Vallee de Mai Tour

Take a guided tour through the gorgeous Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve on Praslin.

Visit Vallee de Mai and take a picture with the famous Coco de Mer!

This tour operates twice a week, on Mondays and Thursdays, and can be booked from Praslin. Boat transfers from Mahe, or La Digue, to Praslin can be booked through our website separately.

Included in this adventure

  • Hotel or Jetty Pick-up/Drop-off in Praslin
  • Park Entry Fees
  • Guided Tour

What to bring: Light casual clothing, comfortable walking shoes, sun cream and a camera

Trip details

Enter the mysterious UNESCO World Heritage Site of Vallée de Mai, located in the centre of Praslin Island. This nature reserve boasts an endemic palm forest bearing the famous "Coco de Mer", double-lobed Coconut shaped like a woman's pelvis. The valley is home to an array of exotic wildlife, such as black parrots, frogs, chameleons, small mammals, giant snails, and crustaceans. Your guide will show you first-hand the different species and will explain how the forest came to be. Legend has it that this was once the biblical Garden of Eden. This forest, with its peculiar fauna and flora, is worth a visit!
You will be picked up from your hotel on Praslin (or from the ferry jetty) and guided through the park for around 11/2 - 2 hours. For the full itinerary and pick-up times, have a look at the 'Itinerary' tab.
Please feel free to contact us if anything remains unclear; we'd be more than happy to help you.


Vallee de Mai Tour itinerary

08:15 to 09:15 - Transfer from your hotel (or jetty) to Vallee de Mai
09:30 - Guided tour of Vallée de Mai
11:15 - Transfer from Vallée de Mai to your hotel


  • All rates are quoted in Euro and subject to change due to government regulations or other factors beyond the operator's control.
  • All excursions are subject to weather conditions. In the event of cancellation, the tour operator shall reschedule the tour, offer an alternative excursion of similar value, or issue a full refund.
  • Minimum participants required:10
    Should the number not be reached, a CTS Representative will notify you before the tour.
  • Applicable entrance and/or landing fees are included
  • Rates are inclusive of pick up and drop off at your hotel in Praslin or the ferry jetty if making your own way to/from Praslin
  • Child rate applies to children between 2-11 years old
  • Children under 2 years are considered Infants and are free of charge
  • Children and infants are required to travel with at least one adult

Changes & Cancellations 

  • Date changes are possible up to 48 hours before departure, subject to availability.
  • Cancellations made more than 48 hours before departure will be eligible for a full refund, minus any charges applied to make the refund (see our Terms and Conditions for cancellation charges)
  • For any cancellations made less than 48 hours before departure, there will be no refund (100% charge will apply)


Location: Praslin
Duration: 3 Hours
Categories: Tours and Day Trips

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