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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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Full-Day Praslin and La Digue by Boat and Bus from Mahe
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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.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“black parrot” (83 reviews)
“coco de mer” (183 reviews)
“entrance fee” (34 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Grande Anse, Praslin Island, Seychelles
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+248 4 236 220
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"black parrot"
in 83 reviews
"coco de mer"
in 183 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 34 reviews
"world heritage site"
in 17 reviews
"palm trees"
in 42 reviews
"guided tour"
in 32 reviews
"unique place"
in 8 reviews
"garden of eden"
in 18 reviews
"free tour"
in 10 reviews
"rainy day"
in 8 reviews
"flora and fauna"
in 11 reviews
"jurassic park"
in 8 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 20 reviews
"snails"
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"two hours"
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"local guide"
in 8 reviews
"fruit"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

To really appreciate the variety and importance of the various species a guide is recommended. We enjoyed the walk around the perimeter track of the tourist area of the reserve which could be challenging in some areas for the less mobile. We went as part...More

Thank Robert S
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

From the Jetty we were escorted into a tour bus which took us to this place Valle de Mai for 30mins. We didn’t have time for the 2hr tour there so we just glanced at the souvenir shop, information booth on the nature reserve as...More

Thank shazy2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Vallee De Mai with a lot of expectations but it was not that special. If you are in Praslin & have plenty of days in hand then you can visit this place. But if you are there only for 2-3 days, you...More

Thank Chinmay S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must when viaiting seychelles. To experience nature and see these huge coconuts, the enormous old trees. Plan a day at least. Transport is easy with the local bus service. It is advisable to gou on your own and walk with a parl...More

Thank Ansie T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The entrance fee might put you off a bit but this place is still a must go as it shows the very essence of Praslin. also the money is used to maintain and increase the natural habitat for many unique and sometimes even endangered species....More

Thank Rogier1983
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the full walk through Valle de Mai. We walked at a leisurely pace. It was not too challenging and we enjoyed a wonderful couple of hours here. The paths were all well maintained. Highly recommend!

Thank Sweetiee310
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did the nature reserve when it was raining heavily on that day. We arrived by bus which was easy as it transfers you directly to the park. The entrance fee is 450 rupees. We did not get wet as much as we thought because...More

1  Thank Nadine P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To get to the Vallee de Mai, we would recommend hiring a car from the ferry terminal as it's a short easy drive to get there and then you're free to go elsewhere. We ordered a car through a steward on the ferry from Mahe,...More

Thank cleoch
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited 5 years ago. And definitely wouldn’t go with a child in a pram again. I personally enjoyed it more when it was just me and my husband. If my daughter was walking age it would have been better. It’s a lovely and peaceful walk...More

Thank Sonia T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is place to go when you are in praslin, there is a small walk to the top of Mountain with a great view of palm trees

Thank missbj2015
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zthomas24
14 March 2017|
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Response from holidaylover55 | Reviewed this property |
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LittlebearUSA
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!
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