Day trip

Praslin: Vallée de Mai and Anse Lazio Beach Full-day Tour

Day trip

Praslin: Vallée de Mai and Anse Lazio Beach Full-day Tour

Activity provider: Vision Voyages DMC Pty Ltd
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From US$ 91.62 per person

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Discover Vallée de Mai on Praslin Island on a small-group tour. See the rare coco de mer palm tree and black parrot.

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Duration 7.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French
Pickup included
One of the local partner's representatives will collect you from your hotel or place of residence.


  • Visit the Valle de Mai Nature Reserve, an ancient forest
  • Relax on the beautiful white sands of Anse Lazio beach
  • Look out for one of the world’s rarest birds, the Black Parrot
Full description
After pickup from your hotel, head to the renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve. This extraordinary ancient forest commonly known as the "Garden of Eden", is a unique habitat where the coco de mer palm grows in its natural state. The reserve is also home to one of the world’s rarest birds, the Black Parrot. In the afternoon, explore Anse Lazio, considered one of the top 10 beaches in the world. There are a few restaurants at Anse Lazio where you can buy lunch. You will be dropped back to your hotel at 4:00 PM.
  • All taxes, fees, and handling charges
  • Hotel pickup from Praslin (and drop-off)
  • Entry to Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve
  • Lunch
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  • People with mobility impairments

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Customer reviews

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4.8 /5

based on 59 reviews

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The guide was very knowledgeable of the island, being a native Praslinois. He took us on a car tour of the island on the way from our hotel to Vallee de Mai, showed us where locals lived and stopped to show us interesting places and nature. At Vallee de Mai, he stayed with us most of the way and was invaluable providing context and information on the flora and fauna. He gave us about 45 minutes to explore on our own after that, before bringing us to Anse Lazio. He also offered to stop at a shop on the way for us to grab lunch (Anse Lazio only has one restaurant). Unfortunately, the weather wasn't on our side in Anze Lazio so we had to cut our trip short. Fortunately, though, our guide was waiting for us in the car the whole time and we could leave whenever we wanted. Overall, really recommend it!

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March 27, 2023

We had a great day during our tour on Praslin. Our tour assistant was very welcoming and offered us lots of helpful information about the places we’ve seen and also about the inhabitants of the island. We first went to Vallee de Mai, where our lovely tour guide, Jana, sorted our entrance and she joined us a few meters into the national reserve to explain a few things about the famous coco de mer. She then let us go see the park by ourselves and we felt a bit lost, especially since we’ve seen other groups being joined by their guides inside the park. We then headed to Anse Lazio where we spent time swimming, taking pictures, walking on the beach barefoot and just enjoying the beauty of this place. The only recommendation I can give is to ensure that the group has a guide when visiting the Vallée de Mai. We would have paid for one gladly if we would have been told that the guide is not included. We enjoyed our day on the island and it was because of our lovely guide. Thanks!

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March 27, 2023

José est un guide exceptionnel ! Des explications superbes, une gentillesse et un super accueil. Fin connaisseur de son île, il nous partage son amour pour sa terre natale et nous donne envie de plonger à sa découverte en sa compagnie. Merci encore pour cette super journée ! Je vous recommande cette visite et ce guide !

March 27, 2023

Product ID: 388519