Samoan Explorer

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Duration (in days): 11

From: Upolu

To: Upolu

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Our 11-day itinerary explores both Samoa's main islands of Upolu and Savaii in style! With a laidback attitude and relaxed lifestyle, Samoa is the perfect place to chill out and escape, with plenty of opportunity to relax and explore these two beautiful islands.

Samo'as white sand beaches and crystal-clear waters host coral and other marine life, providing glorious opportunities to swim and snorkel along its warm shores. Beaches are not all that's on offer; wander amongst lush rainforest, discover dramatic waterfalls, look out over panoramic views from rugged sea cliffs and stroll among the volcanic lava landscapes. There' plenty to hold your attention on these remote and virtually untouched islands!

  • Visit both the islands of Upolu and Savaii
  • Relax on pristine, white sand beaches
  • With the help of a guide, learn about local life in Apia
  • Visit Treasure Island author Robert Louis Stevenson's former homestead
  • Explore remote Samoa with a guide and discover waterfalls, mangroves and turtles
  • See a local cultural show on the island of Upolu
  • Visit the Alofaaga blow holes at Taga


Days 1: Arrive Upolu Island

You will be greeted on arrival into Upolu by a local representative and transferred to your hotel.

The rest of the day is yours at leisure to relax and settle in.

Day 2: Upolu Island

Today is yours to relax at leisure on the white sandy beaches or perhaps go snorkelling in the crystal waters - be sure to make the most of your time on this island paradise!

Day 3: Upolu Island

This morning you can enjoy a half day tour to discover the real Apia township. En route, visit the vibrant market places with Samoan crafts and produce, tour through Robert Louis Stevenson’s former homestead, view some of Apia’s most famous churches and learn about the fascinating history of Upolu.

The afternoon is yours at leisure.

Day 4: Upolu Island

Day at leisure

Day 5: Upolu Island

Today you take a full day tour heading out from Apia towards the Western side of the island. You'll visit Falelatai, the most remote area of Samoa where the landscape is wild and colourful. Checdk out the fine arts museum at Leulumoega, see the turtle pool, marvel at the mangroves in Matafa’a and visit a village to learn about local life.

A hearty Samoan lunch will be provided, after which you can watch a cultural demonstration before spending the afternoon visiting waterfalls and pristine beaches.

Day 6: Upolu to Savaii

After breakfast today, you'll be collected and taken to Mulifanua Wharf to catch your ferry to Savaii Island.

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel, the rest of day is at leisure.

Day 7, 8 & 9: Savaii Island

Savaii is a chilled-out island so, don't hurry anywhere! You have 3 whole days here to explore and relax.

Spend the next two days exploring the island; visit the fascinating Alofaaga blow holes at Taga, the white sandy beaches in Manase and the market in Saletoga to experience true island life with the locals.

Day 10: Return to Upolu

After breakfast you will be collected and taken to Saletoga Wharf for your return ferry to Upolu Island.

On arrival you will be met and taken to your hotel, the rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 11: Depart Upolu Island

Your time in Samoa has come to an end, so after breakfast you will be collected and taken to the airport for your onward journey.


The best time to visit Samoa is between May and October during dry season. This is also when many major Samoan festivals are held. During the wet season from November to April the islands can be very wet and are prone to the odd tropical cyclones. December and January are peak time in Samoa with many Australians and New Zealanders visiting over the holiday period. The average annual temperature in coastal areas is around 26 degrees.

All of our itineraries are tailor-made to give you an idea of just some of what is possible; this means we can adjust as necessary to completely suit your needs!  Let your travel consultant know how long you plan to spend away, what you like to do, what properties you like to stay in and an idea of your budget and we will do the rest!

What's included: 

  • Meet & greet
  • All transfers
  • Return ferry crossing to Savaii
  • 10 nights’ accommodation
  • Half day tour on day 3
  • Full day tour on day 4
  • 10 x breakfasts

Not included: 

  • International flights
  • Any meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Any day tours not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities


10 nights’ accommodation in superior category accommodation. Accommodation in the category includes:

The Sinalei Reef Resort, Upolu

La Lagoto Resort, Savaii


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