In part 1 of our latest podcast, Francisco de Orellana and Gonzalo Pizarro head over the Andes in search of El Dorado – the City of Gold. Instead, the two conquistadors only find hardship and death.
While Pizarro will attempt a torturous return over the Andes, Orellana will strike out east on a 4,000 mile journey down the Amazon in a desperate bid to return to civilization.
The feat – sailing the entire Amazon River – is one of the greatest river explorations known to history.
- Listen to Francisco de Orellana and the Exploration of the Amazon River Part 1 online.
- Explorers on iTunes.