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Address: Easter Island, Chile

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we ain't got nothin' like this in omaha!

what an incredible sight. you look down into what once was a active volcano. you will want to walk right down to the middle of it. (but don't!) it's spectacular since it sits... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
smatthews8473
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Mission, Texas
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Mission, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

what an incredible sight. you look down into what once was a active volcano. you will want to walk right down to the middle of it. (but don't!) it's spectacular since it sits right next to the water too. you can imagine what the original inhabitants thought of this smoking, steaming place. it boggles the mind.

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015

This extinct volcano is perched right alongside the ocean and is quite spectacular. It also has examples of the ancient stone dwellings

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Valdivia, Chile
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

It is an inactive volcano that you can walk or on a horse. It's a nice place on the east side of the island. There is a very good view, to take pictures and take a souvenir. If you go by car or motorbike you can park nearby.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2015

This is a gorgeous crater filled by implosion creating a microclime and a wetlands with rare and unusual flora, not found elsewhere on the island nor in the world. We visited on the way to Orongo which lies on the north wall. The west wall is eroded giving a view of the Pacific. Our guide was local and had walked... More 

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San Francisco, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2014

You wont find this cave on your own. But with an experienced guide, its an epic adventure. The Cave is on the cliffs, with frigate birds flying below. Its a small cave with carvings of wales and men. It was one of my favorite parts of the island. No one goes there so you feel like you have the entire... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2014

Easter Island is the one of the famous island that is made from volcanoes offering picturesque views and it is the USP of this island. Poike is one of the main and extinct volcanoes in Easter Island that attracts millions of tourist from all around the world. The peak of this island is the second highest peak in Chile after... More 

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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2013

Easter Island is made up of volcanoes. This one is very austere and I climbed up to the top crater. Great view, though I felt a bit precarious on top. Try not to go on a windy day.

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Harvest, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2013

Poike Volcano was the first of the three volcanoes that make up Easter Island to poke its head out of the ocean. From the peak you can clearly see the 15 Moai, the Moai quarry (Rano Raraku) and the Poike ditch. The ditch is said to be the point where the "long ears" were killed off and thrown into their... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2012

For Poike we hired Mark Shields (greenislandtours.com). He was just GREAT! BEST EVER. Couldn't imagine a better guide!!!! Saw the cave of the virgins, moai out of non-Rano Raraku material, and......the view of the island. WOW!! Equally interesting is that we talked a lot about life on Rapa Nui and some of the current issues. Really, really outstanding.

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