Chamarel Waterfalls
Chamarel Waterfalls
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8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Undoubtedly the tallest single-drop waterfall in Mauritius at about 100m high, the Chamarel Waterfall is a striking piece of nature standing amid dense vegetation. Fed by the waters of three distinct streams pouring into Saint Denis River, it has a powerful rush with a peak flow rate in excess of 40,000 m³ per minute. Overhanging the ledge of a basalt cliff, the Chamarel Waterfall splashes into an oval pool before flowing down a 6km tropical-forest-fringed canyon to Baie du Cap. The sight not only floods the senses with freshness but it is also a spectacular showcase of millions of years of volcanic activity. The dramatic landscape if formed by lavas of two different ages. The layer of brecciated basalt near the base dates from between 10 to 8 million years ago, on top of which lies a second layer from the intermediate period between 3.5 and 1.7 million years ago.No wonder why the Chamarel Waterfall is ranked among the most sought-after sightseeing spots in Mauritius!
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StotheN
Stockholm, Sweden484 contributions
Oct 2021
It is a beautiful place but so far out of the way to come here for a visit. The ticket costs 325MUR approx and you still have to go a fair bit inside to see the waterfall. The waterfall area has two sightseeing platforms, one of which is a 3min climb with stairs; watch out for the slippery ground! A one time visit is fine but not necessary to go out of your way to come here. 30min max to spend here. For souvenir store, continue on to seven earth location of Chamarel.
Written October 31, 2021
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yulneverroamalone
Montreal, Canada199 contributions
Jan 2020
The Chamarel waterall is a very low effort - high reward attraction, perfect for people who don't want to work too hard on their trip to Mauritius. Seriously though, it really is easy to get. It's as simple as driving to the Chamarel 7 Coloured earth Geopark and making your way to the parking of the waterfall. Climb up a few dozen steps, and VOILA - A gallery atop the hill for you to gaze at these picturesque, 272-ft. waterfalls! There is an entrance fee of 225R per person
Written February 28, 2020
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MTP T
Ratoath, Ireland19 contributions
Nov 2022
An eco tour to the 7 couloured earths is recommended but it's small and can be completed in about 15-20mins, it comprises of a fenced-off area where the 7 couloured earths are, a small enclosure of about 7 giant tortoise, a coffee shop, a gift shop and toilets. Further back on the trail in you can see the waterfalls from viewing points. We tried to get into the Ebony forest but failed to find the entrance. There is car parking but can become congested. Entrance fee can be purchased at the gate, or online in advance. Resident and non-resident fees apply.
Written November 6, 2022
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Kris H
Sofia, Bulgaria733 contributions
Jan 2022
We took a a whole excursion around the island and The Waterfalls were part of the 7 Colored Earth's Entrance. If it wasn't already on the trip map, we would definitely not go out of the way, but rather take a trip inside the villages. It is not worth the travel if you are not staying near by or passing through.
Written May 19, 2022
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Good morning, thanks for sharing your feedback. We’re sorry your experience at Chamarel Waterfall didn’t match your expectations. It was an uncommon instance, and we’ll do better in the future. We would love to make things right if you give us another chance.
Written October 11, 2022
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Shehwaz
Gandhidham, India862 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
It is one of the biggest attractions in the park and it is free of charge. There is a bit of walk if you want to see that the true nature of the waterfall. if you are not interested in taking the small climb to the vantage point you can always have a look at the waterfall from the parking area. It is totally worth the visit and best time to visit is during the monsoon.
Written May 16, 2020
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Niclas S
Aachen, Germany8 contributions
Mar 2022 • Friends
The water fall in combination with the Seven Coulored Earth is a must visit for all first time visitors in Mauritius.
A bit pricey, no need to go there a second time.

Best is to go when it's dry.
Written March 25, 2022
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Dear Niclas, thanks for sharing your feedback. We’re sorry your experience at Chamarel 7 Coloured Earth didn’t match your expectations. It was an uncommon instance, and we’ll do better in the future. We would love to make things right if you give us another chance.
Written October 11, 2022
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Loen Risu
Warsaw, Poland151 contributions
Jun 2022
Waterfall is nice, and there are 2 good viewpoints. There’s a hiking option available, but personally I think the Tamarind falls hike (which includes 7 waterfalls) is better. Visit along with the 7 coloured earth (which is also a short visit), and if you are interested there’s also the Ebony forest reserve and an adventure park. Entrance includes 7 coloured earth and the waterfall. Nothing much to do, so unless you’re passing by or you live nearby, then skip this.
Written July 5, 2022
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Dear LoenRisu. We value the positive review and are happy to hear that you enjoyed the visit. We strive to provide superior client service! We hope to see you again. Have a nice day ahead!
Written October 11, 2022
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andraskirschner
Di?Sd66 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
Guys you definitely want to enter, and the fun park is at the end of road. Must not leave without try to slide over a 100m valey at 30m above the jungle floor, than walk back on a sky bridge.
Pictures will come later.
Written January 7, 2020
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ollie
Coogee, Australia70 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
Amongst the dense rainforest of this secluded island lies the waterfall plummeting over 100m. It’s a small walk up some stairs to a platform which gets a better view of the waterfall. However, there is a lower viewing spot which is just as good for photos. Not too crowded but if you don’t have a lot of time here maybe not worth it. But if you have 4+ days then it is worth it.
Written January 6, 2020
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Colours of Mauritius
Mauritius45 contributions
Aug 2018
The viewpoint on the chamarel waterfall offers an amazing view on the actual waterfall as well as on the verdant surroundings. It’s in the same place as the seven coloured earths so you really should visit both, they’re definitely a must-see in Chamarel!
Written December 10, 2018
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Chamarel Waterfalls (Mauritius) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

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Chamarel Waterfalls is open:
  • Sun - Sat 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Chamarel Waterfalls admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost $11.50, while a popular guided tour starts around $73.62 per person. See all 22 Chamarel Waterfalls tickets and tours on Tripadvisor

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