Seven Colored Earths, Chamarel

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#1 of 30 in Wildlife in Riviere Noire District
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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  • Many things to see in this area. Don't forget to visit the factory, excellent rum to taste, we can have lunch.
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  • The pictures don’t really match the reality. It is interesting to learn about what it is and how it has formed but it is very small compared to how the photographs make it look. The cafe there wasn’t ...  more »
  • We felt it was an interesting site to visit - not a huge site and certainly not a lengthy visit required, but it is interesting and a good opportunity for photos.  more »
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