In the Season 1 finale, Tim travels to Brazil to find the Suffering Men. The Xavante believe males only reach true manhood when they experience a vision of their future, brought on by severe physical exhaustion.
Tim travels to the Bijagós Islands in Guinea Bissau, West Africa, to undertake a unique ritual called Fanado. Tim must prove his bravery during a dangerous crocodile hunt to receive the tribal scars of Fanado.
Tim travels to Thailand to take on the intense manhood rituals of the cave climbers of the Andaman, in which he must overcome his fear of heights and conquer a terrifying climb through the highest island caves.
Tim travels to Cameroon, West Africa, to find the Gbaya people and undertake a terrifying ritual, where one crawls headfirst into the lair of a giant-rock python and wrestles the monster snake from its den.
In the series premiere, Tim Noonan meets the Betsileo people of Madagascar, a group still ruled by mysterious customs who believe in medicine men, spirits and magic. To become a Betsileo man, Tim must complete an intense initiation called Savika, going one-on-one with an angry zebu, a species of bull with a hump and long curved horns.