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).