Chamarel’s Seven Coloured Earth Geopark, Chamarel

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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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  • The site is down a private drive at Chamarel. There is a good quality road that winds there. Plenty of parking spaces. There is a short walk to the site from the car park. You will soon reach a... 
    The site is down a private drive at Chamarel. There is a good quality road that winds there. Plenty of parking spaces. There is a short walk to the site from the car park. You will soon reach a...  more »
  • We enjoyed the visit to the waterfall and Seven Coloured Earth. We had arrived on foot and walked first down passed the waterfall and then on to the Seven Coloured Earth. The waterfall was quite... 
    We enjoyed the visit to the waterfall and Seven Coloured Earth. We had arrived on foot and walked first down passed the waterfall and then on to the Seven Coloured Earth. The waterfall was quite...  more »
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  • The Seven-Colored Earth of Chamarel (Mauritius) For ages, the story of this volcanic phenomenon remains shrouded in mystery. Located on the south-western cape of Mauritius, this world famous destination is bordered by an 83-metre high waterfall which gives tourists a panoramic view of this beautiful attraction. It is formed by a volcanic eruption, resulting in seven colors of earth spun together to form the must-see feature.
  • This place is simply something unique. It’s almost hard to believe that it is natural. Truly a sight to visit and enjoy. I also recommend the coffee from there since it is a typical African blend of flavors which you can appreciate even after you leave ;)

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