Visit To Vallée des Couleurs
Nature lovers are bound to love Vallée des Couleurs; it offers a unique experience with the indigenous fauna and flora alongside various fun activities and excursions catering for all ages. Visitors are treated with a range of natural landscapes, including plateaus, mountains, valleys, craters and crater-lakes.
The visit of Vallée des Couleurs begins with the access to the park’s exhibition room which provides an outline of the different places of interest which you will discover through your visit to this domaine-park.
You will also enjoy the visit to the fern garden, without which, any visit of Vallée des Couleurs would be incomplete. This is where you get to see the beauty of tree ferns, wild orchids or other native flowers like the Trochetia (Boucle d’oreille/Ear ring) and the Bouquet Banané (achna Mauriciana), which only blooms at the end of every year.
The unspoiled beauty of the land captures every heart and soul while some of the domain’s landmarks such as the remarkable 23 coloured earth as gain reputation worldwide as a ‘must visit’ site in Mauritius.
The park is also home to tortoises, monkeys, stags, fish and also birds such as the Pink Pigeon, Paille en Queue, Cateau Vert with various endemic trees like the Ebony, Bois de Natte, Takamaka and other rare plants also contributing to the beauty of the park.
Activities and Excursions: For those searching for some action, this is also the place for you as Vallée des Couleurs is the place to enjoy large selection of fun and exciting activities such as zip lines, quad biking, jeep trip, fishing, pedalo and hiking - all offered by Deals.mu for the best discounted local resident rates!
Vallée des Couleurs Cascades (Waterfalls)
Cascade Vacoas, Cascade Bois de Natte, Cascade Cheveux d'Ange and Cascade Chamouzé are the four wonderful waterfalls where visitors can listen to rustling water; relax in natural intimacy and feel inner peace.
The 23 Coloured Earth
The origin of the 23 Coloured Earth dates back to millions of years after the volcanic eruption of the Bassin Blanc!
During the eruption, the cooling lava solidifies quickly and combines its chemical elements with silica structures into vitreous, small crystals. The chemical composition of basalt, ancient dark igneous rock, changes according to the conditions of the original magma.
When exposed to the surface conditions, the mineral and chemical composition of the molten rock changes progressively. The weathering process that followed produced these different colors of the Earth that we can now observe.
You will have the opportunity to contemplate this fantastic piece of land on its many colors and discover firsthand this unique natural phenomenon.
The visit to the Vallée des Couleurs reserve includes:
- Visit of Green valleys, Plateaus, Hills, Lakes, Waterfalls, Rivers, Volcanic ashes
- 23 Coloured Earth
- Endemic and Indigenous Flora and fauna
- Access to the many facilities of the reserve such as the Kids Garden, Cafeteria and the restaurant.
In case you would like to enjoy some more activities when you will be at Vallée des Couleurs, we can also recommend you the following:
- Ziplines at Vallée des Couleurs
- Quad Biking at Vallée des Couleurs
A visit of the Vallée des Couleurs brings pleasure to all your senses; the songs of birds and the sound of water falling are music to the ears and the captivating and breathtaking panoramic views of the South Coast is a pure delight for the eyes.
Operational days: Everyday
Opening times: 10:00 - 17:00
This visit to Vallée des Couleurs is suitable for any age.