Vallée de Mai | Half Day Tour


Half Day


Vallee de Mai


Monday, Wednesday, Friday



Vallée de Mai | Half Day Tour

Visit Praslin’s Vallée de Mai, a UNESCO World Heritage site – an untouched biosphere like none other on Earth. Vallée de Mai is also home to the iconic Coco de Mer and rare Black Parrot. Our knowledgeable guides will share the mysteries and legends of this ancient forest, while pointing out endemic fauna and flora that can be seen nowhere else on earth.

This tour is only available to clients staying on Praslin.


Visit Praslin’s Vallée de Mai, a UNESCO World Heritage site – an untouched biosphere like none other on Earth.

Here giant palms rustle overhead as you meander through this ancient forest filled with many endemic species of palm and rare fauna, such as the Seychelles Black Parrot, the tiger chameleon and the diminutive Seychelles tree frog.

Vallée de Mai is also home to the Coco de Mer palm; the seed  is the largest nut in the world and has been treasured as a collectable and mystical aphrodisiac for centuries. Let our Guides unravel the secrets of this magical forest to you.

It was once believed – in the distant lands where these giant seeds would wash ashore –  that the Coco de Mer originated from a sacred forest under the sea. Today, we know better, and Vallée de Mai – believed by some to be the original site of the Garden of Eden – is where these magnificent palms grow.


Available Tuesdays – This tour is only available to clients staying on Praslin.
Departs Mahé 07:00
Praslin: Tour starts 09:45 / Tour ends 12:00
Entrance fees, hotel transfers and guided tour included


Departure from:

You will be collected from your hotel


Guided Tour, Sightseeing, Cultural & Historical Interest, Nature Walk

Points of Interest:

Vallee de Mai - UNESCO World Heritage Site

Package includes:

Guided Tours

 Park Fees

Land Transfers

What to Bring:

 Natural Insect Repellant


Tour Map


The schedule displayed below indicates estimated times. Actual timing may vary on the day.

Collection from hotel | Time to be advised

Hotel transfers are included in this excursion. You will be advised of your collection time before the excursion.

09:45 - Arrival at UNESCO site, Vallée de Mai

Please check your clothing and bags for Yellow Crazy Ants before entering the park.

10:00 - Tour of Vallée de Mai

Your knowledgeable guide will lead you through this ancient forest is home to the iconic coco de mer palm and the rare black parrot.

12:00 - The coach departs for your hotel

After a day of exploration, sun, sea and sand - we take back to your hotel or guest house.

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    Please Note: A minimum number of confirmed bookings is required for this group tour to take place. Please read our terms & conditions and cancellation policy below.

    Your Wellbeing is our Priority

    • Our operations are Covid-safe certified by the Public Health Authority and Ministry of Tourism
    • Our boats and vehicles are thoroughly sanitised before and after each excursion
    • We use eco-friendly cleaning products that are not harmful to you or the environment
    • Our staff wear a mask at all times to protect you – please wear yours too
    • Health screening for staff and guests prior to departure
    • Hand sanitiser available throughout the day

    Terms & Conditions

    • Our tours include English and French speaking guides – other languages are available upon request.
    • As your safety is our priority, we reserve the right to cancel or postpone an excursion due to bad weather, or if the minimum number of participants has not been reached.
    • Some excursions may include a wet landing. Please request a bag to protect your valuable items.
    • Please advise us of any medical conditions you may have, prior to confirming your excursion.
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