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Best Things To Do in Chamarel

For a small village in Mauritius located in the Rivière Noire District, there are many things to do in Chamarel for an exciting vacation. The village is popular for its scenic landscapes which you have probably never seen anywhere else on the planet. The distinct natural attractions have blessed Chamarel making it an unparalleled tourist attraction to behold and discover. The village is known for its "hushed buconic vibe and cool breezes”. With pleasant ambience and beautiful surroundings, a trip to Mauritius will never be complete without a visit to Chamarel. It works as a refreshing break from the coastlines and beaches in Mauritius offering an alternative. Named after the Frenchman Charles Antoine de Chazal de Chamarel, who lived in the area around 1800, Chamarel is a splendid locale worthy of exploration.


Some of the prime locations which makes Chamarel distinct 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. The seven colored earth is a natural phenomenon and a prominent tourist attraction. Nowadays, the dunes are protected by a wooden fence and visitors are not allowed to climb on them, although they can look at the scenery from observation outposts placed along the fence. Chamarel also boasts of world class rum that you cannot miss to sample on your visit. The town has an excellent eating scene, it's home to the famous Terres de 7 Couleurs and Rhumerie de Chamarel, and it's the western gateway to Black River Gorges National Park. You have to keep your camera present all the time when driving through the Chamarel region. Beautiful viewpoints and green hills are everywhere, together with seven coloured earth and waterfalls.Offering so much to everyone, there are various things to do in Chamarel.

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    Chamarel
    h5 Hours

    About the Activity:Spend a scenic day away from the beach crowds at this stunning expanse of rain forest on Mauritius. Trek, swim, picnic and indulge in sightseeing in abundant nature.Get to Black River Gorges National Park in 40 minutes by car or taxi from the nearby villages of Tamarin and Black River.The highest and surprisingly the easiest mountain to hike up in Mauritius, a 90 minutes hike brings you to the top of that small peak. Enjoy the walk along the ridge, up and down between the endemic trees, exotic plants and Chinese guava bushes.This hike offers beautiful views over Chamarel in the St Denis Valley, the hills above the Coloured earth, Le Morne mountain and Ile aux Benitiers island  on the south-west coast. Get excited to know the last part of the trail which is very rugged and rough terrains so ropes will be carried to help you up. Then trail back down the hill following the same track with an option of ending the hike on the road leading to Chamarel and 7 Coloured earths.

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    Chamarel
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    About the Activity: Start your tour by boarding a vehicle that will be available from the lobby of your hotel in Chamarel around 08:00 AM to begin this sightseeing tour.Discover some of the best attractions and landmarks of beautiful Mauritius. This tour takes you to the busy capital city of Port Louis and the lush green Black river gorge.Begin your tour at Trou aux Cerfs which is a dormant volcano surrounded by lush green tropical forest located in Curepipe then proceed to Grand Basin.The Grand Basin also known as Ganga Talao is a crater lake situated in a secluded mountain area which boasts a sacred lake for Hindus.Then the tour proceeds to  discover the Black River Gorge National Park start  exploring picturesque green rain forest and cool off under the Alexandra Fall.Take a visit to the 7 Colored Earth which is a prominent tourist attraction boasting a relatively small area of sand dunes comprising sand of seven distinct colors like no where.Conclude this amazing trip with a bag full of wonderful memories.

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    Chamarel
    h5 Hours

    About the Activity: Start your expedition from the parking in front of Le Paradise Hotel around 7 AM to catch a glimpse of some of the most endangered rarest species of birds on the planet.This bird-watching tour planned on a half day basis offers you the opportunity to discover these one of a kind species in their natural habitat. The tour takes place in the Black-River Gorges National Park a heaven kind of paradise that consist of hundreds of kilometer trails and breathtaking views.Throughout the day, look for endangered Mauritian pink pigeons, echo parakeets, dodo trees and black ebony trees whit the help of a professional guide.Also enjoy a nice little picnic and an amazing show the curious native birds put on in their natural habitat and this tour is available only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

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    Chamarel
    h1 Hour

    About the Activity: Located in Baie Du Cap Rd in Chamarel, Curious Corner of Chamarel is the first of its kind in Mauritius, a gallery of interactive illusions and mind bending puzzles.It is a house filled with fun packed illusions, an adventures to be enjoyed with friends and families which are set out for your entertainment or even frustration.Immerse yourself in a fascinating, fun and social excursion into the wonderful world of optical illusions, which will leave you quite literally, not believing your eyes!The site is opened everyday of the week from 09.30 AM to 17.00 PM and provides activities to the visitors for an hour.

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    Chamarel
    h3 Hours

    About the Activity: Alexandra Falls viewpoint is on the road through the Gorges National Park Black River. By their finesse and lush environment, these falls are an undeniable attraction of Mauritius. These 500 ft falls is one of the most beautiful waterfalls on the island of Mauritius mostly unexplored and untouched. Starting from Plaine Champagne uplands in Chamarel , take a small and accessible trail that will lead you down to the edge of this impressive waterfall.Take a hike for just 50 minutes land through  muddy narrow tracks while we make our way through the Chinese guava bushes.Once you reach the top spend some quality time marveling the stunning views of the Bel Ombre forest and authentic south seas.You’ll hike back to the starting point through the same trail. The trek can be accessed from early morning to late evenings.

