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Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve

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“coco de mer”(217 reviews)
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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
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Grande Anse, Praslin Island, Seychelles
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The walks that are available are truly spectacular. The bird life is a bit difficult to see but with patience you will be greatly rewarded

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tourafrisouth
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We spent an hour walking thru this very lush and serene park. We chose not to hire a guide but wish that we had. The path is easy to follow and there is a nice amount of educational information. We found ourselves asking a lot...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank KurtisDeneen
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Such interesting things to see and learn. Would highly recommend the guided tour. So much history and learning that you won’t get from walking through the reserve without a guide. Saw quite a few Black Parrots.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank misswie
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It was a geat experience. You can choose 3 different hikes. The north , middle or the south hike. The south is the longest, about 3 km. And the north is with the viewpoint. But it is easy to do the south when it is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank harrygoov
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice place for a forest type visit where u can see natural Coco De Mer trees. Rare Black parrot can also be viewed if lucky.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Wickedhell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only takes an hour, well worth it to learn about these incredible plants and creatures. Not for little ones though.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JimMacNaughton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth spending a few hours here in the tropical jungle, good paths ,easy going and very interesting, the coco de mer are enormous

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Clifford R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It wasn’t very good but it wasn’t bad. Was calm and quiet and a nice forest walk. Not much more than that. Wasn’t too hot because it was always shadow from the palm trees. Wasn’t much more to see than trees.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 358casandrat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really interesting guided talk which takes you into the reserve and then lets you walk back on your own. We went on the first tour of the day and were glad as it was getting warmer and more crowded. Bring bug spray and comfortable walking...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank woodinvilletravels
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is nice place where you can see different types of palms. Path are quite easy to walk except some steps. It took only one hour for us to walk longest trip. There is lot of leaves on the ground and that seems dirty but...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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shirley t
8 August 2018|
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Response from JudithBerger | Reviewed this property |
Dear Shirley, there are no free tours Neighter in Valle de Mai nor in Fond Ferdinad
27 March 2018|
Response from JudithBerger | Reviewed this property |
You can go by bus, its easy
27 March 2018|
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Response from J358JYsarah | Reviewed this property |
Hi, there is no time for a guided tour, there are lots of guides so you won’t have to wait long for one. Transport (bus) are excellent on the island irrelevant of where you are staying, there is plenty of bus stops and the... More