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Address: Easter Island, Chile
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Easter Island Super Saver: Ahu Akivi and Orongo plus Anakena Beach Day Trip

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Precise stonework

The basalt rocks were carved to precisely fit when stacked and pushed together to form a wall. Excellent stone work (not that I know much about it). It reminded me of what one... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The basalt rocks were carved to precisely fit when stacked and pushed together to form a wall. Excellent stone work (not that I know much about it). It reminded me of what one would see along the Inca Trail in Peru, but each site is separated by thousands of miles of water and a couple centuries from one another as... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Without someone with local knowledge this could be a pile of stones and you will be in and out of here in minutes. We spent about an hour at the site, learning the history, understanding the graves and the difference in the male and female statues.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

There is a toppled over moai and also a moai head. A sign in both Spanish and English provides informative information. The highlight is the impressive masonry of the ahu (stone platform). It reminds me of the masonry at Machu Picchu. It is quite windy around the site and I would recommend a jacket and sunglasses. It is also quite... More 

Thank Bill C
St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

If you've been to Peru, you'll recognize the construction technique of this platform. In my mind, there's no doubt this proves some connection with South America later in the island's history and before the Europeans arrived.

Thank Chech1965
Cornelius, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Just doesn't seem possible; but there were several other cool mysteries here on the island as well. Just makes me want to come back again to take a longer look. This Ahu is a good starting point to hike to the Birdman island and top of volcano. That's an excellent hike for a half day.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

You probably know that at some point all moai felt down - due to cataclysm or human act. On first sight the place does not impress - some broken moai, well made and preserved ahu (platform for moai). The benefit is that you can see the real look of the place in the last 5-6-7 centuries. you can enjoy the... More 

1 Thank sashkow
Pelham, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

Essentially unrestored moai site on Easter Island. a bit remote. Not far from the airport area. Very cool

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

This was our first hint of a Morai and lies behind a large platform. it is way down a hill and takes energy to climb back out Some came on horseback to tour these lower sites as easier than walking. Our guide used this stop to teach about the history of platforms and Moai

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

This ahu is easy to get to by following the road parallel to the airport to the south east side of the island. Not may people go because it is not restored but it shows how the altars and statues have survived the trials of time. The detailed stonework of the ahu is exceptional and there are some moai still... More 

2 Thank MajaMontreal
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

This is a small archaeological site located between the end of the airport runway and the sea. It's well signed from the main road although remember you have to go around the small industrial area and to the other side to find it - you will feel like maybe you've missed it once you hit a small gravel road but... More 

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