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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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Tortoises and beaches

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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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Kent
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent just a few hours on Curieuse as part of a "Robinson Crusoe" trip from Praslin. We trekked across the island with a guide and it was fascinating to see the hundreds of shell fish nestled in the mangrove swamp at low tide. The giant tortoises were really good to see too.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Curieuse is home to a former leper colony and many land tortoises. For those interested in history, you can visit the home of the former doctor who served the leprosy patients once living on Curieuse. It is also a nice stop to pet the tortoises, who ramble freely on the island. There is a beautiful beach called Anse Jose on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Crazy turtles trip on Curieuse it was funny and so nice plus turtles neck are very strange to touch :-) !! Anyway, this was a good trip at good price which usually includes a snorkelling part at îlot Saint-Pierre which is cool and no to dark if you go on the good day of course ....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This si a must do to see and believe how wonderful these creatures are. Roaming freely in the space they have by the sea on curieuse

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Amazing place where you can have a great time with the tortoises. Check for organized trips in your hotel - usually u can book day trips with snorkeling around and with BBQ on the island.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

The tortoise around are worth visiting ! They roam around they are so friendly and even will give you a hi five!! The place is beautiful! Picturesque and superb for selfie lovers with these beautiful creatures. It is up to u on how much time u wanna spend here.. A little or a while day!! The beach is next door... More 

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