This reality television game show pits 11 teams against each other in a worldwide, 30 to 40-day journey through diverse cities and countries spanning the globe. The first team to reach the final destination will be rewarded with $1 million.
The teams take off from the Pit Stop at the Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills, California and are instructed to fly to Shannon, Ireland. A flight delay leaves teams that thought they were ahead scrambling to catch up. The teams travel to the world's smallest church and then sign up for one of the three ferries departing the next morning. They're then directed to drive 42 miles to Cleggan farm where they must ride a tandem bike to a clue. One member of each team then completes a task that involves more biking -- highwire bicycling while their teammate rides below. Many teams are then frustrated by a task that requires them to fill a basket with fifteen pieces of peat and then transport it using a donkey. Controlling the donkeys proves more difficult for some teams than others and once again some leading teams take a plunge. Ultimately, one team is unable to recover from poor performance on this task and is eliminated from the race.
The remaining ten teams head to the Netherlands for the second leg, where they face a pole-vaulting challenge.
The nine remaining teams continue in the third leg of the race. Leaving the relative familiarity of Europe, the teams now must travel to Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, in west Africa. Christina continues to have issues with her obstinate father. Lorena suffers a breakdown during a Roadblock involving camels.
The remaining eight teams continued in the fourth leg of the race. Taking off from their Pit Stop in the village of Bingo, they received an offering of a chicken from a local chief and then were instructed to travel 100 miles by taxi Bouda Pelegtanga and find their next clue. Once there, teams were faced with a Detour that tested their skills at either panning for gold or rhythmic dancing. Some teams were slowed by a penalty when their dancing didn't measure up, while others zipped ahead. One team was hit with a new twist in the race requiring them to do additional work. Teams eventually traveled to the Tampouy Goat Market by taxi, where a Roadblock involving a goat proved frustrating for several racers. One team was unable to catch up after having lagged behind the entire race. They arrived at the Pit Stop at the Hotel de Ville and received the unfortunate news that they were eliminated.
The remaining teams tackle the fifth leg of the race. Ronald, already nursing an injury, takes a spill at a Detour task involving stilts. Shana and Jennifer have a harrowing moment involving an oncoming bus.
Five teams have already fallen by the wayside. The teams face mounting pressure as they race in the sixth leg. Azaria begins losing patience with Hendekea. Nathan and Jennifer reach a "breaking point" during a task that involves rowing.
The remaining five teams take off from their Pit Stop at the Stone Cross in Dubrovnik, Croatia and receive a clue instructing them to travel by ferry to Ancona, Italy. All teams must first travel by bus to Split, Croatia. All teams make the same ferry, but tricky driving in Ancona causes delays for several teams, such that only two have arrived when the Roadblock opens at 7 A.M. at the Roadblock. One racer struggles repeatedly at the Roadblock, while another team advances their position by opting for a Fast Forward that requires a major physical alteration. Along the way, teams receive a message from home on a Blackberry, which is not allowed to be used for any other purpose. One team is frustrated when they lose their clue. One racer becomes frustrated with their partner during a difficult driving situation, ordering them to "stop this car!" Another team faces a flat-tire, but overcomes the difficulty to avoid last place. The team checking into the Pit Stop at the Boboli Gardens in Florence, Italy is surprised and delighted to learn that they are not eliminated, though less delighted to learn that they will be faced with an additional task on the next leg.
The remaining teams continue in the eighth leg of the race. The continued stress of the race takes its toll on Ronald and Christina, causing them to revert to their old, poor communication. Kynt & Vyxsin use dirty play by resorting to "performance art" in an attempt to trick two competitors into purchasing tickets for a later flight, as they find themselves facing an additional task called the Speed Bump that will not have to be completed by any other teams. A "nail-biting race to the Pit Stop" is promised. The teams face various tasks in Mumbai, India, where tasks involve elephants and propane tanks.
Tension is at an all-time high after the previous leg's airport fiasco. The remaining teams continue in the ninth leg of the race.
The remaining teams continue in the penultimate leg of the race, with the guarantee that one team will be eliminated and the first three at the Pit Stop will be the final three racing for one million dollars. They take off from their Pit Stop in Osaka, Japan and receive a clue instructing them to travel to the Floating Garden of the Umeda Sky Garden. Its 10 A.M. opening time gives the lowest ranked team a great advantage and, upon arriving there, teams receive a clue instructing them to fly 1,000 miles to Taipei, Taiwan. Once in Taiwan, teams travel by high-speed rail to Taichung and then taxi to Acrobatics Jeep. One team, becoming increasingly infuriated by the placement of another, declares themselves to be "out for blood" and threatens to "rip the dreads" out of another racer's head. Teams face a Roadblock that requires one member of each team to undergo two harrowing rides in stunt cars. They next take another high-speed rail trip, but one must complete a Speed Bump before continuing. All teams complete the Detour, in which they walk barefoot on jagged stone. They race for the Pit Stop at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall Plaza, a monument to the late president of China. One team arrives last and receives the news that they have not reached the final three and are eliminated from the race.
Ronald Hsu & Christina Hsu, TK Erwin & Rachel Rosales and Nicolas Fulks & Donald Jerousek are the three teams racing for the top prize of one million dollars. TK and Rachel have issues with a Detour, while Donald comes down Nicolas after he makes a mistake. Meanwhile, Ronald watches as Christina hangs on for her life in a challenging task.
Eleven teams from previous seasons take off on a new adventure around the world. The lively mix of teams includes a past winning team, a diverse of group of players and many familiar faces both hated and loved. The teams take off from the starting line at Miami, Florida and each takes one of two flights departing for Quito, Ecuador. Tension builds early on as one team lies to another about the arrival times of the flights. Once in Ecuador, the teams takes taxis to the Plaza San Francisco and then travel to Pim's Restaurant, three-miles away, where they receive one of three fifteen-minute staggered departure times for the next morning. That morning, teams make their way to the Hacienda Yarahurco in the Cotopaxi National Park, guided by a provided map and with the advice to head to the north entrance. Once teams arrive, they take part in a Detour that involves either searching for missing items from the uniform of a soldier or wrangling and then grooming a horse. Several teams find themselves at the wrong end of the massive park, a costly mistake for one team that ultimately leads to their elimination.
The teams take off from their Pit Stop, an active volcano at Mirador Cotopaxi. They receive a clue instructing them to travel 7,400 miles to Santiago, Chile and then take a taxi for 17 miles to the headquarters of Codelco. There, the teams take part in a Roadblock that is ultimately rendered largely meaningless when they all make the same flight traveling 230 miles to Chuquicamatta in Calama, Chile. Once at their destination, the teams put on their safety gear and take part in a Detour that requires them to choose between two tasks traditionally involved in Chilean mining operations. The teams then use marked vehicles to travel the treacherous Valley of the Moon before emerging on safer ground and heading for the Pit Stop at the Valley of the Dead. One team makes a crucial mistake by failing to properly read a clue and posted signs regarding a speed limit. Due largely to this mistake, they fall behind and are eliminated from the race.
The nine remaining All-Star teams receive a clue that directs them to travel from their Pit Stop at the Valley of the Dead in Chile four miles to a church in the village of San Pedro de Atacona by the same name. There, they find that they must fly 800 miles to Puerto Montt and then drive 30 to fishery in Metri. As teams maneuver for flights, several find themselves behind when they are unable to catch an early flight, but catch a small break when the flight arrives slightly early. At the fishery, one member of each team completes a Roadblock that requires them to transfer fish from one tank to another. Afterwards, the teams travel fifty miles to Petrohue and find La Maquina, a popular spot for adventure spots. All teams take part in a watery Detour and one loses time-but not position-after neglecting to pick up a clue. Ultimately, one team is unable to make up time after struggling to find the Detour location and is eliminated from the race.
