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Rano Raraku

The crater of Rano Raraku volcano
After viewing the scattered Moai on the slopes of Rano Raraku, do the (easy) hike up and into the crater. It's a totally different feeling in there, all reeds in water and grazing wild horses. Easy to imagine the world without civilization.
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The Moai of Rano Raraku
All those faces Moai photos you've seen online and in books? Most likely taken here, which was a quarry for the statues. They remain scattered around, fallen over and some unfinished. Hiking trails get up close, but no touching.
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Rano Raraku, Easter Island, Valparaiso Region, Chile