Sea Cliff Mountain High Adventure
The Baha'i Temple and manicured grounds & gardens. Tour the absolutely unique Lupe Sina Treesort (by appointment only). You will see “rope” lava, sea arches and swirling birdlife on your Costal Lava Cliff Walk . Everyone has heard of historical Mount Vaea and Robert Louis Stevenson's tomb but hasn’t found anyone to take you there. Now’s your chance. An active 4km hike with a 250+ metre climb. 2 invigorating dips in mountain streams after each hike. Everything is centred around the Cross Island Road within 30km of Apia.
Group Leader: Tim Walkden-Brown - ex mountaineer/hiker/explorer for most tours. Let’s see if you can keep up with this old “Baby Boomer” who loves life, is passionate about “the bush” and longs for the opportunity to share “off-the-beaten-track” Samoa with you.
Monday and Thursday
8:00am Pick up at central Apia accommodation and off up the Cross Island Road. 8:30am Baha’i Temple, brief tour – this temple represents Oceania and is one of only 8 such temples in the world. 9:30am Papapapatai Falls, roadside stop to view the spectacular 110m falls. 10:00am Visit the first and only, authentic, luxury, Treehouse accommodation in Samoa. 11:30am O le Pupu Pua National Park Lava Cliff walk, lunch as soon as we reach the viewing platform. Step back in time and visit the raw beauty of ancient & spectacular volcanic action in the form of sea cliffs, arches & islands. 1:30pm Togitogia Falls, swim and refresh yourselves in these small but beautiful waterfalls. Take a jump over the falls - if you are game. 3:00pm Mount Vaea Hike, start at the Vailima Botanical Garden then up the short but steep 275 metre and sometimes slippery climb. Visit iconic author (Treasure Island) Robert Louis Stevenson’s tomb and read the inscriptions. Return via the longer loop through shaded rainforest. Cool off in the creek near the end. Approx. 5:30pm Drop off back to stipulated Apia hotels.
NZ$235pp 2 pax / NZ$170pp 3 pax / NZ$139pp 4 – 6 pax
Group Size: Max 6 – Min 2
Pick-up from stipulated Apia Hotels, Fruit, Water & Lunch, Personal experienced guide, Hikes, Bathing, All transport & hotel drop-off to stipulated Apia Hotels
• Be prepared for an active day but guaranteed to be full of fun, excitement, variety and exercise. • We will get you “Off-the-Beaten-Track” to hidden sites that the normal tourist run hears little about, yet of course, we include those existing spectacular and well known sites. • Bring good footwear, maybe poles, day backpack, water bottle, swimming gear, hat, towel, sunscreen and change of clothing. • The itinerary and schedule may vary dependent upon weather and walking conditions. Consensus will be encouraged.• Transportation - our Outback style 4X4 Toyota Hilux – maybe even ride in the tray (alternative vehicle for larger pax numbers). •Refer to Terms & Conditions for Adventure Tours especially for fitness and changes to itinerary.
Terms and Conditions
Apia Hotels Included In Pick Up And Drop Off- Tanoa Tusitala, Millenia Hotel, Amanaki Hotel, Hotel Elisa, Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey's Hotel, Taumeasina Island Resort, Samoan Holiday Hideaway.Please enquire about pick up and drop off from other properties in Upolu.
As a general rule, you need to be fit enough to walk a minimum average of 6 kilometres a day, though not all Tours will require this amount of walking. You may well encounter climbing up to 300 metres, often in slippery conditions so if you are concerned about your suitability for the Tour, please contact us and we can provide more information regarding the physical demands of that particular Tour to be able to assess any risk to yourself beforehand.
As adventures are often physically challenging and in remote locations where there is little or no reasonable access to comprehensive medical or hospital facilities. It is your total responsibility that you must be certain you are capable of fully participating in the tour activities. You must be in good mental health and have a good level of fitness for the Tour you are participating in and disclose to us at the time of booking if you have any pre-existing medical conditions that will put you at a higher risk on the Tour
Anyone under the age of 18 on the date of first travel must always be accompanied by an adult. Unless otherwise indicated in the Tour description or by the Tour Operator, the minimum age for minors travelling on any Tour is 12 years of age. Adult prices apply.
If you wish to cancel your Tour, you must notify us immediately in writing. Cancellation is only effective when we receive your written cancellation notification. Cancellation fees will apply.
The following cancellation fees will apply. (a) If you cancel between and including 41 and 21 days before departure you forfeit 50% of the Tour price per person. (b) If you cancel less than 21 days prior to departure or once the Tour has commenced 100% of the Tour cost per person will be forfeited. You are strongly advised to take out cancellation insurance at the time of booking which will cover cancellation fees. If you fail to join a Tour, join it after departure, or leave it prior to its completion, no refund will be given.
Cancellation By The Tour Operator:
The Tour Operator may cancel a Tour at any time up to 30 days before departure. They may cancel a Tour at any time prior to the tour departure if, due to terrorism, natural disasters, political instability or other external events it is not viable for them to operate the planned itinerary. If a Tour is cancelled before the date of departure for reasons other than Force Majeure and the cancellation is not caused by your fault or negligence you may choose: (a) a substitute Tour of equivalent or superior value; or (b) a substitute Tour of lesser value if no Tour of equivalent or superior value is reasonably available and to recover from the Tour Operator the difference in price between the price of the Tour originally purchased and the substitute Tour; or (c) a full refund of all monies paid for the cancelled Tour.
Change In Itinerary:
While the tour operator endeavours to operate all Tours as described they reserve the right to change the Tour itinerary. You will be duly notified of any such change.
If they make a major change we will inform you as soon as reasonably possible if there is time before departure. When a major change is made you may choose between accepting the change, obtaining a refund of money paid or accepting an alternative Tour offered. After departure: The tour operator reserves the right to change an itinerary after departure due to local circumstances or events outside of their control.
Please note that the tour operator / Samoa Scenic is not responsible for any incidental expenses that may be incurred as a result of the change of itinerary such as accommodations, visas, flights, other travel arrangements, etc.
All bookings are to be made on a request basis through Samoa Scenic. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org