Visit Of The Giant Tortoises Park (Rodrigues)
Come and meet the Giant Tortoises in Rodrigues! Situated in the southern part of the Rodrigues Island, the Giant Tortoises Park is a 20 hectare nature reserve where you can discover more than 110,000 endemic and native plants as well as the giant tortoises.
Stroll through the reserve along a 2 km long trail and discover an emerging forest and some very rare plants. You will be able to stroll amongst giant tortoises, see the rare Rodrigues fruit bat. You can also opt for a guided tour of the magnificent caves, which is unique to this area of the island. In the caves, you will discover a network of eleven caves, the largest of which is 500 m in length and is called Grande Caverne. You can also admire the beautifully illuminated stalactites and stalagmites. You will also get clues on the history of Rodrigues and its native wildlife and spot the limestone plateau, called Plaine Corail.
As you visit the Giant Tortoises Park museum, you will find 3 separate exhibitions on the history of Rodrigues, the natural history of the island and the limestone geology of the Plaine Corail.
As part of your park’s visit, you will get to:
- Visit of the Giant Tortoises Reserve Park
- Stroll amongst the Giant tortoises
- Guided tour of the caves
- Experienced guides
- Visit of the Giant Tortoises Museum
Validity: 31st December 2018
Operating days: Everyday including Sundays and public holidays from 09:00 to 17:00
Duration: 2 hours
Activity Time: Flexible
Transportation: Offered as supplement
Guided tour of the Reserve & Cave at: 09:30, 10:30, 12:30 and 14:30
Lunch at the park's restaurant is optional and comes at an additional cost.
Opening hours of the park's restaurant: 11:00 to 16:00
At the end of the visit, you can also opt for traditional Rodriguan food at the Restaurant and find a variety of souvenirs, gifts and books at the Shop.