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Curieuse Island

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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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Good visit if you pass by Anse Badamier as well

Nice visit overall, with a good hike out of normal path to go to Anse Badamier (highlight of the island!). The path to this beach is hard to find, more of the less in the middle... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Nice visit overall, with a good hike out of normal path to go to Anse Badamier (highlight of the island!). The path to this beach is hard to find, more of the less in the middle of the mangrove, but definitely worth fixing it as you're alone all the way. You walk in the middle of the mangrove and jungle... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

its a must see island , a turtle island , the oldest and largest you could ever see ! thats whats its known for

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Osijek, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We went on a day tip with Ziblo boat to see giant turtles and they you go on foot to the other side of the island and that was a great and beautiful experience and I would recommend to everybody to go on the day trip to Curious island.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Easy boat trip to the island. Had a very poor tour leader, who couldn't keep our group together or take control. Saw several tortoises, but we'd seen bigger in Bird Island. The barbecue lunch was nothing special, but served its purpose. Our legs weren't too great - we'd both had recent operations, but were assured the walk of 45 minutes... More 

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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

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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