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Samoa Adventure

8 Days | Samoa is the idyllic paradise you’ve been searching for

4.9 out of 5 based on 12 reviews submitted.
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Between snorkelling over colourful coral reefs that teem with wildlife and plunging into pristine waterholes below hidden waterfalls, this is a trip for your swimsuit! Among all the beautiful natural gifts that the islands of Samoa have to offer, you’ll also spend time learning about the traditional culture and village life of the locals. With fully guided day tours around different parts of two islands, as well as time to yourself to relax and unwind, this 8-day Samoan adventure is paradise. Explore bustling markets to stock up on souvenirs and experience a traditional fiafia night with fire dancing and feasting – to cap it all off.

Trip overview

Map of Samoa Adventure including Samoa
Start
Apia, Samoa
Finish
Lalomanu, Samoa
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Samoa
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
TESS
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Fa'a Samoa – The Samoan Way. This phrase refers to the Samoan culture and traditions that influence the lives of many local people. Experience this in immersive village tours with your local leader, who will introduce you to the culture and traditions of each spot.
  • Make the most of the pristine water and slide down a natural rockslide into the waterholes at Papase’ea. Visit the stunning sandy beaches Vauvua and Lalomanu and snorkel in Palolo Deep Marine Reserve, teeming with tropical fish and coral.
  • Be amazed by the ancient Star Mounds in Cape Falealupo, one of Samoa's most sacred places, and the remains of the Virgin's grave and the LMS Church. Walk across lava rocks – evidence of the destructive eruption in 1905.
  • Enjoy a fiafia night – a traditional celebration of dance, costumes, music and feasting on dishes that are cooked in an umu oven using hot volcanic rock.

Is this trip right for you?
  • There are many water-based activities included in this trip. You will get the most out of this trip if you are a competent and confident swimmer. If you are not so confident, we recommend that you bring a life jacket from home to allow you to still participate safely.
  • The accommodation for this trip is not at luxury beach resorts, but is at simple, comfortable locally owned accommodation. Hot water may not be consistently available. WiFi is also not widely accessible, and a local SIM will need to be purchased to have consistent internet access.
  • This trip is new to our range this year and while we have thoroughly researched every detail of the logistics, new destinations and working with new partners can sometimes throw us some unexpected surprises. More often than not, it’ll be a great surprise, but every now and again there might be a hiccup. We like to think that’s what puts the ‘adventure’ in ‘adventure travel’.

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2023 to 31 December 2023.

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Map of Samoa Adventure including Samoa

Inclusions

Meals

7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle, Ferry

Accommodation

Hotel - Superior Garden & Ocean View Rooms (2 nights), Seaside Lodge - Tui Moana Ensuites (2 nights), Airconditioned Villas (3 nights)

Activities
  • Apia - Papase’ea Sliding Rocks
  • Apia - Robert Louis Stevenson Historical Home
  • Apia - Bahai House of Worship
  • Apia - Palolo Deep Marine Reserve
  • Apia - Mulivai Cathedral
  • Apia - Maketi Fou Market
  • Savai’i - Salelologa Market visit
  • Savai'i - Blowholes
  • Savai’i - Cape Falealupo half day tour
  • Savai’i - Fafao o SaoAli'l (Passage of the Afterlife)
  • Savai’i - Ancient Star Mound
  • Savai'i - Giant Moso's Footprint
  • Savai'i - Fia Fia Night
  • Savai'i - Saleaula Lava Fields
  • Savai'i - Virgin’s Grave
  • Vavau Village - Traditional games & cultural activities
  • Vavau Village - Ava (Welcoming Ceremony)
  • Vavau Village - Customary feast
  • Upolu - Sopoaga waterfall
  • Upolu - To Sua Trench
  • Upolu - Ma Tree walk
  • Lalomanu - Fire knife & fa'ataupati show
Add on activities
  • Apia - Samoan church service - Free

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Important notes

1. A complimentary airport arrival & departure transfer is included; valid if you are arriving and departing with the itinerary or if you have booked pre or post-tour accommodation through us. You must provide your flight details to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel.
2. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
3. Please note the legal drinking age in Samoa is 21 years.

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Reviews

4.9 out of 5 based on 12 reviews submitted.
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Kelli · Traveled September 2023
Ado & Chen were amazing tour leaders. This trip showed Samoa at its finest with the perfect blend of time to relax and time to explore. The accomodation is what you expect in a developing country, but this does not take away from the spectacular scenery and friendly people. Loved this trip.
Review submitted 17 Sep 2023

Justin · Traveled September 2023
We had an amazing time travelling around Samoa with the amazing Ado. Ado did a great job at sharing her beautiful culture with us, as well as showing us some of the most amazing natural beauty!
Review submitted 17 Sep 2023

Liat · Traveled August 2023
I have just finished the Intrepid Samoa tour. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone looking to experience and understand the real Samoa. Our guide Ado and our driver Hardy were wonderful ambassadors for Samoa. Sharing their culture with us, ensuring we were able to access every opportunity to sample what Samoa had to offer. Both Ado and Hardy treated us like family members and made us all feel comfortable and protected during the week. Both Ado and Hardy were ultimate professionals in their roles and managed the group dynamics (with its challenges) admirably.
Review submitted 24 Aug 2023

Deirdre · Traveled August 2023
An excellent trip sightseeing the 2 islands of beautiful Samoa with a local experienced guide and driver in a small group of 10
Review submitted 24 Aug 2023

Courtney · Traveled August 2023
I absolutely loved my trip to Samoa. The people are so incredibly friendly, and the tour gave us the opportunity to see things and hear stories that we otherwise wouldn't have had the chance to. Highly recommend this tour!
Review submitted 25 Aug 2023
Samoa Adventure
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