West Island Drive & Village Way of LIfe

3 hours | Pago Pago | P P G - 1 1 0
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Points of Interest

  • Flower Pot Rock
  • Village & Home Visit
Easy activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Board your colorful open-air bus and begin a fantastic half-day island adventure. From Pago Pago, drive southwest past a series of small bays and traditional Samoan villages. Each village prominently features an elevated Fale. This oval shaped, open-sided thatched roof structure serves as the meeting house for the village council.

Continue on past the Lyndon B. Johnson Tropical Medical Center, and Nuuuli Village. You will also pass Lava Lava, American Samoa's golf course, and Fatu-ma-Futi or "Flowerpot Rock," on your way to Leone. Your bus will stop for a photo at this local landmark that guards the entrance to Pago Pago Bay.

Finally, arrive at a traditional Samoan village and home. Enjoy local island music and watch a traditional cooking demonstration using the umu, or ground oven. Afterwards, join your hosts and sample the cooked dishes. Relax, and savor this unique opportunity to participate in traditional Samoan culture.

On your return drive to the ship, stop for a photo at the First Missionary Monument. The Monument celebrates the work of John Williams of the London Missionary Society, and his efforts to bring Christianity to Samoa.

Special Notes:

Local buses are used for tour transportation. Buses have bench seats, no microphones and no storage to accommodate walkers or wheelchairs. Tour guides are high school seniors. What they may lack in professional skills is made up by their local knowledge, friendliness, and enthusiasm. Tour order may vary.

Child Price:

12 years and under only

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for photo stop at Flower Pot Rock

Transport type:
Island Style Bus
Transport Capacity:
22
Travel time:
00:30
Time at site:
00:10
Restroom available:
No

Visit to a local village for an Umu demonstration

Transport type:
Island Style Bus
Transport Capacity:
22
Travel time:
00:10
Time at site:
00:30
Inside visit:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes

Photo stop at Lava Lave golf course

Transport type:
Island Style Bus
Transport Capacity:
22
Travel time:
00:10
Time at site:
00:10

Re-board bus for return to ship

Transport type:
Island Style Bus
Transport Capacity:
22
Travel time:
00:20