A full day tour to discover the picturesque sites in the southern village of Chamarel, Mauritius.
As part of this tour you will explore the Ebony Forest, view the Chamarel Waterfalls, visit the Seven-Coloured Earth, the Rhumerie de Chamarel and the Curious Corner Chamarel.
The first stop of the tour will be at the Ebony Forest, where you will explore the forest reserve for about 2 hours. You will get to discover the few native plant and animal species remaining on the island through a guided tour or on your own with the help of informative signs along the way. Two mid- canopy walkways through the ebony forest will give you the surreal sensation of floating through one of the best-preserved forests and the Sublime point will offer you breathtaking views of Le Morne.
Next you will view the highest waterfall of Mauritius, the Chamarel Waterfall. With a height of about 100 meters (almost the same height as the Statue of Liberty), the waterfall cascades down against a scenic backdrop of luxuriant forests and mountains. The sight of this impressive waterfall against the scenic forests and mountains is truly breathtaking.
The Seven-Coloured Earth is a natural phenomenon and a prominent tourist attraction. It is a relatively small area of sand dunes comprising of seven distinct colours of sand (variant shades of red, brown, violet, green, blue, purple and yellow). Since the earth was first exposed, rains had carved beautiful patterns into the hillside, creating an effect of earthen meringue. When visiting the park, you will be able to walk between the many sand dunes and contemplate this unique sight.
You will then visit the Rhumerie de Chamarel, a rum distillery in the heart of a fertile valley. As part of the tour of the Rum Distillery, you will discover the exclusive Rum making process where all the sugar cane plants are carefully selected and grown at the domain. One of the highlights of the distillery’s guided tour is definitely the Rum tasting. At the end of the tour, unique rum tastings are offered where one can try the selection of the agricultural Rums produced by the distillery.
The tour will end with a visit to the Curious Corner Chamarel. Located just opposite the Seven-Coloured Earth entrance in the Chamarel village is a house filled with a variety of astounding delusional fantasies. Curious Corner, as the name states is for those of us who like snooping around and have an ever-probing mind, as we all naturally are. The house is filled with fun packed illusions and adventures to be enjoyed with friends and family.