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Address: Praslin Island, Seychelles
Phone Number: 4 22 51 15
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This island is strictly protected to allow Giant tortoises to prosper.

This island is strictly protected to allow Giant tortoises to prosper.

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lovely place

Great beaches, good walk through the mangroves, super snorkelling and 2 BBQ areas. Tortoises are tame and great to see. Pity more is not made of the Doctor's house. It could be a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Paphos, Cyprus
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Paphos, Cyprus
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great beaches, good walk through the mangroves, super snorkelling and 2 BBQ areas. Tortoises are tame and great to see. Pity more is not made of the Doctor's house. It could be a fabulous informative museum. Our trip was run by Bruno from Anse Possession.

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Melbourne, Australia
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222 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

makes a relaxing day out to see lots of tortoises up close in a nactural setting (most actually hanging out on the lawns of the national park office!) plus walk through the forests, see the mangrove wildlife and the coco de mer palms and do a bit of snorkelling etc. Mason and Creole Travel do upmarket tours but in Cote... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was taken to this place by our hotel rep. Have to say, had a lovely time. The location of island is beautiful. Nice and clean beach, hiking and barbecue.

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Thank deephit
Praslin
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a day trip to this beautiful island. An ex leper colony, the island has a big beautiful beach on the side of the doctors house. The water is crystal clear. On the other side, over a path through the beautiful island vegetation and mangroves, is the main tortoise area where you can see about a hundred or more tortoises.

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Thank Sarago
Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was amazing to wander among the Giant Tortoise and see the little ones in their pen. We walked to the Doctors house which was very interesting and then had a swim at the beach there before getting back on our tour boat to go snorkeling.

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Thank RedGillyBean
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bring a camera and a beach towel. Once you've checked out the giant tortuous's and take the hike to the other side of the island there's a nice beach to hangout at facing Praslin.

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Thank Roger S
Southampton, United Kingdom
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227 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Coming here after Cousin Island shows how different islands can be when so close together. The nursery of tortoises is very touching, as even the smallest are about 5 years old - the hatchlings must be minute and a rather crunchy snack for frigatebirds. The walk over to the doctor's house took us over varied terrain and we faced the... More 

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Thank FriskyG
Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our only regret is that we did not have more time. You can literally walk with "dinosaurs." It is an incredibly unique choice whether to spend time with the baby tortoises or feed the adults! The snorkeling just 30 feet offshore is equally incredible.

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Nice beach and clean water, turtle, coco crab, hiking, barbecue. Curieuse island is one of my favorite in Seychelles.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Awesome island where it feels like going back in time. No wifi, no tvs just the island and some people walking around. I highly recommend to visit this island when you visit Seychelles

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