South America is the focus for this group of 6 explorers and their 10 journeys.
1. The Explorer - Journey 1: Francis Drake, 1577 - South America / Atlantic
The Story: The Dragon Wakes
2. The Explorer - Journey 2: Francis Drake, 1577 - South America / Pacific
The Story: The Dragon Roars
3. The Explorer - Journey 3: Francis Drake, 1578 - North America / Pacific
The Story: The Dragon Gorges
4. The Explorer - Journey 4: Francis Drake, 1578 - Asia / Africa / Europe
The Story: The Dragon Crawls Home
5. The Explorer - Journey 1: Ferdinand Magellan, 1519 - South America / Atlantic
The Story: Weevils in the Food
6. The Explorer - Journey 2: Ferdinand Magellan, 1522 - South America / Pacific
The Story: Hacked to Death
7. The Explorer: Francisco de Orellana, 1542 - South America / Amazon
The Story: Blood Pink Frothing Water
8. The Explorer: Francisco Pizarro, 1532 - South America / Peru
The Story: 180 Conquer Empire
Join Francisco Pizarro in 1532 with his 3 ships and 180 Spaniards. They sail from Panama south down the west coast of South America into the lands of the Inca Empire. With bravado and deceit, they managed to overcome thousands of Inca warriors and kill the ‘God’ Emperor subjugating the Empire to Spain.
9. The Explorer: Gonzalo Pizarro, 1541 - South America / Peru
The Story: El Dorado
Join Gonzalo Pizarro in 1541, as he, commanding 200+ Spaniards and 4000 natives, ventures from a city in the sky in the Andes Mountains east searching for El Dorado. Out of the mountains, they encounter dense Amazonian jungle, wild animals and torturous insects. Most die or desert the expedition, and Pizarro returns to the mountains with only 80 men. His second in command continues by boat, down river to explore the Amazon.
10. The Explorer: Amerigo Vespucci, 1497 - South America / North
The Story: Drinkable Sea Water
Join Amerigo Vespucci and his crew in 1497 as they sail south from Spain into violent weather and ocean sand storms. They negotiate the doldrums onto the northern coast of South America and experience the amazing phenomenon of drinking ocean water. His documented journeys and written reports of the western lands had European publishers naming the continents after him, America.
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