Located near the famed Chamarel Waterfall, Seven Coloured Earth is one of the most popular destinations in Mauritius. This natural geological formation, surrounded by lush greenery in the southwestern region of the country, is made up of colorful rolling sand dunes whose look is constantly shifting and changing with the winds.
Layers of volcanic rock, rich with iron and aluminum, give the dunes their unique red and blue colors, and travelers agree Seven Coloured Earth is a must-see stop for those visiting the country. Although a relatively new wooden fence prevents people from climbing the dunes, it’s still impossible to miss the unique beauty of one of Mauritius’s famed natural wonders.
Travelers can experience the wonders of the Seven Coloured Earth on a much smaller scale by scooping up handfuls of the sand, which will separate into distinct layers all on its own.