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Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve: Tours & Tickets

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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...more
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Grande Anse, Praslin Island, Seychelles
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A visit is a must see... The trees and plants are simply enormous! The location avails stunning photographs, the infamous Coco de Mer, and much more... Go for it...

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was there in the morning to ask about the free guided tour in the afternoon and they told me that there is one at 2pm. So we came back at this time to see, that there is no tour because the guide did not...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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sifcomms, Public Relations Manager at Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback on the Vallée de Mai and we're sorry that your experience did not meet the high standards we expect. I will feed this back to the site manager who will ensure this does not happen again. We hope that we...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we went there after visiting another national park, south of the the Valle de Mai and we were very disappointed. There is not much information in the park, there is a round trail and you need 45 mins to do it - otherwise not much...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank mike-evanovich
sifcomms, Public Relations Manager at Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback on your visit to the Vallée de Mai and we are sorry that you did not find your visit interesting. Some of the wildlife can be hard to spot in the dense forest and you need an expert eye to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The coca der mer tree must be one of the most fascinating creation ever. With leaves as long as 10 meters which is the length of an average tree. One feels like one is walking through Jurassic park and expecting a dinosaur to make a...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The visit to Vallee de mai Nature Reserve was a memorable one, any one visiting the secychelles should visit this nature reserve which is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Could see the endemic Coco De Mer, We had travelled through Mason Tours, Our Guide Mr....More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank BinuR45
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here after a visit to Fond Ferdinand, where we already learned plenty about coco de mer, praslin and generally the local flora and fauna, so we decided to go in without a guide and just walk for ourselves. The guys outside trying to...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 290sandraz
Reviewed 10 September 2019

Walking under the huge palms in The Vallee de Mai, with the sun dappled fronds is a real otherworldly, almost prehistoric, experience. Unfortunately we missed the 9am 'free' guided tour and ended up having to negotiate a tour by ourselves, with a Hungarian couple, to...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank fluffymonkey
Reviewed 9 September 2019

I went there by walking so it takes a while if you are staying close to the beach. You can take the bus if easier. The nature is well preserved there so you feel like in real jungle. Be prepared with repellent are there are...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank cesaralberto1
Reviewed 26 August 2019 via mobile

This was our second choice (after an abortive trip to Fond Ferdinand- see the review elsewhere explaining why). We were allocated a guide at the entrance - Michael Jean-Louis on 2524150 or mejeanlouis@setchelles.sc. He had an encyclopaedic knowledge of everything about the Seychelles and of...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Michalakis21
Reviewed 23 August 2019 via mobile

There are two free guided tours that you can attend one at 9pm and one at 2pm. We attended the 2pm tour. The tour guide Leroy or Lee for short was absolutely brilliant. He was enthusiastic,very knowledgeable, charming and very funny! He explained everything about...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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6 July 2019|
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Response from sifcomms | Property representative |
Hello, we would highly recommend visiting the Vallée de Mai which is a unique, ancient palm forest and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Millions of years of isolation have led to the evolution of many unique species in this... More
Justyna K
30 April 2019|
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Response from sifcomms | Property representative |
Yes we do have luggage lockers at the Vallee de Mai where visitors can leave their suitcases. This is located right next to the ticket booth. And yes there are taxis at the harbour. At Vallee de Mai, we do not have taxi... More