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Easter Island Super Saver: Ahu Akivi and Orongo plus Anakena Beach Day Trip

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Precise stonework

The basalt rocks were carved to precisely fit when stacked and pushed together to form a wall. Excellent stone work (not that I know much about it). It reminded me of what one... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 November 2016
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Piacenza, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Ahu Vinapu is a wonderful site at the east end of the airport where you can something more than on the other unrestored Ahus: the talent and perfection of the old islanders in buying stone platforms for the Moai. The Ahu is indeed the main thing, you’ll be fascinated by those big stones that perfectly fit to make the back... More 

Thank Mona77
Leominster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This area is unrestored, the built with blocks of basalt weighing up to two tons, cut with a great deal of precision, but not quite up to the standard of the Incas.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

The basalt rocks were carved to precisely fit when stacked and pushed together to form a wall. Excellent stone work (not that I know much about it). It reminded me of what one would see along the Inca Trail in Peru, but each site is separated by thousands of miles of water and a couple centuries from one another as... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Without someone with local knowledge this could be a pile of stones and you will be in and out of here in minutes. We spent about an hour at the site, learning the history, understanding the graves and the difference in the male and female statues.

Thank Travellover6128
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348 reviews
220 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

There is a toppled over moai and also a moai head. A sign in both Spanish and English provides informative information. The highlight is the impressive masonry of the ahu (stone platform). It reminds me of the masonry at Machu Picchu. It is quite windy around the site and I would recommend a jacket and sunglasses. It is also quite... More 

Thank Bill C
St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

If you've been to Peru, you'll recognize the construction technique of this platform. In my mind, there's no doubt this proves some connection with South America later in the island's history and before the Europeans arrived.

Thank Chech1965
Cornelius, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Just doesn't seem possible; but there were several other cool mysteries here on the island as well. Just makes me want to come back again to take a longer look. This Ahu is a good starting point to hike to the Birdman island and top of volcano. That's an excellent hike for a half day.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

You probably know that at some point all moai felt down - due to cataclysm or human act. On first sight the place does not impress - some broken moai, well made and preserved ahu (platform for moai). The benefit is that you can see the real look of the place in the last 5-6-7 centuries. you can enjoy the... More 

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Pelham, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

Essentially unrestored moai site on Easter Island. a bit remote. Not far from the airport area. Very cool

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

This was our first hint of a Morai and lies behind a large platform. it is way down a hill and takes energy to climb back out Some came on horseback to tour these lower sites as easier than walking. Our guide used this stop to teach about the history of platforms and Moai

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