Chamarel Coloured Earth, Chamarel
About Chamarel Coloured Earth, Chamarel
Chamarel Coloured Earth, Chamarel - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: Plaine Champagne Road, Chamarel, Mauritius
Ticket Price: 125 MUR
Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
Timings: 24-hrs Details
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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!
How To reach Chamarel Coloured Earth by Public Transport
- Rented car, taxi
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Despite cloudy weather, we were able to do some fun activities such as Quad biking and third longest zip line. Sadly, we were not able to experience the different colours as this is best seen in a sunny day. Nonetheless, you can always enjoy the picturesque view around.
Was exactly what was advertised. Nice to see and informative signage to explain the causes of this sand separation. Nice cafe and toilets on site with ample parking. Some giant tortoise also on site. This and the waterfall down the road came as a package entry price. It would be good to see some hiking trails around the area to improve the overall attraction & add to the experience.
I was here 20 years ago and there was a lot more soul and no barricades. Now the soil is fenced off and there is a stone train which circles it and has viewing platforms. Beautifully framed. Small coffee shop which also serves freshly made sandwiches to order. They also have a fenced off tortoise enclosure. However if you want to see tortoises go to la Vanille reserve which has a breeding program. The tortoises look a lot more lively and have a larger place to roam.
What a wonderful and worth visiting place! It costs some entrance fee but in return to get to see a nice and high falling waterfall, a nice road to the places with lots of plants and trees. And of course the seven colored earth, which is an amazing experience and great to see!
Intresting history about the sands. The drive there is absolutely beautiful. Take your time and enjoy the walk and scenery.