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Curieuse Island

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Address: SCMRT-MPA Headquarters, PO Box 1240, Victoria, Mahe, Ranger Base, Curieuse Island, Praslin Island, Seychelles
Phone Number: 4 22 51 15
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Description: This island is strictly protected to allow Giant tortoises to prosper.

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A short boat ride away from Praslin. Beautiful beaches, ancient tortoises, a barbeque prepared for you, and a walk/hike through mangrove forest.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

A short boat ride away from Praslin. Beautiful beaches, ancient tortoises, a barbeque prepared for you, and a walk/hike through mangrove forest.

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NJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

I don't know if it is just time of year, but visitors were confined to a small portion of the island in a common area. There were a number of these beautiful tortoises, but in a picnic area, and around lawns and buildings. It felt much more authentic to see these tortoises in their Galapagos environment on a different trip.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful experience. These creatures are magnificent and to see them roaming freely in their natural environment rather than a zoo or similar is a joy. If you are in the Seychelles just do this.

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anywhere, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

We visited this little gem using a tour from La Digue and even though there was like a dozen people, we were able to hike and escape the crowd. We found a stunning little cove that we had all to ourselves. It was facing Pralin if I remember correctly. We swam and snorkeled and got to see seaturtles!!! It was... More 

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Istanbul
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Being perhaps the only place where these giant animals freely wanders, the Island is an interesting place to visit for outsiders. It allows you to hike, depending on your pace, for around half an hour and see tortoises. The track path is covered with very different kind of species of animals and plants, which leaves the visitors (my wife and... More 

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Rajkot, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

If you are in Seychelles must visit Praslin Island, it has very beautiful beaches with good hotels and resturants.

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sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I loved Curieuse Island for the giant tortoises that walk freely on the island. For the nature lover this is a must-see. In addition to the giant tortoises, there are also beautiful mangroves, secluded beaches and snorkelling spots. Great for a day trip. If you want to avoid paying for a full or half day tour with a boat load... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Old leper colony with amazing walk and 150 giant tortoises. Doctors house was cute with lots of information and local history

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Wonderful sights of the friendly giant tortoises then walk through the forest to a beach on the other side where you will be collected by your boat.

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

A tropical island with a beach barbecue....all crawling at the pace of 250 giant toroises...what better way to spend an afternoon?

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