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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.


Another great trip with excellent leaders - extremely enthusiastic and helpful and never flagging, despite extremely hot weather.

Butterflies of Hungary

The participants ranged from expert to novice and Vic (co-leader) soon had us all working together, sharing knowledge and information. We certainly learned a great deal on the trip. The trip was a huge success. We were extremely lucky to have a week of unending sunshine. We were delighted to end with personal [butterfly photograph] totals of more than 70 species of which 40 plus were new to us. We will have no hesitation in recommending this trip to others.