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Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve

#4 of 32 things to do in Praslin Island Features Animals
Grande Anse, Praslin Island, Seychelles
+248 4 236 220
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Worth visiting

This park is such a refreshment after beaches. We were visiting it with kids and it is interesting... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Maja K
Nice quiet walk

It was a nice quiet walk. We put mosquito repellent as advised but didn't notice any around. We... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“black parrot” (62 reviews)
“coco de mer” (151 reviews)
“entrance fee” (29 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Grande Anse, Praslin Island, Seychelles
+248 4 236 220
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Reviewed yesterday

This park is such a refreshment after beaches. We were visiting it with kids and it is interesting for them too. I highly suggest to take private guide, if you are part of the group you pay 150 SCR per person, kids under 12 do...More

Thank Maja K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was a nice quiet walk. We put mosquito repellent as advised but didn't notice any around. We didn't get enough people to start a group tour so we walked by ourselves. I think for an additional 150 rupees per person I'd recommend joining one...More

Thank lilriver
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went with another couple that were staying in our hotel as we had become quiet friendly. We took the walk across the park which took around 1.5 hours, it was lovely to be amongst the greenery and the chirping of the birds. We didn't...More

Thank Jas R
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a UNESCO World Heritage site, home of the coco de mer and the black parrot. I found this park very relaxing. It is easy to access by car or bus. The entrance fee was 25 euros, it was possible to pay with euros...More

Thank Unelma333
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We spent about an hour and a half walking in the reserve and it was very easy going. The only relatively steep part was if you want to go up to the viewpoint and even then, this was about a 15 minute walk. You can...More

1  Thank Srina1095
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife, not an enthusiastic hiker, or to walk a lot at stretch with a baby in hand, was apprehensive about this place. but buoy, didnt she love it! The whole feel of the place is magical....indeed very beautiful..and a must see place...with or without...More

Thank Samratahuja
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This reserve is a must see for everyone. The fees go towards conservation efforts and are much needed. There is nowhere in the world where you can see anything so unique as the coco de mer palms and the unusual birds such as the black...More

Thank Christelle W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Valle de Mai is a very nice a short walk amongst Coco de mer. You have 5 km. of path to walk by, but they are all pretty mich the same. Expensive (10 $ )

Thank Jorge A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a UNESCO heritage site. It is good for people who are into exotic plants and greenery and exotic birds. The black parrot is unique to the area. The lush greenery was definitely eye catching. I definitely recommend going with a group tour...More

1  Thank Bahar J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed the day here doing the walks and spotting all the little creatures. Staff wasn't particularly helpful or friendly.

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March 14, 2017|
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Response from holidaylover55 | Reviewed this property |
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March 12, 2017|
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Response from SIF M | Property representative |
The entrance fee is SCR 350 per person, which includes access to the Vallée de Mai for the full day as well as the chance to go on a free guided tour at 9am or 2pm. Enjoy your visit!