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Curieuse Island

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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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Very cool island, like going back in time

We took an excursion from Praslin to Curieuse island through our hotel. We went to St Pierre island for snorkeling also as well as Anse Georgette. Curieuse island was great, a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Trip vendors on Praslin strongly recommend a visit to the island with the giant tortoises. We found it interesting but not great. Yes, the tortuises are enormous but confined to a grassy lawn area. A quite long walk to the other side of the island shows a special island ecosystem.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took an excursion from Praslin to Curieuse island through our hotel. We went to St Pierre island for snorkeling also as well as Anse Georgette. Curieuse island was great, a real exploration. The island is inhabited by giant tortoises are the island is very idyllic. We went on a trek through the island as saw all the different wild... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The island was under development for our short excursion there. The higlhlight was definitely the giant tortoises and the beautiful walkway through the island.

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West Sweden, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Best full day excursion we had while staying in Praslin. Very good combination of snorkling, tortoises and amazing beach. Not to be missed. Since we stayed in Anse Possession area we had the oportunity to go on this excursion for 50Euro with one of the companies right outside our guest house. Go to anse possession and ask for Bruno and... More 

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Thatcham, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tortoises are amazing and well worth a visit if only for them. We went with Creole tours and to be honest wish we hadn't. First part of tour was snorkelling which had to be relocated because of choppy water (not their fault) we were given 45 minutes! Then onto island by zodiac 8 at a time. If you are... More 

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Cambridgeshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Firstly we were offered a tour by one of the two big operators on the islands, Creole Tours. Masons is the other. We were quoted €125 per person including a barbecue on board a catamaran. We found a private operator Daves Tours who arranged it for €50 per person with a barbecue on the beach. The boat we went with... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Curiese is famous for its tortoises and they deliver to the promise. You can find these huge reptiles in almost all islands in Seychelles but usually they are put inside the fence. On Denis Island there are several dozen tortoises "in captivity". The reason is clear - they will destroy gardens. Hence, they are kept "behind the bars". Not on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

A great place to visit the giant Aldabra tortoise in their relaxed natural environment. The islands nature reserve and the clear waters and rocky scenario provide a great arrival point. The giant tortoise will happily eat the vegetation if you want a close up picture. we stayed only for a couple of hours, but there was an option to also... More 

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Loved meeting the giant tortoises and learning facts about them. The trek over the island is fun and the beach is so pretty. Highly recommended

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

island is a great way to see the tortoise as well as enjoy the somewhat deserted island. We did not eat lunch so we took 2 hours on the island. We used King Creole as the water taxi. We had to wait about 45 minutes to be transferred over which we didn't like since we thought we were going right... More 

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