Samoa Adventure

Trip Code: TESS

Why we love it

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 me?

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.

Important information

1. 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.
2. Please note the legal drinking age in Samoa is 21 years.

What to bring/pack

Refillable water bottle
Hat
Sunscreen
Insect repellent
Skin lotion for insect bites
Electrolyte/rehydration powder or tablets
Swimwear
Sarong (or buy the local version, a lavalava, on arrival in Samoa)
Quick-drying towel
Trekking or reef sandals, or other sturdy comfortable walking shoes
Flip flops
Light, loose clothing that can easily be worn over swimwear
Life jacket if you are not a strong swimmer so you can participate in water activities
Snorkelling gear (can be hired, but you may prefer to bring your own)
Modest clothing (that covers shoulders and knees for women)
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Physical rating

3

Joining your group

Insel Fehmarn Hotel, Falealili Street, Apia, SAMOA

Alternate Joining Point


Joining instructions

Finishing your trip

Taufua Beach, Aleipata Main South Coast Road, Lalomanu, SAMOA

Alternate Finish Point


Meals & dietary information

Breakfasts included: 7

Lunches included: 4

Dinners included: 5

Climate & seasonal information

As a tropical Pacific Island close to the equator, Samoa’s climate is warm and humid all year round, with little variation in temperature but with distinct wet and dry seasons. Samoa’s average daytime air temperature throughout the year ranges from 24 to 30 degrees Celsius. The sea temperature is normally in the low 20s, making it perfect for swimming and snorkelling all year round. In the country’s eastern and south-eastern regions, trade winds arrive most afternoons or early evenings for a cooling effect during the hottest part of the day. Samoa’s dry season is from May to October, making this the most popular time for visitors. The wet season, from November to April, might not bring rain every day, but a raincoat or umbrella is advised for what can be short but intense thunderstorms. Most of the wet season’s rain will fall between December to March, when storms may last for several hours.

In case of emergency

While we always endeavour to provide the best possible holiday experience, due to the nature of travel and the areas we visit sometimes things can and do go wrong. Should any issue occur while you are on your trip, it is imperative that you discuss this with your group leader or local representative straight away so that they can do their best to rectify the problem and save any potential negative impact on the rest of your trip.

We recognise that there may be times when your group leader or local representative may not be able to resolve a situation to your satisfaction - if this is the case, please ask the group leader or local representative to speak to their direct manager.

You may also choose to provide details in your online feedback, which we ask you to complete within 30 days of the end of your trip. Please do be aware that it is very difficult for us to provide any practical help after the trip is completed, so informing us while still travelling will give us the opportunity to resolve the issue in real-time.

For general contact details please use the following page: http://www.intrepidtravel.com/ourtrips/contact/

In case of a genuine crisis or emergency, you can reach our local office on the numbers below:

Intrepid's Local Operator: +682 55966 / +682 51871

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