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    12 Days "Samoa Tropical Holiday" from $5,935pp $3,799pp after member savings:

    • Return flights to beautiful Samoa
    • 11 days SUV car hire
    • 3 nights sea view bungalow on Upolu (main island)
    • Ferry transfers between the islands
    • 3 nights sea view bungalow on Savai'i
    • 4 nights at a beachfront resort on Upolu.
    • Lots of helpful advice.

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    Trip Highlights

    Samoa is an unspoiled, low-tourism paradise, and this hand-crafted, "5-coconut" itinerary has been planned to provide you with the best possible south-sea island travel experience.

    It includes 10 nights' pre-planned, ocean-front accommodation on the two main islands. You'll start your enviable holiday with 3 nights on Upolu, the main island. That gives you a chance to get your bearings. Then you'll catch a ferry to Savai'i, the largest island with its traditional towns and wonderous natural beauty. After spending three nights and four days soaking up the beauty and serenity of Savai'i you'll travel back to Upolu to see more of the most beautiful beaches in the world and to discover why Samoa is an unmissable holiday destination for you.

    Trip highlights*:

    • All genuine, tropical beach accommodation
    • Enjoy the beaches, scenery and relaxed lifestyle of Samoa
    • Visit the cultural centre village and markets in Apia
    • Stay in three different locations, each with it's own unique features
    • See both main islands of Samoa using a printed travel guide to make sure you see everything

    * Various itinerary options are available. See full itinerary for details. Package price varies according to season and departure city.

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    In the style of most Global Escapes Independent Traveler itineraries, this is a perfect blend of self-guided adventure and forward-planning to ensure that the main elements are organised in advance allowing for plenty of time to relax and take in each place you visit.

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    "Pure paradise and full of lovely people, Samoa is lots of natural beauty and warm welcomes."

    Experience the best of Samoa with its white sand beaches, coral reefs and rainforests full of wonder and life. Included in this package is hand-picked, genuine, tropical beachside accommodation, so you can relax and enjoy every second of this ultimate island holiday.

    This is a first-class travel itinerary that's fully flexible. Want more or fewer days or you want to include a special destination or activity? No problem, we’ll customise a travel plan for you.

    Discover the undiscovered Samoa, gem of the south Pacific.

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    Package inclusions:

    • Return flights to Samoa
    • 11 days' SUV car hire
    • 10 nights' pre-planned, ocean front accommodation in some of the best places around Samoa
    • Carefully planned itinerary
    • Lonely Planet guide for Samoa
    • No fees to alter the itinerary (you just pay for the adjusted itinerary)
    • Comprehensive, printed itinerary
    • Personal travel consultant

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    Fully customisable:

    This itinerary is fully customisable to suit your requirements. Your personal travel consultant is available to discuss changes and additions that will enhance your travel experience.

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    Rarotonga, Samoa and Tonga

    You will receive this guide to help you gain the most out of your holiday. Recommendation: Take the time to read suggestions for things to see and do before you leave home. Take your Lonely Planet guide with you in your luggage.

    * All prices are per-person on a twin-share basis and bookings are subject to availability. Price and deposit amount varies according to travel date. If flights are shown as included then a flight cost provision (allowance) applies and is based on travel from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane. Travel can be arranged from any other major centre and for any number of people. All prices shown are estimates only. A firm quote (travel plan) with payment terms will be submitted for consideration prior to agreement to proceed. Total price after member discount (using Getaway Cash travel credits and Australian Escapes Free Flights Vouchers if applicable) is generally payable as follows: Deposit on booking, balance 120 days prior to departure. Packages can be priced for families and groups on request. Standard price and full retail value comparisons are with similar packages offered elsewhere or what we estimate would be payable by a non-member for the same or similar package and may include a value we define for specialty travel agency services. Travel insurance if included is a provision only and may be declined on requestTravel insurance pricing if stated is based on comprehensive travel insurance for two travellers aged 69 years or less as at the date of departure from Australia. No recommendations or advice are given in regard to travel insurance suitability. Pricing varies significantly throughout the year, so we select the best resorts that fit the selection criteria and package budget whilst adding to your holiday experience and without compromising quality. Travel Directions Pty Ltd (t/as Australian Escapes Holiday & Travel Club) standard booking terms and conditions apply to all booking enquiries and bookings and are available here to view (or visit our website and go to either the "Booking Enquiry" or "About Us" menu item.)

