetland and tourists are not allowed to go down into the caldera. It has a lot of reed covered water throughout the centre with planted fruit trees around the edges.

Thank Arthur C
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Rano kau is one of the volcanoes that formed easter island, now the lowest but most impressive. You can take a 5K hike from town or drive to it. There's also Orongo, a small ritual village by its side.

Thank Eduardo H
Reviewed 7 June 2017

I very much enjoyed visiting this volcano when my wife and I visited Rapa Nui. This inactive volcano (which has not been active for over 2,000 years) collects rainwater in its basin which is probably 8 to 16 meters deep. We learned from a Rapa...More

1  Thank jonahNJ
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Very close to Orongo you have a very good view of the crater that imploded 2.5 million years ago. You can take pictures from different angles. This is the highest point in the island. Worth you time.

Thank Michel L
Reviewed 29 May 2017

What a great place to visit. At first it was raining and misty, but once it had cleaned it had fantastic views. Well worth making the 6 hour trip by plane to get to Easter Island - Its a must see on any bucket list

Thank HomerJSimpson01
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