Eight All-Stars teams take off from their Pit Stop at the Playa Petrohue and receive a clue instructing them to fly 800 miles to Punta Arenas, Chile and then take taxi fifteen miles to Lord Lansdale's shipwreck. The teams arrive on two flights and take part in a Detour, where lack of attention-to-detail allows teams on a later flight to catch up to teams that had gained a lead. One team experiences a near-meltdown during the Detour, but regroups and rallies by switching tasks. Meanwhile, a previous top team finds itself falling behind. The teams take two charter flights leaving three hours apart and find themselves faced with a Roadblock that requires one member of each team to sort through mail. As reward, each team receives a message from a past team, some negative and some positive. One team lies to another, hoping to gain an advantage. This team, however, is ultimately unable to recover from falling behind and is eliminated from the race.
The remaining seven teams take off from their Pit Stop at the "End of the World" in Argentina and travel to the nearby Marshall Mountain chain, where they hike a half a mile and then use an avalanche beacon to search for another containing a clue. The clue instructs them to fly 7,000 miles to Naputo, Mozambique. Though teams are provided with tickets arriving at 3 P.M., all successfully negotiate tickets for an earlier flight arriving at 9 A.M. They then travel 45 miles via provided cars to the Apopo Training Field where one member of each team takes part in a Roadblock involving trained rats. After completing this task, they then face a Detour that involves either fancy fingernail-care or heavy lifting. Teams race for the Pit Stop, where two teams have a foot-race that leads to virtual tie. One team arrives last but is delighted to learn that they are not eliminated.
Teams take off from the their Pit Stop at Fort Aleza in Maputo, Mozambique and are instructed to fly to Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, 1,400 miles away. A scramble for flights immediately begins and teams find that flight placement in this leg plays a major role in where they will ultimately end up. One team makes a risky move in opting to take standby-only seats on a flight, which ultimately gains them valuable time and allows them to arrive in first. One team is disappointed when they believe they have secured seats on a flight, but are removed, told that they had been given the seats in error. Once in Mozambique, teams takes one of four dhows (ferries) into Zanzibar, where they then take part in a Roadblock that requires them to choose between either a task that "taxes the mind" or one that "taxes the muscles." They then traveled 15 miles by taxi to the "bush country" of Kikungwi for a Roadblock that involved skill and accuracy. In a leg that involved a great disparity between first and last, a close finish led to the elimination of another team.
In the first portion of a two-parter, teams left their Pit Stop at the Old Fort in Zanzibar, having received instructions to fly 5,000 miles to Warsaw, Poland and then find the Czapski Palace and a courtyard with a composer dressed as Frédéric Chopin playing the piano. Teams were provided with tickets but were under no obligation to use them, leading to a scramble to find earlier flights. Most teams were successful, but two trailing teams were forced to the provided flight and then missed a connection, placing them far behind. Once in Warsaw, the teams took part in a Detour, with one option requiring precision and skill and other requiring brawn and a bit of luck. Both tasks produced a clue leading teams to Jan III Sobieski Lozenki. Upon finding this monument, teams traveled a short distance to the nearby Pit Stop. The two trailing teams battled it out for last place, and one was pleased to find that they were not eliminated. However, both of these trailing teams arrived at the Pit Stop after others had already left for the next leg. They faced an uphill struggle to remain in the game as events continued in the second part.
The teams are instructed to travel from their Pit Stop at the Pieskowa Skała castle in Krakow, Poland and fly to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, over 5,500 miles away. Once there, the teams search for the best way possible to get to the Batu Caves, traveling by both bus and train. A Detour proves frustrating for some teams and even more frustrating for another, who first has to wait out a Yield before making their way to their chosen task. Stress and frustration cause two teams to switch Detour tasks, which one arguing over the specifics of what's required for a particular task. After completing the task, the teams then travel by taxi six miles to Taman Sri Hartamas and locate a newspaper. A Roadblock proves physically tiring for several of the Racers, but assistance from locals and perseverance see them through the task. Ultimately, a missed flight connection dooms one team. Unable to quickly attain alternate travel, they fall far behind and do not arrive in Malaysia until well after the other teams, leading to their elimination.
The four remaining teams compete in the tenth leg. At the Pit Stop at the "Mansion on the Hill" in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, they receive a clue instructing them to fly approximately 1,500 miles to Hong Kong. Teams find themselves in a struggle for standby flights, with confusion and bitterness regarding line order. Following Dustin and Kandice's choice to use the Yield in the previous leg, the other teams align against them in the hopes of becoming the final three. Once in Hong Kong, the teams travel 22 miles to a laundry. A high-speed fast forward catapults one team to first place, but they find themselves in dire financial straits. The remaining teams all take part in a physically demanding climbing task for the Detour, though one waffles as to which task to choose before making their ultimate decision. This team then makes a critical error when instead of taking the Star Ferry to Hong Kong Island, they instead end up on a completely different ferry to Kowloon. After kicking down doors in the Roadblock and carefully pulling Travelocity gnomes across a pond, the teams head for the Pit Stop, the Hong Kong Jockey Club. The two trailing teams face heavy traffic and navigation confusion and one receives some relieving news upon arriving at the Jockey Club.
The four remaining teams set off from the tenth Pit Stop at the Hong Kong Jockey Club and travel forty miles away to Macau, riding on turbojet ferries. The teams are pleased to find that they are able to procure these ferries early in the morning, but less pleased when they find that their next destination, the Macau Tower, does not open until 8 A.M. When one team faces financial difficulties, they make a deal to Yield another team in order to procure much-needed cash. Once the Tower opens, one member of each team takes part in a Roadblock that involves the highest jump in the history of the show. After completing this task, the teams took a taxi to the Lou Lim Ioc Garden, where Detour tasks tested either their ability to pay attention to detail or their mettle at navigation. Upon completing this task, all teams were faced with the challenge of driving a mini-moke. Navigating this unfamiliar vehicle to the Pit Stop proved a major challenge for some teams, and in the end, one checked in last, only to receive a major surprise.
Teams take off from their Pit Stop at the Triho de Taipa Pequena 2000, receiving a clue to fly 7,500 miles to the island of Guam, then drive nine miles to Anderson Air Force Base. A struggle for flights results in one team only narrowly making it onto the first flight to Guam with the other three teams. Once at the Air Force Base, the teams are escorted by naval officers to a control tower, where they receive a clue for a Detour in which they can choose to test their mettle at cleaning, or dare for some high-flying. On the way to the next task at the U.S. Naval Base, one team finds itself lost and needs local help in order to locate the destination. As other teams complete the Roadblock task, they fall behind. Still behind as others are struggling to complete the Roadblock task, a search-and-rescue, they try their best, but fear elimination. In the end, they are ultimately unable to catch up and check in last at the Pit Stop, Fort Soledad, and are eliminated from the race. The final three teams are left to race in the finale for the one million dollar prize.
The All-Stars final three -- Dustin & Kandice, Eric & Danielle, and Charla & Mirna -- compete in the final leg to determine who will win the one-million-dollar prize. The teams take off from their Pit Stop in Guam and are instructed to fly 3,500 miles to Honolulu, Hawaii. One team secures an early flight, but the advantage is largely neutralized when the teams must sign up for charter flights leaving ten minutes apart in Hawaii. The teams travel to Kaumalapau Harbor via Jeeps and find themselves in involved in a Detour that tests their ability at a skill either above or below water. All teams then travel to Shipwreck Beach and crossing rocky terrain, face a challenging kayaking task to retrieve their next clue. Ultimately, all teams board the flight to Oakland, California, en route to their final destination city of San Francisco. A final task tests the ability of the racers to think like their partners. When one team proves rather more adept at it than the others, it turns out to be advantage they need to secure victory. They cross the finish line in San Francisco's Botanical Garden first and become the winners of The Amazing Race: All Stars.
The race heads to Oman. The teams, and particularly B.J. struggle with heat in a challenge that involves digging for a clue. Ray and Yolanda argue over Ray's choice of language.
