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Samoa Cultural Village

Closed Now: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Open today: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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Wonderful tour

Such a great, informative tour. The host was so wonderful and charismatic. Kids were captivated. We... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Julia M
Springwood, Australia
Must do in Apia

informative and interesting tour that gives you an insight into Samoan culture, from making your... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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“tapa cloth”(32 reviews)
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Discover Samoa's age-old culture and traditions in a fun and interactive way at the Samoa Cultural Village on Beach Road in the heart of Apia. Fa'a Samoa - the Samoan Way! Samoa is a traditional Polynesian society with Fa'a Samoa playing a vital...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Beach Rd, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
+685 63521
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Right downtown, this set of traditional Samoan dwellings have locals doing tattoos the original way (no electrical equipment - just the way it has been done for hundreds of years), traditional dancing, local food, handcrafts... Quite interesting. If you are in town, drop buy.

1  Thank Colesterol
Reviewed 4 days ago

Such a great, informative tour. The host was so wonderful and charismatic. Kids were captivated. We definitely recommend checking it out.

1  Thank Julia M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

informative and interesting tour that gives you an insight into Samoan culture, from making your own woven plate, watching traditional food preparation, tatoo, wood carving, textile, dance and all presented with good humour and a free lunch! Must do when in Apia!

1  Thank Jumbody
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're looking for the "real-deal" Samoa, then look no further than the Samoa Cultural Village. We were treated to the most beautiful traditional Seafood feast, eaten off banana leaves and enjoyed in the open aired fale. The raw fish (Oka) was the best we've...More

1  Thank SMITIA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful Samoa as the hash tag goes. This is a great starting place to learn about the culture and heritage of these amazing friendly people. Well worth doing - very interesting, entertaining and educational with some good laughs compliments of the hilarious Samoan facililtator

1  Thank Benjamin L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was extremely impressed by the excellence of the entire program. The combination of song , dance , getting the visitors involved by "making their own plates" the very personal explanation of the tattooing, the carving and cloth making were all parts of a very...More

3  Thank ardom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is amazing. They put on an incredible experience and it's all for free. (I chose to make a large tip, because it was so great, but isn't it great that I was able to make that choice). Chris was an incredible host. The kids...More

2  Thank MalTorero
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

And all for the cost of a donation. Stumbled on the tour by accident and got to experience traditional umu for lunch, tattooing, wood carving, tapa, cultural dance & song. Guide was knowledgeable and shared his story too. Only on certain days so check!

2  Thank downunderbaby
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

I had high hopes for this place and I certainly wasn’t disappointed. When we arrived we were handed some leaves to make a traditional Samoan bowl which we were told “we’d use later”. Once the tour began, we were fortunate enough to see an actual...More

2  Thank rushing-man
Reviewed 1 October 2018

We didnt plan just turned when a tour was underway. I feel for the performers who still put on a good show even when the "crowd" are few and rather unresponsive.

2  Thank Andrew C
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4 May 2017|
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Response from X8575YBchrisl | Reviewed this property |
It should be okay, note by the you the time you get through from the Savai'i ferry to Apia it would take up to 40 minutes to get there.
Elke R
29 March 2017|
Response from June G | Reviewed this property |
Not really sure as we didn't get to do much because of the weather but I understood that they try and do everything each day they are open.
7 March 2017|
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Response from kiwisc0t | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is free, and you get lunch!