Are you ready to CHALLENGE yourself and make a real difference?

Visit the Samoan islands of Savai’i and Upolu and Pago Pago in American Samoa.
Experience the natural beauty and diverse cultures of these two pacific island nations.
Meet Palms personnel and dedicated partner organisations who are working together to build
self-reliance and sustainability, drawing on the strengths of their people.

Next Encounter: 8th – 22nd April 2023

You will assist Palms Australia to raise funds to support the overseas partners who you will meet along your journey.

On our 14-day tour you will connect with real people doing important work and you will also enjoy the warm hospitality and tropical surrounds of these beautiful islands.

Are you ready? Take the challenge today!

$3,500 per person | What’s included?*

  • Expert guide
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • All Internal transport
  • Entry to museums and activities

Below are some of the highlights of this experience. Guests will receive a detailed itinerary closer to the date of departure. Your itinerary is subject to change, depending on transport, weather and considerations for our host communities.


See learning in action on Savai’i Island, Samoa.

Meet up with John Bradley and Vicky Yemoh who are providing mentoring and professional support to local teachers at Don Bosco College and Vocational Technical Centre. Read more about John and his work here and Vicky’s work here.

Explore beautiful Upulo Island and Apia, the capital of Samoa.

Experience some of the sights of Upolu, the most populous of the Samoan islands, and its capital city of Apia.

Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Apia

Connect in Pago Pago, American Samoa

Visit Veronica Lawson in her placement as a mentor for teachers at Fa’asao Marist High School, Marist-St Francis Elementary School and St Theresa’s Elementary Schools. Read more about Veronica and her work here.

Veronica [right] with Jeanette Alverez – the director of Catholic Education

* Bookings made by credit card incur a 1.5% fee to cover transaction charges. Australian travellers do not require a visa to enter Samoa. Travellers from other countries will need to check visa requirements prior to travel. All travellers will be required to complete the following at their own expense:

  • International flights and travel insurance
  • Medical approval for travel Samoa and American Samoa, including to remote areas
  • Police Check
  • Working with Children Check

Our Samoa and American Samoa Encounter tour begins and ends in Faleolo International Airport on Upolu Island, Samoa.

Return flights to Samoa are not included in your tour. We can offer advice on booking flights or let us know your flight details so we can connect you with your guide and fellow travellers when you arrive.

Read our complete Terms and Conditions for more information and get in touch with Palms if you have any questions.