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India - In Search of the Rishi
Joni Ravenna treks through India by elephant, camel and foot, in search of the sacred Rishi (Hindu sage). Guest Deepak Chopra illustrates the goals of enlightenment according to the ancient Indian Scriptures and sheds light on why "A Rishi sees not through the eyes of the flesh but through the eyes of the soul."
This episode of "Earth Trek" features an exciting elephant trek through the rainforests of Thailand. Viewers also experience scuba diving in Phuket and explore the ancient city of Ayutthea in search of what lies hidden beneath the ruins.
Joni Ravenna climbs the highest peak in all of Asia, Mt. Kinabalu in Sabah on the Island of Borneo. Here there are more ecological treasures per square foot than anywhere else in the world, including the world's largest flower and the largest orangutan sanctuary.
"Earth Trek" recreates the path of Lewis and Clark along the Missouri River, and digs up dinosaur fossils with famed paleontologist Jack Horner. A trek through Montana's wilderness is also part of the journey in search of yesterday's booming communities that are today's ghost towns.
River rafting, wreck diving and oil wrestling are just some of the adventures in store for viewers who join actor Sean Astin in Turkey. While in Turkey, witness the mystical dance of the Whirling Dervishes and trek through the Antalya ruins of Perge, dated back to 800 B.C.
Top image: Two oil wrestlers in Turkey's Kirkpinar Festival. iStock/yavuzsariyildiz
Get a thrilling bird's eye view of the Grand Canyon by high speed jet. Experience some "Jeep thrills" through the cactus filled landscape and take an up close look at the desert wildlife, tarantulas and rattle snakes. And, learn to fly, fuel free, on a sail plane with Joni Ravenna.