Tutuila is the largets of the seven island and the main base for travelers. On the island is a large National Park which is one of the major attractions – together with sun, sea and sand of course.
Stop first at the visitor center in Pago Pago. 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 in overnight in the villages next to the park, but prior arrangements should be made. Along the road there are panoramic views, especially from Afono Pass. The Amalau Valley is a good place to watch above the trees for flying foxes. There is a foot trail out towards Pola Island from the village of Vatia.
Mount Alava lies to the north of Pago Pago Harbor. A hiking trail along the maintenance road leads to the 1610 foot summit; the trailhead is located at Fagasa Pass, a short drive west of Pago Pago. The hike is 6 miles round trip; allow 3 hours for your hike up and 2 hours for your return to the pass.