The U.S. cable network Syfy says it has ordered a fifth season of its adventure reality series "Destination Truth," starring host Josh Gates.

Production has begun on the 7-episode season, which is slated to premiere on Syfy in early 2012.

"In Season 5, Josh and team will lead viewers into a remote Transylvanian village on a hunt for vampires, explore the reportedly haunted Mayan ruins of Tikal in Guatemala, and descend into one of the world's biggest caves in the jungles of Vietnam to search for phantoms," the network said in a news release.

"They'll also journey to Kazakhstan [a 'Destination Truth' first]. At the overwhelming request of fans, the team will also return to Romania for a return visit to a haunted forest, the site of their most terrifying investigation to date."