Enjoy this 3.5 hour tour to discover the sights of Apia and it’s surroundings. From the wharf, take a scenic drive to the Mulinuu Peninsula. Visit the Apia Observatory, founded in 1902, which is home to the sacred burial grounds to the chiefly families of Samoa, the German monument where the German flag was raised during Samoa's time as a colony and also the landing site of the first Catholic missionary to Samoa. However over time the sites have transformed and the observatory is now being used as our Samoa Metrological Office. Enjoy this unique photo opportunity as you experience the local architecture at these culturally rich sites. Continue on to famed author Robert Louis Stevenson's house in the small village of Vailima. Your visit includes a Kava ceremony, celebrating the medicinal Kava plant, and cultural entertainment. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy a drink of fresh coconut water as you relax in the gardens surrounding the house. Depart the museum and head to the Flea Market to shop for local treasures and browse the handicrafts.
Photographs are not permitted inside the Museum; however, the gardens offer a multitude of scenic opportunities. A favourite is the former Head of State’s tomb at Mulinuu Peninsula and the Parliament building.
Please wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suitable to the weather conditions, a hat, also bring sunscreen and bottled water. Bring additional cash for souvenir purchases. Access inside the Parliament building will not be permitted if Parliament is in session. Local buses are used for transportation. Please be advised that they are not air-conditioned, nor do they have microphones fitted.