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Rapa Nui National Park

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Address: Easter Island, Chile
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The landscape of Rapa Nui, the indigenous name for Easter Island, is an...

The landscape of Rapa Nui, the indigenous name for Easter Island, is an eerie exhibit of ancient cultural remnants of an abandoned desert-dwelling people.

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What can you say, most of the island is park

All the must see archeological sites are part of the park (you can see some restored Ahu and Moai in town without needing park tickets). Tickets are available at the airport when... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Montevideo, Uruguay
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Montevideo, Uruguay
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All the must see archeological sites are part of the park (you can see some restored Ahu and Moai in town without needing park tickets). Tickets are available at the airport when you arrive, as well as a ticket office downtown and at the park headquarters. You have to use cash to buy the tickets (currently $80 US or $50.000... More 

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Brasilia, DF
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you can, spend at least 4 days on the island... even better staying a week. Get an all day tour with a talented local guide: for francophones I highly recommend Regis from Henua Tour. Book your tour in advance: henua.tour@yahoo.com The ticket is pretty expensive with 2 locations you can visit only once, but it is so worth it... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

These parks are their past and beautiful. It is the reason to visit. Pay for your pass at the airport and don't loose it. Good for 5 days.

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Leominster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Not disappointed by the statues and learning as much as possible about the history of this fascinating island. If only we knew exactly why they built these wonderful statues, but then perhaps it is good to have a conundrum.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

They say that Rapa Nui (Easter Island) is a very special place, and certainly it is. Apart from been the most isolated inhabited place on earth, it has so many things to go for, the Moai culture is so incredible unique and fascinating, the statues incredible and it is the dances and other cultural identification symbols. It was a great... More 

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Weston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

This line of moai is impressive in its size and shows the individual characteristics of each statue.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

I had thought that we would find a few of the famous moai statues at various sights on Easter Island...but they are everywhere that you look. The island must have at least fifty archeology sites. And the rows of standing moat are quite stunning. Getting around is quite difficult with dire and potholed roads, but you must make the effort.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

The park is the holder of some of the most impressive tourist attractions of the island (Rano Raraku, Ahu Tongariki, Orongo and Rano Kau) and thus it should not be missed. The cost of the admission ticket is US$60 per person and it can be bought either at the airport, upon arrival, or at the park's entrance. It's an amazing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Most of the island is in fact part of the national park. It has several unique view and locations you'd like to visit. My personal suggestion would be to go with a guide, because even though you can rent a car and drive around yourself as long as you have the ticket you wont really get the meaning of what... More 

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new york
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

The whole island IS a national park. a very small, rugged, non tropical island, far away from everything in the middle of the Pacific ocean, with so few natural resources (eg. no rivers) that you just wonder how people survived on it for so long! The history and plight of the people who landed there, who carved and transported giant... More 

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