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Top 4 things to do in Seychelles - Prepare for Amazing Adventures!

Seychelles is a glorious place full of excitement and amazing points of interest. Let's look at some of the best things to do while you visit Seychelles.

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Curieuse Marine National Park

If you're looking at things to do in Seychelles, consider visiting the Curieuse Island, which is home to iconic Curieuse Marine National Park. Located just off the northern coast of Praslin, Curieuse Island is a nearly 2 square mile island that acts as a massive free range zoo dominated by the national heavyweight Seychellois tortoise. Being one of the largest species of tortoise in the world, they can grow up to around 300 or 600 pounds. When visiting the island, you can stroll right along these amazing creatures as they go about their day through the park's coco-de-mer trees. The Curieuse Marine National Park also features some amazing hiking trails, many strips of sand and the remains of the leper colony that now act as a historic site and museum. You can visit the Curieuse Marine National Park daily between 8 am and 5 pm with the admission costing around 17 USD per person.

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Seychelles National Botanical Gardens (Mahé)

The Seychelles National Botanical Gardens is quite the historic and iconic location. Housed here, you'll find an astounding assortment of vibrant flora that has been planted over a hundred years ago. The gardens provide an amazing pop of colour to the otherwise sandy outlook of a traditional Seychelles beach vacation. Stretched across 5 acres of Mont Fleuri which is on the southern outskirts of Victoria, the Seychelles National Botanical Gardens offers its visitors an amazing up-close look at the area's wildlife. You'll find towering palm trees, fruit trees, and spices along with the divine aromatic blooms grown in the orchid house. Strolling around the area, you'll also be greeted by giant tortoises and fruit bats who live in the area. The Seychelles National Botanical Gardens can be reached by car or even by foot from downtown Victoria, with the walk taking you around 30 minutes to reach. The garden is open daily between 8 am and 5 pm with admission costs at around 8 USD per person. If you're looking for accommodation, this travel haven has many on offer such as the AVANI Seychelles Barbarons Resort & Spa for example.

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Visit Victoria (Mahé)

If you're visiting Seychelles, Victoria is completely and utterly unavoidable as this capital city is the transportation hub for all of Mahé. The airport can be found a mere six miles towards the south west of the town, with most of ferry and bus services origination from Victoria. These numerous transports services make it an extremely convenient layover point for those travelling to Praslin or La Digue, as well as for those exploring other attractions in Mahé. Most tourists and travel experts, however, urge to explore Victoria as well, as it is home to one-third of the nation's population. Victoria like any other capital city has an air of hustle and bustle. You can explore many areas such as the Sir Selwyn-Clarke Market, a market that has been in existence since the 1840's, where you'll find fresh fish and fruit on sale.

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Rita's Art Studio and Gallery

The culture of Seychelles is colourful and captivating, and one of the best ways to experience the visually stunning creative culture of this island nation is by visiting Rita's Art Studio and Gallery. It is a fairly humble studio, but one that contains some of the best works belonging to the finest local artists to be found in the nation.