Main Road 90409 Chamarel
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Chamarel’s Seven Coloured Earth is one of those surreal things that will make your imagination run wild. With its 600 million years of history, Chamarel 7 Coloured Earth is one spectacular Geo Park destination! One of Mauritius’ most iconic attractions, the island’s original and premier geopark provides a unique experience for geology enthusiasts, nature lovers and those who simply want to understand more about this rare and impressive phenomenon. Our 8.5-hectare park is the place to visit in Mauritius for an immersive experience blending geology, education, and conservation with wonder and discovery in order to connect to the island’s fascinating natural heritage. Open all year round from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm in summer and 5 pm in winter, the Geopark is a must-see attraction for curious minds of all ages. Among other things, there is also a fun and interesting Tortoise Park and a Souvenir Shop offering an array of memorabilia, including local products from Chamarel while the Coffee shop is a happy café experience. Red, brown, violet, green, blue, purple and yellow. An almost surreal, lunar-like spectacle of rainbow-hued sand dunes unfolds before your eyes, leaving you utterly mesmerised. Set in the middle of lush green vegetation, this unique geological oddity is one of those amazing creations of nature that just make you go “Wow”. The undulating strips of multi-coloured sand that spontaneously settle in different layers are one of the most photographed and visited sights on the island. They sit in an open clearing whose lower edge is skirted by an endemic plant garden highlighting the natural heritage of Mauritius. On the upper edge, spectacular views of a vast amphitheatre of ravines clothed with luxuriant tropical vegetation and a glimpse of the picturesque Chamarel Waterfall in the distance. Undoubtedly the tallest single-drop waterfall in Mauritius at about 100m high, the Chamarel Waterfall is a striking piece of nature standing amid dense vegetation. Fed by the waters of three distinct streams pouring into Saint Denis River, it has a powerful rush with a peak flow rate in excess of 40,000 m³ per minute.