Vallée de Mai | Half Day Tour


Half Day


Vallee de Mai


Monday, Wednesday, Friday


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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.


Praslin: Tour starts 09:45 / Tour ends 12:00
Entrance fees, hotel transfers and guided tour included


Children (aged 2 to 11 years old) benefit from special rates on our excursions. Failure to verify your child’s age will result in the child being charged as an adult on site. Please see our terms and conditions for more information.

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.