Samoa's two principal islands, Upolu and Savai’i, are connected by ferry, making them easy to explore independently with a hire car. Beyond the beautiful shoreline with its coral lagoons and quiet coves, the lush interior offers dense rainforest, volcanic craters, gushing waterfalls and tranquil swimming holes. Our itinerary ideas aim to reveal the true character of these islands and are inspired by routes that our specialists have taken and enjoyed. Some focus entirely on Samoa whereas others suggest combining a stay on the island with Fiji or Auckland.
Ideas for your trip to Samoa
These itineraries are designed to give you some suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Samoa, and they showcase some of the routes that we’ve found work particularly well. Treat them simply as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely for you by one of our specialists based on your particular tastes and interests.
Snorkel in the pristine waters of the Mamanuca Islands.
Experience and traditional Fijian Kava ceremony.
Explore the rugged interior and waterfalls of Upolu; visit the Bahai Temple, one of only eight in the world.
Take a day trip to Sava'i, Samoa's largest island, and walk to the top of an old volcanic crater.