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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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USD 353.57*
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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.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“black parrot” (88 reviews)
“coco de mer” (192 reviews)
“entrance fee” (35 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
Grande Anse, Praslin Island, Seychelles
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+248 4 236 220
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"black parrot"
in 88 reviews
"coco de mer"
in 192 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 35 reviews
"world heritage site"
in 17 reviews
"palm trees"
in 43 reviews
"guided tour"
in 33 reviews
"unique place"
in 8 reviews
"garden of eden"
in 18 reviews
"free tour"
in 10 reviews
"rainy day"
in 9 reviews
"flora and fauna"
in 12 reviews
"jurassic park"
in 8 reviews
"snails"
in 10 reviews
"local guide"
in 8 reviews
"natural park"
in 7 reviews
"fruit"
in 22 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 14 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

I was there 3 times 2005, 2011, 2018 and still i´m so impressed and happy to see such a great nature it´s worth each cent. I ve seen other places in Praslin with great nature but this nature reserve is still very, very impressive. If...More

Thank Judith-Berger
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Reviewed 2 days ago

You really do feel at the beginning of time as you meander through this place. The story of the Coco de Mer tree and its nuts are uniquely Seychelles. Try to go with a guided group, our guide was excellent.

Thank SarniaCherie
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited Mai Nature Reserve to see the famous Coco De Mer (the price of which, can be around 600 euro!). We drove to this place by car, as the park provides large parking space for free. We then took a guided 1 hour tour,...More

Thank AnnaKirill G
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Some facts: There are free tours daily at 0900 and 1400, although park entry is SCR350 each for an adult. The language used for the tour is generally dictated by who gets there first (English or French), so get there early! Park entry is good...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The reserve is very nice and interesting. You must take a guided tour otherwise you won't understand what you see and miss all the things you can see there.

Thank Revital M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have visited Seychelles praslin.my first trip and I’ve loved vallee de mai.very well conserved and stunning

Thank Spain4life
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was interesting to see the Coco de Mer trees in it's natural habitat and actually seeing that the Coco de Mer looks like. It's worth a visit even if you don't take the nature walk.

Thank Theelo
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to take a tour guide and Michel was the best that could happen to us. A lot of information about Valle de Mai, the Seychelles and how they do the best for their Islands. He explained all the secrets of Coco de Mer...More

Thank Uli S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Valle de Mai as part of a full day your operated by Creole to La Digue and Prasline by boat from Mahe. One of the stops during the day your was Valle De Mai. We only spent out 30minutes at the site but...More

Thank Sunshine0789
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Special shaped coconuts - symbol of Seychelles - you can see only at the entrance, they are placed there specially for tourist - 2 - 3 pieces. Further you will see just palms in tropical garden with coconuts of usual shape. Not really that impressing....More

Thank Irina B
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Sveccha K
28 March 2018|
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Response from divawidfevah | Reviewed this property |
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
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