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This lake-filled crater is filled with remnants of the Birdman cult practiced until 1867.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed visiting this crater on our tour of Easter Island. The views are just fantastic. It is definitely a great place to stop.

Thank retaxus
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So much history in this place. Thanks to a group of people who reconstructed this place. Must visit views are awesome

Thank Lutchmee M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When the cult of the Moai died out, the Birdman Cult emerged as a way to determine the governing of the island among the tribes. Our guide explained it using the display in the visitor center before we ventured up the hill to the site....More

Thank Deborah D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Weird little village that was centre of the birdman cult...tho when you see the islands they used to swim out to you will probably seriously question their sanity (obviously not all of them got eaten by sharks). Amazing views of Rano Kau crater also

Thank pom1972
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an important stop in learning about Rapa Nui culture. There is a small visitors center with displays about the emergence of the Birdman culture on Easter Island, in lieu of ancestor worship. The round living structures are similar to sites in the American...More

Thank expat326
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went there as part of a tour. IMHO, this is a must visit when on the island. The views are spectacular and you get to learn about the latter part of the Rapa Nui people and culture.

Thank sactokw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The village/ceremonial center of Orongo was one of the favorite places that we visited during our stay on Easter Island, it was nicely restored and the visitors center had some good information as well, and some of the views were also nice. The village itself...More

Thank GringoWasi_BnB
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a place you must visit. Reconstructed ‘houses’ set on top of a cliff overlooking the islands where sooty terns nested. Read about the legend of the Birdman challenge, when islanders competed to be the first to swim out to the island, and return...More

Thank PKH624
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

If you're visiting Rapa Nui, don't miss this site. It's the second best site to visit on the island after the quarry Ranu Rakku. You are only allowed one visit here with the national park ticket you buy on arrival, so plan your visit so...More

Thank wanderw0man101
Reviewed 12 December 2017

We drove partly around the top of most of this volcano and got out at the various view points to see the views which were stunning

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