Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve

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Timings : 9 AM - 4 PM
Last entry at 3 PM

Entry Fees : SCR 350
Can be paid in cash or by credit card

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Vallee de Mai Natural reserve, Seychelles Overview

One of the two UNESCO World Heritage sites in Praslin, Vallee De Mai Nature Reserve is a nature park. Also known as "Garden of Eden", it has a widespread palm forest and is popular for coco de mer, the largest seed in the world. It is also home to the rare Seychelles Black Parrot, the national bird of Seychelles.

Valle De Mai Nature Reserve is a birding paradise. Some rare birds spotted here include blue pigeon, bulbul and sunbird. There are five endemic plant species that can only be seen here. There are also 3 well-marked hiking trails, along with some minor sub trails. Valle De Mai is best explored on a guided tour to better understand the ecosystem. The on-site facilities include a cafeteria, souvenir shop, lockers, and a visitor centre.

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How To Reach Vallee de Mai Natural reserve

A ferry can be taken from any other island in Seychelles to Praslin Island. Once at Praslin, a car or bus is easily available to Vallee De Mai Nature Reserve. The bus stop is located outside the entrance, near the Visitor Centre.

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