The most colourful beauties in Goa are not at the beach. Join multiple award winning naturalist and author, Rahul Alvares, on a journey to his secret world of butterflies in Goa. A major part of your experience will be conducted at the butterfly conservatory on the outskirts of Ponda, where you can find 15-20 species to delight in on an average day. Learn to identify different species, how to photography them, and most importantly how to just sit back and enjoy their company. This is Goa after all.

By planting specific endemic species of plants that attract butterflies, this conservatory has become a giant butterfly magnet. You can spot and photograph butterflies such as the Glassy Tiger, Crimson Rose, and the Tamil Lacewing here. Plus take a short hike uphill to spot some more. A very different way to spend a morning in Goa, and yet get back in time for a beer by the beach.

After the pickup from your hotel (within 10kms of Calangute) at 8:30 am, we will drive for about an hour and fifteen minutes to get to the butterfly conservatory.

You can observe and photograph a variety of species here, with key insights from Rahul on everything in this biodiversity hotspot.

You will also hike to the top of the hill behind the conservatory to spot species such as the Plum Judy, the Angled Pierrot and the Monkey Puzzle. Gosh, these butterflies names are as colourful as they are. This is a steep, 30 min climb.

Your tour winds up by 12 pm, and you will be dropped back to your hotel by 1:30 pm
Don’t have plans for lunch? You can opt to have a home cooked veg meal for an additional Rs. 200, and dropped back to the hotel by 3 pm.

What you get

Pickup and drop back to hotel within 10 kms of Calangute

Guided Tour with photography tips

Things to know

Participants must be 6 years of age or older

Do wear walking shoes and carry your own drinking water

Cancellation Policy

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Chasing Butterflies in Goa


Rs. 2,699 per person

For 5 hrs

At Ponda, Goa

On All days of the week

       8:30 am


The Experience

4 days or more before departure – 3% fee

Less than 4 hours before departure – 100% cancellation fee



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