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Rano Raraku

Rano Raraku, Easter Island, Valparaiso Region, Chile
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The crater of Rano Raraku volcano Isla de Pascua  Chile
The Moai of Rano Raraku Isla de Pascua  Chile
The crater of Rano Raraku volcano Isla de Pascua  Chile
The Moai of Rano Raraku Isla de Pascua  Chile

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.