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Butterfly Watching Holidays | Butterfly Tours
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We offer a wide range of butterfly tours

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 Naturetrek's Butterflies of South Africa holiday. 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
Naturetrek Tour Leader

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Featured Tours


Niobe Fritillary (Tony Daniels)Naturetrek clients on Causse Noir (Peter Dunn)Scarce Swallowtail (Peter Dunn)Przewalski Horses (Peter Dunn)Marbled Fritillary (Ian Small)Turquoise Blue (Ian Small)Male Spider - Philaeus Chrysops (Robert Godden)Southern Festoon (Robert Godden)Paris peacock (David Raju)Great Mormon ButterflyRed-base Jezebel ButterflyGreat Mormon ButterflySearching for butterflies (Tom McJannet)Whiskered Terns perched (Tom McJannet)Whiskered Terns and Pochard (Tom McJannet)Black-necked Grebes (Tom McJannet)Geranium Argus (Andy Daw)Woodland Brown (Andy Daw)


  • 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.

Here’s a selection of our 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 ‘Gold’ corporate sponsor of Butterfly Conservation (BC), we donate around £1,500 annually to the charity. As well as this, since 2002 we have donated 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.


One of my best trips ever.
We were taken around dozens of locations and stayed in three great hotels. Interesting field trips, with varying interests for each member of the group. Something for everyone. Our guides and local driver couldn't have done more to make our holiday better. Excellent service.
Our group leader this time was excellent. An expert in his field, yet having patience with beginners. Altogether an extremely enjoyable trip and superbly led.