small groups, relaxed pace,
perfect for photographers.
- what people say about our tours
A selection of currently available trip
reports is listed below. To view the reports, including photos
and species lists, just click on the links below :
Tropical Butterfly Tours
Adrian Hoskins, owner
of this website, organises and
escorts private butterfly-watching tours
for small groups to
destinations including Argentina,
Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Trinidad,
Ecuador, Peru, Kenya, Ghana,
India, Nepal, Thailand, Malaysia and Borneo. I
use highly experienced and reliable ground agents in all
the countries visited, and I use only the safest drivers
Typically these tours are of 12-22 days duration,
and we spend about 3-5 days at each
plenty of time to fully explore the habitats and get to
know the sites and their butterflies intimately. The
sites are thoroughly researched, most sites have been
previously visited by the tour leader, and all visits
are timed to coincide with the peak butterfly season and
Accommodation is chosen for proximity to the butterfly
habitats - sometimes we stay in lodges, and at other
times we use small hotels or guest houses. On some tours
we camp or stay in forest huts. Food is varied and
delicious, and we are happy to cater for vegetarians.
Beer, soft drinks and bottled water are all generally
My tour style differs from that
offered by most wildlife tour operators - my approach is
to take you to places where butterflies are prolific and
diverse, give you a brief introduction to the trail
system and habitats, and then to leave you to
explore the trails at your own pace. You are free to
wander alone or in pairs on the trails.
I don't carry out on-the-spot identifications ( I'll be
busy photographing butterflies myself for the website!
), but I will gladly assist with IDs from digital images
in the evenings.
Tour groups are always kept small - never more than 6
so you can relax and
photograph the butterflies without a queue of people
behind you. Participants must be aged 18 or over. There
is no upper age limit but I may ask those aged over 65
to provide evidence of fitness.
Singles, couples and small groups of friends are all
I do not permit collecting, or the use of butterfly
nets, but we usually run moth lights at night and have a
photo-and-release session in the mornings.
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