Travel Blogs from Hanga Roa, Chile

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A week on a tiny island full of big heads!, Hanga Roa, Chile travel blog

A week on a tiny island full of big heads!

A travel blog entry by nadinehanlon

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... , and the sea on every side! Because the walk had been so easy we then thought it would be a good idea to walk back to Hanga Roa through the fields and along the coast line, which was all great until we ended up in a field full of bulls that were eying ...

Mysterious Easter Island, Hanga Roa, Easter Island, Chile travel blog

Mysterious Easter Island

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Got up later today for sunrise and just as we got out of the room the rain started. Rain doesn´t last long here so headed to Anakena as the sunrise was further north than we thought it would be yesterday. Was no good so headed east again for more ...

Stones and Shadows, Hanga Roa, Easter Island, Chile travel blog

Stones and Shadows

A travel blog entry by arichardson

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... right into the hands of those who visit it. Rapa Nui's extraordinary isolation means that only accessible from two airports-Santiago, Chile and Papeete, Tahiti. Usually only a flight a day lands there, carrying at most 300 and some people. Outside of ...

Still the longest day of our lives!, Hanga Roa, Easter Island, Chile travel blog

Still the longest day of our lives!

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Arrived at Hanga Roa at about 23.00 at the smallish airport but by no means the smallest have been to. Were met by Gonzalez from our hostel (Kona Tau - part of Hostelling International) and two flower garlands which were hesitantly put on! Were given a ...

Easter Island, Hanga Roa, Chile travel blog

Easter Island

A travel blog entry by tracy_coward

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... the amasing 'Moai' statue that are dotted around the island. My first sight of them were along the coast from the tiny town of Hanga Roa. With their backs to the sea and gigantic proportions they are a fascinating and mystical sight. I took a tour of the ...

Navel of the World, Easter Island, Chile travel blog

Navel of the World

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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... the wheel headed off on the dirt tracks to see more of the famous island's moais. Where do we start? We first stopped at Ahu Hanga Poukura to see a fallen moai, the statue lying face down in the dirt. Onwards to Ahu Tetenga, which is a huge ahu ...

Exploring Easter Island., Rapa Nui, Chile travel blog

Exploring Easter Island.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... first day saw us having a much needed sleep in and a long walk to see the statues that were close to the main town of Hanga Roa. After our early morning start the next day, Brian decided to return to town with another person who had a car and Marina came ...

Rapa Nui and Birdman, Hanga Roa, Easter Island, Chile travel blog

Rapa Nui and Birdman

A travel blog entry by mclubbe

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... north of Hanga Roa where there are some Moai (statues) lined up on the coast conveniently positioned for a good sunset photo! Moai near Hanga Roa at sunset. On Tuesday three of us hired a jeep and went off to tour round the island. First off we ...

Living On A Volcano, Hanga Roa, Chile travel blog

Living On A Volcano

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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... were very expensive, but when we looked into a chalet style hotel we were concerned to find a double room on the main street of Hanga Roa was going for $150 a night (discounted to from $180!).  The lady was very helpful though and we booked a day ...

New Friends & Quad Bikes, Hanga Roa, Chile travel blog

New Friends & Quad Bikes

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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... many moai here but spectacular sea views and some tight squeezes to get into the caves. We watched a very nice sunset near to Hanga Roa and then headed back for some dinner. The following morning we headed for Orongo, sight of the sacred Sooty Tern egg ...

Sun Rise!, Hanga Roa, Chile travel blog

Sun Rise!

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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Dragging Liz kicking from bed, we jumped on the quad and drove about 40 minutes to make it for the 8am sunrise in front of the 15 moai on the North coast at Tongariki. Liz managed to stub her toe on a rock in the darkness, so we now had ...

Orientation (Shouldn't Take Long), Hanga Roa, Chile travel blog

Orientation (Shouldn't Take Long)

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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... Che-na) our half Rapa Nui, half Chilean tour guide bundled us on a mini bus with a large'ish group of new North American friends. Hanga Roa is the only town on the island and a small one at that, so it was only a few minutes before we passed the airport ...

Apple Cake for Beth, Hanga Roa, Chile travel blog

Apple Cake for Beth

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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So last day and a special request from sis.  Random as it maybe here's that photo of me eating apple cake and the top of Ranu Kau... Sad to be leaving, this is a truely special place, probably the highlight of South America for me. Maybe I'll come ...

Island of Giants, Hanga Roa, Chile travel blog

Island of Giants

A travel blog entry by gapostol

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Again, only photos, our friends. ...

Free food, caves and more Moai!, Easter Island, Chile travel blog

Free food, caves and more Moai!

A travel blog entry by dmp3380

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My fourth full day on the island was a Sunday and the main village was very quiet during the morning.  The previous night, Christina and I had met randomly with Jorik and he mentioned that there was a festival on today, where they would be ...

Paaseiland, Hanga Roa, Chile travel blog

Paaseiland

A travel blog entry by tjarlie

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Vandaag begint m'n tour pas om 3 uur, dus heb ik de hele ochtend om souveniertjes te kopen. Het is hier alleen ongelooflijk duur. Voor de grote beelden, die ik leuk vind, vragen ze niet minder dan 250 dollar. Beetje overdreven, dus heb ik maar een paar ...

