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
he flexibility to take time out of the tour to experience local culture and particularly see local sites of historical interest was appreciated and enjoyed. Both Dave and Ian were excellent leaders not only for their specialist knowledge but also personality and good humour. Certainly a 'top draw' team!
This recent 'Dragonflies and Birds of the Camargue' trip was just what I have been looking for. Almost everyone on the trip commented at various times through the week how relaxed and enjoyable the days were and what a lovely time they were having. … We were so lucky to have two such excellent leaders in Dave Smallshire and Ian Nicholson, who knew their subjects so well and made the wildlife fascinating. We were greatly impressed by their 'people skills' (vital in the job of leaders we believe). They always put comfort and wellbeing of their group first - so, well done Naturetrek in your choice of these two leaders.
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.