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Vallée de Mai
This cool and shady National Park, in the granitic island of Praslin, is one of the best places to visit in Seychelles for nature lovers. The Vallée de Mai is a 19.5 ha area of palm forest which remains largely unchanged since prehistoric times.
There is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on the island of Praslin. This park preserves a prehistoric forest that contains at least 4,000 examples of the rare giant coco de mer fruit palm, which is endemic to Seychelles. The park features other plants such as vanilla orchids, palmist, latanier, splayed traveller’s palm, and Chinese fans. There are plenty of wild animals and creatures in the park.
One can access the park by public bus, taxi, rented car, organized tour or walking. A fee is payable to visit the island.
A Visitor Center provides information to the tourists. There are free guided visits at 9 am and 2 pm. But a private tour which lasts 11/2 to 2 hours is considered to be better.