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    Chamarel
    h5 Hours

    About the Activity: Starting your hiking early in the morning from Le Petrin  in Plaine Champagne  you will take a scenic track through the Maccabée forest .Enjoy this opportunity to discover the breathtaking views on the island with possibilities of many snapshots along the way..Catch a glimpse of the endangered Echo Parakeet or even the Pink Pigeon, both native birds of Mauritius, exclusively found in the black River national park.Enter the Black River through an ancient hike trail and enjoy the delicious lunch at a kiosk.  Then take 45 minutes hike to exit at the Black River National Parks Forestry.

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  • d8 Days n7 Nights

    About the Activity:Treating romantic couples is what Mauritius looks forward to; this awe-inspiring tour of Mauritius will definitely take you to the zenith of pure romance and happiness.Share the pleasing moments of your togetherness with the blessings of turquoise water and fill your bags.Water based activities, catamaran cruise, candle light dinner, Ile Aux Cerfs visit, Chamarel visit etc are on your side.Take Mauritius with you as reverberating memories with this 8 day package which is inclusive of food, accommodation and transportation.

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What You Should Know More About Things To Do in Chamarel

  • What are the adventure activities to do in Chamarel ?

    Mostly known for its natural attractions, but when it comes to adventure, Chamarel comes as a complete surprise. For all the adventure lovers, there is the Chamarel Parc Adventure to keep your vacation fun and thrilling.
    Nestled in a tropical forest, this 12-acre park is adorned with beautiful plank bridges, climbing nets and zip-lines. Offering plenty of adventure activities in the bounty of nature, the parc is one the best places for team-building activities and picnics!
    Also, if you wish to do something different in adventure, go to Curious Corner of Chamarel Attractions and illusions, is a house filled with a variety of astounding delusional fantasies. Some of the popular activities which tourists can enjoy here are Mirror Maze, The Ames room, The upside down room, The Laser music room etc.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Chamarel?

    Chamarel is a beautiful place to take your friends and family and engage in some memorable leisure activities. Whether it is sightseeing or adventure, you’ll remain occupied with so much to do at this beautiful village in Mauritius.
    Here’s a rundown on best things to do in Chamarel.
    Visit the Chamarel Coloured Earths
    Take a cool plunge in Chamarel waterfall
    Differentiate some illusions at Curious Corner of Chamarel
    Sample some rum at Rhumerie de Chamarel
    Have a delicious meal at Palais de Barbizon
    Go to Black River Gorge National Park

  • Which places are best for trekking in Chamarel ?

    Spend a scenic day away from the beach crowds in Chamarel to marvel at the stunning views of the natural surroundings. The views and the scenery are absolutely fantastic: Coconut Island and the lagoon on the West, the world known Morne Brabant on the South together with Fourneaux Island, on the other side of the famous mountain, as well as the entire valley of Chamarel on the East.
    Some of the places and trails best for trekking in Chamarel are:
    Maccabée trail through Black River
    Alexandra Falls through the Gorges National Park Black River
    Black River Peak

  • Which are best places for wildlife safari in Chamarel ?

    A wildlife safari in Chamarel an absolute must for all adventure-lovers as it offers you the chance to explore the flora and fauna of Mauritius whilst also exploring key Mauritian landmarks and sites. Depending on your desire, you can afterwards enjoy a delicious lunch with stunning views over the mountains of Chamarel. It is a totally adventure filled activity.

    The places for wildlife safari in Chamarel are:
    Safari & Bird Park
    Ebony Forest National Park

  • Where can we go for birding in Chamarel ?

    With breathtaking views and exciting trails, Chamarel and its surroundings in an excellent place to go bird watching. Throughout the day, one can look for endangered Mauritian pink pigeons, echo parakeets, dodo trees and black ebony trees with the help of a professional guide. Tourists can also enjoy a nice little picnic and an amazing show the curious native birds put on in their natural habitat.
    Go for birding at the following places in Chamarel:
    Safari & Bird Park
    Black River Gorges National Park

  • Which are best places for camping in Chamarel ?

    Mauritius is a surreally beautiful little island in the Indian Ocean where activities which make you feel closer to the ocean is a delightful experience. Rainbow-colored waterfalls, vast green forests, intriguing rock formations, these are the views you enjoy from your camping lodges in Mauritius.

    The best places for camping in Chamarel are:
    Lakaz Chamarel
    Tree Lodge

  • What all things can be done in Chamarel during honeymoon?

    Chamarel is a lively district that makes up for lovely road-trips between tropical jungle, pineapple plantations and daring curves. What makes this place unique and a must-do in every traveller’s guidebook is the seven coloured layers of sand. However, there are many things in Chamarel which you can enjoy on your honeymoon.
    Some of them are:
    Take a tour of the Chamarel Coloured Earths
    Dip in the cool waters of Chamarel waterfall
    Check out the illusions at Curious Corner of Chamarel
    Sample some rum at Rhumerie de Chamarel
    Have a delicious meal at Palais de Barbizon
    Wildlife Safari to Black River Gorge National Park

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