Journey to the heart of the world

The Lost City of Tayrona in Colombia is at the end of a three-day hike through virgin forest, fast-flowing rivers and rocky ledges, writes Fearghal O'Nuallain.

26th May, 2012
A girl watches a helicopter taking off from The Lost City of Tayrona. Photo: Guy Sade

"The jungle holds many secrets," Juanito our guide says sagely as we follow our mule up a muddy ravine in northern Colombia's Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountains. Our little expedition party - composed of seven red-faced tourists, three guides and two mules - has been travelling winding trails through virgin forest for two days. Our destination? The Lost City of Tayrona, a city older than Machu Picchu with a history that reads like an...

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