The teams receive a clue instructing them to travel by plane over 9,000 miles to Perth, Australia. After receiving money from some of the teams (following being stripped of all cash and possessions in the last leg), B.J. and Tyler then make the same flight as everyone else, disappointing them, as they were hoping they might miss it. Once in Australia, the teams travel to the State War Memorial in King's Park and then receive a clue directing them to travel to Rottnest Island via ferry. They then travel on tandem bikes to a lighthouse and then do a Detour. Sand requires them to drag forty large branches to a marked sand dune (a task called "brushing the beach") while sea requires them to search through fifty crayfish traps and retrieve two crayfish (one per member.) The teams then travel to Fremantle Prison where one member of each team takes part in a Roadblock. The task requires them to search inside the unused prison for a Duracell flashlight and batteries. They then travel through wet and dry waterways to locate a clue. It's a close race to the Pit Stop at South Breakwater by the Fremantle Fishing Club and one team finishes literally right behind another. Unfortunately for another team, this Pit Stop is the end.
The teams take off from their Pit Stop at Lake Bennett in the Australian outback and receive a clue instructing them to fly nearly 7,000 miles to Bangkok, Thailand. After a scramble for airplane flights and bus rides, three teams arrive in time for the opening of the Three Spires Pagoda, but one is late after a critical mistake. One team catapults ahead by taking a challenging Fast Forward requiring them to eat stir-fried crickets and grasshoppers. Another team quickly opts out of the Fast Forward and joins the remaining teams for the Roadblock, which requires one member of each team to prepare a traditional feast for monkeys. This proves difficult, as the monkeys are all around and make difficulties in the efforts to craft the feast. After finally completing the task, the teams receive a clue instructing them to take a taxi 90 miles and then travel by ferry to Koh Kret Island. There, at the Buddha Gardens, they choose between a Detour --- Move It or Altar It. The Move It task involves the transporation of 72 clay pots, while the Altar It task requires the teams to make their way on foot to a Buddhist temple and then create a shrine to Buddha. The Move It task frustrates one team and ultimately they are eliminated from the race, leaving the final three.
12 teams take off on the tenth Amazing Race for a journey that host Phil Keoghan promises to full of unexpected surprises. The teams set off from Seattle Washington and are immediately directed to head to Beijing, China on one of two flights. The teams face heavy traffic as they scramble for position, and ultimately the lead of the first flight is dampened by a delay. Once in China, the teams travel to the Gold House Restaurant where one member of each team is required to eat fish eyes in a Roadblock. After completing the task, they travel to the Meridian Gate kiosk in the Forbidden City, where arriving teams grab one of three deparature teams and spend the night. They also find their first twist --- the last team to arrive is eliminated on the spot. In the morning, the teams continue the race. They ride in the sidecars of motorbikes to 14 Hou Hai North Bank Road where they receive a Detour choice --- Labor or Leisure. Most teams choose Labor, which requires them to create a sidewalk pattern, but two choose Leisure in which they perform a relaxation routine in unison. Finally, the teams arrive at the Pit Stop at the Great Wall of China, where they must first complete a tough climb to reach the top. A second team is then eliminated.
The ten remaining teams continue from Juyyongguan, a gate at the Great Wall of China and received a clue instructing them to travel to a temple in Ulan Bator, Mongolia, a total of 963 miles by bus and train. Once the teams arrive at the temple, they watch a performance and then receive a clue instructing them to drive a jeep to a riverbed in Terelj. The teams then choose a pair of horses and travel to a meadow where they find a Detour --- Take it Down or Fill it Up. The choice was about evenly split, however, two teams faced difficulty on the Take it Down task and switched Detours midstream. After completing the tasks, the teams were required to travel back to their vehicles on their horses--a problem for Kellie and Jamie when they lost a helmet. The teams then drove 47 miles to the Hotel Mongolia, where a Roadblock awaitied that involved shooting flaming arrows. Once the teams completed, they ran only a short distance to the Pit Stop, where another team was eliminated.
The teams continue from their Pit Stop at a hillside pavilion and receive a clue instructing them to fly over 2,300 miles to Hanoi, Vietnam. Teams are surprised to learn that they were receiving no money for the start of the leg. Following an argument over line placement between Tom/Terry and Dustin/Kandice, teams arrive at Hanoi, where at 8 A.M., they enter a prison nicknamed the "Hanoi Hilton" and searched for John McCain's flight suit. Some teams choose to stop briefly for a moment of silence out of respect for the veterans of Vietnam. They then make their way 1 1/2 miles to the Old Quarter, where at a flower shop, one member of each team participates in a Roadblock that required them to sell flowers and make 80,000 Vietnamese đồng. Teams were allowed to keep money made and afterwards travel thirty miles by public bus to Vac Village. Here, the teams participate in a Detour that gave a choice between Fuel or Fowl. One team makes a critical error in not following a clue's instructions, potentially dealing a fatal setback.
The teams take off from their Pit Stop at a rice paddy and receive a clue instructing them to travel by taxi twenty miles to the Ly Thai To Garden in Hanoi, Vietnam. The teams receive 588,000 Vietnamese dong, but must first pick it up, as it is not included with the clue. At the Garden, the teams receive an auditory clue that eventually directs them to the Hydrofoil Harbor in Ben Xe Bai Chay. There, the teams face a Roadblock which requires one member of each team to make a steep climb. After completing the task, the teams take a motorboat 1.2 miles to the Song Sot Cave and search for the next clue. It's a Detour that requires them to choose between Over (delivering supplies) or Under (hauling oysters.) Difficulty in navigating the boats and problems with wind lead to a suspenseful finish.
The teams take off from their Pit Stop at the Soi Sim in the Halo Bay and receive a clue instructing them to fly 3,000 miles to Chennai, India. After riding the train to Hanoi, a scramble for planes begins with many twists and turns. All teams eventually arrive in Hanoi some together and the rest trailing only minutes to a couple hours behind. The teams take a bus 40 miles to Mamallapuram and are then faced with a Detour --- Wild Things or Wild Rice. Wild Things requires them to handle crocodiles, while Wild Rice involves constructing a complex pattern out of colored powder made from rice. After completing the task, the teams travel by bus to the Karthik Driving School. A Roadblock requires one member of each team to complete an Indian driving test. Teams then check-in at the Pit Stop, the Chettinad House, after driving ten miles with the driving instructor. When the final team arrives, they are not eliminated, but are surprised to learn about a new penalty twist.
The teams take off from their Pit Stop at the Chettinad House in Chennai India and receive a mobile-phone clue instructing them to fly 2,400 miles to Kuwait City in Kuwait. Once there, the teams find the mystery location, the Kuwait Towers and take numbers to face a Roadblock when the towers officially open. The Roadblock requires one member of each team to climb 610 feet above the ground and retrieve pieces to complete a puzzle. One team opts for the Fast Forward to avoid elimination. Once the remaining teams complete the Roadblock, they travel three miles to a bead shop in a local market. There, they receive a clue with a Detour task of Manual or Automatic. Teams choosing Manual load bags of camel feed, while teams choosing Automatic steer a camel using a robotic jockey. Many teams get lost on the way to their Detour choice. Ultimately, one team is not able to find either Detour task in time and is eliminated from the race.
The teams take off from their Pit Stop at the Al-Sadiq area water towers and receive a clue instructing them to fly to the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean, over 4,600 miles away. As the teams scramble for flights, members of an alliance known as the "six-pack" both help and hinder each other. Two teams argue over placement in line, but ultimately all teams travel on the same flights to Mauritius. Once there, the teams receive a model of a schooner and match it to a real schooner in the Grand Baie. The teams make a long swim to the schooner and then swim back after receiving a clue. The clue instructs them to drive to the Case Noyale post office. Along the way, teams face both traffic and car problems. They then take part in a Detour --- Salt or Sea, and several teams experience difficulty with their initial choice. Ultimately, one team arrives last at the Pit Stop, but is not eliminated, as this is another non-elimination leg.
