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Orchids tours Spain

Following there is a small selection of the orchids seen during our wildlife and orchids tours in Spain. If you are keen on orchids and general wildlife, please visit our calendar where you will find different itineraries and species we shall see during the trip. Please, do not hesitate to contact us for more information.

Although our wildlife and birding tours cover much of country, our orchids tours are mainly focus on Costa Blanca (Alicante). This area is considered a botanical hotspot for the diversity and number of plants found, many of them endemics. Among these, there is a remarkable number of orchids which can be found from February to June, being March and April the months with more species blooming. The diversity of habitats, going from the seashore to mountains over 1500 m.a.s.l makes possible to find in the Valencia Region 77 species of orchids.


orchid tours in Alicante-Ophrys x serrae

Ophrys x serrae. This rare orchid was described in 2015 and it is the result of the hybridation of O. lucentina x O. lutea and it is seen in Costa Blanca.

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Ophrys x castroviejoi. This stunning orchid is the result of the hybridation of O.scolopax x O. speculum and it is seen in Costa Blanca.

orchid tours in Spain-Ophrys peltieri

Ophrys x pielteri. Another incredible hybrid from the combination of  O.scolopax x O. tenthredinifera. Seen in Costa Blanca.

Ophrys pseudoespeculum

Ophrys x pseudoespeculum. Hybrid from the combination of  O.scolopax x O. lutea. Seen in the mountains of Alicante.

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Orchis x bivonae. Hybrid from the combination of  O.italica x O. anthropophora. Seen in the mountains of Alicante.

Sombre-bee orchid-orchid tours in Spain

Sombre-bee orchid – Ophrys fusca. Widespread orchid.

Ophrys dyris

Dark-bee orchid – Ophrys dyris. In Costa Blanca tour.

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Woodcock orchid – Ophrys scolopax. Seen in Valencia, Alicante and Granada tours.

Pink butterfly orchid

Pink butterfly orchid –  Anacamptis papilonacea. Seen in Extremadura and in Alicante tour.

naked-man orchid

Naked man orchid – Orchis italica. Seen in Extremadura, Alicante and Granada tours.

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Ophrys dianica. Endemic of North Alicante and South Valencia.

Sawfly orchid – Ophrys tenthredinifera. Seen in most of our tours, widely spread.

Sawfly orchid

Small Woodcock Orchid – Ophrys picta. Seen in Málaga and Granada tours.

Fan lipped orchid

Fan-lipped orchid – Anacamptis collina. Seen in Granada.

Giant orchid – Himantoglossum robertianum. Seen in Extremadura and Alicante tours.

Conical orchid

Conical orchid – Neotinea conica. Seen in Extremadura and Alicante.

Narrow-leaved Helleborine

Narrow-leaved Helleborine – Cephalanthera longifolia. Seen in Valencia and Alicante tours.

White Helleborine-Cephalanthera damasonium. Seen in La Mancha and Alicante tour.

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Bee orchid – Ophrys apifera. Seen in the mountains of Alicante.

orchids tours Spain

Small-flowered tongue orchid – Serapia parviflora. Seen in the local tours of Valencia.

Small-flowered tongue orchis

Tongue orchid – Serapia lingua. Seen in the local tours of Alicante and Doñana.

orchid tours in Spain

Elder-flowered orchid – Dactylorhiza sambucina.  Pyrenees tour.

orchids tours in Spain

Orchis cazorlensis. Seen in La Mancha and Serranía de Cuenca tour. Endemic.

Bumblee-bee orchid

Bumblebee orchid – Ophrys bombyflora. Seen in the tour around Granada.

Man orchid

Man orchid – Aceras anthropophorum. Seen during local tours in Alicante and Valencia.

Mirror orchid

Mirror orchid – Ophrys speculum. Widely spread.

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Yellow Bee orchid – Ophrys lutea. Seen in Alicante and Granada tours.

Pyramidal orchid-orchid tours in Spain

Pyramidal orchid – Anacamptis pyramidalis. Seen in Alicante and Valencia tours.

Champagne orchis

Champagne orchid – Orchis champagneuxii. Seen in Extremadura.

Orchid tours in Spain

Androrchis olbiensis. Seen in Valencia and Cuenca tours.

Lizzard orchid-orchid tours in Spain

Lizard orchid – Himantoglossum hircinum. Very local.Seen in Albacete and Alicante tour

bug orchid

Bug orchid – Orchis fragans. Seen in Alicante tour.

Lady orchid

Lady orchid – Orchis purpurea. Seen in the Pyrenees and Alicante tour.

Early spider orchid-orchid tours in Spain

Early spider orchid – Ophrys sphegodes. Seen in Cuenca and Valencia tour.

bird best orchid in Spain

Bird nest orchid – Neottia nidus-avis. Seen in Valencia tour.

Red Helleborine – Cephalanthera rubra. Seen in Valencia tour.

Violet limodore

Violet Limodore – Limodorum abortivum. Seen in Valencia and Alicante tour.

Common Twayblade – Neottia ovata. Seen in Valencia, Alicante and La Mancha tour.

orchids tours in Spain

Lesser butterfly-orchid – Platanthera bifolia. Seen in Valencia tour.

green-veined orchid

Green-veined orchid – Orchis morio. Seen in Valencia and the Pyrenees tour.


Autumn lady's tresses

Autumn lady’s tresses – Spiranthes spiralis. Seen in Costa Blanca tour.

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