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This series is designed for those who delight in exploring the world off the beaten path. It serves as a travel guide to some of the world most unusual places not usually accessible to tourists, including mountain peaks in Chile, the waters off Antarctica, the lesser known neighborhoods of Vietnam, and Shanghai's tallest office buildings.

Discovery
2 Seasons, 25 Episodes
March 2, 2005
Travel
7.8/10
Cast: John Hedges
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  • Australia's Northern Territories, beautifully captured in this third episode, are vast and sparsely populated. The harsh sun beats down on the spectacular landscapes, including Australia's two largest deserts, enormous sandstone formations and murky swamps. Home to saltwater crocodiles, kangaroos and other fantastic fauna, it's like nowhere else on earth.

  • Queensland is Australia's tropical state: exotic and wild, rich and lush, it is the jewel in the wildlife crown of the South Hemisphere. It is also a destination for adventure seekers, with the landscape varying from dense rainforest to parched outback, it's an action-packed trip of a lifetime. This second episode brings you to the core of extreme Queensland adventure.

  • Iceland is a wild and beautiful country. It offers some of the most stunning and unique landscapes on the planet. It's a remote island wilderness, where for centuries man has battled against the forces of nature, harvesting its riches and its power.

  • An stunning and distant island chain in the South Pacific, New Zealand is one of the most diverse and fascinating habitats in the world.

  • London, Europe's largest city, a stylish and sophisticated metropolis, with a rich history going back over 2000 years: we set out to explore this fascinating destination.

  • Mallorca, the largest of the Balearic Islands, is a paradise of sun, sea and sand and a cultural hotspot with a rich history. We set out to find the heart of this fascinating island,

  • Norway is a country formed by ancient glaciers, creating a dramatic landscape like no other. Magnificent fjords create a unique and beautiful coastline, and further north, massive glaciers still cover the mountain slopes.

  • Turkey, a land that traverses continents: where East meets West. Over two thousand years of civilisation has left this country with a rich architectural legacy, from the Romans, Byzantines and Ottomans, Turkey's cities and ancient ruins are a must.

  • Welcome to Florida -the Sunshine State -with a Caribbean coastline, this is one part of America where they seriously know how to relax and to party.

  • If Nature has a crown, then these are its jewels: the Maldives. The wildlife glitters, the waters sparkle and the beaches shine.

  • South Africa is a whole world in a single country. Above sea and below, at the coast and inland, however you choose to travel, a land full of life and adventure awaits.

  • Australia's Northern Territories are vast and sparsely populated. The harsh sun beats down on the spectacular landscapes, including Australia's two largest deserts, enormous sandstone formations and murky swamps.

  • Queensland is Australia's tropical state: exotic and wild, rich and lush, it is the jewel in the wildlife crown of the South Hemisphere.

  • The west coast of Canada, a contrast of vast wildernesses and modern cities. We go in search of the ultimate adventure trying to absorb as much as we can from these very different worlds. We track bears during the spectacular salmon run.

  • From Tokyo, the technology capitol of the world to a romantic mountain landscape of monks and mystery; there can be few Ultimate Journeys that offer such contrast as Japan.

  • Welcome to a little known wilderness where wolves and bears still roam. Offering a unique chance to see Europe's past, this Ultimate Journey carries you to a land where time stood still.

  • Bali -the epitome of exotic beauty where extravagant carnivals are everyday life. Rapidly becoming Asia's top holiday destination it's the perfect stop for an ultimate journey.

  • From city slums to suburban splendour; blood sports to beauty, there really are two extremes to the exotic islands of the Philippines.

  • The Okavango Delta stands proud smack bang in the middle of Botswana -it's one of the world's largest wetlands with over 15 000 square kilometres of wild paradise.

  • The world's biggest grown-up playground, attracting over 30 million tourists a year with its 2½ thousand kilometres of neon lighting -it can only be one place -welcome to Las Vegas!

  • This is a High Definition adventure through a country that has remained hidden from the world for much of the 20th century. Vietnam -once sealed by a communist regime, is now at peace, open to exploration and open for business.

  • Graceful manta rays, vast shimmering shoals, elegant but deadly sharks, rare and elusive crocodiles and one of the natural wonders of the world, a jelly fish lake. Micronesia's marine life is amongst the most stunning and diverse on the planet.

  • After decades of blinkered existence, controlled by a strict communist regime, Shanghaihas woken up to a new and exciting future. Known as the Dragon's head -for nearly half a century the dragon has been in a state of slumber, but today it roars.

  • Southern Chile, an extreme icy mountain realm of unimaginable beauty, drama and thrills, perhaps the ultimate travel destination.

  • Imagine traveling to the most remote part of our planet - Antarctica, the last great wilderness. On board the World Discoverer, we step into a world that most of us can only dream of visiting.

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