Sightseeing, Nature excursion, Cultural, Drink included
An excursion to discover the most interesting sights of the island of Tutuila - monuments, museums and natural attractions steeped in history and folklore.
What we will see
- Leone Missionary Monument
- Tauese Museum
- Leala Slideing Rocks
- Tia Seu Lupe
- Jean P. Haydon Museum
What we will do
- Our excursion starts at is the Leone Missionary Monument, the first monument testimony to the presence of Catholic missionaries dedicated to John Williams from the London Missionary Society, who arrived in the village of Leone together with eight Tahitian acolytes in 1932.
- We continue to the Tauese Museum, displaying all the furniture and accessories of the island’s last governor. We are offered a delicious fruit punch and we can purchase a few local souvenirs.
- We then visit the Leala Sliding Rocks, an ancient lava flow now used by children as a slide, where we are amazed by the breathtaking coastal views.
- We reach Tia Seu Lupe, also known as “pigeon-catching mound”, where Samoan chiefs used to compete to catch pigeons with a net. The winner could choose either the loser’s wife or daughter.
- The next stop is Fatu-ma-Futi, aka the “flowerpots”, two rock formations guarding the entrance to the bay of Pago Pago, where we can take a few photos.
- The last stop is the Jean P. Haydon Museum. The building was erected in 1919 to house the Navy's offices and was later used as a Post Office. It illustrates the history of Samoa through artworks and objects such as war clubs, canoe models and photographs as well as the preparation of tapa, the famous local drink.
- After the visit we will return to the ship on foot.
What you need to know
- The itinerary may be subject to change.
- We recommend that you book early because only a limited number of places are available.
- Comfortable shoes are recommended.
- This excursion is not recommended for guests with mobility problems.