Chamarel Coloured EarthCurrently Open
- Address: Plaine Champagne Road, Chamarel, Mauritius
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +230-2656743
- Ticket Price: 125 MUR
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Geological Formation, Family And Kids, Nature
A geological formation that will blow away your mind with its first glimpse; the seven coloured earth is located in the Chamarel Plains of the Rivière Noire District in south-western Mauritius. Its multi-coloured sand dunes in seven distinct colours of red, brown, violet, green, blue, purple and yellow are surreal.
The best part of this phenomenon is that, if you pick up a handful of sand and mix it spontaneously, it will eventually separate out in multi-colours! Another striking feature of these sand dunes are- they never erode, even in the torrential and tropical rains of Mauritius!
This is one of the top rated attractions of Mauritius. Souvenir shops selling small test tubes filled with coloured earth are dotted around the sand dunes!
- Rented car, taxi
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95% of people who visit Chamarel include Chamarel Coloured Earth in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
36.36% of people start their Chamarel Coloured Earth visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Chamarel Coloured Earth
91.69% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Chamarel Coloured Earth
Pretty good and unspoilt. Unashamedly a tourist attraction but not over done. Approach road is long but well paved. Stop at waterfall along the way. Cafe nice but simple so don't go expecting a meal. Views of the earths are controlled but good viewpoints. Bring a camera pole or tripod if you have one. Recommended
Very interesting and beautiful to look at. I cannot give five stars as the sands were not raked and had many rocks on the sand ruining the look that would otherwise have been achieved with a more maintained look. Otherwise very good tourist attraction, need to pay for entry though, but price is reasonable.
Enjoyed this beautiful spot. Very peaceful and surrounded by nature. They also have some tortoise that are very big. Take a walk all the way round. End with a coffee overlooking the special view under a nice cool tree. Lovely place, stop at the waterfall on the way. Make sure you walk to the top so you can see the whole thing.
There is literally nothing like it. The contrast between the colours of the sand against the lush greenery surrounding it is insane. Definitely worth a visit!
Excellent site, well worth the visit. The site also has giant turtles and a slightly overpriced cafe. Try and go on a sunny day to really be able to enjoy the different colours in the sand