Welcome to la Vallée 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 Vallée 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 and the multicolored earth form this magnificent landscape.
Explore this real beauty of nature with a stroll on foot or on quad bike. La Vallée 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.
Since the 23 colored earth was discovered on the 4th of July 1998, La Vallée des Couleurs Nature Park has become one of the most famous and unique attraction of the island which fascinates Mauritians as well as foreigners. Nature lovers are bound to like this place; it is a quite unique experience with the indigenous fauna and flora that abounds in the park. Visitors are treated to a range of natural landscapes including plateaus, mountains, valleys, craters and crater-lakes.
First, there is the exhibition room, which shows clearly what awaits the adventurers in the park. Next comes the fern garden, without which no visit to the park should be concluded unless one wants to miss out the beauty of all the tree ferns, wild orchids or the native flowers which comprises of the Trochetia (Boucle d'Oreille/Ear Ring), the Bouquet Banané (achna Mauriciana) which only blooms at the end of the year. The park is also home to tortoises, monkeys, stags, fish and also birds such as the Pink Pigeon, Paille en Queue, Cateau Vert among others Various endemic trees like the Ebony, Bois de Natte, Takamaka and some other rare plants and fruit plants also contribute to the beauty of the park. Cascade Vacoas, Cascade Bois de Natte and Cascade Chamouzé are the three wonderful waterfalls where the visitors can go for a swim and relax.
Now comes the main attraction: the fascinating 23 coloured earth whose origin dates back to millions of years following the eruption of the Bassin Blanc Volcano. The ashes which bear witness to that event are unique in the World
. The view of the park offers a captivating, breathtaking panoramic view of the South Coast.
Coloured Earth: When volcanoes erupt, there is a high level of gas pressure, causing magma (molten rock deep within the Earth) to come to the surface. 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 (high pressure and high temperature gas saturation). After the eruption, volcanic molten rock is exposed to surface conditions - low pressure oxidising atmosphere, a temperature of 25°C and the presence of liquid water. These surface conditions have a major impact on the mineral and chemical composition of the rock.
Fern Garden: Enjoy the beauty of our tree ferns, wild orchids and native flowers, comprising the Trochetia and the Bouquet Banané which only blooms at the end of every year.
Landscape: At La Vallée des 23 Couleurs, our visitors are treated with a range of natural landscapes, including plateaus, mountains, valleys, craters and crater-lakes. The park also offers a captivating and breathtaking panoramic view of the South Coast.
Ponds: At La Vallée des Couleurs, we also have numerous ponds in their natural setting. Enjoy the tranquil rustling waters enclosed and protected by mature landscaped grounds.
Stones: The various stones at La Vallée des Couleurs originate from volcano eruptions and are an integral part of our coloured earth.
Waterfalls: Cascade Vacoas, Cascade Bois de Natte, Cascade Cheveux d'Ange and Cascade Chamouzé are the four superb waterfalls where visitors can listen to water rustling, relax in natural intimacy and feel inner peace.
Step Jet: A Step Jet is a device that literally allows you to 'walk on water'. Its hull design is a sophisticated form that is simple and elegant. Its hydrodynamic shape ensures a quiet, effortless and efficient glide. The large displacement hull features a wide track and fixed rudders that guarantees exceptional stability and accurate tracking.
Quad Biking: A Quad Bike, also known as an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) is a vehicle that travels on low-pressure tires, with a seat that is straddled by the operator, along with handlebars for steering control.
Trekking: La Vallée des 23 Couleurs offers you the opportunity of discovering its magnificent landscape that will make your journey memorable: mountains, waterfalls, ponds, indigenous fauna and flora, multi-coloured earth and a panoramic view of the South Coast of Mauritius
Zipline: Longer and higher rides are often used as a means of accessing remote areas, such as a rainforest canopy. Zip-line tours are becoming popular vacation activities, found at outdoor adventure camps or upscale resorts, where they may be an element on a larger challenge or ropes course.
We brings to you :
- Longest Ziplines in the Indian Ocean
- Breathtaking Quad Bikings
- Comfortable and adventurous Buggy rides
- Bigarade Hall for Receptions/Weddings/Parties/Conference
- La Citronelle Restaurant