The Best of Josh Gates

Offbeat Ways to Travel 00:41

From sand surfing to rickshaws, Josh Gates knows the best ways to get around.

 

Ways to Hunt for Treasure 01:07

Josh Gates is the ultimate authority in treasure hunting. How does he do it? 

 

'Expedition Unknown: Hunt for Extraterrestrials'

'Expedition Unknown: Hunt for the Yeti' Videos

5 Cool Things About Everest Base Camp 01:09

Josh Gates flies in to Mt. Everest Base Camp in his search for more yeti evidence.

Josh the Sherpa 01:45

Josh trades packs with one of the Sherpa guides and quickly regrets its.

Khumjung Earthquake: How You Can Help 01:56

Josh and his crew talk with local villagers about the relief efforts from the devastating 2015 earthquake.

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'Expedition Unknown' Adventures as Travel Reviews

Josh Gates has seen some pretty interesting accommodations on his adventures. Here's how travel reviewers might rate them.

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Expedition Unknown chronicles the adventures of Josh Gates as he investigates iconic mysteries across the globe. Gates begins by interviewing ...

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About the Host

Josh Gates

Josh Gates is an adventurer and avid explorer with a unique brand of humor and deep-rooted passion for off-the-map excursions. Travel Channel’s Expedition Unknown chronicles Gates’ adventures as he sets out on a global journey to find the truth behind captivating and iconic unsolved legends.

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Season 3, Episode 10

Captain Kidd's Treasure

Josh Gates retraces the footsteps of the legendary Captain Kidd in the hopes of finding his buried treasure. From the East Coast to the Caribbean, the search takes him to a real pirate shipwreck and to the island hideout of the notorious buccaneer.

Thursday
Mar 23
1am | 12c
Season 3, Episode 9

Tracking Tasmania's Tiger

Josh Gates ventures to Australia's island state of Tasmania to investigate sightings of the supposedly extinct Thylacine, also known as the Tasmanian Tiger. Recent eyewitness accounts and photographic evidence leave Josh eager to go on a tracking expedition to find out if the unusual-looking marsupial lives on Down Under.

Wednesday
Mar 29
7pm | 6c
Season 3, Episode 4

The Lost Colony of Roanoke

Josh Gates joins leading archeologists as they investigate America's first missing-persons case, The Lost Colony of Roanoke. Following newly discovered clues, he'll reach new heights as he digs for answers to this over 400-year-old mystery.

Friday
Mar 31
7pm | 6c
Season 3, Episode 2

The Lost Tomb of Attila the Hun

Josh Gates travels to Hungary to join three separate archeological teams looking for the lost tomb of Attila the Hun. Legends and ancient texts lead the search from the bottom of the Danube to the mountain forests just outside of Budapest.

Friday
Apr 21
7pm | 6c
Season 1, Episode 3

World's 8th Wonder

Josh Gates is on the trail of Russia's missing Amber Chamber, a priceless piece of art stolen by the Nazis during WWII. Gates begins his expedition in St. Petersburg, Russia, and after getting exposed to the local culture, visits the Catherine Palace to see a replica of the Amber Room. In 1941, when the Nazis invaded the Soviet Union and stormed the Catherine Palace, they discovered the Amber Chamber hidden behind wallpaper. They packed up the room and shipped it to Königsberg Castle in Germany, where it was displayed for the Third Reich. Some historians believe the Amber Room is still in Kaliningrad, Russia (formerly Königsberg, Germany) beneath the castle's ruins. A 16-hour train ride on the Red Arrow takes Gates over to Kaliningrad where he explores the House of the Soviets, rumored to have underground tunnels that lead to the Amber Chamber. Embarking on a journey through Germany, new leads take Gates to Auerswalde, Rothenthal and Deutschneudorf where he explores various clues that may direct him to the whereabouts of the missing Chamber. Gates' search brings him deep into abandoned war bunkers, mines, massive caves and tunnels underneath the city that, according to evidence, may hold pieces of the Amber Chamber. But Gates' journey is forced to a sudden halt when an underground tunnel starts to rumble and cave in behind him.

Thursday
May 4
2am | 1c
Season 3, Episode 15

Italy's Barbarian Booty

To find the plundered riches of the Roman Empire, Josh Gates must locate the tomb of the Visigoth king Alaric in Italy. The hunt extends from the capital of Rome to the southern city of Cosenza, where the mayor is spearheading an effort to find the tomb.

Thursday
Jun 1
12am | 11c
Season 0, Episode 11

Greatest Treasure Hunts

Every episode of Expedition Unknown is a quest for discovery, an opportunity for extraordinary adventures and maybe, just maybe, a chance to find a fortune. In this one-hour special, Josh Gates counts down his 10 greatest treasure hunts and shares expanded scenes from his wildest expeditions.

Wednesday
Sep 6
10am | 9c
Season 2, Episode 8

True Cross of Christ

Josh journeys to Jerusalem and Istanbul to pursue the True Cross of Christ.

Wednesday
Sep 6
10pm | 9c
Season 2, Episode 7

Japan's Atlantis

Josh heads to Japan to explore the sunken ruins called Japan's Atlantis.

Wednesday
Sep 13
10pm | 9c
Season 1, Episode 1

Temple of Doom

Josh travels to the remote and land-mine-riddled jungles of Cambodia to investigate the lost city of the Khmer Empire and search for a mystical relic that gave its god king the power to incinerate his enemies more than 1,000 years ago.

