Butterfly Watching in Madeira

Butterfly Watching in Madeira


The only butterfly watching tour on the Island. The right tour if you wish to visit new areas and watch Madeira’s special rare endemic butterflies such as the Madeiran Brimstone, Madeiran Grayling, Madeiran speckled wood and several other endemics. We combined several spots to increase your sighting possibilities. Opportunity to record your butterfly sightings for the Madeira Butterfly and Moth Monitoring Scheme.


Tour led by experienced Naturalist guide combining ecosystems on three watching spots.
Designed to maximize the observation of Forest, Mountain & grassland butterflies.
Endemic butterflies such as Madeiran Brimstone, Madeiran Speckled wood, Madeiran Grayling, Madeiran small copper and Macaronesian Red Admiral. Possibility to observe some African migrants or amazing species such as the Monarch butterfly.










Why book this tour: The only butterfly watching tour on the Island with several unique island butterflies to observe. A plus to this tour is that the three walks are out off the beaten track, so you will be visiting and viewing new areas and landscapes. Additionally you can be part of the voluntary Madeira Butterfly & Moth Monitoring Scheme and be an active ecotourist and by doing so, give back to local community. Your contribution is very important.

Areas and Localities: The tour takes place on the central area of the Island, starting on Ribeira Brava Valley up to Serra de Água and the central mountains.

Target Butterflies: Madeiran Brimstone, Madeiran Grayling, Madeiran Speckled Wood, Madeiran Small Copper, Macaronesian Red Admiral, Red Admiral, Speckled Wood, Small White, Clouded Yellow, Painted Lady, Monarch, Common Zebra Blue and Long Tailed Blue. Depending on the season other species can be observed.

Sightseeing:Beautiful views of the southern coast, Ribeira Brava Valley, cultivated terraces on Serra de Água valley, the central mountains, Paul da Serra Plateau and S. Vicente Valley.

Observation Spots: Three spots with flat and easy short walks.


35,00 €


tuesday - 14:00 to 18:00;
Naturalist Guide, Insurance, Observation equipment, Pick up and Drop off in Funchal, Caniço, Camara de Lobos and Ribeira Brava (please consult for other locations), butterfly field guides. Coffee or Tea.
Food & Drinks

Please note:

Tour Tips:Warm clothes, comfortable outdoor shoes, hat, sunscreen and water should always be taken to the activity. Don’t forget your camera to record these amazing species and walking vistas.

Wc & Coffee Break: Yes, between second and third observation spots, in Encumeada, with its stunning vistas over the central mountains. Coffee included (espresso, American coffee, white coffee. Cappuccino, Mocha, Irish coffee or any other special coffees are not included). Tea is also available.
Pickups start at 14h00. Pick up and Drop off in Funchal, Caniço, Camara de Lobos and Ribeira Brava (please consult for other locations).
Same as pick up
Upon your booking you will receive a .pdf voucher. You just need to show the electronic .pdf to our agent.
Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.


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