We had an organised small private tour (4 of us) with the amazing Carlos who knew everything and was able to point out where the wildlife was. As with every tour guide, Carlos had a scope which he set up and we could see very clearly the birds and got some great photos from the scope on our phone cameras. Our tour was about 2 hours and well worth it walking through the cloud forest, over hanging bridges. It was amazing to see the canopy of the trees, when can you see the top of a tropical forest?!
We saw various varieties of toucans, bats, even a tarantula and finally got to see a quetzal, what a magnificent bird. She was sat in a tree calling her mate and then took flight.
Selvatura Park has done really well setting up a well organised area for tourists to visit, shop was spacious, restaurant large with some decent food, including local dishes.
They were able to cater for a gluten. The Park also provides transport back into Monteverde or your specific hotel which means you can stay there longer and walk around the bridges again.
We followed up our hanging bridges tour with a guided trip to the butterfly house which was also well worth it as so many pretty butterflies. We were even able to watch a few butterflies hatching.