This 2-hour butterfly farm tour offers an in-depth look at this colorful insect’s life cycle. You can climb up the main enclosure’s treehouse platforms to look for pupas, butterfly eggs, and caterpillars. Next, you’ll head to the classroom to learn more about butterfly breeding. A trip to the butterfly farm is ideal for small groups or couples who are interested in an educational nature tour.
- 2 hrs
- Available Days:
- Every day
- 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM
- Hotel Transportation Offered
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
You can expect to see several exciting butterfly species, and your guide will provide you with a microscope to get a closer look at their wings. The Butterfly Farm provides a haven for morphos, the blue-winged beauty of the tropics. Keep your eyes peeled for the eye painted on the wings of the caligos — the pattern on their wings is meant to trick predators into believing they’re looking at an owl. You may also see a few different species of heliconius butterflies, whose wing patterns also imitate predators’ fur.
After you explore the main enclosure, you’ll continue the farm’s laboratory where you’ll participate in three stages of the breeding process. First, you’ll place pupas into the cocoon box. Next, you’ll carefully transport new butterflies into quarantine, and finally, catch the young butterflies and escort them to the main enclosure.
Toward the end of the tour you’ll take a walk down the ranch’s dazzling trails. This area is home to around 140 species of bird and 4 species of monkey. Some of the birds you’re most likely to see include toucans, parrots, parakeets, hummingbirds.
What to Bring
Camera, comfortable walking shoes, and money for personal expenses.
Guided tour and visit to butterfly breeding lab.
Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “BOOKING REQUEST” for full details.
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