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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 trip to this island is mandatory if you are staying on Praslin. Though many hotels have group trips on half-day or full-day schedules that take visitors to this island and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

A trip to this island is mandatory if you are staying on Praslin. Though many hotels have group trips on half-day or full-day schedules that take visitors to this island and the other smaller ones off the coast of Praslin, we opted for a charter-boat excursion for a few hours. Our hotel helped us arrange this. Our excellent guide, Benoit,... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We booked a day excursion to see the tortoises and snorkel on Curieuse Island. Children under 12 are free. We had a guide who got us some leaves to feed the tortoises, and he showed us where to walk on the trail to get to the "doctor's house" and the beach facing the hotel on Praslin island. The trail was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We opted for a full-day trip to see the island and snorkel off St Pierre. Landing on the beach at Curieuse, we were surprised by how comfortable the huge tortoises were around all the visitors, even walking up to them close to the beach. They are very happy and responsive to being touched and stroked on their necks, which was... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We took one of the organized trips i.e. with BBQ, snorkel etc. Great to see the turtles walking around on the beach you arrive on. The walk across the island to the 'BBQ area' was nice but hard work in 35 degree heat for about 45 minutes to an hour with a 4 year old so if you are going... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

so far it is my favourite beach in seychelles! it is very fun to see the turtles and walk around the island. once you get the doctors house you also get an amazing white sandy beach.

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Manama, Bahrain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

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

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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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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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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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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