Half-Day South Coast Savaii Island Tour
This half-day small-group tour covers the south coast of Savaii on the largest and highest Island in Samoa. This tour begins at the colourful Salelologa fresh produce market and quietly continues through the scenic route of the south coast of Savaii. Highlights include a traditional Tapa cloth making stop where one can watch a local artist produce the ancient Tapa cloth artistry and have the opportunity to purchase whilst there. Following this is the world famous Taga Blowholes where thunderous jet streams of sea water shoot out of lava rock fields on the edge of the great ocean. A lunch stop concludes this tour in a hidden gem, the local secret - the cool swimming hole at the base of Afu Aau waterfall nestled in a hidden valley and tropical forest.
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Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- GST (Goods and Services Tax)
- Bottled water
- Local guide
- Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points- Salelologa Hotels and wharf only
- Air-conditioned vehicle
What's excluded :
- This tour does not include pick up outside of Salelologa town area in Savaii, or pick up in Upolu island at all.
- Please note that this tour involves walking on occasional uneven surfaces and are not suited to persons with walking aids or mobility devices.
- Your tour begins when you are collected off the ferry arriving at 9:15am at the Salelologa wharf terminal.
It starts off with a brief visit to the very colourful Salelologa market, and then heads off down the south coast. This drive will take you through several small coastal villages and lush rainforest area. Stops are made at various natural attractions such as the fresh water springs, and Taga sea arches as well as areas of historical significance.
The highlight of this tour is the arrival at the Taga blowholes which are spectacular in sight and force. Natural tubes in lava rock meeting the ocean allow for ocean swells to shoot water in jet streams as high as 30-meters into the air.
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 made from pounded bark. A Siapo making demonstration is a delightful experience where you will be taken to the fale (house) of some local Samoan women who will run you through the process, from collecting the raw products from the environment surrounding them, to the final piece of fine artwork.
Heading back into Salelologa stops are made at the fresh water springs and eventually our beautiful Afu Aáu falls where a rock pool at the base of a waterfall allows for a swimming break. Lunch will be provided after this stop .
You are ensured that every site you visit is not just a picture opportunity but a chance to learn a little about the island and people. There will be provided ongoing commentary on history, culture and heritage on what you see, and why things are the way they are in Savaii.
Departure Point :Salelologa Wharf, Salelologa, Samoa
Traveler pickup is offered
Dates: Monday to SaturdayReturn point: Salelologa Wharf terminal or Salelologa Hotels (If staying outside of Salelologa, transfers can be arranged at an additional charge, paid locally)
Departure Time :9:15am
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Most travelers can participate
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.