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Curieuse Island

SCMRT-MPA Headquarters, PO Box 1240, Victoria, Mahe, Ranger Base, Curieuse Island, Praslin Island, Seychelles
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Type: Islands, Outdoors
Owner description: This island is strictly protected to allow Giant tortoises to prosper.
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Type: Islands, Outdoors
Owner description: This island is strictly protected to allow Giant tortoises to prosper.

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Dubai
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

The beach are nice, the snorkelling lovely but nothing prepars you for the first hand relationship with 100+ yrs old turtles... Amazing creatures.

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Umeå, Sweden
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This is the place to go if you want to se giant tortoises. We took a boat trip there, had barbecue lunch (which was very nice), and said hallo to some of all the giant tortoises. Then we hiked a trail to another beach where we were picked up. The hike was well worth doing, and our 6-year old did... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Definitely a must see. Would have liked to stay longer than a few hours on this island. For me this island is more interesting than Valle de Mai

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

After snorkeling on St. Pierre, got to see the wondrous giant tortoises on this national park. Just amazing creatures,

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Centurion, South Africa
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107 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

My husband and I have been to Seychelles and in particular Praslin on four occasions over the past few years. We stayed at the Paradise Sun Resort. We did not once miss the opportunity to visit Curieuse Island during our stays. We booked via a reliable local guy at the hotel and it was very affordable. Praslin and Curieuse Islands... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

A great trip by boat. You will enjoy the trek to the doctor's house and the swim in the beach there. The BBQ at the end will be a big welcome after the walk.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This was the 2nd island we covered in our Day tour. Was awesome and felt like paradise. The tour arranger arranged for lunch in the island which consisted of pasta salad, barbeque chicken and fish, bread and for dessert had bananas and coconut. We ate the lunch facing the deep blue ocean giving a whole new meaning to "Monday Blues"!!!!... More 

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Israel
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Most people go there to have their lunch and to walk through the island which used to be leprosy "hospital" and place to raise turtles for commerce. There is a nice walk from one side of the island to the other side in which mangroves can be seen as well as swamp creatures and in addition Aldabra giant tortoises walk... More 

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Birmingham UK
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34 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Fantastic to get some close to the tortoises, they like their heads stroked behind their ears and are very loveable (but don't sit on them - they ain't horses). Beaches are beautiful and you can also go on a boardwalk through the mangroves (full of crabs, and other sea life) and on a trail across the island. Excellent experience, would... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We made a day trip from Anse Albert to Curieuse Island, Cousin and St. Pierre. It cost 120 euros but is worth every penny! It's absolutely great to see the giant turtoises in there natural habitat. The BBQ-lunch was very tastful and the walk from the turtoise beach to the doctor's house on the other side of the island is... More 

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