Travel to Rivière Noire

Chamarel Seven Colored Earth Geopark

After visiting the Savanne district, it is easy to continue west and travel to Rivière Noire. The main highlight of the area is definitely the Chamarel Seven Colored Earth Geopark. It’s a beautiful and unique geological formation. The colours are so vibrant that they almost don’t look natural, but they are. Nearby is the Chamarel waterfall. In general, the region has a lot of mountains and viewpoints. And then by the coast, there are some nice beaches including Flic en Flac.

Chamarel Falls
Chamarel Seven Colored Earth Geopark
Chamarel Seven Colored Earth Geopark
Black River Gorge on the border


  • Chamarel Seven Colored Earth Geopark
  • Chamarel waterfall
  • Slave Route Monument
  • Crystal Rock
  • Point de vue sur la plaine du Le Morne
  • Macchabée Viewpoint
  • Flic en Flac beach
  • Tamarind Falls

Before you go

  • If you are not hiring a car, then book a taxi in advance to get a quote for the stops you want to make along the way
  • Chamarel is the most popular site, if you are limited on time to visit places
  • Hiking trails are available along the coast and up the mountains


  • Getting around the area, it is possible to go by taxi and have the driver wait for you at different places, or hire a car


  • I was just passing through, so didn’t stay in this region. As usual, I recommend checking reviews on or using AirBnB


Q: Do I need a tour guide?

A: No, it is easy to find your way to the sights. However, the distances are far so you may need a car or taxi to get around.

Q: Do people speak English?

A: Yes, almost everyone speaks English

Q: Is it a walkable city?

A: No, the distances around the region are far, so you may need a car or taxi to get around.

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