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Fond Ferdinand

Baie St. Anne, Praslin Island, Seychelles
+248 4 233 716
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Great visit

Caught the local bus to the nature reserve which was an adventure in itself. Then had a very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Angel57
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Essex UK
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Fantastic 2 hour guided walk

What a great view at the end of this informative guided walk. I would call this a must do activity... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
paulosun
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Scotland
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  • Average2%
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Baie St. Anne, Praslin Island, Seychelles
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+248 4 233 716
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Caught the local bus to the nature reserve which was an adventure in itself. Then had a very enjoyable tour with a great guide who explained all about the Coco de Mer. There are 680 steps to climb so make sure you bring water &...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great view at the end of this informative guided walk. I would call this a must do activity, when in Praslin. The price was good and the guide very interesting.

Thank paulosun
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

After having passed several times the entrance to Valle de Mai and then reading about Fond Ferdinand, we decided to give it a try and did not regret it. This is a very much less expensive option offering the same or even more, as they...More

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Reviewed 6 May 2018

The cost for 1 ticket is 8 eur,instead of 25 eur the cost of 1 ticket for Vale de Mai and is the same thing ! So it's a good choice Font Ferdinand. At the top is a point view - very beautiful !

Thank Eugenia F
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

It's a very good alternative to Valle de Mai which is quite expensive. Find Ferdinand is at 1/3rd cost and is equally good. It's a guided Trek and ab amazing view from the top. One always gets a guide to accompany, and she provides a...More

Thank Satish P
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

This is an excellent hike suitable for most abilities and lead by local well informed guide Amazing views and informative talk at a good pace wear good shoes - not suitable for flip flops and bring plenty of water and perhaps a picnic for when...More

Thank DMULL2
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

We had originally planned to go to Valle De Mai but during our pre trip research on TA we saw here and our taxi driver from the airport also said we should go here rather than VDM as it was better because you get a...More

Thank e-s03
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

After recommendation from a guide on another tour (Anse Marron on La Digue, highly recommended) we chose to go to Fond Ferdinand instead of Vallee de Mei. And we did not regret it. This entrance+tour is less than half the price and it was really...More

Thank Dan L
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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

It is a nice way to spend a couple of hours ! You learn absolutely everything about the Coco de mer (or Coco fesse in French) and that's quite interesting. A bit long at times, because the hike itself would only last 30 minutes if...More

Thank Virontherun
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

Definetly worth a visit. Interesting guided tours through the park with many coco de mer trees and nice views over Praslin and the islands.

1  Thank hansj642016
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Michael B
13 October 2017|
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Response from packyderm | Reviewed this property |
Hi we just turned up. Got feeling guides were called in as required. Not a long wait to start tour and there were just 4 of us so not waiting for a large group. Suspect any wait would be too pace tours. Buy tickets on site... More
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Iria F
6 September 2017|
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Response from NCVienna | Reviewed this property |
There is a ticket booth right at the entrance. I don't think you can pre-book via a website. Just be aware that the last guided tour leaves around 12.45/1 pm.
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trini196
26 November 2016|
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Response from Eva-Maria Z | Reviewed this property |
It is not difficult as there are steps everywhere. And you walk very slowly with many stops as the guide is explaining a lot along the way. There is nothing difficult or dangerous about it. So don't worry and enjoy!
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