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Mountain to Mangrove

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Samoan Highland Adventures8:00am Pick up at central Apia accommodation and off up the Cross Island Road to drop-off point, a brief 1km walk along a 4WD road to the overgrown Lake Lanoto’o “car park”.  9:00am Lake Lanoto’o Car Park From the car park we set off on our 10km trek along a disused “bush track” across the volcanic spine of Upolu’s mountain range. Some mud on this section. Shortly we begin our long decent through rainforest toward the south coast.10:15am RAINFOREST BREAK under a huge and historical a’oa (banyan) tree. You’ll feel kinship with the ancient Samoan travellers as you descend through this forgotten high country.11:15am PLANTATIONS Passing through highland pasture we may encounter a local ranch hand riding his horse Samoan style. We enter raw plantation county then finally meet civilization and the Main South Coast Road.Duration: 5 hoursStop At: Vai Villas12:30pm VAI VILLAS at LOTOFAGA A well-deserved swim in a spring fed pool then a tasty refreshing brunch.1:30pm MANGROVE KAYAK 1.5km through this pristine winding Jurassic mangrove ecosystem. 2:45pm SWIM in SAFATA BAY Momentarily cast the kayaks aside and plunge into the waters of this beautiful and serene bay. Leisurely return.4:00pm VAI VILLAS FALE Early Dinner with host Lua. Bid adieu to our wonderful hosts after an unforgettable adventure.Approx. 5:45pm RETURN to Apia.Duration: 4 hours

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