Southern Tour of Savai’i
This tour covers the south coast of Savai'i - from Salelologa to Taga Village.
Your day begins with a brief visit to the very colourful Salelologa market where you will have an opportunity to purchase local souvenirs and enjoy a stroll through the colourful local produce market. The tour then heads down to Savaii’s stunning southern coast. Along the way we will drive through several small coastal villages and a lush rainforest area. Stops are made at various natural attractions such as the fresh water springs, and a hidden gem spot - Taga sea arches. There is ample time given to ensure you capture the uniqueness of these areas with a picture or two!
The highlight of the tour is the arrival at the Taga blowholes which are impressive in sight and force. Natural tubes of lava rock meeting the ocean allow for ocean swells to shoot water in jet streams as high as 30 meters into the air – truly spectacular! Another popular stop is a "Tapa cloth" or "Siapo" making demonstration. Siapo, is an age old traditional art Samoans have used since the beginning of time to decorate and clothe. Siapo is a type of paper/cloth made from pounded bark. A Siapo making demonstration is a delightful experience where we take you to the fale/house of a group of local Samoan women who will run you through the process. You will see how they collect the raw product from the surrounding environment, how it is processed and then made into the final piece of fine artwork.
Heading back into Salelologa, stops are made at the fresh water springs and finally at the beautiful Afuaáu falls where a rock pool at the base of a waterfall allows for a swimming break. Lunch is provided.
For those returning to Upolu we recommend returning on the 2pm ferry (for the comfort of our clients) to Upolu as this is the new and larger ferry. The 4pm ferry is older and smaller, and it takes about 1.5hrs – 2hrs return. However we are flexible and will accommodate the client’s preference.
Things to bring on the tour: swim wear, towel, reef shoes, sunscreen and hat, insect repellant.
Monday – Saturday
Savai’i tours leaves on the 8am ferry & returns on the 2pm ferry. Departing from Upolu - Savai’i tour leaves on the 8am ferry.
Departing from Savai’i - Tour starts at 9am and finishes at 3pm.
Guests can be picked up and dropped off at the following Savaii Hotels : Lusias Chalets, Savaiian Hotel, Siufaga Beach Resort, Lauiula Beach Fales, Bayview Resort, Le La goto Resort, Regina Beach Fales, Vacations Beach Fales, Tanu Beach Fales & [email protected]
Departing from Savaii NZD$149 pp. Departing from Upolu NZD$179 pp.
Children under 5yrs are free, 5yrs to 11yrs are 75% of the adult price.
Lunch, entry fees & hotel transfers.
Guests can be picked up and dropped off from their Hotel. Some Hotel locations may incur an additional transfer cost, please enquire to find out more. Minimum 4 pax. Please note that some tours may not be available on all dates due to minimum pax requirements. If this scenario arises, Samoa Scenic will endeavour to meet the clients needs with suggestions of alternative dates at time of booking.Enquire Now - Back -