Pago Pago, Tutuila, American Samoa
A Taste of Samoan Village Life
Local Sightseeing, All
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Approximately 3 Hours
Experience how the locals get around -- by Aiga (family) bus with bench-style seating, naturally cooled by the breeze whipping through the open windows.
Your first destination is the Flower Pot Rocks, also known as Fatu-Ma-Futi. These two rock formations welcome you with a fascinating legend, beautiful, crystal-clear water, and picturesque views.
Heading to the western end of Tutuila, you'll drive through the busiest part of American Samoa and its industrial park. Take pictures of the Pala Lagoon and the airport runway that juts out into the Pacific Ocean. Stop at the Lava Lava Golf Course, featuring panoramic views of the east and west sides all in one go.
On the western end of the island, you'll visit the Leone Monuments -- site of first missionary landing in 1830 and home to the Catholic and tsunami monuments.
The famous Leala Coastline boasts amazing sunsets and, during whale season, humpbacks migrate to these protected waters to birth their calves. Local children slide down the slippery rocks into the waves and Samoan men fish for the evening meal.
Step back in time at Vila's Village, where several huts demonstrate the different uses of coconut leaves and fruit, as well as how women washed laundry in the old days. See Samoan cocoa, different local fruits and the famous umu oven. This is how Samoans prepare their food even today. Sample food prepared in the umu while young villagers entertain you with traditional song and dance.
Wear comfortable walking shoes.