These days, butterfly watching tours are conducted almost everywhere where these striking creatures are to be found, both to prevent their fast declining numbers, and to contribute to conservation of these fascinating species.
Butterfly holidays encourage interest in these colourfully patterned elegant creatures, which are regarded as the true ambassadors of a healthy environment. In addition to butterflies, trips organised by companies such as Naturetrek can uncover several different types of birds, plants and mammals.
With about 20,000 different species butterfly to be found all over the globe, we have narrowed the search down to some of the best hotspots where you can see some of the rarest and diverse fluttering wonders at their elegant best.
Feet Do Travel share the best places for butterfly watching around the world.