10 Things to Do in Chamarel That You Shouldn't Miss

December 11, 2017 Roger Rusk

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.
Restaurants in Chamarel

1. Ebony Forest Chamarel

Seven Coloured Earth Road, Chamarel, Mauritius 90409 +230 5865 5383
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5 based on 118 reviews

Ebony Forest Chamarel

Imagine one of the last remaining places on Mauritius where majestic black ebony trees stand tall and paradise flycatchers and Mauritius Black Bulbul chase each other through the trees. Once home to the Dodo, Ebony Forest, remains a refuge for threatened native flora and fauna. Visitors will be treated to open-air safari jeep rides, breathtaking views from Sublime Point and mid-canopy walkways. Our Tickets include Safari jeep ride and guided visit as per availability. Our Reserve is on the same way as the Seven Coloured Earth. However it is not necessary to purchase a ticket for both the Seven Coloured Earth and Ebony Forest. It is possible to buy a ticket only for Ebony Forest.

Reviewed By hhessova - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Ebony Forest is the part of Chamarel 7 colored earth area. Buy your ticket at the gate all together. Price: 350MRU. The facilities are new and super beautiful. Very eco friendly as well. You can either walk or take a jeep to the Raised Walkway....MoreWe are pleased you enjoyed your visit to our Reserve. Thank you for your review and contribution to the restoration of the forest. Please note that our tickets do not include seven coloured earth.

2. Vicky Mauritius Tour

Belle Mare, Mauritius
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5 based on 208 reviews

Vicky Mauritius Tour

Reviewed By Leonardo F

Vicky is an excellent person, he took us to a tour southwest of the island and exceeded our expectations as we visited more places than we thought so. He is always concerned about their clients comfort and satisfaction. He also did our transfer back to the airport. Fair price, very professional, speaks many languages. We are glad we found Vicky Tour!

3. Taxi Mauritius - Private Tour

H 16 Rue des vignes, Baie du Tombeau, Mauritius
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4.5 based on 333 reviews

Taxi Mauritius - Private Tour

TaxiMauritius actually Destination Soleil is your online website for your holidays and excursions in Mauritius, providing quality service, which is second to none. We are specialised in Airport Transfers, touring with private local guide and general travel throughout the Island. We are here to help you in every aspect of your vacation and provide any assistance should you need for a wonderful time in Mauritius. With years of experience in the Mauritius taxi service, your travel is as important to us as it is to you.

Reviewed By SPS S - Melbourne, Australia

I used this company for both airport transfers & day tours. Apart from a delay with pick up from the airport (our flight arrived early), everything went smoothly. The company responded promptly to emails and are very accomodating in terms of tailoring tours. I would highly recommend the day tour to the south of the island. I did a couple of tours & the trip to the south of the island was the highlight of my entire trip.

4. L'Amistad

Embarkation Point, La Gaulette, Mauritius
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5 based on 404 reviews

L'Amistad

Most of your amazing experience in your life ''Watch and swim with wild dolphins" that's what our beautiful big red boat L'AMISTAD 32feet, could make for you on board with our Mauritian staff at your service. Dolphins, snorkeling on reef or in blue clear lagoon, crystal roc and follow by a typical Mauritian lunch on wild island ILE AUX BENITIERS. Alone on the island with no others boats around...like Robinson Crusoe...peaceful and relax time on Mauritius...come and join us for your sunny holidays.

Reviewed By Melanie M - Quatre Bornes, Plaines Wilhems, Mauritius

If you dream to swim with dolphins in an incredibly blue lagoon, if you want to be treated as a VVIP ,if you want to eat the best food in Mauritius, choose LAmistad and it's french Touch, my fiancé and me enjoyed that really nice journey with the funny olivier our awesome captain and the nice crew.

5. La Vallee des Couleurs

Mare Anguilles, Chamouny, Chemin Grenier, Mauritius 61302 +230 5292 8841
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4 based on 532 reviews

La Vallee des Couleurs

Welcome to la Vallee des Couleurs, haven of peace and beauty. Forget all your worries and daily stress and let yourself be carried away by the mystery of this fantastic Panorama. La Vallee des Couleurs is an extraordinary place where you can have the opportunity to contemplate a beautiful land, which is composed of twenty-three colours. A lush vegetation, birds, animals, endemic plants, ponds, rivers, Waterfalls and the multicoloured earth form this magnificent landscape. Explore this real beauty of nature with a stroll on foot, trip on the different types of quad bike, buggy or doing a safari in our Range Rover. You can also visit "La Vallee des Couleurs" by using the different points of zip lines which covers the entire park. Our zipline of 1.5 kms is among the longest in the world and the longest in the Indian Ocean, which will give you a "once in a lifetime" sensation, where photos will be taken as souvenir. The Nepalese Bridge of 350 metres covers is a sensational one, where the adventurous person will be able to see the forest as well as animals passing by like the deer and the macaques. La Vallee des Couleurs" is a pleasure for all senses: the songs of birds and the sounds of Waterfalls are like the sweetest music and the picturesque view is a pure delight for the eyes. The restaurant of the valley provides delicious meals that will ravish you if ever you feel hungry.

Reviewed By KiranJ1303 - Mauritius

I expected more from the place than what I actually got to experience. The park in itself is not huge. We went on a hot sunny day and mind you, there were not many shaded areas where one could chill under the scorching sun. Sunscreens and hats were of no use, ended up with bad sun burn. All activities at the park were ridiculously priced. As a local, I believe I was charged tourist prices. 1h quad cost more than 2k per person and you only went round in the park (that included stop times at the different stop points -waterfall, couloured earth, barely there petting farm). I would instead suggest for someone to do the park by foot and thus avoid the ridiculous quad prices. Coming to 23 couloured earth, I could barely count 10 on it. Only positive side of the park would be the zipline. Amazing experience but lasts less than 1 min.

