One of the most historically rich nations in the world, Jordan is a small, semi-arid country bordering Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Syria, Israel and Palestine. But amid the turmoil that surrounds it, Jordan is a veritable oasis—a stable, peaceful and modern country, that supports freedom of religion and rights for women.
In the premiere episode of Epic Trails, Eric Hanson heads to Jordan to explore the newly developed ‘Jordan Trail’—a 450-mile hiking trail that crosses the country and passes through some of the world’s most inspiring landscapes and historical sites, including the ancient city of Petra.
Eric Hanson enjoys a multi-day hike in Kakadu National Park near Darwin before taking a flight to Alice Springs to hike portions of the Larapinta Trail in the true Australian Outback.Eric Hanson enjoys a multi-day hike in Kakadu National Park near Darwin before taking a flight to Alice Springs to hike portions of the Larapinta Trail in the true Australian Outback.
Eric explores the countless trails and adventure activities in Banff and Lake Louise, Canada as he takes part in heli-hiking, caving, back country camping, and hiking in the Rocky Mountains.
On a six-day hike weaving through traditional villages lead by locals and including Mt. Tomaniivi, Nabalesere Waterfalls, and the Viti Levu highlands, Eric explores the trails of Fiji with Talanoa Treks
Combining adventure with cultural exploration, Eric embarks on The Sacred Valley and Lares Adventure with Mountain Lodges of Peru (MLP) which includes majestic archaeological sites and remote mountain and valley trails dotted with Andean communities where master weavers and their traditions are still firmly rooted in ancient Incan culture.
After a day of Canyoning near Nelson, Eric hits the Abel Tasman Coast Track for 37 miles of scenic trekking with suspension bridges, tidal estuary crossings, and numerous side tracks in Abel Tasman National Park.
Eric visits Banff and Lake Louise in winter to snowshoe along scenic trails to backcountry lodges, skin up for some backcountry skiing, and indulge in well-earned après activities the region is known for.