Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve, Praslin Island

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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  • With guide to the jungle of Praslin with the Coco de Mere. Always protected in the shade or from the rain :-)
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  • In advance: We recommend a free tour at 2 p.m. The guide takes a lot of time and explains a lot. From the creation of the nature reserve and the Coco de mer to many other plants - the excursion and the entrance fee is absolutely reasonable. Conclusion: Worth it, do!
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