The five remaining teams at the Pit Stop, a cathedral in Madagascar, receive a clue instructing them to fly over 6,000 miles to Helsinki, Finland. Though teams are given tickets to travel through Paris, France, all teams opt for a different flight traveling through Johannesburg. Once in Helsinki, teams arrive at a cafe. They log into a product-placed ISP and receive video letters from home, causing some teams to get emotional. They then receive a clue from the cafe owner and travel 125 miles by train and taxi to an area school. Once at the school, they find details for a Detour task --- Swamp This or Swamp That. After completing the Detour, the teams take a train and drive to a mine where they face a Roadblock. Next, some teams expect a Pit Stop after receiving a clue to travel to the Olympic Stadium. At the stadium, they complete a final task, rappelling down the tower. After completing this task, one team is shocked to find a clue telling them to continue racing.
After completing a task at the Olympic Stadium in Finland, the teams receive a clue that eventually leads them to Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. Once there, they drive fifty miles in local cars to the Oster Tank School and complete a Roadblock. Teams are next directed to an apartment building, back 43 miles in Kiev, where they must find Apartment 33 and knock on the door. They then receive a clue featuring a very musical Detour. As time gets short, Lyn and Karlyn decide to break away from the other two members of the former "Six Pack" alliance --- Erwin and Godwin. The teams ultimately travel to the Pit Stop, The Great Patriotic War Museum, where another team is eliminated, leaving only four remaining.
The teams take off from their Pit Stop at the Great Patriotic War Museum in Kiev, Ukraine and receive a clue instructing them to fly nearly 3000 miles to the oasis of Quarzazate, Morocco. Jockeying for flights immediately ensues, but all teams make the same flight and then drive four miles to an antique shop. Once there, they pick up a good luck charm to turn in at the Pit Stop and then receive a clue instructing them to drive six miles to Atlas Studios with the warning that there's a Yield ahead. When they arrive, the teams find that the location doesn't open until morning and so they must race for the Yield when it does open. Thus, one team waits out a Yield, while the others complete a Roadblock. Fortunes later reverse when the Yielded team pulls out ahead. The teams make their way to Idelssan and face a Detour task that involves either throwing pottery or grinding olives. One team arrives last at the Pit Stop, but is pleased to discover that they are not eliminated.
The teams take off from their Pit Stop, a nomadic settlement known as the Berber Camp, and receive a clue instructing them to travel 275 miles through the Atlas Mountains to Casablanca. Once there, the teams face a Roadblock that requires one member of each team to get in touch with their "Inner chef and adventurous appetite" by consuming a pound of camel meat. After completing this task, teams fly 800 miles to Barcelona, Spain. At 10 A.M., they enter a confusing labyrinth to search for the next clue. Some teams struggle, while others remain calm, allowing them to easily navigate the complex maze. The teams then travel to a Detour task which involves either dressing up as giants or searching through tomatoes while being pelted with them. Finally, the teams travel to the Pit Stop, the fountain at the Palau National of Mojuic. The top three teams learn that they will be racing for the finish line and one million dollars, but one team receives the disappointing news that they are eliminated.
The final three teams --- Rob and Kimberly, Lyn and Karlyn and James and Tyler compete to be the first to reach the finish line and win one million dollars. In this final leg, the competition is fierce as the teams struggle for better flights and other advantages. Small mistakes could lead to big losses.
Eleven new teams take off on a race around the world for one-million dollars in the premiere of the fourteenth season of The Amazing Race.
The remaining teams set off from their Pit Stop in Stechelberg in the Burmese Alps and receive a clue instructing them to fly to Munich, Germany and then drive to Ruhpolding, where they will ride a cable car to the top of the mountain. A scramble for flights results in eight teams boarding the earliest-arriving flight, with two lagging behind.
The remaining teams set off from the Pit Stop at the Schloss Hellbrunn in Salzburg, Austria and receive a clue instructing them to travel by train to Munich and then fly 700 miles to Bucharest, Romania.
The eight remaining teams set off from the Vila Panoramic and receive a clue instructing them to fly through Moscow to Krasnoyarsk, Siberia and then travel to the hydroelectric dam depicted on the back of Russia's ten ruble note.
Having shaken off the shock of the fourth elimination, the seven remaining teams set off from their Pit Stop at the Theater of Musical Comedy in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Russia, and receive a clue instructing them to ride the Trans-Siberian Railway.
The seven remaining teams depart from their Pit Stop at the "Siberian Colosseum," leaving the cold of Siberia and flying nearly 2,000 miles to the heat of Jaipur, India.
The six remaining teams depart India and travel to another sweltering location: Phuket, Thailand. A task forces teams to get up close and personal with a tiger. Margie suffers a collapse due to the intense heat.
The remaining five teams continue on with the race, this time heading for Bangkok, Thailand. The teams participate in task required them to perform karaoke. After making a critical mistake, Mark and Michael get into an argument over their commitment to the race.
The five remaining teams resume the race, this time traveling to Guilin, China. During the Detour, one Racer is frustrated when a dancing judge doesn't understand their question, and two Teams battle each other throughout the leg, leading to a full-blown mat meltdown.
In an Olympic-themed task in Beijing, Teams swim the same distance that Michael Phelps swam in the 400 meter individual medley, and two Teams continue to hold a grudge against each other.
The Racers must eat fried scorpions at a Roadblock, but even the distaste of a scorpion pales in comparison to the cutthroat behavior of a Team that publicly throws another under a bus with a U-Turn.
Following a Race that spanned three continents, nine countries and 40,000 miles, Tammy and Victor, Cara and Jaime and Luke and Margie will square off in a grueling final leg that will test their endurance, their memory and one Racer's karma.
To start the thirteenth season of The Amazing Race, eleven teams are transported by classic cars to the Los Angeles Coliseum. After receiving a set of initial instructions, they all scramble for clues which direct them to travel on one of two flights to Salvador, Brazil. Several teams are excited to catch the earlier flight, but disappointed when a delay shaves an hour an a half off the three hour lead that they had hoped to enjoy. The teams are directed to find a sandwich shop called O Rei Do Pernil, where they then receive a task instructing them to become old school barristas. They deliver a cart to a man named India in a coffee shop called Parąca de Se, who then gives them a clue directing them to a Brazilian military base. The teams spend the night at the military base and then depart in three groups-- one leaving at 9 in the morning, one at 9:30 and a final one at 9:45. The teams find a church in Pelourinho, the historic center of Salvador and also find a Detour involving a choice of upward or downward travel. One team makes a critical mistake at their task, forcing them to repeat previous actions. Ultimately, however, it is another team who is unable to overcome both their early mistakes and slow progress and is eliminated from the race
The ten remaining teams take off from their Pit Stop in a seventh century fortress in Salvador, Brazil and receive a clue instructing them to fly to Fortaleza, Brazil. Tensions erupt when one team feels they secured an early flight for all teams and seeks a small compensation in return. Once in Fortaleza, the teams receive a clue instructing them to travel to a beach known as Barraca d Manoel. Here, a Detour choice allows one team to set itself apart from the pack by providing a task suited to their skills. Later, a Roadblock requires searching for a clue hidden in plain sight. While some find the clue almost right away, others waste time searching for non-existent leads in distracting advertising information. One team twice makes time-wasting clue-reading mistakes, but ultimately another team is eliminated.
