Seven Colored Earths, Chamarel

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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 .
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  • Blah, blah... a miniature Zabriskie Point with 7 colors...; without Sun and without flavor... and then the four turtles that roupillent, not amazing...
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  • This was a nice place to visit. I must say, not very spectacular, but nevertheless very nice to see the different colors in the terroir. This occurs by the different minerals and metals that repel eac...  more »
  • Entry here was included in our hotel package, so we spent a pleasant afternoon around the Chamarel area. This attraction is pretty and unique, a natural feature of volcanic erosion. Ultimately though ...  more »

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