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 thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Austria with Dave - he was everything you could wish for in a tour leader - considerate, kind, knowledgeable and with a great sense of humour - always cheerful. We look forward to our weekend with him in his home patch in South Devon. Thanks to everyone for a great holiday - both at Naturetrek and our excellent hotel in Illmitz - Hotel Johannes Zeche.
I learned a lot about the dragonflies and managed to get really good photos of all the species we saw. Accomodation, food, wine, weather were all excellent. History & Culture - I particularly enjoyed the trip to the Nuraghi Bronze Age site.
A really fantastic holiday. The depth and breadth of knowledge that both Dave and Tom had on dragonflies, birds and other wildlife was staggering. Picnic lunches were fantastic. Dave and Tom did a great job making sure all in the group were getting the most out of our trip. The hotel was lovely, run by a very friendly couple. Overall, a really great holiday made special by two very good tour leaders - thank you and I can't wait to book another trip with Naturetrek!