6. Le Morne Brabant

Le Morne, Mauritius 742CU001 +230 5428 1909
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4.5 based on 855 reviews

Le Morne Brabant

. Dicovering the Morne Brabant - The slave route The Morne Brabant is a mountain of the south-west of Mauritius, on the peninsula of the Morne. Declared World Heritage by UNESCO since July 6, 2008, the site is a sanctuary for runaway slaves and is a strong cultural and patrimonial symbol for every Mauritian. Being on private land, Le Morne Brabant is one of the most preserved and wildest Mountains of the island. It includes a multitude of endemic species, such as the rare Trochetia Boutonania, and its red flaming flower. The hike to the summit of Morne Brabant lasts between three and four hours, depending on the homogeneity of the group. Once on top, we discover the breathtaking panoramic views on the west and south-west lagoons and part of of the island.

Reviewed By Eric L - Wageningen, Gelderland, Netherlands

This place has magic. Just a beautiful rock overseeing the blue coral sea. It is very high a gives a great view to all sides. On top a cross.

7. Dolswim

La Jetee Road, Black River, Grande Riviere Noire, Mauritius
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4.5 based on 362 reviews

Dolswim

Mauritius is more than an island of white sandy Beaches surrounded by turquoise water. It has a rich and breathtaking marine fauna and flora. Our goal is to unveil you the secrets of this colorful island and to help you realizing your dreams. Swimming with dolphins: a dream of many people. Dolswim gives you the opportunity to swim with these magnificent creatures in their natural environment. Our professional team will take you every morning to an unforgettable dolphin encounter. You will even have the opportunity to swim with them. Of course we will give you some regulations to respect these marine mammals and their environment. A second excursion: whale wathching: sperm whales, pilot whales, humpback whales ... some species you can see during our excursion. And top of the cake: don't miss our Blue Quest excursion. On board of a large boat you will discover the marine fauna of our island. Different types of dolphins, whales, pailles en queue, the typical birds of Mauritius, sea turtles, flying fishes and don't forget the beautiful coral reef ... our crew will try to show you as many marine mamals and other as possible and explain you everything about the rich marine fauna. A breakfast, fresh snacks and a delicious BBQ will make your day unforgettable. If you prefer a relaxing day, we propose, after swimming with the dolphins, a BBQ and a farniente on Benitier Island. And for the fans of fishing, we organize Big Game fishing outings, shared or in exclusivity: dorado, marlin, ... wishing you a good outing!

Reviewed By Mirva A - Southern Finland, Finland

I am very against zoos and especially marine animals in Aquariums, so I had my problems with the dolphin swim because of earlier reviews stated there were too many boats after the dolphins.
Unfortunately it is true, and even though seeing the dolphins in their natural habitat and up close was magnificent, it is impossible to believe dolphins are not affected by this. There were more than 20 boats right on top of them, and all chasing them, us included even though they say otherwise.
On a separate note, our guides DJ and Fletcher were excellent and snorkeling in a lagoon our best in Mauritius. I wish there would be some limitations on how many boats can do this tour at the same time :it would make it feel better and you could enjoy the experience with clean conscience if you could feel you are not bothering these beautiful animals.

8. Electro-Bike Discovery

Bel Ombre, Mauritius
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5 based on 408 reviews

Electro-Bike Discovery

How about discovering the authenticity of Mauritius Island to the pleasant rhythm of the electro-bike (Electrically assisted cycles)? Far from the touristic routes, we interact with Mauritians, artisans,... We enjoy a little pause to taste their culinary specialties, before resuming our ride through the undergrowth, along the coastal roads while in search of magnificent panoramic views.

Reviewed By antjevandorssen - George, South Africa

This was one of our highlights of our trip to Mauritius! Laurent and his team went the extra mile (quite literally!) and made us feel comfortable, safe and informed. We started with great coffee and a spectacular view of La Morne at a Chamarel restaurant,...MoreHello antjevandorssen, Thank you for this amazing feedback... See you soon for another trip.... Maybe Souillac? Stay connected to our web site and facebook page :)

9. Curious Corner of Chamarel

Baie du Cap Road, Chamarel, Mauritius 001 +230 483 4200
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4.5 based on 944 reviews

Curious Corner of Chamarel

Curious Corner of Chamarel is a house of illusion and mystery sure to awaken your curiosity! Visit the interactive Exhibit Centre, get lost in a maze and experience a world of mind bending fun, browse the many curios in the Puzzles & Things Shop and enjoy the delights on offer (Pyramid Pizzas,Donut Burgers to name a couple)at The C3 Café & Bar, set in a beautiful tropical garden.We are located just opposite the iconic Seven Coloured Earths. Last entry at 16h15.

Reviewed By SA-t0urist - Johannesburg, South Africa

I have been to something similar in Thailand, this was smaller but better as there was staff assisting at every stage to click photos/ explain the optical illusion. It takes about 2hrs. Great photo opportunity esp. if you are with family/ friends.

10. Crystal Rock

Opposite Ile Aux Benitiers, Inside the Lagoon, Le Morne, Mauritius +230 263 5359
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4.5 based on 493 reviews

Crystal Rock

Reviewed By Cadhlan - Nurmijarvi, Finland

You can see the rock when you take a boat ride to Ile Aux Benitiers. The crystal clear water around it is amazing and the big rock in the shallow waters looks unique.

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