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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  • What a treat. Definately can't miss this iconic landmark. A rainbow feast for the eyes and giant tortoises too. A fun day out for the whole family.  more »
  • We arrived via a private tour and we went in and were not disappointed, it had been raining so some colors were not vibrant but looked amazing the whole area. We sat and had some chamarel coffee...  more »
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