Samoan Culture and Aggie Gray’s Homestead
USD86.0 per person
Approximately 3.00 hours.
A brief transfer takes you to the Samoa Tourism Authority Village, where upon arrival you�ll be greeted with a traditional welcome in the form of an Ava Ceremony. The ceremony is one of the most important customs of the Samoa Islands and involves a solemn ritual where the traditional drink, Ava is shared to mark an important occasion.During your visit, you�ll see firsthand how proud the Samoans are of their strong Fa�a Samoa, meaning �the Samoan way.� Local men will show you how Samoan food is prepared and cooked in a ground oven, the �umu,� as well as demonstrating mat and basket weaving and other handicrafts. You�ll also have the opportunity to purchase their homemade wares. A highlight of your visit will be displays of traditional dances, such as the graceful Samoan Siva, the lively mosquito dance and the pulsating fire knife dance.After bidding a fond farewell, your tour continues with a scenic drive towards the Mulin�u Peninsula, during which photo stops will be made at Parliament House and the Tombs of our Paramount Chiefs.Complete your tour with a visit to Afiamalu Organic Plantation. Take a walk through the plantation and discover the various growth stages of the organic fruit and vegetables. Afterwards, refreshments of juice and local fruits will be served, before your scenic drive back to the ship.