Travel Blogs from Easter Island
... islanders prospered due to these advantages, and a reflection of this is the religion which sprouted in their leisure, which had at its centerpiece the giant moai, or heads, that are the island's most distinctive feature today. These moai, which the island is littered with, are supposed to have been depictions of ancestors, whose presence likely was considered a blessing or watchful safekeeping eye over each small village. The ruins of Rano Raraku crater, the stone ...
... proving how long the contest went on for. We couldn't see many of them as they were in an area we could not go to as the cliff is apparently at risk of falling. It would be so sad to lose them all if that happened. The most spectacular sight was at the extinct volcano Ranu Kau where we saw a crater that has been created when the volcanos had erupted 200,000 years ago. It was very beautiful and still and calm with a 23m ...
With an early morning flight to catch, we tried to get an early night at La Casa Roja hostel, only to find it to be a bit of a party hostel! With a rough night of broken sleep, we zombied ourselves to the airport and caught our 5 hour flight into the middle of the pacific ocean (see travel map for location).
Upon arrival at Hanga Roa, Easter Island airport (apparently the longest runway in South America - due to the US's assistance ...
... day here. They have ½ day and full day tours. I think you can see most of the history of the statues in the ½ day, but decided to play it safe and take the full day. After, the morning part of the tour, we went to a magnetic rock and spent a few hours on a beach, which could have been done without a tour. We started out our tour going to a cave. This cave was where the ancestors of the island used to live and there are 850 caves on this island. ...
... mar the tranquility of their
We saw a lot in a day and the only place we missed was the quarry where
the moai with coral eyes are supposedly preserved. It is so easy to
spend so many hours around the island and be mesmerized by the moai
in all sorts of preservation and forms. It is also easy to be carried
away by the dramatic cliffs and jugged coastline coupled with the
almost ghost townn athmosphere that pervades in some areas.
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- Swimming pool