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Curieuse Island

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Address: Praslin Island, Seychelles
Phone Number:
+248 4 225 115

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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This is must see place in Seychelles. Walk among this beautiful creatures is amazing experience. Had fantastic time there.

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Warsaw, Poland
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Warsaw, Poland
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11 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is must see place in Seychelles. Walk among this beautiful creatures is amazing experience. Had fantastic time there.

Thank kristheshark
South Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great and unforgettable experience, a place which is "must be" whie in the Seychelles. An opportunity to meet the giant tortoises face to face not to be missed.

Thank chicoboy44
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Curieuse Island lies 30 min boat ride from Praslin. There are over 300 giant tortoises living there in the wild. This is an amazing, unforgettable day trip that can be organized in one of the 3 ways: - charter a bareboat, sail over and moore in the SE bay practically right in front of the entrance to the tortoise sanctuary;... More 

Thank Burek_Polny
Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the perfect place to cuddle tortoise and make great picture of them. also the beaches are nice for taking a swim after a walk. also doctors house is really nice. there is a museum inside.

Thank wa_alexandra
Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Island is one of the most wonderful places I have ever been to. We stayed in the bay right outside for five nights on our katamaranboat. The kids took the kajak in to land and visited the hundreds of gigantic turtle that lived there. It is a protection area for this animal and they are well taken care of.... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take a boat from the beach, usually the locals offer 3 island deal for the day: Cousin, Curieuse and St Pierre. You go first to Cousin and walk through it with a guide, watch for the mosquito plethora! Then you go have lunch in Curieuse, and finally you go snorkeling at St Pierre.

Thank PuckPasha
Hampshire UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must for all animal lovers to see these wonderful creatures. Can get there easily from RAffles hotel by speedboat and have a super walk across the island seeing turtles , dolphin etc

Thank kev'n'JJ
Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You should be in shape for the walk over the island, but the views are worth it. Be sure to bring water, sunscreen and comfortable walking shoes. The tortoises are much larger than they appear in pictures and are not at all afraid of people. In fact, they will follow you, knocking over benches, if you have food in your... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved our trip to Curieuse, it was nice to be able to walk by ourselves across the island and it had terrific views all the way along. The tortoises are very used to people, so maybe bring them some leaves to eat and they'll be very happy! Make sure you take some time to explore the lovely beaches too.... More 

Thank klb504
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came over from Praslin. The turtles were amazing. Friendly. Love leaves. You could pet them. So big ! We just fell in love with these animals. Also tons of crabs etc to see. We hiked past the doctors house onto a beautiful stretch of beach. We had a BBQ as well. Nice island for a day trip.

Thank syehasan

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