The remaining teams are instructed to fly from Fortaleze, Brazil to La Paz, Bolivia, but not before a rivalry between two teams heats up at the Pit Stop. The teams fly 1,200 miles and find themselves in area that is over 12,000 feet above sea level, leaving some racers struggling to breathe the thin air. The teams camp beside a local statue and then take a newspaper delivery. They scour the newspapers for a clue, which instructs them to travel to the Narvaez Hat Shop in Plaza Mario and then purchase a traditional cholita hat to receive their next clue. This clue turns out to be a Detour, in which the teams face a choice between a task that is arduous but not overly physical or one likely to leave less physically inclined teams winded. After completing this tax, the teams travel by taxi eight miles to Los Titanes del Ring, where a Roadblock sends one member of each team up against a female wrestler. Many teams struggle at this task, but ultimately one team is done in not so much by their poor performance as by their failure to properly read the instructions given in a clue. They check in last at the Pit Stop, the hilltop park of Mirador el Monticulo, and are eliminated
At the Pit Stop in La Paz, Bolivia, frustrations continue to build between two teams. The remaining teams receive a clue instructing them to fly 6,900 miles to Auckland, New Zealand. There, the teams face tricky nighttime navigation to the Gulf Harbor, where they must untie a Gordian knot. Inside the knots, the teams find a clue instructing them to travel to Mount Eden, a dormant volcano and Auckland's highest point. The knots also include a clue for the Fast Forward, which one team successfully completes, providing a break from the leg's challenging and often frustrating tasks. The other teams forge ahead with those tasks, first completing a detail-oriented Roadblock. They then travel to the City Life Hotel and search for Travelocity gnomes from the rooftops. After finding the gnomes, the teams receive a clue instructing them to drive to Kiwi 360°, a local landmark. The teams then face a Detour choice between two tasks that are both gruelingly physical in their own way. One racer is injured during one of these tasks, but plows ahead nevertheless. Ultimately, two teams fight it out on separate tasks late at night, but one ends up being too late and is eliminated from the race
The six remaining teams take off from their Pit Stop at the Bayon Temple in Siem Reap Cambodia and receive a clue instructing them to fly 2,000 miles to Delhi, India and then find a place called Moonlight Motors. All teams secure the same flight, but difficulties arise for some teams throughout the leg as they try to navigate the complicated streets of India. At Moonlight Motors, the racers face a Roadblock that requires one member of each team to spray-paint a car. During this task, one racer's badgering of their partner causes them to fall dangerously behind. The teams then head to the Ambassador Hotel, where a doorman gives them a clue that leads them to a Detour. One team's ineptitude at their chosen task task causes them to lose valuable time, but another team loses even more due to continued navigational problems. In the end, this team checks in last at the Pit Stop, but is delighted to find that they are not eliminated (though the reprieve comes with a string attached.)
The remaining teams take off from their Pit Stop at the Baha'i House and receive a clue instructing them to travel to Deshbandhu Apartments. Once there, they participate in a Roadblock that frustrates several racers (including some not actually participating in the task) as they are pelted with various colored dyes. Upon completing this trial, the teams receive a clue instructing them to travel into Old Delhi and find the Charity Birds Hospital and search through cages of injured birds for their next clue. At the hospital, most teams proceed forward with the leg's Detour, but one finds itself faced with a Speed Bump for having come in last in the previous leg. As this team struggles to make up time, the remaining teams struggle to varying degrees with the Detour tasks, one involving a confusing search for numbers and one involving the creation of hot chili powder. In the end, the final outcome is determined by one team's poor performance at finding the numbers. This team, which had previously been gaining momentum, is eliminated from the race
The remaining teams set off from their Pit Stop at Humayun's Tomb in Old Delhi, India and receive a clue instructing them to fly Almaty, Kazakhstan and then find a chicken factory. A mad scramble for flights ensues, but is ultimately rendering meaningless when all teams make the 7 A.M. opening time for the leg's first task. One team leaps ahead after claiming the Fast Forward in an eating challenge, while another that attempted the task falls dangerously behind. Upon completing a chicken filled Roadblock, the teams travel by giant crane trucks to the Koktobe Arch and receive a clue delivered by a trained falcon. Much mooing ensues when several teams take part in a task requiring the racers to dress in a cow costume. One team makes a critical error in reading the clue and is turned back from the leg's Pit Stop-- the Old Square. Ultimately, however, another team is unable to come back from having lagged behind and is eliminated from the race
At the Old Square in Almaty, Kazakhstan, the four teams racing in the ninth leg receive a clue instructing them to fly nearly 2,000 miles to Moscow, Russia. All teams make the same flight and then travel to a monastery, lighting a candle to receive their next clue. Along the way, one team begins experiencing taxi difficulties that persist throughout the leg. For the leg's Detour, the teams travel to the Kolosok Camp, a decommissioned military base. One team struggles mightily, switching and stumbling several times before finally completing one of the two tasks. Teams were then instructed to travel to the Zhukovsky bakery in the city of Zhukovsky. Here, they faced a Roadblock where one member of each team had to undertake a taxing haul. Ultimately, after a series of mistakes, one team checked in last at the Pit Stop, but was pleased to learn that they were not eliminated.
The remaining teams set off from their Pit Stop in a public park in Moscow, Russia and receive a clue instructing them to travel a retired Russian nuclear submarine and find an actor that appeared in the film The Hunt for Red October. Upon completing this task, the teams receive a clue directing them to the Park Iskusstv, also known as the Graveyard of Fallen Monuments. Here, one member of each team takes part in a Roadblock that tests powers of observation. All teams complete the task, but one racer makes a critical error-- losing the bag containing his team's money and passports. This team struggles to remain in the race, begging for money, as the teams complete a Detour task involving Russia's public transportation. Ultimately, they are unable to recover from this blow and are eliminated in the field, never completing the Detour or reaching the Pit Stop.
The final three teams, Nick & Starr Spangler, Andrew Lappitt & Dan Honig amd Ken & Tina Greene set off from their Pit Stop at VDNKh Park and receive a clue instructing them to fly to their final destination city: Portland, Oregon. All teams make the same flight, connecting them through Frankfurt, to reach Portland. Once there, the teams travel to a local adventure park. At this point, one team faces taxi difficulties that essentially put them out of the race. At the adventure park, all teams complete a Detour choice requiring them to overcome their fear of heights by traversing a log high in the air. They then travel by taxi to The Bridge of the Gods, where their fear of heights is again tested, this time by a 2,000 foot zip-line ride to an island. At this island, the teams were faced with a complicated task-- a game board testing their memory of the events throughout the race. The race contained ten game pieces, each representing a leg of the race and behind each was a symbol representing either Route Info, Roadblock, Detour or Pit Stop. Teams had to search through 150 clue boxes for pictures to place in the appropriate spots on the game-board. Each time they placed a correct picture, a green light would appeared and they were able to move on to the next one. Upon completing this task, teams found a clue that directed them to travel to the Portland Building and search for a green dinosaur. They then searched on foot for a Russian food cart and finally a donut shop before receiving the clue directing them to the finish line at a local mansion. The results come down to a taxi race for the finish.
The 11 teams begin their worldwide journey; the team that finishes the challenge in first place earns a game-changing advantage.
The ten remaining teams depart the Pit Stop at Eastnor Castle in England to continue their race around the world for one million dollars.
The remaining teams continue racing in Leg 3, where a challenging detour tests one couple's relationship, while another team's Racer requires medical attention, threatening their position in the competition.
The nine remaining teams set off from the Pit Stop at Awusa Ntso's house in Ghana on the fourth leg of a race around the world for one million dollars.
The eight remaining teams depart the Pit Stop along the Norwegian border in Swedish Lapland on the fifth leg of a race around the world for one million dollars.
The race continues in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Teams are clowning around when they learn a traditional Russian circus act, but it's no joke when multiple teams make a critical error and misread a clue, jeopardizing their positions in the Race.
The six remaining teams continue on the eighth leg of a race around the world for one million dollars.
The five remaining teams depart the Pit Stop at Al Alam Palace in Oman on the ninth leg of a race around the world for one million dollars.
The remaining teams continue with the tenth leg of The Amazing Race.
The final four teams travel to South Korea where they battle it out on water and ice to make the final three in the penultimate leg of the race.
