Living With the Machigenga

Sunday 10:00 PM on Travel Channel Premiered Mar 01, 2009 Between Seasons


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Episode Guide


    • Strangers In the Rainforest
      Strangers In the Rainforest
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      Mark and Olly are off to find the Amazon's most mysterious tribe, the Machigenga. After a week of trekking through impenetrable jungle, they find the perfect village, Koran Korata. But will the tribe let them stay?
    • The End of the Affair
      The End of the Affair
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      After four months with the Amazon's most mysterious tribe, Mark and Olly's adventure is drawing to a close. They know it's going to be difficult to say goodbye to the people of Koran Korata. Mark will find leaving his pet monkey Jana particularly hard.
    • Father of the Bride
      Father of the Bride
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      Mark & Olly hear they may get to witness the ancient rituals of a wedding. But before he will give his daughter's hand in marriage, the chief wants to test the young suitors manliness, and Mark and Olly must provide some healthy competition.
    • Show Me the Money
      Show Me the Money
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      It's harvest time in the village and the excess crops must be transported downriver and exchanged for metal goods. But first Mark and Olly must successfully build a dugout canoe from the villages most ancient and valuable cedar.
    • Boys to Men
      Boys to Men
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      Mark & Olly must defend the village's reputation in a local tournament where they compete in archery and eating! They also endure a tribal ceremony where they are stung by bees. They are also taught to hunt and track down monkeys.
    • Trouble In Paradise
      Trouble In Paradise
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      During a violent rain storm, a child goes missing. With the river flooded, Mark and Olly join the Machiguenga in a search for Chief Jose's only son. Later Jose's wife goes into labor, but when complications arise, the baby's life hangs in the balance.
    • When a House Becomes a Home
      When a House Becomes a Home
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      Mark & Olly help with a rescue mission when the most crucial village member goes missing. As recognition of their acceptance, they get to build their own house in the village. Mark and Olly become parents by adopting an orphaned baby monkey.
    • Hell or Heaven
      Hell or Heaven
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      Mark and Olly become the first outsiders to try the strongest hallucinogenic drug known to man, administered by a Shaman who was banned from the village. They brave the infamous rapids of the Pongo to reach the Machigenga heaven.