Fond Ferdinand, Praslin Island

4.5
#6 of 40 in Outdoors in Praslin Island
Hike through an ancient palm forest and see the indigenous coco de mer tree at Fond Ferdinand, a large nature reserve with a diversity of animals and plants. Spanning some 150 hectares (370 acres), the park features a safe, stone-built trail extending for over 2 km (1.2 mi) through the largest number of sea coconut trees in the world. View six endemic palm trees and the rare Gastonia, Bwa sagay and Seychelles' aphloia plants. Bring binoculars for excellent bird-watching opportunities. Arrange your visit to Fond Ferdinand and discover more family-friendly attractions in Praslin Island using our Praslin Island journey planner.
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  • Fond Ferdinand is much better than Valleé de Mai! I have already read this before our travel, but finally we visited both. Advantages of Fond Ferdinand: 1. It is much cheaper (150 vs. 350 SCR). 2...  more »
  • Visited the Fond Ferdinand coco de mer reserve. We took the 9:30 am tour on a Wednesday in February. Our guide Julia was friendly and funny. She taught us about the coco de mer, cinnamon trees and...  more »
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  • Nice and funny tourguide with a great walk in the forest. He knew the vegetation and the area pretty well. More than 600 hundred steps but the tour takes
  • Fascinating tour and well worth it. You have to do a tour at specified times (Mon-Fri 930am, 11am, 1230pm, 130pm; Sat & Sun 930am, 1130am)

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