    Your Itinerary

    Enjoy the best of Samoa with this fully-planned, yet fully-flexible itinerary. See the beauty of Samoa whilst staying in genuine, tropical, beach-side accommodation. Enjoy the most beautiful scenic walks every morning and the prettiest sunsets every evening. Explore coral lagoons, roaring waterfalls, white sand beaches, and vivid green rainforests as well as amazing local cuisine and the friendly Samoan culture.

    "Remember that happiness is a way of travel not a destination." - Roy M. Goodman


    You'll travel to Samoa on an overnight flight and the great thing is you don’t miss out on any time in paradise.


    You'll land on Upolu island at Apia and pick up your car at the airport. Drive just 15 minutes to your first resort and check-in. If you arrive in the early morning, early check-in is strongly recommended and can be arranged at a reduced fee. This will enable you to arrive from your flight, check-in and possibly even have breakfast. Today, you can relax by the pool or start exploring the island.


    Apia, the capital is on the north coast and there are plenty of things to see and do around there such as Piula Cave Pool, two freshwater grottoes underneath a college. Nearby is the Robert Louis Stevenson Museum, the homestead he and his family lived in is a lovingly kept museum to his life and works; and the magnificent Mt Vaea.

    The Maketi Fou, the main market is a must-see. And for the freshest lunch in Samoa head to the Fish Market for fish and chips.

    Samoan cultural village dancers

    After lunch be sure to visit the Samoan Cultural Village (entry is free) for an informative and fun exploration of Samoan culture. If you would like some cooling down, head south west from Apia to Papaseea Sliding Rocks. Have fun sliding down these naturally formed rock slides, worn down by thousands of years of running water.


    Today you'll take the ferry across to Savai’i Island. We will pre-book the ferry for you because it can get busy. On the way there's some beautiful scenery and this is why you need a car in Samoa, so you can stop and check out all the beauty these islands have to offer.

    For lunch and some island hospitality after you arrive drop in to Savai'i Harbourside Café & Pizza Bar near the wharf. Drive along the North Coast road to your accommodation, talking it easy. If you have time, try the "Savai’i Swimming with Turtles" experience along the way. Spend the rest of the day and evening relaxing.

    DAYS 6 TO 7: SAVAI’I

    We recommend driving along the south coast of Savai’i to see the wonderous Afu Aau Waterfall that flows into a refreshing freshwater swimming pool. Also check out the Alofaaga Blowholes, a rare natural phenomenon that is exciting and fun to watch.

    Then to see the true power of nature go see the awe-inspiring lava fields and caves of the Central North Coast, as well as the formidable Mt Matavanu, a truly captivating sight. For a foodie’s dream try the choices on offer at scrumptious Amoa Restaurant and experience the best food on the island.


    This morning you'll say Tofa soifua (a sincere goodbye) to your resort hosts to take the ferry back to Upolu. From the ferry you will be heading south along the coast to your next accommodation.

    The coves of Matareva

    Here you can relax by the beach in your bungalow or explore the coves of Matareva nearby. These delightful shallow pools are great for snorkelling or just enjoy the calm, warm waters.


    Today we highly recommend you check out the pristine beauty of Lalomanu Beach. There is plenty to do, relaxing in the crystal blue water, basking in the sun of the pure white sand, or seeing the beauty in the water by snorkelling and seeing the many varieties of tropical fish.


    This morning after breakfast and more charming hospitality we're heading west to our next destination, Aufaga. On the way, be sure to see the incredibly tall Papapapaitai Falls and the magnificent O Le Pupu-Pu’e National Park. Here you can hike through wonderous rainforest, see lava tubes, and a hugely impressive rainforest tree.


    The south and south-eastern parts of Upolu are known for their beautiful beaches and excellent snorkelling reefs. If you can want to do something other than relaxing with a cool drink, we recommend you see To Sua Trench, a local icon and beautiful swimming hole, with green draped walls. You won’t want to miss it.

    To Sua Ocean Trench

    Everything is relaxed here so take your time to explore places like Aganoa Beach. Another place to visit is Togitogiga Waterfalls surrounded by lush tropical gardens. It is in the village of Saleilua. This is a popular swimming spot and a place to linger for a picnic. The best time for viewing and swimming is during the wet season which is usually from November to April.

    One of the funnest things to do in Samoa is to drive around and visit the various resorts, for example for a drink or lunch, and take side trips into the local villages and beaches.

    DAY 12: FLY HOME

    Before your flight back we recommend heading to Vaiala Beach for some more time in the sun, or for some pampering before you leave. Check out "A Touch of Samoa", the most popular spa in Apia.


    If you wish to spend more time in Samoa, or would like to change this itinerary in any way feel free to let us know.


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