The final three teams soar to new heights over Southern California, competing in the final leg for a shot at the million-dollar prize and, for two teams, the chance to become the first ever all-female team to win the series.
Eleven Teams depart Los Angeles for Chile, where Racers find themselves dangling 120 feet in the air, battling exhaustion and their fear of heights in order to stay alive in the game, and one Team discovers that Brazilian currency will not get them very far in Chile
A Roadblock turns into a recipe for pain when one Racer encounters a moody cow, and things turn sour when a newly formed alliance rubs teams the wrong way.
One team ends up in the hospital with food poisoning while the other teams struggle through cowboy challenges to make it through this leg of the race.
Racers must navigate an unfamiliar and confusing train system without their teammates, take a dive over Hamburg and reunite for a nausea-inducing lesson in German gastronomy.
A World War I reenactment - complete with air attacks, gunfire and explosions - tests the Racers' nerves, and one Team finds that their cocky attitude may cost them dearly when a Blind U-Turn comes into play
Racers are less than bubbly after sprinting to the wrong Detour location, and one Racer tests the power of duct tape after their car becomes a casualty of the Race
Teams take a stunning helicopter ride to a remote island paradise where they must race with a giant tortoise and search for a message in a bottle at the bottom of the sea
Teams find that luck doesn't pick sides in a sweat-drenched test of endurance where they must choose to face a 153-step climb or take a 35-foot-high lesson in Chingay
Tempers and tensions flare when Racers place a target on one Team's back, and feuds come to a head when a U-turn comes into play
After noodling their way through their first Roadblock, Teams are forced to complete a second Roadblock, and the fate of two Teams lies in the hands of confused cabbies
The Final 4 teams struggle with the language barrier in Shanghai while sorting through hundreds of golden Buddhas and thousands of Chinese stamps in their pursuit for a spot in the Final 3.
With the million-dollar prize on the line, Racers come face-to-face with Darth Vader, and Teams drop all pretense of friendliness after a cut in line cuts into another Team's time while an angry confrontation awaits another at the finish line, on the 16th season finale of THE AMAZING RACE
The teams depart from Los Angeles on a race around the world for one million dollars, competing in two legs: Tokyo, Japan and Ho Chi Minh City and Cai Be, Vietnam.
The ten remaining teams depart Cai Be and struggle to combat the hectic pace of Vietnam. One Team puts their own Race in jeopardy by offering to help the competition.
The remaining must now travel to Phnom Penh, Cambodia where they encounter a chaotic and confusing local market, and attempt to master an ancient form of Khmer "monkey" dancing know as Sva.
The eight remaining teams must now travel to Dubai and find the world's tallest building. One team takes advantage of the only Fast Forward on the entire race. Then they travel out into the desert and search for water. Later, the teams head to Ski Dubai, a stark contrast to the 120 degree desert outside.
The seven remaining teams depart the Souk Madinat Jumeirah pitstop, staying in Dubai. The Roadblock involving retrieving a watch to use to unlock a briefcase and Detours of weighing a half-millon dollars in gold or assembling a dozen hookahs are made even worse by stifling 130° heat. But Mika faces the ultimate test of courage when a six-story waterslide clashes with her dual fears of water and heights.
Teams go to The Netherlands, One team tells the others a personal secret. Also, the stress of the race is mounting as one contestant breaks down in tears.
The lack of cooperation hinders one team's efforts at an explosive Detour. Also, during the series' first ever "Switchback," Teams return to one of the most infamous Roadblocks in the history of the show.
The racers end up knee-deep in Estonian bogs, and two teams are neck and neck in their race to the pit stop.
Tempers flare when one team goes back on their word and a Team spirals into last place when their taxi is stolen by another Team.
One team decides to take a four-hour penalty when they're unable to complete a Roadblock, and another team dodges intoxicated locals while trying to complete their Detour.
A million dollars is at the final three teams' fingertips as they count out a maddening amount of poker chips and race to see "Mr. Las Vegas," who holds the final clue to the one million dollar prize.
The 18th season begins with 11 former teams who failed to win returning for a chance to claim the $1 million prize. The race starts in Palm Springs, Cal., and continues in Sydney, Australia, where the teams swim with sharks and receive a surprise from Phil at the pit stop.
The race continues in Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia.
The race continues in Tokyo.
The race continues in Lijiang, located in the Yunnan Province of China.
Continuing with the clue Phil provided at the Eternal Tower in Lijiang, China, the teams head back to Kunming with the knowledge there would be a Double U-Turn ahead. A long wait for a train turned into a friendly basketball game with Flight Time and Big Easy. Pointed from the Dounan Flower Market to the Golden Horse and Jade Cock arches, the Detour awaited: teams could "Honor the Past" by arranging dolls by memory only to match a traditional Tibetan dance troupe, or "Embrace the Future" by assembling a solar water heater. Directed to the Stone Forest from the clue at the Double U-Turn, the Roadblock required safe assembly of a model of a dilophosaurus to earn the location of the Pit Stop: Green Lake Park.
Overwhelmed by a swarming sea of people on the congested streets of India, one team narrowly dodges a traffic collision while another's clumsiness threatens to spoil their chances of acing the Detour.
The seven remaining teams depart from the Fountain of Joy in Kolkata, India for the seventh leg of the race.
Confronted by a psychological Detour, teams try to avoid making a Freudian slip in the slick streets of Austria, and a hefty meal proves to be too big for some teams' stomachs
The remaining teams are put on edge when a Double U-Turn is revealed; a team has a hard time consuming a Swiss delicacy.
The race continues in Zermatt, Switzerland
The final four teams race through Rio de Janeiro before heading to the finish line in Miami as the season concludes.
Eleven two-member teams race around the world and vie for a $1 million grand prize. If the pair who win the first leg of the race also win the final leg, they will collect $2 million. In the Season 21 opener, the duos race to Shanghai, China.
The race continues in Surabaya, Indonesia. One Team makes a bold move, but it could cost them the game, while another Racer breaks down amid the frustration of a Roadblock.
As Teams continue racing through Indonesia, they discover that it's every Team for themselves as they encounter a Double U-Turn, and Teams start to feel the heat of the Race as their heads are set ablaze.
Teams crumble amidst the intense heat of Bangladesh and emotions propel one Team through the leg after they receive disappointing news from home.
The seven remaining teams briefly leave Asia for Europe, before being instructed to travel to the Asian side of Istanbul. One team falls behind after making an incorrect decision with public transportation, while goat farmers Josh & Brent battle to survive their Speed Bump. Meanwhile, in a race first, one team steals another's money.
As the competition heats up in Moscow, James and Abba continue on their quest to recover a lost passport. Meanwhile, an ankle injury takes its toll on one racer and threatens the team’s ability to finish a challenge.
Teams are instructed to fly to Amsterdam, but one team experiences déjà vu at Frankfurt International Airport, sending them spiralling to the back of the pack. Meanwhile, three teams conspire to eliminate the biggest threats of the race at the race's second Double U-Turn.
The four remaining teams fly to Mallorca, Spain, where they hit the tennis courts in the hometown of Rafael Nadal. One team struggles to operate their car, while more than one team is forced to overcome injury to fight for a spot in the last two legs.
The final four teams race through France and then fly to New York City, where they face a Houdini-inspired challenge before running to the finish line to claim the $1 million top prize.
The race sets off for a new global adventure as Teams depart for Taipei, Taiwan. Plus, one team's position in the game is put in serious jeopardy when they lose their passport less than an hour into the Race.
The teams depart from the National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine in Taipei, Taiwan, and travel to Yogyakarta, Indonesia with the knowledge that a double-elimination awaits at the Pit Stop. A Roadblock makes racers spelunk into Goa Jomblang to find a mask and dagger to trade for the next clue, which Bill and Cathi have to await to do when confronted with their Speed Bump. The Detour gives everyone a choice to either "Shake Their Money Maker" by dancing and playing music in the streets for donations, or "Be a Ticket Taker" by parking rider's motorbikes. However, following directions when giving their earnings to an orphanage in exchange for the Pit Stop proves tricky for most, leading to a scramble to check in at Kraton Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat.
