This season the Treasure Quest team are leaving Snake Island behind and heading to the mountain passes of Bolivia, as they search for the legendary Sacambaya treasure.
Sacambaya has been calling out to treasure hunters for hundreds of years, ever since the legend of the Jesuits’ gold and silver made its way to the ears of some bold European explorers.
Now the Treasure Quest team are seeking to follow in their footsteps, as treasure hunter Shawn Cowles is joined by tech expert Jeremy Whalen and demolitions man Jack Peters.
The team are hoping to lay their hands on a treasure that is said to have been buried in caves way back in the 1760s by Jesuits, who were being forced to leave the continent by the King of Spain. The wealth this particular Jesuit mission are reported to have hidden would be worth over $2 billion in today’s money.
However, many have tried to find the treasure of Sacambaya and failed. The team do have a leg up in the shape of explorer Johnny Irwin, who has conducted his own research and expeditions in the area. He has some new ideas regards where the caves could be and he’s willing to share the information with the team.
With a host of modern gear, a vast pile of research and a bit of luck this team might just be the one to finally find the treasure.
However, like all the expeditions before them, they will face difficult weather conditions, the hazards of working at altitude, dangerous wild animals, the traps said to have left by the Jesuits and of course the curse on the loot!
Will they have any more luck than Cecil Herbert Prodgers, Alan Hillgarth or Percy Harrison Fawcett?
Treasure Quest Season 3 premieres tonight, Friday, August 24 at 9/8c on Discovery Channel.