Signature Experiences

Truly unique opportunities to take on Samoa

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Only at Sinalei and just for you. Our custom crafted experiences present you with truly unique opportunities to take on the beautiful islands of Samoa. Do as much or as little as you want, either way, the choice is yours.

Signature Samoa

Cooking with Culture

USD$126+ P/Person | 4 guest min

This unique two part experience starts with a Sunrise Supply Hunt – an exploration of village plantations and markets that invite you to gather fresh ingredients and treasured harvesting techniques that have stood the test of time. Take a mid-day dip in a fresh water lagoon before diving into the second half of your day – your Sunset Cooking Class, where our experienced chefs help you prepare authentic Samoan cuisine using your locally sourced ingredients. Top the day off with a toast to sunsets as you enjoy the fruits of your labour in a private overwater setting.

Full day course (5-6hours)

Includes | Return transfers, food & non-al drink, private guide, entry fees and water sports gear.

Level | Medium – Mature guests

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Island Art Affair

USD$141+ P/Person | 4 guest min

Take a trip to Samoa’s creative hubs and experience island artistry through the eyes of our very best creators. Begin your artistic pursuit with a visit to Malua School of Fine Arts, the birthplace of Samoan artistry before calling into the home of iconic traditional Samoan tattooist (Ta Tatau), Su’a Suluape. Next, journey with us to the beautifully hidden Tiapapata Art Gallery by Steven Percival. Mix and mingle with local and international artists and artwork at this mountainside retreat before escaping to Poutasi Arts Centre, home of world renowned artist Fatu Feu’u. Let your creative juices flow freely with a tour through this vast space, before engaging in a sculpting/wood carving workshop that will leave you feeling truly inspired.

Full day (4-6hours)

Includes | Return transfers, food & non-al drink, private art instructor, entry fees and donation

Level | Easy – Family friendly

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Fa’a Samoa

USD$162+ P/Person | 4 guest min

Journey with us into one of Samoa’s oldest villages Poutasi, and discover the Fa’a Samoa (the Samoan Way of Life) like never before. Cruise on through these mini-communities on a local bus before immersing yourself in a full day of Samoan culture including a customary welcome by village chiefs, your hand at the ancient games of Taulafoga (coconut tossing) and Tagati’a (spear throwing) and a tour of the village primary school and arts centre with fine mat weaving, traditional dance & ukulele lessons to boot. Farewell the day with a taste of real island cooking, cultural celebrations and an exhilarating fire knife show by the men, women and children of this precious little village.

Full day (4-6 hours)

Includes | Return transfers, food, non-al drink & show, private guide and customary donation 

Level | Easy – Family friendly

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Eco Trekking

USD$118+ P/Person | 4 guest min

Venture off the beaten track on a road less travelled and discover the hidden treasures of Samoa. Begin your adventure with a medicinal plant discovery trek along the lava cliffs of O Le Pupu’e Rainforest Reserve in search of the thunderous blow holes & hidden caves that have rested here for centuries. Next, discover the Giant ‘Ma’ Trees and bird life buried within the heart of this unassuming jungle before making your way to Samoa’s only Carbon Offsetting site. Here, you will be given the opportunity to plant your very own native trees. Having contributed to the wellbeing of our precious environment, we invite you to rest in the healing pools of Togitogiga falls as your final act of the day.

Half day (3-5 hours)

Includes | Return transfers, food & non-al drink, private guide, entry fees and SCS donation

Level | Medium – Mature guests

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Hook & Cook

USD$310+ P/Person | 6 guest min

Head out on a nautical adventure with our experienced captain Tautua, aboard 26ft Catamaran Get Er Done. Cast your line along the South Coast of Upolu, fishing as you head to the uninhabited Nu’ussafee Island. Allow our local hosts to cook your catch over an open fire whilst you explore the hidden gems of your very own private island. Explore like Cousteau with a snorkelling expedition to the secluded waters of Aganoa Bay before being treated to a stunning sunset and cocktail at the Ava I Toga Bar.

Full day (5-6 hours)

Includes | Return transfers, food & drink, private guide & chef, charter fees

Level | Medium – Mature Guests

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Apia Town Tour

USD$84+ P/Person | 4 guest min

Start your day with a literary journey to the Robert Louis Stevenson Museum, home to the late teller of tales, ‘Treasure Island’ and ‘Dr Jackal and Mr Hide’ to name a few. Continue your historic discovery with a visit to the Samoa Museum before paying homage to the sacred Mulinu’u burial grounds of chiefs and former leaders of Samoa. Take on the waters of Palolo Deep Marine Reserve for a memorable snorkel, before attempting the Papase’ea Sliding Rocks challenge as your final act of the day. 