The nine remaining teams depart from the Kraton Palace in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. One Team is stranded in Indonesia as they watch their competition race by, and two Teams join forces to push through a mind-numbing mental challenge.
Teams struggle with an underwater challenge which threatens their positions in the game, and one team's love for the outdoors comes in handy during a tough climbing challenge.
Fearing they have broken the rules, one team takes a risk that could cost them the Race. Meanwhile, an unwanted speed bump turns into a dream excursion for Liz and Marie, but will it push them even farther back.
After falling to the back of the pack, a disheartened racer is encouraged by the spirit of the local workers, and it’s an intense foot race to the first-ever Pit Stop in Malawi.
Teams race through Malawi where a puzzling patriotic Roadblock causes one team to fall behind. Also, with a Double U-Turn on the line, teams must choose whether to sabotage their fellow Racers for a chance at first place.
The Race travels to Copenhagen for the first time, where one Racer learns the meaning of two left feet and a double U-turn jeopardizes team positions in the Race.
Racers put the pedal to the metal and shift into high gear when they take a thrilling test drive, and results are far from sweet when teams also try to recreate classic Belgian waffles.
The final four teams make their way to Panama City, where they come face-to-face with their fears as they take in astonishing views of the city skyline.
After racing through 4 continents, 20 cities and nearly 40,000 miles, the final three teams race to Atlanta, Georgia, where a smooth landing evades one team as their competition soars. In the end, the winning team is crowned and awarded the $1 million dollar prize.
The 23rd season begins in Los Angeles with 11 two-member teams flying to Chile where they take to the sky for paragliding. Also: Misreading a clue lands one pair up a creek without a paddle; and the race heats up when one team steals another duo's taxi.
Racers take a salt bath in Santiago, Chile; one team makes a communication blunder at a bus stop.
A team hopes for a big reward when they take a risk in Portugal; racers face a knightly road block.
Racers take a plunge into the Arctic in Svolvaer, Norway; Marie and Tim have a tough decision to make.
The racers try to keep up during a polka challenge in Gdansk, Poland; teams are impacted by a double U-turn.
A team is faced with temptation; the racers sing with the Vienna Boys' Choir; an intense dispute occurs.
In Abu Dhabi, the teams rappel almost 200 feet and race cars at high speeds.
Teams escape desert heat with a white-water rafting ride; two teams are faced their second double U-turn.
The final five teams make mistakes while under pressure in Bandung, Indonesia; a relationship suffers.
The final four teams eat snake in Indonesia; a challenging road block pushes racers to the boiling point.
The final teams take part in a human bowling competition in Tokyo; one team wins $1 million.
As 11 Teams depart Santa Barbara, California for Santa Barbara, Argentina, one team struggles to keep their nerves at bay. Meanwhile, Teams quickly discover winning $1 million may be tougher than expected when they find themselves skydiving from a plane at 10,000 feet.
Teams race through Buenos Aires, Argentina, where the stress of the Race causes one Team to break down into tears. Meanwhile, chaos ensues when Racers are required to sharpen their numerical skills at the world's largest cattle market.
The Race travels to Paraguay for the first time ever, as Teams struggle to produce during a fruity challenge, and Racers face a harsh reality if they fail to perfect a local balancing act.
The eight remaining teams depart the Pit Stop at Escalinata de Antequera in Asuncion, Paraguay. An unexpected beheading occurs as teams polish off a dirty task, and a random act of kindness leaves one team in tears.
The eight remaining teams depart the Pit Stop at Piazza Castello in Turin, Italyand make their way via train and car to the German state of Bavaria, with Bopper and Mark knowing a Speed Bump awaits them. Teams scour King Ludwig's quarters in the same castle that served as the inspiration for Sleeping Beauty's castle, and tempers flare during one Team's walk through a snowy labyrinth.
The seven remaining teams depart the Pit Stop at Landhannes Farm in Bavaria and fly to Baku, Azerbaijan. Two Teams hit the hay to see how well they stack up and Racers break out the sponges for an oily detour.
The six remaining teams set off from Baku, Azerbaijan on the seventh leg of the race. The disagreement that has been building up all season culminates in this episode.
The Race takes an unexpected turn when an early alliance is betrayed, and an unforgiving team savors the opportunity to exact their revenge in a game twist.
Gender disparities cause one Team to lose faith when a challenge seems insurmountable, and emotions run high as a Racer must weigh their own well-being against their future in the game.
One determined Racer powers through pain in the wake of a physical misstep, and teams pull out all of the bells and whistles for a larger than life challenge.
The final four Teams battle for the $1 million prize in a grueling two-hour season finale that starts in Japan and concludes in Hawaii, where Teams hit the waves to put their rescue mission skills to the test.
Eleven new teams begin racing on the twenty-second edition of The Amazing Race. Their first stop is the island paradise of Bora Bora, where rows of sandcastles threaten to be the downfall of multiple teams. Meanwhile, in a race first, the winner of the first leg is awarded two Express Passes, one of which must be delegated to another team.
The ten remaining teams continue their race through Bora Bora, where one team comes face to face with their fear of deep water. Meanwhile, another team experiences navigational problems on the water, opening the door for a possible comeback from the two penalised teams from the previous leg.
One team continues to struggle with a debilitating injury; in New Zealand, the racers participate in a "shemozzle" race.
Stress makes one contestant cry; a team makes history while trying to stay in the game.
As the contestants face a double U-turn in Hanoi, Vietnam, one team receives crushing news.
Racers hunt for scorpions in Africa; one team confronts another for using a U-Turn against them.
Teams are caught in an African speed trap jeopardizing their future on the Race, and for the first time, Racers put their skills to the test when asked to water ski with crocodiles.
Teams race through Switzerland where they grapple with giant wheels of cheese in a return to a classic Race challenge "Switchback," and Racers are on the edge when they dangle thousands of feet in the air traversing the north face of Eiger mountain.
The final five teams plunge 37 stories through the sky and tackle a psychedelic labyrinth in Berlin, Germany.
With a chance to compete in the finale on the line, the final five teams race through Scotland, where they encounter a double U-turn that puts two teams in jeopardy of elimination.
After the final four teams go bog snorkeling in Belfast, Ireland, one team's race comes to an end; the three remaining teams scour historic landmarks in Washington, D.C.; the winning team is determined. Part one of two.
The teams begin their adventures in New York's Times Square, where a game-changing element is introduced. Contestants take a gut-wrenching leap of faith.
The Race continues through London, England, where the Express Pass is on the line, but several teams’ hopes of a first-place finish are capsized while boating in a punt in Oxford.
The race continues in Scotland's Shetland Islands, where the teams must corral an unruly flock of sheep through an obstacle course.
The race continues in Copenhagen where the dentists realize they may need to use their “Save” during a painstaking Detour. Later, one team's lack of communication leads to a massive meltdown on the mat.
As a double U-turn looms in the exotic city of Marrakech, Morocco, contestants suspect each other of playing dirty.
Racers struggle on a frightening road block when they are suspended above the Atlas mountains.
As the teams race through Palermo, Sicily, unlikely alliances are formed; contestants must beat the clock during a high-octane go-cart race.
The race continues in Valletta, Malta, where teams are thrown off balance when they must serve drinks to the knights of Malta. Also, a blind Detour leaves racers on a slippery slope.
The race continues in Singapore where a dangerous misstep leaves one competitor dangling 600 feet above the ground. Also: A traditional Asian detox leaves some teams writhing in pain.
The contestants get muddy with an ornery ox in Manila, Philippines, during an unforgettable switchback challenge.
