Dragonflies are certainly not for the faint-hearted; they are fearsome insects - if you are their size or smaller! They are also dazzlingly beautiful, with a wide array of hues and forms. Our dragonfly tours take you to some of Europe’s top habitats where we have the best chances of witnessing a range of species and their behaviour.
Our dragonfly specialist recommends …
I’m excited about the new Sardinia dragonfly tour – it is special for dragonflies, with about 35 species. Most of these are not found in the UK and its proximity to Africa means it hosts some rather exotic species such as Banded Groundlings. Island Bluetail will interest the real enthusiast, whereas Copper Demoiselles are a bit easier to find.
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NATURETREK DRAGONFLY WATCHING HOLIDAYS
Why choose one of Naturetrek’s dragonfly tours?
We like to respond to your specific wildlife interests and in recent years we have had an increasing number of requests for dedicated dragonfly holidays. We are pleased to now be able to offer a small selection of tours which focus on exploring habitats where some of Europe’s most diverse and spectacular dragonfly species are found.
All of our dragonfly tours are accompanied by at least one specialist leader. On some tours there may be a second leader with a different area of natural history expertise.
Some highlights of our dragonfly holidays may include: observing clouds of damselflies as they emerge in late spring from pools, watching them hover over a lake or stretch of grassland, or witnessing a fight to the death between territorial males.
We’re equally comfortable providing opportunities for the dedicated enthusiast to debate the finer points of identification with our expert guide, or to simply enjoy their beautiful display of colours and forms.
Naturetrek’s dedicated dragonfly tours
Though we enjoy dragonfly life on many of our holidays, we offer a small selection of dedicated dragonfly tours, including:
But we offer so much more!
View all of our dragonfly holidays or call us now on +44 1962 733051 to find out more.
WHAT YOU'VE BEEN SAYING ABOUT OUR Dragonflies HOLIDAYS
We both enjoyed this holiday. Excellent itinerary with good accommodation complemented by enjoyable company. In all, a pleasant few days spent in a lovely area of France.
This was the best Naturetrek holiday I have been on so far. The hotels were lovely, the food was great and its really good to have a choice for the meal in the evening. The group was small enough to be manageable but had enough pairs of eyes to notice everything. Nicola was a really great guide and flexed the itinerary according to the interests of the group. The picnic lunches were delicious and the Thursday lunchtime Sardinian pizza was a highlight! And the green hooktail was fabulous!
Couldn't have asked for better leaders. Both Nick and Cora were great fun. Nick, especially, performed above and beyond the call of duty. I had a target of 35 species of Odonata. It was very pleasing to see many more than that AND to photograph them.