Chamarel’s Seven Coloured Earth Geopark, Chamarel

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Geologic Formation · Landmark
Witness an impressive geological formation at Chamarel’s Seven Coloured Earth Geopark. The attractive area of dunes features sand of seven distinct colors: red, brown, violet, green, blue, purple, and yellow settle in separate layers, forming colorful stripes. The decomposition of volcanic rock cooling at different temperatures causes the separation, which, taken as a whole, appears otherworldly. Remember to bring your camera to catch this strange natural sight from behind the fences of the observation deck, and consider taking home a small tube of the sands from one of the many sellers by the entrance. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Chamarel’s Seven Coloured Earth Geopark by using our Chamarel day trip planning app.
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  • Great wonder but not else much around to see. Is worth the short walk if you like these type of adventures. Rain does effect the soil please see the pic. Go on days which have been dry for a while...  more »
  • Essentially 7 shades of brown. The waterfalls in the area are stunning but the 7 coloured earth is anything but.  more »

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