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This lake-filled crater is filled with remnants of the Birdman cult practiced until 1867.
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  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Reviewed 24 July 2015

I really love this place! Wonderful views and very peaceful. A must do on Eastern Island. If you go during winter time, it might be very windy. Not too bad though.

Thank Karla G
Reviewed 22 July 2015

It's just amazing to stand on top of the Orongo Mountain, an old volcano, overlooking Easter Island. It is basically the only place on Easter Island form which you can overlook the entire place. Thinking of the fact that you are in the middle of...More

Thank FQTL_007
Reviewed 15 July 2015

The crater is slowly leaking water into the sea so the flora and fauna inside will eventually be gone. But the view is amazing. You can rent a car and drive up. Or take a long uphill walk from town - if you walk the...More

Thank EmmaAbroad
Reviewed 13 July 2015

At the top of Rano Kau volcano, it is a ceremonial village where the old houses of the village are built of stone Rapanui. It is a very nice place to the side are two small islands that tells the story the Rapanui swam to...More

Thank Aldo O
Reviewed 12 July 2015

After my visit to this place with a tour group, I came up here by hiking from the village a few days later. Walking on a trail through a green grass filed under rain shower by myself was like a meditation, and a view from...More

Thank T Y
Reviewed 12 July 2015

Ancient village, old volcano crater, and view of the site of the birdman competition. A must on the island.

Thank SBF2
Reviewed 20 June 2015

This was the most intact example of village life that we saw with many little houses overlooking a stunning coast line. Initially there was a great information centre to read about the history of the area and we sat down to learn about the Birdman...More

Thank Alice R
Reviewed 10 June 2015 via mobile

The ancient buildings here are wonderful to see & also learn about the birdman culture and see the island they swam out to. Fascinating

Thank ScottishTemplar
Reviewed 5 June 2015

Easter Island is LONG way from anywhere, however the experience of being there and seeing the area is worth it.

Thank Shirley C
Reviewed 14 May 2015

This spot has some of the most recognizable views of the island. The Motu. The Rano Kau Vocano. The Sea. Pictures you have seen do not get you the feeling. Everything is so BIG here.

Thank Thomas A
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