The race continues in the Philippines where two strong teams make a mistake that could cost them a chance to win the $1 million. At the pit stop, Phil greets the racers with some shocking news.
The final teams race to the finish line in Los Angeles.
Season 26 begins with 11 dating couples, including five pairs who meet for the first time at the starting line at California's Castaic Lake. The pairs navigate a muddy obstacle course before flying to Tokyo where they will face a double U-Turn.
The race continues in Nagano, Japan, where teams take on an Olympic-sized Detour and one pair take a tumble that threatens to jeopardize their chances in the race.
Tension rise in Phuket, Thailand as one team forgets their fanny pack, putting them behind; and one Racer celebrates the end of the leg when they pop a very special question.
Teams face a race within the Race when they attempt to navigate the chaotic streets of Bangkok, and Racers eat a traditional delicacy — a “1,000 year old egg”.
Racers strap on lederhosen for a trip to Oktoberfest in Bavaria, Germany, and one team finds their race in jeopardy after losing their fanny pack.
For the first time, the Race travels to Monaco, where one team takes a big risk to gain an edge on the competition.
Teams fly to the Namibian capital of Windhoek where teams construct traditional dwellings and get up close with the local wildlife, but a flat tire deflates one team's hopes of leading the pack.
With the one million dollar prize on the line, the final teams race from Peru to Dallas, where they go to great heights at the top of AT&T Stadium, the home of the Dallas Cowboys, join a Texas cattle ranch and rappel 500 feet down the Reunion Tower.
Eleven all-star teams compete for a chance to win the $1 million top prize as the 24th season begins. However, in a dramatic twist, one duo won't make it to the starting line. The other pairs jet off to Guangzhou, China.
Mallory and Mark struggle with communication and a major mistake puts them in jeopardy.
The race continues in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. The teams face rapids in the Malaysian jungle on homemade rafts; a team fights to stay in the running after taxi trouble.
The race continues in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. A racer pours blood and tears into a roadblock; a particularly difficult detour makes a racer melt down.
Teams face struggles as they go fishing for their next clue in Sri Lanka.
The teams are in Sri Lanka, where an exhausting Roadblock drains the racers of all their strength. Also, an epic race through the countryside ends with a footrace to the Pit Stop.
The racers square off with Roman gladiators in a medieval detour; three teams make a deal in hope of avoiding elimination.
Six teams encounter a double U-turn; one team considers a major decision.
Tension rises as the finish line gets closer; three teams form an alliance.
A double U-turn in Spain threatens the alliance; one team's future is threatened by a possibly game-changing injury.
The final four teams have a once-in-a-lifetime experience in Liverpool, England; a misinterpretation puts one team in jeopardy.
The teams race through Las Vegas, where they face a final challenge designed by magician David Copperfield.
In a series first, 11 new teams of social media stars depart from their own homes all across the country and head for Mexico City, where they set off fireworks and dig deep at an archaeological Roadblock.
For the first time ever, the Race travels to Colombia, where Racers go mud-diving for emeralds in a volcano.
The race continues in Colombia, where claustrophobia could prevent a racer from going deep into the catacombs to retrieve their next clue.
A romance blossoms between two racers, and teams are caught in one of the largest ever footraces to the mat for first place.
The Race reaches new heights as teams climb 15,000 feet in the French Alps, and one team may be in jeopardy of elimination after dropping their clue down a mountain.
For the first time, teams travel to Yerevan, Armenia, where an express pass is on the line for the winner of the leg.
Teams travel to the country of Georgia where they learn how to make a traditional candy and go deep into the trenches at an old Georgian winery.
Teams travel to Dubai where they race camels and swim with sharks.
In a tight race to the mat, teams row and swim to the Pit Stop located on a boat, where the losers walk the plank and are eliminated.
Racers embark on a gut wrenching, 40-foot plunge and teams make a difficult decision when faced with a double U-turn.
The final four teams race for a spot in the finale and a high-stakes foot race to the mat will mark the end of one more team's journey.
As the final three teams race from Shenzhen, China to Santa Barbara, California for the final leg of the Race, they face a gut-wrenching leap of faith: jump off a building more than 150 feet high and perform a harrowing task of synchronized mountaineering.
Season 29 begins with 22 strangers meeting at the starting line in Los Angeles and then pairing up to form 11 teams who then fly to the first destination, Panama City.
Teams travel to Sao Paulo, Brazil where tensions rise between two teams when one goes back on their word.
Racers travel to Zanzibar, Tanzania where teams build and deliver desks to a local school. Also, tensions rise when teams face a blind double U-turn, and one team's Race may be in jeopardy when they misplace their passports.
A previously played U-turn causes friction between two teams in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Racers take on a record setting Roadblock by helping build a 13-story bonfire in Ålesund, Norway.
Several teams come together and target one set of Racers at the double U-turn in Lake Como, Italy.
Teams race through Venice, Italy where one team reaches a breaking point in a frantic search for a water taxi.
An extreme fear of heights paralyzes one Racer at a Roadblock when faced with bungee jumping 240 feet from a bridge into the Corinth Canal.
Teams battle the scorching heat while transporting shrimp baskets for one mile to a local fisherman, and one Racer approaches their breaking point during the exhausting Roadblock.
The final four teams race through Seoul, South Korea to clinch a spot in the finale and a chance to race for the one million dollar prize.
The final three teams race to Chicago where they must complete their last challenges within the city's most iconic landmarks, including Wrigley Field, the home of the World Series champion Chicago Cubs, before they dash to the finish line. After nine countries, 17 cities, and 36,000 miles, one team will be crowned the winners of the amazing race and awarded the one million dollar prize.
The 11 teams consist of memorable and competitive players from prior seasons of The Amazing Race, Survivor, and Big Brother.
Racers have a big decision to make when they face a surprise double U-turn in Laos.
Teams travel to Vietnam where they must master synchronized dancing, karaoke singing, and fishing for prawns.
Enemies are made when one team steals another team’s taxi in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.
Teams take a leap of faith when choosing which detour challenge to take on, and a split-second decision may make or break one team’s life in the race.
Teams must drum up strength for an intense head-to-head battle.
Teams travel to Switzerland where they free-fall over 400 feet into the Gletscherschlucht Glacier Gorge.
While in Switzerland, teams are surprised with the first ever public U-turn vote, where racers have to vote in front of each other.
Teams take a bumpy ride in Split, Croatia, and try not to get tongue-tied reciting poetry while in motion.
Eleven new teams take off on the journey of a lifetime from Venice Beach, Calif. and head for Rio de Janeiro, where teams take a thrilling helicopter ride and face a huge decision at the Fast Forward.
Teams travel to the birthplace of Pope Francis, where they visit the church where he was baptized. Also, Racers are driven up a wall when they learn a tango with a twist.
Contestants must pay attention to detail during a meaty challenge and one team's mistake leads to a penalty.
As Racers soar high above the breathtaking Victoria Falls toward a double U-turn, Team Texas uses their express pass in the hopes of eliminating The Green Team.
Teams conquer their fears in Zambia, Africa, when they plunge more than 250 feet over the Zambezi River, feed a trio of crocodiles, and walk with lions through the jungle.
Teams travel to Paris where Racers soar high above the French countryside and “drop mics” with a popular French rapper.
One Team risks falling to the back of the pack after taking a break to sight-see, and Racers take a big jump when faced with a Double-Dutch Detour.
Teams hit the town in Krakow, Poland with local street musicians to earn a hard day’s pay.
With only six teams remaining, the competition heats up when Racers face a U-Turn, and some teams enjoy the sweet taste of victory after a candy making challenge.
Racers face a third U-turn for the first time in the show's history, and teams try to power through an exhausting, late night detour on their way to an Indian wedding.
The final four teams race through Hong Kong and Macau, China where they take part in a spectacular water show at The House of Dancing Water and compete for a chance to race in the final leg.