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Address: 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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Giant turtles in their natural habitat

Giant turtles roaming freely around the island, welcoming you as soon as you get off the boat! Very nice picture opportunities, possibility as well for a barbecue close to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Brussels, Belgium
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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Giant turtles roaming freely around the island, welcoming you as soon as you get off the boat! Very nice picture opportunities, possibility as well for a barbecue close to the beach.

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Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

While staying at Raffles, Praslin island, we made a morning trip to Curieuse mainly to see the largest colony in this part of the world of giant tortoises. The trip from the hotel is short, about 15 minuted by boat across to Turtle Pond bay.Despite proximity of the island from the hotel the cost is quite steep (70 euros per... More 

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

If you return from the Seychelles without visiting Curieuse Island, you're missing something great! An absolute must visit to see the famous giant tortoises of Seychelles. Beautiful and gentle animals that are also extremely friendly. My husband and I spent about 3 hours on the island. One hr with the tortoises and the rest just chilling about the beach and... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Spent a afternoon on the island as part of a full day catamaran outing. Saw the giant tortoises - the guides very knowledgable. Able to interact and feed the tortoises on the island. Then a walk through to the old leppar colony via beautiful mangroves. Finally a swim in the local bay. Take your own water and snacks - not... More 

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Cordoba, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I went there with a full day tour. I didn't walk through the park because I don't like turtles instead I stayed at the beach!!! And I loved it!!!! It is amazing!!!! It is a must go!!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I suppose if you can find a way to get there and back for under 25 or 30 euros per person then it may be worth it. We paid about 3 times this, which, given the transfer itself takes less than 10 minutes there and 5 minutes back, is far too expensive. Also time your visit, we went at low... More 

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Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

A must see when you are in Praslin. A hundred giant tortoises are relaxing together on this island. Be aware the walk from the tortoises to the doctor's house is 45 min.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Amazing to hear the stories of the turtles. How they survived the tsunami of 2004 by leaving low lying areas half a day before the water came.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This was a fantastic place to visit, we sailed in and anchored, spent half a day checking out the largest tortoises and saw the New babies as well. Lots of cool stuff and historical as well.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Must visit island to see the large tortoises that roam freely around. Also hike a trail to one of the best beaches in the area which has clear white fish that you can see on the water.

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Address: Praslin Island, Seychelles
Phone Number: 4 22 51 15
Location: Africa  >  Seychelles  >  Praslin Island

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