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“Real jungle experience!”

Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve
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US$ 369.76*
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Full-Day Praslin and La Digue by Boat and Bus...
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's not a long tour but feels like in a real jungle with all that tropical trees, plants and animals...and coco de mer, symbol of Seychelles comes from there!

Thank Paula C
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

Nice park for a walk, break from beach. 25€ entrance, chose the long trail that took 2-3 hrs round. No guide so we saw plenty more that a noisy group will. Take your camera, not just the phone... saw what we came for...

Thank Helsingborgaren
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

This very unique palm forest is actually a real '' jungle'' !! The Valleé de Mai is located at the heart of Praslin island, the pearl of this ancient forest of course is absolutely unique coco in the world - Coco de Mer. You should definitely see it with your own eyes. We were extremely lucky, because our guide Paul (a real professional !!) shared incredible stories and facts about Coco de Mer and also all other flora and fauna of the forest. We even heard a song of Black Parrot !

Thank Eve_tips
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

Well worth the trip and the tour
Lots of information on the tour and points out all the different types of palm as well as some wildlife (most of which you can hear but not see!!)
...and there's also the unmissable Coco de Mer photo op ;)

Thank Jon W
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

We took the 9am free guided tour which was well worth the entrance fee (which is 100% dedicated a to conservation both here and on the atoll) to really learn about the area and the different Palms and coco de mer. The tour takes an hour and you are then free to enjoy the trails yourself. It's exceptionally well run and UNESCO should be proud, our tour guide was excellent, the trails and easy and the beauty of this Jurassic age forest is really uncomprehensible. If you enjoy nature and waking then this is a must see highlight of our holiday for us

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