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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 2, Episode 17

Expedition Unknown

Josh Gates ventures into the mysterious cloud forests of Ecuador's remote central highlands in search of the all-powerful mummy of the last Inca king, Atahualpa.

Tuesday
Sep 11
8pm | 7c
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.

Tuesday
Sep 11
9pm | 8c
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
Sep 12
12am | 11c
Season 2, Episode 17

Expedition Unknown

Josh Gates ventures into the mysterious cloud forests of Ecuador's remote central highlands in search of the all-powerful mummy of the last Inca king, Atahualpa.

Wednesday
Sep 12
3am | 2c
Season 1, Episode 11

Samurai Sword of Power

Josh searches through various ancient shrines in Japan looking for the mystical Honjo Masamune sword. During his travels, Josh learns the ways of the samurai and is educated on how to forge his own sword.

Tuesday
Sep 18
3pm | 2c
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.

Tuesday
Sep 18
4pm | 3c
Season 1, Episode 5

City of Gold

Josh treks the stone-paved Inca Trail, ascending through the Andes and into the Peruvian Amazon in search of the undiscovered City of Gold. His road to riches takes a detour to the legendary ruins of Machu Picchu.

Tuesday
Sep 18
5pm | 4c
Season 1, Episode 8

Viking Sunstone

Josh travels to England and Norway to unlock the secrets of the Viking sunstone, a mystic crystal the Vikings used to conquer the seas. Before testing it, he explores a crypt in a Nordic church and descends 1,000 feet into a deserted mine.

Tuesday
Sep 18
6pm | 5c
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.

Tuesday
Sep 18
7pm | 6c
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.

Tuesday
Sep 18
8pm | 7c
Season 4, Episode 2

Origins of Stonehenge

Josh travels to his ancestral home of Great Britain to explore the origins of Stonehenge. From high in the air to deep under the sea, he finds an unexpected network of monuments that could have inspired one of history's most mystical locations.

Tuesday
Sep 18
9pm | 8c
Season 4, Episode 2

Origins of Stonehenge

Josh travels to his ancestral home of Great Britain to explore the origins of Stonehenge. From high in the air to deep under the sea, he finds an unexpected network of monuments that could have inspired one of history's most mystical locations.

Wednesday
Sep 19
12am | 11c
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
Sep 19
3am | 2c
Season 3, Episode 8

Lasseter's Gold

Josh Gates sets off deep into the Australian Outback, following the footsteps of legendary explorer Harold Lasseter, who claims to have found a vast field of gold. On the trail with two of Australia's foremost Lasseter experts, Josh follows the clues that ultimately lead to a breathtaking conclusion.

Tuesday
Sep 25
3pm | 2c
Season 3, Episode 5

Cloning the Woolly Mammoth

To help clone the extinct woolly mammoth back to life, Josh Gates visits the Korean biotech lab driving the project and excavates ancient bones in a working Canadian gold mine. He then descends into a vast sinkhole in Siberia to unearth frozen DNA.

Tuesday
Sep 25
4pm | 3c
Season 3, Episode 6

Journey to the Ice Age

To find a viable sample of mammoth DNA, Josh Gates retrieves bone samples from the massive Batagay crater, then journeys far upriver to a site in the lawless Siberian wilderness where tusk hunters carve out troves of bones from the permafrost. He takes the DNA samples back to the lab and watches the process of treating and testing the specimens. At long last, he views the DNA results to find out if the woolly mammoth will walk the earth again.

Tuesday
Sep 25
5pm | 4c
Season 1, Episode 12

Curse of the Golden Bell

Josh joins local divers in the Southeast Asian country of Myanmar to search for the ancient cursed Great Bell of King Dhammazedi. To recover it, Josh dives into violent waters that have claimed the lives of several other divers.

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Tuesday
Sep 25
6pm | 5c
Season 3, Episode 2

The Lost Tomb of Attila the Hun

Josh Gates travels to Hungary to join three separate archaeological 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.

Tuesday
Sep 25
7pm | 6c
Season 2, Episode 10

Nazi Secrets Revealed

Josh Gates heads to Europe to expose the last secrets of the Third Reich. He dives deep to locate a Nazi war criminal's lost treasure. Then, he meets a researcher to find out how close was Hitler to having an atomic bomb.

Tuesday
Sep 25
8pm | 7c
Season 4, Episode 7

Hunt for the Metal Library

Josh travels through the jungles of Ecuador to explore the watery depths of Tayos Cave for a legendary set of metal plates believed to be created by an advanced ancient civilization.

Tuesday
Sep 25
9pm | 8c
Season 4, Episode 7

Hunt for the Metal Library

Josh travels through the jungles of Ecuador to explore the watery depths of Tayos Cave for a legendary set of metal plates believed to be created by an advanced ancient civilization.

Wednesday
Sep 26
12am | 11c
Season 2, Episode 10

Nazi Secrets Revealed

Josh Gates heads to Europe to expose the last secrets of the Third Reich. He dives deep to locate a Nazi war criminal's lost treasure. Then, he meets a researcher to find out how close was Hitler to having an atomic bomb.

Wednesday
Sep 26
3am | 2c
Season 4, Episode 12

Mahogany Ship

Josh goes down under to search along Australia's infamous Shipwreck Coast for the missing Mahogany Ship. Confirming the vessel's existence could rewrite Australia's history.

Sunday
Sep 30
12pm | 11c
Season 4, Episode 15

Lost Gold of Jean Laffite

Josh ventures to the American south to uncover the mystery of real-life buccaneer Jean Laffite and the location of his hidden treasure.

Sunday
Sep 30
1pm | 12c
Season 1, Episode 7

Code to Gold

Josh scours the Virginia backcountry in search of the legendary Thomas Beale treasure, which would be worth millions today. Since encrypted codes are hiding its whereabouts, Josh takes a detour to Philadelphia to uncover missing pieces of the puzzle.

Tuesday
Oct 2
6pm | 5c
Season 1, Episode 10

Secrets of the Nazca

Josh flies to Peru to investigate the giant geoglyphs drawn into earth by ancient Nazca tribes. By studying newly found lines and joining a Nazca psychedelic ritual, Josh uncovers the true meaning behind the mysterious tracings.

Tuesday
Oct 2
7pm | 6c

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