Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve, Anse Volbert

3.7
World heritage site · Forest · Valley
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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  • Lovely walk through the nature reserve and was pleasantly surprised to see newly sprouting Coco trees from fallen nuts... be prepared with fluids though as it’s obviously humid and warm and there are....  more »
  • Vallée de Mai is a nice forest to go hiking in. However, the tour guides cost an additional 50 EUR for one hour (entry is about 350 SCR). The tour was ok, however we learned more about the Coco de...  more »
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