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Rano Kau

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Address: Easter Island, Chile
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A hike to the summit of this 400m volcano offers panoramic views of the...

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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US$58.00*
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Tahai, Orongo and Rano Kau Half-Day Tour
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US$200.00*
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Private Easter Island Full-Day Tour
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US$217.00*
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Easter Island Super Saver: Ahu Akivi and Orongo plus Anakena Beach Day Trip

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Impressive crater. Nice place for a morning jog

We drove up to the crater, parked at the side of the road and did our morning jog. Nice vantage point to see Hanga Roa from up high. Cows we encountered along the way made the jog... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We drove up to the crater, parked at the side of the road and did our morning jog. Nice vantage point to see Hanga Roa from up high. Cows we encountered along the way made the jog interesting as they were blocking the road. We started too early and finished before Orongo opened.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked from the east base of Rano Kau to the top of the crater (a little steep, but worth the effort) and then around the crater to the Orongo village, place of the Birdman ritual competition. That was some 7 kilometers total, in a couple of hours. The volcano, the village and the Kao Kao, Iti and Nui islands... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Fascinating crater, only able to view from the top with no access to the crater. Apparently has unique flora and fauna - take your binoculars. Best part are the views across to the ocean - take your camera!

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Rano Kau is part of the Rapa Nui National Park, so you must have your US$60 admission ticket with you. The crater itself is interesting but ... it is just a crater.... The views of the ocean, however, are out of this world and perhaps the best the island can offer. The sight of the crater, the green of the... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

This was my favorite place in Easter Island as far as natural beauty goes. You have this massive crater and on the backdrop the beautiful Pacific Ocean. Incredible vistas 360, you can also get a glimpse of the town Hanga Roa and the rest of the island. There is also the archeological site of the village of Orongo home to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Wow! It's always something to look at a caldera, but the one here is just magnificent; highest volcano of Easter Island; a unique spot because of its specific microclimate, but also because of its place in the ancients' cosmology and their cult of the Bird Man; the ancient village of Orongo next to it is fascinating, Make sure you read... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Being on top of Rano Kauon Eastern Island, know that in compression with the power of nature, you little Ant can not change her will.. Unforgettable!!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We decided to get adventurous and take the bikes we rented from our hotel to Rano Kau. Well, one our way up, it started to rain uncontrollably and we were drenched within minutes. The rain didn't stop and it made our trek up the hill miserable - we took the paved road half way and the trail the rest of... More 

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Mission, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

the beautiful view knowing that this volcano once was alive. imagine the view from the ocean when the smoke and steam was coming up. and the little island just off the coast makes this place magical

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Rano Kau is one of the three volcanic craters on the island, and is also home to Orongo, the ceremonial site of the birdman contest. The viewpoint offers a stunning visa across the crater, with its deep lake, out to the ocean beyond. One of the most spectacular natural sights on the island, Rano Kau is a must-see.

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