Half day (3-4hours)

Includes | Return transfers, food & non-al drink, private guide, entry fees

Level | Easy- Family friendly

Shopping Tour

USD$61+ P/Person | 4 guest min

Allow us to take you on a back street journey in search of Samoa’s treasured artisanal marketplaces. Begin your day with a spectacular view mountainside from ‘Tiapapata Art Gallery’ before perusing the shelves of ‘Mai Le Lani’ soap factory for a taste of homemade souvenirs. Visit the local markets to support grass roots handicrafts before heading off script to the precious ‘Plantation House’ by Marita Wendt for the best in printed products. Explore the gems at Pacific Jewel before settling in for a garden lunch at one of favourite dining spots.

Half day (3-4hours)

Includes | Return transfers, food & non-al drink, private guide, entry fees

Level | Easy- Family friendly

South East Coast Tour

USD$95+ P/Person | 4 guest min

Certainly a crowd favourite, the south east coast tour offers a spectacular look in on some of Upolu’s most frequented sites. Visit the ‘Giant Ma Tree’ on your way to one of the world’s top 5 watering holes, the To Sua Trench, before enjoying a swim, snorkel and lunch at the ever popular Lalomanu Beach. Marvel at the majesty of Sopoaga Falls before calling in for an end of day dip at the healing pools of Togitogiga waterfall.

Full day (4-5 hours)

Includes | Return transfers, food & non-al drink, private guide, entry fees

Level | Easy – Family friendly

North East Coast Tour

USD$87+ P/Person | 4 guest min

With off the beaten track experiences in mind, this unique day tour endeavours to share with you our favourite local hideouts. Begin your day with a dip in the hidden pools of Piu waterfall before enjoying a snorkel and lunch at the spectacular Vavau Beach Cove. Next drive through Lemafa Pass (350 metres) above sea level and marvel at the views overlooking Fagaloa Bay, one of Samoa’s untouched treasures. Refresh in the cool waters of Piula Cave before heading back through the mountains ranges of Upolu, where you will encounter the islands tallest waterfall, Papapapaitai Falls.

Full day (4-5 hours)

Includes | Return transfers, food & non-al drink, private guide, entry fees

Level | Easy – Family friendly

West Coast Tour

USD$131+ P/Person | 4 guest min

In reliving Samoa’s oceanic ancestry, this tour aims to take you on an island hopping adventure to one of the region’s best kept secrets, Manono Island. Here you will be taken on a journey through the untouched villages of a remote atoll, with a visit to the tomb of 99 stones, a meal and storytelling session by a local family as highlights of the day. Next, venture back to the mainland for a snorkel at the stunning ‘Giant Clam Conservatory’, before attempting a swim with the Giant Sea Turtles of Sa’anapu at days end.

Full day (5-6 hours)

Includes | Return transfers, food & non-al drink, private guide, entry fees

Level | Medium – Mature Guests

Savaii Tour – South West Coast

USD$170+ P/Person | 4 guest min

This very popular full day excursion involves a ferry ride (1 hour, 15 minutes) to the BIG Island of Savaii. An untouched gem, this island excursion presents a rare look in on what Samoa was like decades ago, with no shortage of sites to explore. Get the adrenaline pumping with a visit to the Taga blow holes and a walk along the canopy tree tops of Falealupo Reserve, before slowing things down with a journey to Samoa’s sacred sites in ‘Giant Moso’s Footprint’, ‘House of Rock’, ‘Ancient Star Mound’  and the ‘Fafa o Sao Ali’i (Portal to the After-life)’. Save the best for last with a lunch at Savaii’s most idyllic beach before marvelling at the depths of ‘Lovers Leap’ and cooling off in the pristine waters of ‘Afu Aau Waterfall’.  

Full day (7-8 hours)

Includes | Return transfers, food & non-al drink, private guide, entry fees

Level | Easy – Family Friendly

Savaii Tour – North East Coast

USD$170+ P/Person | 4 guest min

Experience old Samoa in a different light with a day visiting the volcanic sites of the island. Begin your adventure with a stroll through Saleaula lava fields where you will encounter the ‘Lava Cathedral’ and unscathed ‘Statue of Mary’. Next pay a visit to the ‘Dwarfs Cave’ and uncover the wonders of underground living before cooling off with a dip in the fresh waters of ‘Mata O Le Alelo (The eye of the Beast)’. Explore the ‘Bat Caves of Peapea’ before spending the afternoon swimming with the turtles of Fagamalo, all whilst discovering the myths and legends that have deemed Savai’i the birth place of Samoa.

Full day (7-8 hours)

Includes | Return transfers, food & non-al drink, private guide, entry fees

Level | Medium – Mature Guests

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