This is what I love the most, enjoying Nature and views. It was amazing. I really hope to come back.
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We spent 3 days on Easter Island and had a truly memorable experience! The weather was a bit wet and blustery at times, but the scenery and statues made up for it. There are so many "Heads" that you seem to think that they are...More
Also another guided tour. This is the quarry site and is very interesting. The red top knots were made here and rolled to their final site. By the time they arrived they were the correct size.
We walked the 15km round trip from town to Puna Pau and whilst there is a small bit of info on the quarry it is fairly underwhelming. Unfortunately it is up against some other amazing sites on the island which probably biases opinion. You do...More
Place where they carved the "hats" for the Moai, not impressive but it offers a nice view to ocean on both sides of the island.Not as good as from Terevaca.
This is the quarry where the top-knots were made from a light volcanic larval rock. There are several finished products laying around obviously awaiting delivery. At the top of the hill is a place to get a good view over the town of Hanga Roa...More
It is where the red hats were mined. So you see a few scattered around. For the rest it is not so impressive.
Perhaps it was the rainy, cloudy foggy day. But the walk up to Puna Pau did not deliver much of value. It is the source of the red "sombreros" worn by the moais, and there are a couple large wheels carved out of the rocks....More
Here is where the moai "hats" were quarried and carved. There is not too much left to see, although there is a nice view over the city and down to the sea.
What Rano Raraku was for the Moai, Puna Pau was for the Pukao. The red scoria was retrieved from the volcano , carved on site and then transported to be placed on top of the Moai throughout Rapa Nui. There are currently approximately 25-26 Pukao...More