Chamarel Coloured Earths
Natural Beauties
Black River Gorges
Rochester Falls
7 Coloured Earths
Pamplemousses Gard
Blue Bay Marine Park
Gris Gris Cliff
Grand Bassin Lake
7 Cascades

Not to be Missed
Le Val Nature Park
22 Coloured Earths
Doplhin Watching
Kestrel Watching
Crystal Rock islet

Blue Penny museum
Naval museum
Fort Adelaide
Dodo museum
Maison Euréka
Fort Adelaide
Pamplemousses Gard
Domaine Les Pailles
Flower Distillery
Creole Houses

Kids Attractions
Casela Bird Park
Crocodile Park
Dodo museum
Volcano Crater

Other Attractions
Fruit Orchard
Salt Pans
Tea museum

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Chamarel Coloured Earths

From Case Noyale village, a winding road leads you to one of our major tourist attractions, Chamarel. The undulating lands are a kaleidescope of colours, ranging from green, purple, blue, red, yellow, ochre and brown, which geologists believe to be the result of weathering of volcanic rocks.

Oddly enough, the soils are not washed away despite torrential rains and cyclones. A plausible explanation to this natural phenomenon reveals that the soils may be rich in volcanic ash.

Samples of the seven coloured earths in test tubes are sold almost everywhere over the island.

And on the way, do not miss the 100m-high Chamarel falls! To take great pictures, do not hesitate to climb up to its viewing platform surrounded by cacti, where you will also find the engraved names of other lovers who have visited.

Tip: there is a small entrance fee. Road is not tarred but accessible easily.