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Cheap Flights to American Samoa

Cheap Flights to American Samoa

The imposing, quarter-mile high peak of Rainmaker Mountain dominates the skyline around American Samoa's natural harbor. When you fly to American Samoa and are getting ready to land, you’ll see not only this mountain but also lush jungles. They surround the capital city of Pago Pago and its modernized airport. Upon arriving, military history buffs can check out the Blunts Point Gun Battery near the airport. It is a pristine World War II coastal battery that was designated as a national landmark in 1987.

Flights to American Samoa

Pago Pago International Airport (PPG) covers some 700 acres. It accommodates both vintage planes and ultramodern passenger jets on its two runways. The terminal contains gift shops, the duty-free shop, and a VIP lounge. You can also grab a snack or a meal in the airport. Taxis from the airport to the city of Pago Pago cost about $1. You can also rent a taxi by the hour for about $8.

Attractions in American Samoa

The territory of American Samoa comprises seven islands in total. They include Tutuila, Aunu’u, Ta’u Ofu, and Olosega, all of which are volcanic islands. Swains and Rose are atolls, or rings surrounding lagoons. While exploring the islands and the 117,500 square miles of the territory, be sure to keep watch for whales. If rugged, raw landscapes are your thing, you can visit Cape Taputapu with permission from the people of Amanave Village. The people of Samoa are friendly and encourage visitors simply to explore their land.

The National Park of American Samoa is somewhat unusual. It contains few of the amenities travelers might expect to see in such a park, making you feel like a true explorer. The park has 4,000 acres of underwater sites that you can discover on your own. You are encouraged to speak with park rangers before beginning your exploration.

Travel Tips for American Samoa

Before you fly to American Samoa, be sure that your passport is current. Americans do not need special visas. Three-course meals for two in midrange restaurants cost about $30. Dress for warm weather; American Samoa has a tropical climate. The temperature almost never drops below 73 degrees Fahrenheit even in the "cold season."

American Samoa is a deeply religious community, and you might experience prayer curfews during your visit. You may wish to avoid walking around the village during these times. Additionally, be sure to cover up your bathing suit or skimpy outfit with a sarong when not at the beach.

Fa’a Samoa, or "The Samoan Way," focuses on respect and friendliness. Residents will love explaining their customs to you, so don’t be afraid to ask. When photographing a village, be sure to get permission first.

Elders hold an exalted place in Samoan society. If you visit a home or community venue and the elders are seated, you’ll want to sit, too. Sit cross-legged or with your feet out to the side. If you can't sit that way for any reason, cover your feet and legs with a sarong.

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