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Chamarel: 7 Coloured Earth Geopark Entrance Ticket

1. Chamarel: 7 Coloured Earth Geopark Entrance Ticket

Visit the Original 7 Coloured Earth in Chamarel and drink in the lunar-like spectacle of red, brown, violet, green, blue, purple, and yellow sand dunes set in the middle of lush green vegetation, with the Black River mountain range in the background. On your way to 7 Coloured Earth, you can also admire the majestic Chamarel Waterfall, the tallest single-drop waterfall in Mauritius at about 100 metres high. You can also wander to the tortoise park to see the six tortoises called Toto, Tizean, Rosette, Nini, Tizom and Tifam up close — a great activity for the family. Originally from Aldabra in Seychelles, the species can reach up to 1 meter in length with an average lifespan of more than 150 years. During your visit to the Geopark, you can also stop for a snack or lunch at the Coffee Shop. There you'll find themed products such as the Seven-Coloured Macaroons or Gourmet Popsicles. The Coffee Shop also serves Chamarel Coffee; the only locally grown and roasted coffee in Mauritius. Its taste is unique... maybe because it is grown on volcanic soil.

Tamarin Bay: Beginners Scuba Diving Experience

2. Tamarin Bay: Beginners Scuba Diving Experience

Be prepared for an incredible morning of diving. After arriving at the diving center, fill out medical forms, and learn about safety precautions before the dive begins. Get equipped and have a briefing about dive equipment and basic exercises. This will give you an opportunity to get familiar the activity, ask questions, and learn more about scuba diving. Your first dive is done in the swimming pool to help you get acquainted with breathing underwater with the all your equipment. Next, board the boat to go to the dive sites and get ready for an underwater adventure. A short exploration is done under constant supervision of the dive instructor, where many reef fish can be seen. After your dive, board the boat and head back to the dive center.

Mauritius: Guided Sunset Kayak Tour on Tamarin River

3. Mauritius: Guided Sunset Kayak Tour on Tamarin River

Explore Tamarin river on this guided kayak tour. See the various wildlife that resides in the river, and watch the sunset as you paddle along untouched nature and calm waters. Start kayaking at the very spot where the river meets the ocean, also known as Tamarin Bay, which is famous for its mythical wave. Paddle upstream the calm waters and discover the two main arms of the river. On one side the Rempart and the Trois Mamelles mountains, and on the other, the magnificent mountain of La Tourelle. The surrounding natural habitat boasts lush greenery as well as abundant wildlife. Throughout your journey, we may encounter moorhens, ducks, long-billed birds, flying foxes, or even monkeys. As you kayak along the bay, you might also come across dolphins before they head out to the open water. Towards the end of your adventure, marvel at the breathtaking sunset as the sun goes down the horizon of the river.

Chamarel: 7-Colored Earth Geopark Entrance Ticket with Lunch

4. Chamarel: 7-Colored Earth Geopark Entrance Ticket with Lunch

Combine two Chamarel classics in this single experience. See the 7-Colored Earth Geopark and admire Mauritius's tallest waterfall, then sample delicious creole cuisine at Le Chamarel Restaurant. On that road trip, stop by Le Chamarel Restaurant to taste the 12 flavours of authentic cuisine that will take you on a culinary voyage, reflecting the origins of the multiple ethnicities present in Mauritius. At the same time, visit the iconic Chamarel 7 Coloured Earth Geopark, where you will stop by the Chamarel Waterfalls - the highest in Mauritius. You can opt to do either activity in the order of your choice but keep in mind that lunch is served at Le Chamarel Restaurant as from 11.30 am to 2.30pm. This activity can be done all year round and any day of the week depending on availability. This activity needs to be done by a mode of transportation as there is approximately 5-10mins from the 7 Coloured Earth to the Le Chamarel Restaurant.

Tamarin: Exploration Dive

5. Tamarin: Exploration Dive

Experience marine life and get a chance at underwater encounters on a dive for qualified divers around Tamarin, Mauritius. Marvel at various reef fishes and, if you’re lucky, see eagle rays, stingrays, green turtles, and possibly dolphins. Arrive at the diving center, then proceed to filling out forms and getting equipped for your dive. Get briefed on the way to the dive spot, then start your underwater adventure. There is sometimes the option to do two dives in a day. After your dive, head back to the diving center.

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What people are saying about Black River

Nice experience visiting this park. I suggest to see, beyond the lands of the 7 colors, also the Ebony Forest and to choose the walking path with the guide. Maybe the small 1 hour ride, if you think you won't be able to do the full circle. It is worth it. Driving is phenomenal! Then a must is the panoramic terrace facing the Alexandra Falls!

Great activity to discover the wonders of Mauritius! The colors of the Earth are intense and the waterfall is worth the detour! In addition, park with turtles on site at no extra charge.

Simply great, you can pay for everything on the go. Everything was already ready on site, super convenient and easy

I nice day out, a lot of walking if you'd like to see more. The cafe there is really nice too.

Lots of relevant information. Really easy, only having to show your phone at the entrance.