You could be forgiven for thinking a “Butterfly Centre” is a boring way to spend an hour of your travel time. But then we ended up in this quality Butterfly Centre called “Flying Colours” as part of our tour round Bohol island in The Philippines. We were quite surprised by it!

This was my first ever visit to a butterfly centre, what was it like? To get in you pay 35 Philippine Pesos, less than 1 $US so that was fine. You get a guided tour a local lady shows you the caterpillars and butterflies and takes you round, she can also help you take photos. You will get some absolutely amazing photos from your epic adventure in this butterfly centre.

First section you see a range of caterpillars and you can hold them. Despite having seen numerous caterpillars in my time, this was the first time to see a ‘big’ caterpillar. In glass boxes they have various stages of the caterpillar development – from being a caterpillar, to eating, to being housed in a cocoon to releasing themselves as butterflies! These were all live insects ready to become butterflies, the time it takes for the transformation varies but most of the ones we saw would take just over two weeks to go from caterpillar to butterfly.

You get to see the world’s largest moth as well and the biggest butterfly native to the Philippines. These are dead however and you will see them in a box, preserved. You can pose for fun photos with them and also with pretend butterfly wings. It is a really brilliant experience and a magical place to visit.

At the end of the tour you are outside in the garden and you can see lots of butterflies of different colours and get photos of them. I totally love a lifestyle of travel and these places are really amazing to see.

What? A butterfly centre called Flying Colours

Where is it? Bohol Island, Philippines

Best way to reach it? You can hire a car or a bike if you want but basically just get a driver and a day tour of Bohol!

Admission price – 35 Philippine Pesos

Countries that work there – Philippines

To conclude, make sure you head to this amazing little butterfly centre in Bohol in the Philippines. It is a sensational way to spend time on this planet exploring the nature all around us. Be sure to take lots of photos and videos for your memory and rank this one highly on your journeys backpacking the world.

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