American Tarzan is a reality competition series where on a remote island, seven challengers will take on mother nature's most brutal obstacle course but with one goal in mind: To not only survive the wild, but to master it.
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There was a time when man was truly wild. Survival meant silently stalking your prey, climbing high in trees to escape predators and utilizing every resource within reach to stay alive. That era may be gone but there are still men and women who blaze through the forest, swim the raging rapids and spend their days in treetops. In an epic journey trough the distinct terrains; the jungle, coast, mountains and canyons, these men and women must live completely off the land, while tackling the most punishing obstacle on earth. They will face conditions that early inhabitants tackled hundreds of years ago, relying on nothing more than basic tools, mental toughness and brute strengths. After kayaking through open water to reach the inhospitable island, the first challenge will be to navigate an impenetrable jungle filled with vines, roots and steep cliffs, a harsh taste of the myriad obstacles the island will throw at them. Over the subsequent weeks, challengers will travels dense jungles, raging rivers and towering mountains, all while foraging for food to keep them fueled for the long and strenuous journey. Seven will attempt to conquer the island of Dominican, but only one will become American Tarzan.