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Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve

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Grande Anse, Praslin Island, Seychelles
+248 4 236 220
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Interesting visit

Although we enjoyed it if I visited again I would go around with a guide to get the full enjoyment... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cornwall, United Kingdom
Amazing natural park

This is very famous place to see special trees and birds for Seychelles. You need to wear... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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One of Seychelles' two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, this ancient forest is home to the wondrous Coco de Mer palm, which has the largest seed in the world, and many other birds, plants and reptiles, many of which are found nowhere else in the world. Visiting the Vallee de Mai is a step back in time and a unique experience.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“black parrot” (75 reviews)
“coco de mer” (166 reviews)
“entrance fee” (32 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Grande Anse, Praslin Island, Seychelles
+248 4 236 220
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Although we enjoyed it if I visited again I would go around with a guide to get the full enjoyment and information although no guide was offered at the entrance so I wasn't aware you could have a guide until I saw others with guides...More

Thank flexible
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is very famous place to see special trees and birds for Seychelles. You need to wear comfortable shoes and get some water. It takes long time visit all park. It has 3 line depends on length of route. It is real tropical jungle. Everybody...More

Thank onnik
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the Vallee de Mer national park. Wonderful and important preservation and conservation of this species and habitat, and the other species that depend on the coco de mer. Allot at least 2 hours for the park. There is good interpretation about the species...More

Thank Apfo1
Reviewed 1 week ago

If going to see the Nature Reserve take plenty of insect repellent and wear flat shoes with a good sole

Thank Sharon H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The language of each tour is decided by the first few people to arrive so we were on a French language tour. We followed most of the information and, when anything was beyond us, the guide was able to provide the English version. It's definitely...More

Thank amp-qld
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Praslin island especially to see the coco de mer plants and the beach. Vallee de Mai where the coco de mer are is a nature reserve and a world heritage site. We were in a group of friends with local guides who...More

Thank SunnyKochhar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The entrance is quite expensive but there is not much to see there. I would easily skip this if I would have too much time

Thank elvillatoro
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the place to see the world only plant coco de mer. We had the shortest route by walking 1 hour, and already saw many big female, as well as male coco de mer plants. It is very lucky that we also saw a...More

1  Thank aiyi w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This World Heritage Site is definitely worth experiencing during a stay on Praslin. The entrance fee is 350 SCR (approximately 22 Euros with 1 Euro ~ 16 SCR). Half of this money is used to finance the other World Heritage Site of Seychelles, the Aldabra...More

Thank Kathie2506
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

bil guide Mahe,temp cool relief from the heat ,saw Blue Pidgeon,3 type s of Geko green,brown, giant,many birds ,palms .930/ 2pm guides are free other times a fee .

Thank teds152017
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14 March 2017|
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Response from holidaylover55 | Reviewed this property |
Not at all.
13 March 2017|
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Response from SIF M | Property representative |
The entrance fee is SCR 350 per person, which includes access to the Vallée de Mai for the full day as well as the chance to go on a free guided tour at 9am or 2pm. Enjoy your visit!