Easter Island Sights

Rano Raraku

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 01/11/2016

Fodor's Review

When it comes to moai, this is the motherlode. Some 400 have been counted at the quarry of this long-extinct volcano, both on the outer rim and clustered inside the crater. More than 150 are unfinished, some little more than faces in the rock. Among these is El Gigante, a monster measuring 22 meters (72 feet). Also here is Moai Tukuturi, the only moai in a kneeling position; it's thought to predate most others. Look out also for the moai with a three-masted boat carved on its belly; the anchor is a turtle. CONAF checks but does not sell tickets here. They are sold at the airport upon arrival or at the CONAF office near the Anthropological Museum, paid in dollars. The same ticket gives access to the Orongo ceremonial village as well. It's best to buy your national parks ticket upon arrival at the airport.

Sight Information


5 km (3 miles) east of Ahu Hanga Tetenga on coastal road, Easter Island, Valparaíso, 2770000, Chile

Sight Details:

  • US$60 for non-Chileans

Published 01/11/2016


What's Nearby

  • Sights

See all sights in Easter Island

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?




Don't Miss


No Thanks

Love To Travel?

Get FREE e-mail communications from Fodor's Travel, covering must-see travel destinations, expert trip planning advice, and travel inspiration to fuel your passion.

Thank You

Now sit back, relax, and check your inbox to start planning your next travel adventure.

Please tell us more about the type of travel you're interested in. Check all that apply.