Siva Afi Cultural Show - Fire Knife Dancing, Traditional Siva and Dinner
2 hours 30 minutes
Siva Afi Entertainment has been teaching Samoa's youth the art of Fire Knife dancing for over 22 years. The show combines the uniquely Samoan Performing Art of Fire Knife dancing and Siva Samoa - The modern fire knife dance has its roots in the ancient Samoan exhibition called "ailao" – the flashy demonstration of a Samoan warrior's battle prowess through artful twirling, throwing and catching, and dancing with a war club. The Siva Samoa requires the dancer to retain grace; movement of the arms and hands are done so in a subtle but delicate manner. During the show you will be introduced to the young members of the Ailao Club who are learning the art of Fire Knife Dancing. Many have gone on and entered International Competitions and have gained employment as full time performers across the world.7.30pm - Dinner: Relax and be entertained by a live local musician as you are served your traditional Samoan Feast on an eco-friendly plate woven from coconut palm leaves. Dinner is served until 8.30pm when the show begins, please arrive by 8.00pm at the latest. Drinks may be purchased from full bar on site. 8.30pm - Showtime: The Hottest Show in Town! See the sky light up with spectacular Fire Knife dancing and be entertained by the graceful movements of Siva Samoa dance troupe. During the show you will also be treated to a demonstration of coconut husking, plate weaving, and an Ava ceremony. Important elements of Samoan Culture that still take place in daily life all around Samoa. Bar open 'til late.
Half-Day Sightseeing and History Tour of Apia Township & Surrounds
3 hours 30 minutes
Enjoy a guided tour of Apia and learn about the history that formed it. You will be shown places of historical interest and significance and be given a greater insight into how Samoa has evolved into the country that it is today. Sights include Mulinu'u the sacred burial grounds of chiefly Samoan families, the German monument - a nod to when Samoa was a colonial territory of Germany, a beautiful old church with wonderful stained glass windows and the Robert Louis Stevenson Museum. Museum entry is included in the price of the tour.After pick up from your hotel the tour will start at Mulinu’u the sacred burial grounds of the chiefly families of Samoa followed by a viewing of Parliament House, Independence Monument, Lands & Titles Court, the German Monument (where the German flag was raised) and onto the landing site of the first Catholic Missionary to Samoa. The Tour then continues through the University of the South Pacific Agricultural Campus where cross breeding of varieties of crops are experimented (drive through campus). You will then stop at the Moamoa Theological College to view a very old church with exquisite stained glass windows. The last stop on the tour is at Robert Louis Stevenson’s former home which is now a museum. Set in magnificent gardens and housing artifacts from the period when he was residing in Samoa the colonial style house has a lot of history and very interesting stories are told by the guides. You will enjoy walking around and absorbing the atmosphere of times gone by.
Namua Turtle Island and Eastern Upolu Tour
6 to 7 hours
• You will receive invaluable historical and cultural insight as High Chief Tai takes you to visit Namua Island where you can snorkel, spot and swim with wild turtles. You will be provided with lunch and water on the island before you are taken back by a little boat to the main land where the tour will continue on to the ever famous Lalomanu Beach where you can buy a nice cold drink or even jump in the ocean again. Our other stops include Vavau Beach, To Sua Ocean Trench and Sopoaga Falls. Take the chance to not only see the sights but learn about the Samoan way of life called "faasamoa" from a real Samoan High Chief.This is a customised private tour so you get to choose the duration of the stops as long as you will be kept within the stipulated timeframe. A little extra charge (maximum of $50 tala) is expected if you are to be picked up and dropped off from anywhere West of Apia. Puck up time is arranged between 8:30am and 9:00am. Tour prices also include all admission fees to sights. The tour can vary its starting point depending on the tide times as well as pount of pick up. There will be spontaneous inclusions or stops if time allows it but will have to be negotiated with clients first. You will also be treated to cultural demonstrations of traditional basket weaving, coconut cream making as well as ilustrations of 'umu' making.