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Scenic South Tour

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Duration

8 Hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English, French

Overview

Nature has a way of piquing our attention, and Chamarel’s Seven Colored Earth is one of those mysteries that will spark yours. Chamarel 7 Coloured Earth is a stunning Geo Park location with its 600 million years of history! Chamarel’s Seven Colored Earth is one of those fascinating things that will spark your interest. Chamarel 7 Coloured Earth is a stunning Geo Park location with 600 million years of history! In Mauritius, our 8.5-hectare park is the spot to go for an enjoyable environment that combines geology, education, and conservation with amazement and discovery in connecting to the island’s amazing natural heritage.

The Chamarel Waterfall, at around 100 meters high, is Mauritius’ tallest single-drop waterfall. It stands out among forested area. It has a powerful rush, with a peak flow rate of around 40,000 m3 per minute, and is fed by three different streams that run into the Saint Denis River.

Don’t miss the waterfall’s viewpoint on your left as you drive down the Seven Colored Earth Geopark’s 3km entry road, which provides a lovely approach. It may be reached through a trail winding through dense foliage, providing a front-row perspective of this natural treasure.

The Chamarel Waterfall, which flows from the ledge of a basalt cliff into an oval pool before flowing down a 6km tropical-forest-fringed canyon to Baie du Cap, splashes into an oval pool. The sight is not only soothing, but it also serves as a brilliant piece of millions of years of volcanic activity. Lavas of two different ages have shaped the spectacular terrain. A layer of brecciated basalt towards the base dates from between 10 and 8 million years ago, with a second layer dating from between 3.5 and 1.7 million years ago on top.

Maconde View Point is in the south west of Mauritius where you will be able to view a stunning coastal view. The region is well known for its natural beauty and its wild, rugged coastlines.

Le Morne Village, according to the villagers, the earliest area to be inhabited by the ex-slaves was the place referred to as “Trou Chenilles”. Other areas to be later inhabited were “Four a Chaux”, Macaque, L’Embrasure, Coteau Raffin and Dan Zak”. In 1945, after a cyclone the population of the village of Trou Chenilles and the inhabitants around the mountain were moved and relocated near the football ground and at l’Embrasure. In 1960, after the passage of cyclone Carol the people were then moved to the actual area of the Le Morne Village.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • •Pick up from hotel at 09.00 AM (depending on the coast)
  • Visit of the Chamarel Seven Colored Earth
  • Visit of Chamarel Waterfall
  • Visit of the Baie Du Cap – Scenic Route
  • Visit the Maconde Viewpoint
  • Visit the Le Morne Village
  • Visit of the Black River Scenic Route
  • Back to hotel

Itinerary

Chamarel Seven Colored Earth
Chamarel Seven Colored Earth

Nature has a way of piquing our attention, and Chamarel's Seven Colored Earth is one of those mysteries that will spark yours. Chamarel 7 Coloured Earth is a stunning Geo Park location with its 600 million years of history!
In Mauritius, our 8.5-hectare park is the spot to go for an enjoyable environment that combines geology, education, and conservation with amazement and discovery in connecting to the island's amazing natural heritage. The colors evolved through the conversion of basaltic lava to clay minerals. It is a relatively small area of dunes comprising sand of seven distinct colors namely red, brown, violet, green, blue, purple, and yellow.

Chamarel Waterfall
Chamarel Waterfall

The Chamarel Waterfall, at around 100 meters high, is Mauritius' tallest single-drop waterfall. It stands out among forested areas. It has a powerful rush, with a peak flow rate of around 40,000 m3 per minute, and is fed by three different streams that run into the Saint-Denis River. It's no wonder that the Chamarel Waterfall is one of Mauritius' most popular tourist attractions!

Maconde Viewpoint
Maconde Viewpoint

Maconde View Point is in the south west of Mauritius where you will be able to view a stunning coastal view. The region is well known for its natural beauty and its wild, rugged coastlines.

Le Morne Village
Le Morne Village

According to the villagers, the earliest area to be inhabited by the ex-slaves was the place referred to as “Trou Chenilles”. Other areas to be later inhabited were “Four a Chaux”, Macaque, L’Embrasure, Coteau Raffin and Dan Zak”. In 1945, after a cyclone the population of the village of Trou Chenilles and the inhabitants around the mountain were moved and relocated near the football ground and at l’Embrasure. In 1960, after the passage of cyclone Carol the people were then moved to the actual area of the Le Morne Village.

Included/Excluded

  • Private Transfers
  • Entrance Fee at Chamarel Seven Colored Earth
  • Any Personal Expenses
  • Lunch
  • Guide Fee

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