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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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Great day trip to see giant tortoise

We booked this trip with a taxi boot from Praslin and arrived well in the morning at 11am. OUr guide explained us everything about the giant tortoise. After that we took a 1hr... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Manama, Bahrain
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Manama, Bahrain
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We booked this trip with a taxi boot from Praslin and arrived well in the morning at 11am. OUr guide explained us everything about the giant tortoise. After that we took a 1hr jungle hike to another beach where also the old doctors house is located. great and enjoyable stay with beautiful nature and fantastic beaches.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

An opportunity to see tortoises and learn more about the. They have a program of protecting baby tortoises from predators for the first few years of their life and they are SO cute.

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Bonn
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

It was fantastic to go for one day excursion from Praslin. The island is small but full of vegetation and it is just amazing to be able to walk surrounded by giant turtles. Totally recommended.

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London, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Wonderful tour with fantastic views, tammy food, excellent company, private tour, very very friendly owners!

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Oslo, Norway
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69 reviews 69 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Beautiful beautiful, wonderful, enjoy life, swim, snorkle, sun, water, weather. There are many places I havent been, but I think anyhow that it will be very hard to match the beauty of the Seychelles

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Praslin Island, Seychelles
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Curieuse is an island reserve about 1km away from Praslin Island. What is most enjoyed by guest are the BBQ that the various boat charters offers. Open BBQ & grill fish, freshly caught. Island of the giant land tortoise, where they roam freely on the island. Also boast a magnificent beach and the old traditional doctors house turned museum. Experiences... More 

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

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

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

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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