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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
Nice place to visit especially coming from countries with different vegetation.
We visited in a rainy day and maybe because of this we have not seen a lot of animals, only some birds.
The reason I give 3 stars is that it is quite expensive...More
Very unique place, definitely worth visiting. Our guide Myrah made it a highly entertaining experience. She was very knowledgable and gave detailed and fun explanations about biology and history of the Coco de Mer and other species on the island.
The Vallee de Mai in Praslin Island, Seychelles, is a unique nature reserve in the world. It is the only place where you will find the amazing "coco de mer", a freak of nature coconut which reproduces via male and female "organs". It is also...More
Book a guided tour - it is more than worth it to hear about this last remaining piece of primeval forest in Mahe which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Our friendly and expert guide pointed out rare black parrots, and told us the incredible...More
This forest is stunningly beautiful. It is nearly impossible to capture its essence in either words or with a simple photograph - you simply have to see it. It is green beyond green - and then there is the way it dapples the light, plays...More
A must visit for sure. We arrived early and did the 9h free guide that was really good and informative (don’t go alone without one otherwise you miss much of the detail). The walk is easy even for the little ones and there are several...More
Ignore the reviews saying you don't need a guide and there isn't much to see!
We took a guide - Juliette - and she was brilliant. Yes, the UNESCO World Heritage site is essentially a forest of huge palm trees but the history, the endemic...More
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The time was around 10:00 AM. I think there is another at 11:00. I would check their website, as it should be listed. I took a taxi there from the ferry. I actually hired the driver for the full day, as he drove me... More
The time was around 10:00 AM. I think there is another at 11:00. I would check their website, as it should be listed. I took a taxi there from the ferry. I actually hired the driver for the full day, as he drove me around Praline to different beaches, etc. and I think I paid about $25 for the day. They also had taxis there, so if you are dropped off, they have drivers waiting around who will gladly transport you where you need to go.
I'm not sure about a bus. I believe one did run and stop in front, but I am not certain how frequently they run and how long the ride is.