The two- to three-day return trip to the summit of Mt Silisili (1858m), the highest point in Samoa, traverses some wonderful rainforested sections of the A’opo Conservation Area and Savai’i’s mountainous backbone. To organise a guide, speak to the pulenu’u (a combination of mayor and police chief) of A’opo; ask in the town’s small shop for directions.

You’ll pay around ST50 per person per day and will need to supply food and water and all the requisite camping and hiking equipment.