Three Peaks of Upolu
Our first destination is Lake Lanoto’o (760m), a magnificent volcanic crater lake. Lake Lanoto’o is one of only two locations in Samoa to be designated “Wetland of International Importance” under the Ramsar Convention. Your 6km return hike may be wet and slippery but that’s the fun of getting “off-the-beaten-track”. We spend around 1.5 hours at the lake. During this time you can take a swim in the lake’s cool waters, have a snack or just relax. We continue to another volcanic crater Mount Fiamoe (938m) which is accessed via a short 1.5km hike and 150 metre climb. Both sides of Upolu (north and south coasts) are beautifully visible from here. We end the day with a visit to historical Mount Vaea (472m) and Robert Louis Stevenson’s tomb, another active 4km hike with a 250 metre climb to the top where the famous author lies, and enjoy the breathtaking panoramic view of Apia Harbour and surrounds.
8:00am Pick up in Apia and off up the Cross Island Road. 8:30am LAKE LANOTO’O HIKE 6.5km return (allow approx. 4 hours; wet & slippery). First km along the 4WD track. 2.25km from the start of the Lake Lanoto’o National Park to the lake. Pass through lush and varied forest. Swim with the goldfish, and let your imagination run wild while listening to the story of the giant dragon eel said to inhabit the mysterious depth of the lake. Return. 12:30pm MT FIAMOE Both the north and south coasts of central Upolu are beautifully visible from here. 2:30pm MT VAEA An active 4km hike with a 250+ metre climb to the top where the famous author lies, and enjoy the breathtaking panoramic view of Apia Harbour and surrounds. Approx. 4:00pm Arrive back in Apia.
NZ$127pp 2 - 6 pax / NZ$108pp 7 - 8 pax. Group Size: Max 8 pax, Min 2 pax
• Pick-up from Apia • Refreshments & lunch • Owner/Operator Guide • Hike • Swim • Transport and drop-off in Apia.
Physical Demand: HARD – During the tour the hiking to the Volcanic Crater will probably be wet and somewhat slippery
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.
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