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This lake-filled crater is filled with remnants of the Birdman cult practiced until 1867.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bird man” (36 reviews)
“stone houses” (10 reviews)
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Easter Island, Chile
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Reviewed 2 days ago

There is very good information at Orongo which helps you to understand the history and culture of the island. We were fortunate that the sun was shining on the day we visited and we were able to see the beauty of the setting and the...More

Thank Warks
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is not a location with any Moai, but it is an interesting spot for history! This crater is surprisingly beautiful, and the Birdman accounts are very interesting. It’s well worth the hike up!

Thank QuickWhitTravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The volcano, the crater and the ceremonial sites that you find gere are just awesome, you can see the blue waters of the pacific and a whole panoramic of Easter sland, Hanga Roa, and the airport Mataveri. There are posters that tell the history of...More

1  Thank Carlos S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spend 7 days on the Island and did 4 different hikes. The hike from Honga Roa to Orongo is about 6 kilometre each way and it's amazing! The crater is beautiful in the end is the hike!

1  Thank Hemmingway123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another amazing place to see of history and beautiful views of the island where the natives used to swim to get the bird egg. Amazing to see the 'houseS' and how small they were too. Make sure to come here.

Thank Desiree C
Reviewed 12 September 2017

You may think you've already seen a volcano, but the combination of the beautiful volcano lake, the views and the historic buildings make this place a must do!

1  Thank HansenNienke
Reviewed 7 September 2017

The birdman was an annual honor bestowed upon a man and this site shows the homes where the people lived in the spring and explains the customs and culture.

Thank Lawito
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Whatever you do, don't miss Orongo if you visit Rapa Nui. The site perched on the edge of the Rano kau crater is breathtaking. Enroute to the ruins of the Orongo site with the rock cut huts is the visitors centre, worth taking a look...More

Thank antwerp88
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We sat there for about an hour, just taking in the beauty of Orongo. This is truly a thing of natural beauty. The pictures do not give it justice, must see in person.

Thank stoneiam
Reviewed 6 August 2017

On the edge of a large Caldera (protected as a world heritage wetland) the information on the birdman ceremonies is amazing. A small museum with information boards explains the history of the birdman ceremonies.

Thank Arthur C
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