Chamarel Seven Coloured Earth Geopark, Chamarel

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Witness an impressive geological formation at Chamarel 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 Seven Coloured Earth Geopark by using our Chamarel day trip planning app.
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  • It is rarely that nature is so colorful and here it is. You have to have luck to have sunshine for better light. 
    It is rarely that nature is so colorful and here it is. You have to have luck to have sunshine for better light.  more »
  • Nothing special, but it had been raining and the colours did not stand out. However, the waterfalls and tortoises and views made it worthwhile 
    Nothing special, but it had been raining and the colours did not stand out. However, the waterfalls and tortoises and views made it worthwhile  more »
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  • As a natural formation it is quite interesting but after walking around it there's not much else going on. The drive down and stopping to see the waterfall was better than the 7 coloured earth in my opinion. They had a nice cafe where the prices were not extortionate and the tortoises were also interesting. I would guess if you went with kids they would be more interested in the giant tortoises over everything else.
  • Visited Chamarel viewpoint and 7 Coloured Earth. When you entered the park, you need to drive couple minutes to viewpoints and 7 Coloured Earth. And the road was very well maintained. Parking is available.๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ I recommend you to come here early with less tourists.๐Ÿค“ Donโ€™t forget to visit giant tortoise family near the 7 Coloured Earth.

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