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“Coco d'Mer place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve

Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve
Grande Anse, Praslin Island, Seychelles
+248 4 236 220
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Activities: Viewing foliage, Birdwatching
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Owner description: 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.
Florence, Italy
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“Coco d'Mer place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

This is a good place to spend 1-2 hours walking around the jungles and making photos of all those giant trees. This is the only place where you can see coco d'mer plant growing. Entrance is about 400 RPS per person. They have gift shop as well.

Visited October 2013
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Ylojarvi, Finland
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“A must”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Nice paths to walk around, interesting plants etc. Home of the rare Coco de Mer palm. We had a rainy day but it was still beautiful and nice (we had no umbrellas).

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Melbourne, Australia
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“Garden of Eden”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

The most beautiful nature reserve on Earth. The coco de mer palm is unique and amazing. The black parrot and other bird species are plentiful. Plenty of photo opportunities. A must see.

Visited July 2013
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Kuala Belait, Brunei Darussalam
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“Must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

The gem of Praslin island - Valley de Mai. Take your camera, it is amazing there! We did not want to come back to our car...

Visited December 2012
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“Giant palms and thats all”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I dond know should I advise to you or not, this is your desigion. For 20 euro you get a nature walk through the similar giant palms. We walked for 2 hours and it was enough. The trail was not difficult. As for the bird - we heard them but havent seen them, pitty because we wanted to see black parrot.

Visited September 2013
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