Wednesday
Nov 1
8pm | 7c
Season 3, Episode 4

The Lost Colony of Roanoke

Josh Gates joins leading archeologists as they investigate America's first missing-persons case, The Lost Colony of Roanoke. Following newly discovered clues, he'll reach new heights as he digs for answers to this over 400-year-old mystery.

Thursday
Nov 23
3am | 2c
Season 1, Episode 9

Mayan Apocalypse

While investigating the fall of the remarkable Mayan Empire, Josh unearths human skulls and ancient Mayan sacrificial altars in the caverns underneath the jungles and ruins of Mexico.

Thursday
Nov 30
2am | 1c
Season 3, Episode 7

Cracking the D.B. Cooper Case

Josh Gates sets off on an expedition to crack the mystery behind the perpetrator of the only unsolved plane hijacking in US history. Picking up where the FBI left off, Josh joins citizen sleuths on the hunt for D.B. Cooper in the Pacific Northwest. He discovers new clues and theories before having the experience of a lifetime, jumping out of plane, just as Cooper did decades ago.

Wednesday
Jan 3
10pm | 9c
Season 3, Episode 11

Africa's Cursed Lake of Gold

Josh Gates journeys to the wilds of Namibia to embark on a treacherously deep dive in Lake Otjikoto for a long lost World War I treasure.

Wednesday
Jan 24
7pm | 6c
Season 4, Episode 1

The Secret

Josh travels all over the US to find the treasures featured in The Secret, a cryptic book published in the 1980s. He meets with members of the book's cult following, who each think they're on the verge of finding one of the 10 remaining treasures.

Wednesday
Jan 24
8pm | 7c
Season 4, Episode 4

Butch Cassidy's Lost Loot

Josh immerses himself in Wild West lore on a quest to find Butch Cassidy's missing money. He traces the iconic outlaw's footsteps through Colorado, Utah and Nevada, eventually learning that he may need to find the man himself to locate the lost loot.

Wednesday
Jan 24
9pm | 8c
Season 3, Episode 12

The Ark of the Covenant

Josh Gates follows in the footsteps of Indiana Jones as he searches in Israel and Ethiopia for the lost Ark of the Covenant, the sacred relic said to contain the Ten Commandments and possess extraordinary powers.

Wednesday
Jan 24
10pm | 9c
Season 3, Episode 15

Italy's Barbarian Booty

To find the plundered riches of the Roman Empire, Josh Gates must locate the tomb of the Visigoth king Alaric in Italy. The hunt extends from the capital of Rome to the southern city of Cosenza, where the mayor is spearheading an effort to find the tomb.

Wednesday
Jan 24
11pm | 10c
Season 4, Episode 4

Butch Cassidy's Lost Loot

Josh immerses himself in Wild West lore on a quest to find Butch Cassidy's missing money. He traces the iconic outlaw's footsteps through Colorado, Utah and Nevada, eventually learning that he may need to find the man himself to locate the lost loot.

Thursday
Jan 25
12am | 11c
Season 3, Episode 12

The Ark of the Covenant

Josh Gates follows in the footsteps of Indiana Jones as he searches in Israel and Ethiopia for the lost Ark of the Covenant, the sacred relic said to contain the Ten Commandments and possess extraordinary powers.

Thursday
Jan 25
1am | 12c
Season 3, Episode 15

Italy's Barbarian Booty

To find the plundered riches of the Roman Empire, Josh Gates must locate the tomb of the Visigoth king Alaric in Italy. The hunt extends from the capital of Rome to the southern city of Cosenza, where the mayor is spearheading an effort to find the tomb.

Thursday
Jan 25
2am | 1c
Season 4, Episode 1

The Secret

Josh travels all over the US to find the treasures featured in The Secret, a cryptic book published in the 1980s. He meets with members of the book's cult following, who each think they're on the verge of finding one of the 10 remaining treasures.

Thursday
Jan 25
3am | 2c
Season 4, Episode 6

Vikings in America

Josh traces the Vikings' westward expansion from the volcanic landscape of Iceland to a mysterious settlement in Greenland and into North America. He aims to find out if they landed in the United States over 500 years before any other Europeans.

Friday
Jan 26
7pm | 6c
Season 4, Episode 4

Butch Cassidy's Lost Loot

Josh immerses himself in Wild West lore on a quest to find Butch Cassidy's missing money. He traces the iconic outlaw's footsteps through Colorado, Utah and Nevada, eventually learning that he may need to find the man himself to locate the lost loot.

Saturday
Jan 27
11am | 10c
Season 2, Episode 13

Yamashita's Gold

Josh travels to the Philippines searching for Yamashita's Gold, a treasure that has been hidden since World War II. When the cave Josh explores quickly fills with water, will he escape with a piece of history before he's trapped?

Wednesday
Jan 31
7pm | 6c
Season 4, Episode 4

Butch Cassidy's Lost Loot

Josh immerses himself in Wild West lore on a quest to find Butch Cassidy's missing money. He traces the iconic outlaw's footsteps through Colorado, Utah and Nevada, eventually learning that he may need to find the man himself to locate the lost loot.

Wednesday
Jan 31
8pm | 7c

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