Hotel Oceania Rapa Nui
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... on past this, as tempting as it would be to stop here- and get to Torres campsite which is within striking distance of the peaks. It gets windy on this part of the trek, in fact neither of us had ever experienced wind like it- the dust being whipped up was blinding and we narrowly avoided being blown off the trail altogether! We finally got to campsite Torres by mid-afternoon and pondered what to do. We'd been told that scrambling up to see the Torres, which overlook a crystal ...
... and vegetables. It was excellent. It was then off to D, the ruins of Orongo, a ceremonial village for the birdman cult. Horses are wild, and plentiful, on the island, we saw them often between these spots.
This place is simply fascinating. How, why, did these people carve these huge stone statues? How did they separate them from the quarry, the cliffs, they carved them from? How did they move them? How did they put them up on ...
... our next stop, Salto del Laja, a waterfall only a couple of kms off the Panamerican Hwy, known as the mini Iguazu falls. The falls were not overly impressive, a 50m drop with only a small flow due to summer. However, the number of people and the atmosphere due to the number of vendors selling their wears was confronting. We camped just south of the waterfall, there were several camping options within walking distance. We enjoyed a good night sleep before continuing on our journey further ...
... headpiece, and return up the cliff. The first to complete this task with an unbroken egg would be the king of the island. Many warriors have lost their lives doing this. Some of the stone shelters had petroglyphs of Birdmen either upright (the winner), or upside down (dead). The shelters were unique. The openings were really small in that you have to crawl on your stomach to get in. It was said that it's to prevent ghosts from entering.
... a day, no insurance and no questions asked. (Icelad déjà vu.) Wheels down at 12:30, Jimmy and I were off by 2pm. My time was limited here. Vamanos.
Did I see some stuff. I started at the ancient ceremonial village of Orongo at one of the peaks, with views to die for. The Birdman Competition took place here. Original tribes sent their most badass man to scale cliffs down to the water, swim 2km out to a rock formation, grab an egg from a Sooty Tern bird, signal ...