The Seven Coloured Earth(s) (Terres des Sept Couleurs in French) are a geological formation and prominent tourist attraction found in the Chamarel plain of the Rivière Noire District in south-western Mauritius. It is a relatively small area of sand dunes comprising sand of seven distinct colours (approximately red, brown, violet, green, blue, purple and yellow). The main feature of the place is that since these differently coloured sands spontaneously settle in different layers, dunes acquire a surrealistic, striped colouring. This phenomenon can also be observed, on a smaller scale, if one takes a handful of sands of different colours and mixes them together, as they'll eventually separate into a layered spectrum. Another interesting feature of Chamarel's Coloured Earths is that the dunes seemingly never erode, in spite of Mauritius' torrential tropical rains.
The island of Ile aux Cerfs lies off Trou d’Eau Douce in the largest lagoon of Mauritius and offers 87 hectares of luxuriant vegetation and preserved, white, sandy beaches. Besides the Ile Aux Cerfs Golf Club, one can also experience three beach restaurants and engage in a wide variety of activities on Ile aux Cerfs. Every day Mauritians and tourists visit the island; they depart in boats from the village of Trou d'Eau Douce and spend the whole day on the island.
Discover the North region of Mauritius on its many sights.
This tour offers you to discover and visit all the main tourist sights, attractions and places of interest of the North of Mauritius.
Port Louis is the capital city of Mauritius, located in the Port Louis District, the western part also lies in the Black River District. Port Louis is the country's economic, cultural, political centre and most populous city.
Chamarel is a village in Mauritius located in Rivière Noire District, the eastern part of the village also lies in the Savanne District. The village is administered by the Chamarel Village Council under the aegis of the Rivière Noire District Council.
Today it is primarily known for its scenic locations and nature attractions in its neighbourhood, among them are the Seven Coloured Earths, the Chamarel Falls and the Black River Gorges National Park. The surrounding area is also known for its locally grown coffee. Chamerel's church Saint Anna was built is 1876 and is subject to a pilgrimage on the Assumption of Mary (August 15), during which the village hosts a fair associated with the pilgrimage as well.
On arrival in Mauritius, you will be welcomed by our representative and transferred to your hotel. Check in at the hotel. The rest of the day is free at leisure.
Overnight at the Resort
Enjoy a full day excursion to the picturesque island of Ile aux Cerfs, a haven for lovers of the sea, the sand and the sun. Ile aux Cerfs is a perfect tropical playground with dazzling white beaches fringed by the warm azure waters of the Indian Ocean. Get mesmerized by the scenic beauty of miles of fine white beaches and aquamarine waters. Make the most of this leisurely day either sunbathing or enjoying the turquoise lagoon and the numerous water sports. Don't miss the option of taking an Undersea Walk, an exciting opportunity to walk on the Ocean Bed.
Overnight at the Resort
Today drive to Floreal for shopping at the duty free shops. Afternoon nature visit to the Grand Bassin sacred lake (Ganga Talao), the view point of South West of Mauritius. After that you can have your lunch on your own at a typical creol restaurant. After lunch, you will be driven down the South West coast of Mauritius to Pomponette view point and enjoy some nice beach spots where you can have memorable photo snaps. Finally, enjoy a visit to the wild sea of Gris which is famous for its big waves and the unique view of "Roche Qui Pleur" view point.
Overnight at the Resort.
After breakfast, Drive to Port Louis for a visit of the capital via the Citadel & its surrounding area. View the Champ de Mars race course, inaugurated in 1812 it the oldest horse-racing club in the Southern Hemisphere, and one of the oldest in the world. Afterwards drive to Le Caudan/Port Louis Waterfront, with some 170 shops it is a must shopping stop. Drive back to hotel.Overnight at the Resort.Day 4: Full day North Island Tour
Today you will be transferred to Mauritius Airport for your flight back home.Day 5: Depart Mauritius
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