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Escape to the emerald island paradise of Samoa! With two main islands, Savaii and Upolu, and several smaller, virgin islands, Samoa is an untouched gem with lush green landscapes, waterfalls, and volcanic terrain, as well as sheltered lagoons and reefs. Enjoy the beautiful outdoors as you hike up volcanic craters and swim with endangered turtles off the coast of Savaii. With guided excursions to Apia and the eco-resort of Vai Villas Samoa, and plenty of downtime planned in, you can discover Samoan culture at your own pace as well.

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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 4ApiaRobert Louis Stevenson Home & Gravesite, Markets & Restaurants, Nature & OutdoorsTanoa Tusitala Hotel, Sheraton Aggie Grey's Hotel & Bungalows
4 - 6Upolu IslandBeaches,, Volcanic Crater Lake, Piula Cave PoolSaletoga Sands Resort, Seabreeze Resort
6 - 9Savaii IslandBeach, Inland waterholes, Lalomanu BeachAmoa Beach Resort, Le Lagoto Beach Resort
9 - 10Upolu IslandBeaches,, Volcanic Crater Lake, Piula Cave PoolSheraton Samoa Beach Resort

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  • Beaches
  • Landscape
  • Relaxation
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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 4

International Arrival

You will be met at the arrival lounge and assisted with your onward journey

You will be transferred from Upolu (Faleolo) airport to your hotel in a private vehicle

Apia

3 Nights

Apia, on the island of Upolu, is the capital city and main commercial center of the Polynesian island nation of Samoa. Apia is an excellent place to slip into the laidback island pace of life in the South Pacific. It also makes a convenient base for exploring the surrounding archipelago.

Included Activities

Group Tour of Apia Town
Discover the rich cultural heritage of Samoa on this day tour of the island nation’s capital city of Apia. After a leisurely breakfast or lunch in your hotel, meet your local guide for an enjoyable tour of the city. Visit the sacred burial grounds of the prominent local families of Samoa, as well as the major tourist sites marking the island’s German and British colonial history. Drop by the former home, turned museum, of Robert Louis Stevenson, the beloved author of the classic boys’ adventure tale, Treasure Island. Cover most of the key sights of the city before returning to your hotel, or heading off to the beach for the rest of the day. (Duration: Half Day, Time: 0900 or 1300 hrs; Shared Activity & Transfers; Fitness level: Easy; Please wear comfortable walking shoes, sunhat & shades).

Group Tour: Samoan Cultural and Mangrove Eco Experience
Discover the traditional heritage of the Samoan people on this enjoyable excursion to a lovely eco-resort, Fituafe’s Indigenous Vai Villas Samoa, near Safata Bay. After an early breakfast in your hotel in Apia, set off with your local guide to the eco-resort. Meet and greet a Paramount Matai, or local community chief, who graciously walks you through the Samoan way of life. Head out to the mangroves lining the gorgeous bay in your kayak. Paddle though the tangle of rich tropical vegetation, coming to rest by Safata Bay for a leisurely swim in the turquoise blue ocean. Make the most of your time on this beautiful beach. Watch a local young lad scramble up a coconut tree and make fresh coconut cream from a nutrient-rich coconut. Explore the lush mangroves with the Paramount Chief, learning all about this magnificent land, its people and their culture. Return to the resort for lunch. Enjoy deliciously fresh island fare, served alfresco on a verandah of the Vai Villa Lodge. Drive back to your hotel in Apia after lunch. (Duration: Half Day; Time: From 0800 hrs; Shared Activity & Transfers; Meals included: Lunch; For special dietary needs, please inform us ahead of tour; Fitness level: Moderate, basic kayaking; Please wear comfortable shoes, sunhat, shades & sunscreen; Bring drinking water, towel & waterproof bag for electronics; Tour only on request).

Group Tour: Crater Lake Hike and Swim
Experience an exhilarating hike to the iconic volcanic crater lake of Lake Lanoto’o, followed by a leisurely swim. After an early breakfast, start out from your hotel in Apia with your local tour guide. Enjoy a short but vigorous hike through the region’s dense rainforests to reach the crater lake. Drink in the riot of rich emerald shades surrounding you, and learn about the magnificent crater lake, one of the very few in the country to be designated as a ‘Wetland of International Importance’ under the RAMSAR convention. Once at the lake, admire the otherworldly landscape. Enjoy a leisurely swim in the lake with its resident wild goldfish, followed by a refreshing picnic-style lunch by the lakeside. Replenish yourself with delicious sandwiches and fresh fruits. Return to your hotel in Apia after the hike. (Duration: Half Day, Time: From 0800 hrs; Shared Activity & Transfers; Meals included: Lunch; For special dietary needs, please inform us ahead of tour; Fitness level: Moderate, walking & hiking; Please wear sturdy hiking boots, sunhat, shades & sunscreen; Bring drinking water, towel & bathing suit; Not recommended for those with health & fitness issues; Only on Fri).

