Plan Your Visit
Trip Planner (PDF File)
The national park headquarters and visitor center are located in the village of Pago Pago, past McDonald's and across from Pago Way Service Station.
Good road maps are not generally available from rental car companies, AAA, or websites. The best map, "Islands of Samoa", is available from the University of Hawaii Press.
Rentals cars and taxis are available. Local aiga buses (frequently, but unscheduled) travel throughout Tutuila Island from dawn to dusk, except Sundays.
Lodging is available on all islands except Olosega. Homestay lodging is the only type available on Ta'u. 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 for more information.
Did You Know?
During the warm months of the southern hemisphere, Samoa’s humpback whales feed in the rich Antarctica waters, 3,200 miles to the south. When Antarctic's bitter winter sets in, humpbacks seek warmer waters, migrating northward, towards Australia and Tonga. At least some migrate onward to Samoa.