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Our professionally organised, dedicated small group butterfly holidays range widely across the world – and make a direct contribution to butterfly conservation.

Butterfly Watching Holidays

Who can fail to be delighted by butterflies – the intensity and variety of their colours, their delicate beauty and fascinating life cycles. Our tours allow butterfly watching enthusiasts to observe marvellous species all around the world. Sadly, butterflies are in decline in many regions; to help prevent the loss of these beautiful creatures, our butterfly holidays make a direct contribution to their conservation.

Our butterfly specialist recommends …

I’d recommend ‘Butterflies of South Africa’. On this butterfly holiday we look for butterflies in the Wajkkerstrom (montane grassland), which supports a wonderful diversity of species. Closer to home I’d suggest our ‘Butterflies of Hungary ’ tour, or ‘Butterflies of Croatia’ for unspoilt landscapes and a density of butterfly life rarely seen in western Europe now. - Tom Brereton


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Why choose one of Naturetrek’s butterfly tours?

  • We offer an excellent range of dedicated butterfly holidays
  • All tours are led by a Naturetrek butterfly watching expert
  • Although butterflies are the main focus of our butterfly tours, we also take time to observe other wildlife
  • By booking one of our dedicated butterfly holidays you will automatically be making a contribution to their conservation

Naturetrek’s dedicated butterfly tours:

Although we include butterfly watching in many of our holidays, we offer a wide selection of dedicated butterfly tours, including:

Naturetrek & Butterfly Conservation

As a top category ‘Purple Emperor’ corporate sponsor of Butterfly Conservation (BC), we donate £1,000 annually to the charity. As well as this, we donate 10% of all income generated by our annual programme of butterfly tours that we run in partnership with BC, and give BC membership to all non-members joining the tours.

But we offer so much more!  

View all of our butterfly tours or call us now on +44 1962 733051 to find out more.


Mexico's Monarchs

The trip leader, Tim Melling, was very friendly and patient. The local agent, Karel Betts, was caring and very much wanted us to experience the Mexican way of life. A good leader, attentive to all our needs and wishes.
Tom McJannet was a very knowledgeable birder, he made sure that everyone spotted the birds on the walks. He was very helpful and made sure that we were all very comfortable. Karel, the local guide, was very good!! He informed us each morning of our daily agenda, helped in communications with the local staff, and made excellent arrangements for our stay in Mexico. We were a very happy cohesive group, we all got along with each other exceptionally well. Not only do I feel that the group were travelling companions, but they are also friends. I had a wonderful time and the trip met my expectations. At the end it seemed like it passed all too quickly!

Tyne & Wear
Butterflies of Croatia

Good variety of habitats. Excellent local guides knowledge.
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