• Samoan Taupou and Manaia

    National Park of American Samoa

    American Samoa

Plan Your Visit

Samoan singing
Samoan elder leads the group during their performance.
Visitor Guide (PDF file)

The national park headquarters and visitor center is Open on weekdays from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Closed on weekends and federal holidays. Located in Pago Pago, across from the Pago Way Service Station.

Available Services: Exhibits | Cultural Videos | Restrooms | Park Store | First Aid | Information

Park rangers are available throughout the day to help you plan a safe and memorable visit to the national park.


The nearest airport is Pago Pago International Airport on Tutuila Island. Air service is available twice per week to and from Honolulu, Hawaii. Scheduled flights in small planes serve the park areas in Ta'u and the nearby nation of Samoa.

Several car rental agencies are available near the airport. On the island of Tutuila, taxis are availableat the airport and throughout the island. Local aiga or family buses are available (frequent, but unscheduled). For 50 cents to two dollars, you can be driven around Pago Pago Harbor and to the more remote parts of the island. Buses originate and terminate at the market in Fagatogo, the village next to Pago Pago. Buses do not run on Sundays. You can wave buses to stop or be dropped off anywhere they can safely pull off of the road.

There are two buses that travel to the national park. Look for a bus in the Pago Pago Village area with signage for Vatia. Vatia Village is located within the national park. Be prepared to wait up to an hour for the bus.

Lodging is available on all islands except 'Aunu'u. Homestay lodging is the only type available on Ta'u and Olosega. Camping is prohibited within the park.

The Samoan people are hospitable and eager to share their culture with park visitors. For a cultural experience, visitors should consider staying with local families in their fale or house. This unique opportunity will allow you to learn and experience the Samoan culture and lifestyle first hand, as well as assisting the village economy. Homestays can be arranged on Tutuila, Olosega, and Ta'u. Contact the national park visitor center at 684-633-7082, ext. 22 for more information.


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