Travels through Rapa Nui, Hanga Roa, Chile travel blog

Travels through Rapa Nui

A travel blog entry by carolandowen

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Iorana from Easter Island. It's been a busy and fascinating few days here. We've walked up the volcano of Rano Kau to visit the ancient ceremonial village of the Birdman cult and seen its petroglyphs, then we've travelled around the island seeing ...

RAPA NUI!!! The stoniest place ever!, Easter Island, Chile travel blog

RAPA NUI!!! The stoniest place ever!

A travel blog entry by laurawainer

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... the most remote inhabited place in the world. Basically its nearly 6 hours flying time from Santiago, almost 2,500 miles west of Chile, and 2,000 miles from Tahiti. There have been all sort of wacky theories about how the island was settled, including ...

Paaseiland, Hanga Roa, Chile travel blog

Paaseiland

A travel blog entry by tjarlie

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Vanochtend ging om half 4 de wekker. Heel fijn ook dat precies deze nacht het brandalarm afging. Ik was dus helemaal kapot, maar kon daardoor gelukkig wel aardig slapen in het vliegtuig. Na een vlucht van 5 uur kwamen we eindelijk aan op Paaseiland. Je ...

On the hunt for Moai, Easter Island, Chile travel blog

On the hunt for Moai

A travel blog entry by dmp3380

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... made for a few good pictures as the waves hit the rocks and spray went everywhere.  It was then onto the sites at Vaihu/Hanga Te'e and Akahanga, where we found moai statues that had been knocked over and left where they fell.  Being the good ...

Easter at Christmas?, Hanga Roa, Chile travel blog

Easter at Christmas?

A travel blog entry by richymariner

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... volcano add to the scene! Hired a bike for one day to see the southern part of the island and also hiked up the volcano from Hanga Roa to get some spectacular views of Hanga Roa, Rano Kao and Orongo. Also did the tour bit with a full day excursion to ...

Tongariki and Rara Ranaku, Easter Island, Chile travel blog

Tongariki and Rara Ranaku

A travel blog entry by danielandmelora

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... helped provide such a dramatic backdrop. These sculptures were struck by a tsunami in 1960 - an earthquake off the coast of Chile - and swept in land 100m. The Japanese somehow saw a programme with the Chilean culture minister talking about wanting to get ...

Easter Island, Rapa Nui, Chile travel blog

Easter Island

A travel blog entry by gecklny

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... was it for Easter Island. A couple of cool things about Easter Island and our stay.  Easter Island is apparently claimed by chile, even though it is a 1000 miles away.  We had nice weather for much of the time, although it rained every night ...

Spin it and shake it!, Rapa Nui, Chile travel blog

Spin it and shake it!

A travel blog entry by usupandaway

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... throughout the last centuries have left their marks. Yet there are incredibly beautiful other places, like Tongariki, Ankena, Tahai and Hanga Te'e still have the MOAI's standing on their AHU and this is really extra-ordanary. Especially the 15 MOAI's ...

Sights of Easter Island, Easter Island, Chile travel blog

Sights of Easter Island

A travel blog entry by stevelegassick

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Now that you've seen some of the moai, here is more of the island, which I toured by mountain bike (big mistake!) and ...

The land of the giant statues, Hanga Roa, Chile travel blog

The land of the giant statues

A travel blog entry by bec_f

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Íorana, We have made it to the most isolated place in the world - Easter Island. And it is amazing!! I love it!! Such a chilled out place - you can really imagine coming here and being taken over by the place. We have been the ULTIMATE toursists and ...

The Navel of the World - Easter Island, Hanga Roa, Chile travel blog

The Navel of the World - Easter Island

A travel blog entry by theblakes

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... as its better known. The most remote inhabited place on earth, 2000km from the nearest inhabited island and 3700km from the coast of Chile. Best known for the megalithic statues of Moai found all over the island. This was a place that we will never ...

(Hitch)hiking the coastline, Rapa Nui, Chile travel blog

(Hitch)hiking the coastline

A travel blog entry by usupandaway

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As we are active people .....ehem... , on Saturday we would make a hike to the north side of the island. First we left Hanga Roa via Tahai and making our way up to find the caves with the two windows! Quite a search but finally it was easier that ...

Easter Island, Hanga Roa, Chile travel blog

Easter Island

A travel blog entry by gajordandk51

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Welcome to Easter Island, We arrived in the afternoon and just walked around the main city (Hanga Roa) for awhile. We also checked out some of the Moai (stone carved heads) near there. I think jet lag is finally catching up with me because I didn´t ...

Where cows lurk in bushes and hitching's redefined, Hanga Roa, Chile travel blog

Where cows lurk in bushes and hitching's redefined

A travel blog entry by nicola

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... used to such niceness. I was met at the airport by my landlady with a garland of flowers. She took me on a guided tour of Hanga Roa, with her teenage son leaning round from the back of the truck in through my window to tap me on the shoulder and point ...

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