Witness an impressive geological formation at Seven Colored Earths. 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 Seven Colored Earths by using our Chamarel day trip planning app .
Seven Colored Earths Tours
Southwest Mauritius Day Trip: Chamarel Waterfall, Trou aux Cerfs, and Seven Coloured Earth BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $108
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Dolphins and Volcanic Wonders Tour Including Swimming With Wild Dolphins BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $78
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Seven Colored Earths Reviews
Une petite parcelle de terres colorées par différents oxydes, les couleurs ressortent selon la luminosité, c’est étonnant... La cascade de Chamarel est aussi une chose à voir. Excellent souvenir. more »A small parcel of land coloured by different oxides, colors result depending on the light, it's amazing... Chamarel waterfall is also a thing to see. Excellent memory.
La terre des 7 couleurs se trouve à proximité du parc national de rivière noire. La visite est payante et balisée et se fait facilement en 15 minutes. A voir si on ne passe pas loin mais pas indispens... more »The land of 7 colors is located near the national park of Black River. The tour is signposted and pay and is done easily in 15 minutes. See if we go away but not essential from my point of view compared to the other possibilities in Mauritius.
An unspoilt natural wonder which is a must visit for anyone who loves to admire the beauty of our wonderful planet. This place is located towards the south of the country. The time when the colours truly come alive and when the sun is not directly on the sand. Ideally mornings or towards dusk is better. One other time the colours are gorgeous are when it has rained and the sand is slightly wet. This clearly defines the variances the colour well. There are also some turtles here. Nice to see such large land turtles. Such magnificent creatures. There are eating/drinking options here, which make it a great place to also sit down and grab a bite. There is ample parking for the car and there are washrooms here as well. Caution: there were some mosquitoes here and might be a good idea to take some repellent along. Summary: (5/5) Because of its natural beauty an the fact we went post a small rain shower that made the sand stand out.
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
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