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On Tutuila a scenic road leads from Pago Pago to the north coast. Allow a few hours for this drive, including stops. You may wish to stay overnight in the village of Afono or Vatia. Along the scenic drive there are panoramic views, especially from Afono Pass. The Amalau Valley is a good place to watch above the trees from flying fox (fruit bats).

On the island of Ofu a section of pristine shoreline and fringing reef is protected within the national park. The beach is fine coral sand, ideal for walking long stretches uninterrupted. The coral communities are some of the healthiest in the South Pacific. This is an ideal place to snorkel. Your must bring gear from Tutuila. Before you visit Ofu check with park staff about special rules that apply.

On Tau the park area includes the southeastern half of the island. Stay overnight in the village of Fitiuta on the northeast coast or in Faleasao or Tau in the northwest. You can rent cars locally. Visit Saua, a sacred site considered by many to be the birthplace of the Polynesian people. Hike along the beaches; if you hike in remote areas, go with a guide. Arrange guide service through the park staff. Watch the sky for flying foxes. The south shore has 3000 foot sea cliffs, the tallest in the world.

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