The natural park of La Vallée des Couleurs has been operational since 4 July 1998 and is actively engaged in the ecotourism sector. The discovery of the land of 23 colors in the late 90, displayed in strips and domes in the field, is a unique geological feature in this park. This characteristic, the signature of the natural park of La Vallée des Couleurs, is a major event in the continuous development of the Mauritian tourism industry. A must-see during your Mauritius Holidays.
The fascinating attractions of the natural park extend over 250 hectares of land and revolve around the native flora and fauna that abound in the park. The range of natural landscapes, with its plateaus, plains, mountains, valleys, waterfalls, swimming pools and ponds, set within this green amphitheater, offers visitors an unforgettable experience. The Geology Museum, unique in the Mascarene Islands, has a rich collection of objects that trace the geological history of Mauritius and the Natural Park of La Vallée des Couleurs.
Natural waterfalls that blend into musical tunes in large, deep basins of limpid waters provide a sense of peace and harmony with nature. Over the past few years, the Natural Park of La Vallée des Couleurs has become an irresistible destination for Mauritian and foreign visitors. The natural park continues to develop a variety of activities corresponding to its central theme as a natural park in order to become Mauritius’ most attractive destination. Here are some activities to do in the park.
Quad during your Mauritius Holidays
A quad, also called ATV, is a vehicle that rolls on low-pressure tires, with a seat overlapped by the operator, as well as a handlebar for control of the steering. As the name implies, it is designed to handle a wider variety of terrain than most other vehicles and is usually equipped with three (or generally four) wheels. The cyclist sits down and drives these vehicles like a motorcycle, but the extra wheels give it greater stability at low speed.
Zip-line during your Mauritius Holidays
A zip-line consists of a pulley suspended from a slope-mounted cable. It is designed to allow a gravity-driven user to move up and down the inclined cable, usually in stainless steel, holding or attaching the pulley in free motion. Tyroleans are present in many forms, most often used as a means of entertainment. They can be short and low, intended for child’s play and found in certain playgrounds. Longer and taller rides are often used to access remote areas, such as the rainforest canopy. The Zip line circuits are becoming popular holiday activities, found in outdoor adventure camps or in luxury resorts, where they can be part of a larger challenge or a string course.
The park is also home to turtles, monkeys, deer, fish, and birds such as the pink pigeon, the straw-tail and the green cateau, among others. Various endemic trees like Ebony, Natte Wood, Takamaka and some other rare plants also contribute to the beauty of the park. Vacoas Waterfall, Matte Wood Waterfall, Angel Hair Waterfall, and Chamouzé Waterfall are the four magnificent waterfalls where visitors can listen to the rustle of water, relax in natural intimacy and feel the inner peace. The park also offers captivating and breathtaking panoramic views of the south coast.