Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve, Anse Volbert

3.7
A World Heritage Site and island nature park, Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve offers a set a pleasant hikes through its virgin forest. Thickly blanketed with protected palm forests, the valley is one of only two locations in the world where the double nut coco de mer grows in the wild. Take your pick from three hiking trails, treading pristine paths surrounded by untouched forest--a rare example of such undisturbed nature and a prime spot for bird-watching. Hikes vary between 1 and 2 km (0.6 and 1.2 mi), with guided tours available throughout the morning. Keep your eye out for the endangered black parrot that calls the lush green canopies home. Add Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve to your Praslin Island travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Praslin Island tour itinerary planner.
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  • We decided as a family to do a little hike in the Vallee De Mai. We saw some birds, small snails and lots of palm trees. The trail is very clean and very well maintained.  more »
  • If you are AT ALL interested in the geology and geography of the Seychelles - and you should be, it's incredible - THIS is the heart of it all. Lovely trails though a primordial forest: huge palm...  more »

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