Discover the natural splendour of this world famous attraction and visit Praslin’s Vallée de Mai, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Conditions and Inclusions:

  • This excursions is subject to weather, and requires a minimum set of 4 pax in order to proceed. In the event of cancellation, Mason’s Travel undertakes to re-schedule the tour, offer an alternative excursion of similar value or effect a full refund.
  • All the vehicles and sea fleet are equipped with the latest safety requirements recognised by international standards and appropriately insured.

Private (guided) tours

  • On our website we have detailed our most popular excursions. As specialist for the Seychelles we are also able to tailor -make any tour you may wish to experience.
  • If you stay on Praslin or one of the nearby islands it’s possible to book a private guided tours for you or your group
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Days of operation

This excursion is scheduled on

  • Monday (English & French)
  • Thursday (English & French)
  • Friday (Italian, English & French)


Starting with a coach transfer from the hotel, this half-day excursion is dedicated exclusively to the renowned Vallee-de-Mai, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

This extraordinary primeval forest, known as the Garden of Eden, is the unique habitat in the universe where the Coco-de-Mer palm grows in its natural state. 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.

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.

What to bring

cameras, comfortable walking shoes, water/cool-drinks, mosquito repellent


Since this is half-day tour no meals are provided.

Departure point

This excursion is applicable for guests staying on Praslin Island and nearby Islands

General Pick-up times from hotels

Grand Anse: 09h30-09h45 // Baie Ste Anne: 09h30-09h45


Adults (12+) : 55 euro
Children (2 - 11 years): 27 euro


- transfer from the hotel to Vallée de Mai
- entrance fees
- transfer from Vallée de Mail to the hotel

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