Hotel Options
RoomDeluxe King
MealsBreakfast
StyleBeach Resort
RoomClassic King
MealsBreakfast
StyleBeach Resort
Day 4 - 6

You will be transferred from your hotel in Apia, Upolu Island to your hotel in South & South-West in a private vehicle

Upolu Island

2 Nights

Upolu Island is one of the largest islands of Samoa, and home to the capital city, Apia. Its urban areas aside, the island is stunningly beautiful, glowing with the iridescent emerald and sapphire shades of its lush tropical jungles and its coral seas.

Included Activities

Explore Upolu on Your Own
Upolu is Samoa’s most densely populated island, a place of thick forests, lovely beaches, mountains, and a wet tropical climate. Start your exploration in the capital, Apia. Visit the Samoa Cultural Village for an introduction to Samoan culture and traditions, including tattooing, carving, dance, food, and crafts. Next, visit the much-photographed Sua Ocean Trench, a spectacular landmark of two limestone sinkholes with rock walls. The main turquoise tide pool is accessible by a steep but sturdy ladder that leads down to the water, where you can enjoy a dip while you hear the distant sounds of crashing surf. Move on to the Papapapaitai Falls that plunge about 100 meters into a volcanic crater, within the island’s thick rainforests. On the slopes of Mount Vaea above Apia, visit the Robert Louis Stevenson Museum in the grand mansion Vailima, built by the famous author in 1890. A short hike from the mansion leads to his grave, as well as superb views of Apia. (Duration: Full Day; Self-explore Activity; No Guide; No Transfers; Entrance Fees & Meals are not included).

Hotel Options
RoomHotel Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBeach Resort
Seabreeze Resort – Opt 2
RoomOcean View Villa
MealsBreakfast
StyleBeach Resort
Day 6 - 9

You will be transferred from your hotel in Upolu to the dock

Board the ferry from Upolu to Savaii (Duration: 1.15 hrs)

You will be transferred from the dock to your hotel in Savaii Island

Savaii Island

3 Nights

Savai’i Island is the largest of the Samoan Islands. It is also home to the highest Samoan peak, the dormant volcano of Mt Silisili. The island is a tropical smorgasbord of gorgeous beaches, tumbling waterfalls, lava caves, dramatic blowholes, and lush rainforests teeming with exotic birds.

Included Activities

Group Tour of North Coast in Savai’i Island
Discover the natural and cultural history of Savai’i Island on this exhilarating tour of the island’s northern coastline. Admire the gorgeous coastal landscape and spot the island’s precious wildlife, exotic birds and wildflowers. Take this unique opportunity to go swimming with the endangered sea turtles that inhabit these waters. As you travel down the beautiful coast, learn about the arrival of Christianity and western culture to Samoa. Make a pit stop for a packed picnic lunch by the wayside, with sandwiches and fresh fruits. Don’t forget to post these stunning pictures of your island travels on Insta! (Duration: Half Day; Time: 0900 or 1300 hrs; Shared Activity & Transfers; Meals included: Lunch; For special dietary needs, please inform us ahead of the tour; Fitness level: Easy; Please wear comfortable walking shoes, sunhat & shades).

Group Tour of South Coast in Savai’i Island
Discover the natural and cultural history of Savai’i Island on this exhilarating tour of the island’s southern coastline. Admire the gorgeous coastal landscape and spot the island’s precious wildlife, exotic birds, and wildflowers. Take this unique opportunity to go swimming with the endangered sea turtles that inhabit these waters. As you travel down the beautiful coast, learn about the arrival of Christianity and western culture to Samoa. Make a pit stop for a packed picnic lunch by the wayside, with sandwiches and fresh fruits. Don’t forget to post these stunning pictures of your island travels on Insta! (Duration: Half Day; Time: 0900 or 1300 hrs; Shared Activity & Transfers; Meals included: Lunch; For special dietary needs, please inform us ahead of tour; Fitness level: Easy; Please wear comfortable walking shoes, sunhat & shades).

Hotel Options
RoomDeluxe Bungalow
MealsBreakfast
StyleBeach Resort
RoomOceanview Bungalow
MealsBreakfast
StyleBeach Resort
Day 9 - 10

You will be transferred from your hotel in Savaii Island to the dock

Board the ferry from Savaii to Upolu (Duration: 1.15 hrs)

You will be transferred from the dock to your hotel in Upolu

Upolu Island

1 Night

Upolu Island is one of the largest islands of Samoa, and home to the capital city, Apia. Its urban areas aside, the island is stunningly beautiful, glowing with the iridescent emerald and sapphire shades of its lush tropical jungles and its coral seas.

Hotel Options
RoomDeluxe Ocean View
MealsBreakfast
StyleBeach Resort

You will be transferred from your hotel to Upolu (Faleolo) airport in a private vehicle

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 2,590 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 3,090 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation & meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Activities & excursions as specified in the itinerary
  • Transportation services as specified in the itinerary
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact supporting you during your trip

Not Included

  • Entrance fees & meals, unless mentioned in the itinerary description
  • Tips & personal expenses
  • Visa & tourism fees
  • Travel, health and cancellation insurance
  • International airfare
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Samoa: Emerald Island Explorer

10 days $ 2,590 / person

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