Community and Culture

Eco-Tourism and Nature

Rejuvenation and Reflection

Community and Culture

Eco-Tourism and Nature

Rejuvenation and Reflection

Living Koko brings a little piece of Samoa and the Pacific Islands to you everyday through our luscious cacao products, but there’s nothing quite like being there yourself.

So, why not join Living Koko in Samoa in August 2024?!

Our exclusive six-day Samoa Koko Tour is perfect for travellers looking for a unique destination and experience, one that is centred around a deep connection and respect for nature, community, culture, adventure and rejuvenation.

Bask in the beauty of Samoa, see first-hand where our award-winning organic and ethically sourced cacao is grown and harvested, and learn how indigenous cultivation practices continue today to optimise cacao quality and protect the local land, waters and ecosystem.

Experience traditional island life with the people who cultivate our cacao and their communities, and appreciate the deep connection this ancient plant medicine has with Samoan and Pasifika life and culture.

Explore the beautifully untouched and unapologetically rugged lands and waters of Samoa, slow down, and enjoy moments of quiet reflection while connecting with nature.

With a maximum of 10 people on tour, you’ll enjoy an enriching and personal experience like no other, which goes beyond your typical tropical Pacific Island holiday. If you’re looking for an adventure in pristine surrounds, genuine connection with Pasifika culture, a new appreciation for sustainable food systems and ecology, and true rejuvenation of your soul – join Living Koko on this incredible tour.

6 Day Tour

Experience

Culture
Eco-Tourism
Rejuvenation

10 people max tour

Breakfast is provided most days

Reasonable level of physical fitness required

“Honestly, the land of Samoa itself is a massive highlight, just the water, the air quality and just really going back to simple island life was so breathtaking. The mental and emotional de-load and de-stress that came from just being on that land was priceless.”


– Aleesha Keti, 2023 Samoa Koko Tour participant.

Samoa Koko Tour – Fanua Ma Le Sami: 
Land & Sea 5 – 10 August, 2024

Itinerary overview

Our tour commences by walking gently on the fanua (lands) of the island of Upolu. We’ll learn about indigenous cultivation of cacao and vanilla plantations, cook using traditional hot rock methods (umu) and engage fully with traditional island life.

Join us in our cacao, connection and meditation evening on the fanua with your fellow travellers and local community members.

We’ll then journey to the island of Savaii, and engage with the stories of our ancestors and our lands. You’ll visit locations connected to our creation stories, and gain a greater understanding and appreciation of Samoa’s cacao history and future with a tour of the Savaii Koko plantation. Later, we will fully embrace the stillness of Samoa as we explore the sami (oceans) with a tour of the underwater world.

Due to the nature of the tour activities and remote location of the destination, the Samoa Koko Tour – Fanua Ma Le Sami: Land and Sea is best suited for people aged 16 years and over who have a reasonable level of physical fitness and mobility.

This tour is made for people who want to experience an untouched space.

Samoa is unapologetically rugged, unapologetically unrefined and so grounding and renewing. If you have a sense of adventure, you’re wanting to learn about yourself and want to connect with land and culture – you will gain so much from joining us on our 2024 Samoa Koko Tour.”

Fipe Preuess,
Living Koko.

DAY 1

Monday 5 August

Early morning pick up – Apia

  • Welcome – introduction to Samoa,
  • Visit to Fugalei Markets to roam and learn about the different foods and offerings
  • Upolu beach visit, talanoa & site seeing.
  • Vanilla plantation exploration

DAY 2

Tuesday 6 August

Breakfast incl.

  • Early morning start with Ms Sunshine Organic Farms Tour
  • Traditional Umu – Hot rock prepared by everyone
  • Tour of Farm and sharing of traditional cultural knowledge
  • Lunch within Tour (included)

DAY 3

Wednesday 7 August

Breakfast incl.

  • Transport to Mulifanua Wharf
  • Ferry transfer to the Island of Savaii
  • Visit to ALOFAAGA Blowholes
  • Transport to Beach Fale Accommodation

DAY 4

Thursday 8 August

Breakfast incl.

  • Tour Savaii Koko post harvesting facility
  • Visit to local village water hole
  • Evening Cacao, Connection & Meditation

DAY 5

Friday 9 August

Breakfast incl.

  • Boat Snorkel tour at Dive Savaii
  • Afternoon of Rest, Reflection & Integration

DAY 6

Saturday 10 August

  • Journey back to Upolu – Apia
  • Transport to wharf
  • Boat transfer to Upolu
  • Transport to Apia

What is not included:

Return flights to Samoa (Tour dates are 5-10 August, 2024)
Accommodation outside these dates (we can help guide you with accommodation links)
Lunches and dinners
Your travel insurance
Any entree fees and charges for additional sights outside the tour schedule

6 Day Tour cost: $2600 (Avg $435/Day)
Deposit of $500 required.
All prices are in Australian Dollars (AUD)

More information will be provided in the coming months – register your interest now for our August 2024 tour and be the first to receive updates.

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Additional Information
  • Once you confirm you would like to attend we can book in an exploration call with a member of our team to answer any questions you have and send you an invoice for deposit.
  • Once deposit is made you will be added to the Samoa Koko Tour 2024 Facebook page
  • Final payment will be due within 2 months of deposit payment. No later than 2 July 2024.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level and be comfortable walking 30 min up slight gradients
  • Not recommended for travellers with bad back problems.
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • This tour requires fair to good weather. There maybe adjustments to activities due to weather conditions please have patience with the team.
  • This tour requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
  • The plantation tours is a walking tour and unfortunately due to the terrain it is not accessible to those in wheelchairs
  • We require confirmation of your personal travel insurance
Cancellation policy
  • We need minimum 5 attendees booked in for the tour for it to proceed.
  • If we do not reach the minimum attendees by 28 Feb 2024 the tour will not proceed.
  • Once minimum attendees are reached your 1st Deposit is not refundable as this is pre-distributed to villages and accommodation to hold your tour place.
  • We require 20% deposit of $560 to claim your spot.
  • If the tour does not go ahead due to not reaching minimum numbers you will receive a full refund.
  • No shows for all confirmed bookings due to a passenger’s failure to arrive prior to tour start time will incur a 100% no show fee.
  • You are entitled to 100% refund of your final (2nd) payment if cancellation made 60 days prior to travel.
  • Living Koko will not carry any un-accompanied luggage
  • Living Koko will not be liable for the sickness, injury or death to any passengers, loss of or damage of any personal effects. Please arrange your travel insurance.
  • Living Koko will only carry one(1) piece of luggage up to 25kg per person per sector or 2pieces weighing up to 25kg. Additional luggage will cost $50.00AUD per piece. Luggage weighing more than 25kg will be charged at $30.00AUD per piece.
  • Any cancellations or disruption caused by natural disaster is non refundable as our deposits will be give to the villages for support. This has to be claimed through your travel insurance.
  • Living Koko requires confirmation of your travel insurance.

Living Koko Samoa Tours are about finding your pace

“It’s not for the faint heart-ed, it will challenge you, it will take you out of your comfort zone and open your heart and mind in ways you can’t imagine. . . This tour will forever hold a special place in my soul”

– Michelle Campa,
2023 Samoa Koko Tour Participant

More information will be provided in the coming months – register your interest now for our August 2024 tour and be the first to receive updates.

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