The Amazing Race 4 (Latin America)

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Not to be confused with The Amazing Race 4.
The Amazing Race
(season 4)
Season run 7 October 2012
– 23 December 2012
Filming dates 28 July 2012
– 16 August 2012
No. of episodes 13
Winning team Daniel Belém & César Curti
Continents visited 1
Countries visited 3
Cities visited 18
Distance traveled 13,300 kilometres (8,300 mi)
No. of legs 12
Season Chronology
season 3 ◄ Chronology ► season 5

The Amazing Race: Edição Brasil (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈɛdʒiˈsɐ̃w ˈbɾɐˈziw]; English: The Amazing Race: Brazilian Edition) [1] is the fourth installment of the Latin American reality television game show The Amazing Race. Edição Brasil is the second season to be aired on the channel, Space, in association with Disney Media Networks Latin America. It featured eleven teams of two, with a pre-existing relationship, in a race across Latin America to win US$250,000.[1][2]

On July 13, 2012, Brazilian model and actor Paulo Zulu was announced as the new host of the race, replacing Harris Whitbeck.[3] The show premiered with a two-hour episode on Space Brazil on 7 October 2012 at 7:00 p.m (UTC-3) and for the rest of Latin America on 9 October 2012 at 9:00 p.m (UTC-3).[2][4] The season finale aired on Space Brazil on 23 December 2012 at 7:00 p.m (UTC-3) and for the rest of Latin America on 25 December 2012 at 9:00 p.m (UTC-3).

Friends from Ribeirão Preto Daniel Belém & César Curti were the winners of the race.

Production[edit]

Development and filming[edit]

The race's Starting Line was at the National Congress in the Monumental Axis, Brasília, Brazil.

Space greenlit the fourth season of the series in late December 2011.[5] Filming for this fourth season took place from 28 July 2012 to 16 August 2012. The show was broadcast in high-definition television on Space HD.

Filming for the fourth season lasted for 22 days and covered nearly 13,300 km (8,300 mi). This fourth season spanned three countries in one continent, all of them previously visited (Bolivia, Brazil and Peru).[6][7][8]

This was the first Latin American season to not feature a Fast Forward or a Yield.

None of the teams were present at the Finish Line.

Cast[edit]

Applications for this season were opened only for Brazilians on 31 December 2011 and closed on 1 March 2012.[5]

This season was composed solely of Brazilian teams, making this season the second race to only have teams from Brazil, only after A Corrida Milionária. The cast includes Mister International 2011 winner César Curti and his friend Daniel; Twins and Triathletes Ci & Lu; and the series first mother/son team: Ciça & Zezão.[9]

Marketing[edit]

Sponsors for this season are BlackBerry, PromPeru, OLX, Rexona, Totto and Volkswagen. The sponsors played a major role in the series by providing prizes and integrating their products into various tasks.[10]

Results[edit]

The following teams participated in the Race, with their relationships at the time of filming. Note that this table is not necessarily reflective of all content broadcast on television due to inclusion or exclusion of some data. Placements are listed in finishing order:[9]

Team Relationship Position (by leg) Roadblocks
performed
1 22 36 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 1219
Daniel & César Friends 5th 7th 9th9 7th 6th 6th 4th 5th 2nd 2nd 1st 3rd 1st Daniel 6, César 7
Fer & Ferds Boyfriends 4th 3rd3 5th 3rd 3rd 2nd13 3rd14 2nd 3rd 3rd 2nd18 1st 2nd Fer 6, Ferds 7
Edu & Rick Brothers 6th 4th 2nd 1st 2nd 3rd 5th15 4th 1st 1st 3rd 2nd 3rd20 Edu 7, Rick 6
Renan & Fran Friends 2nd 8th 6th 6th 5th 4th 2nd 3rd 4th 4th 4th Renan 6, Fran 5
Ana Paula & Renata Friends 1st 1st 1st 4th10 4th 1st 1st 1stε16 5th17 5th Ana Paula 5, Renata 5
Fernanda & Cainã Dating 3rd 5th 4th 2nd 1st 5th 6th15 6th Fernanda 4, Cainã 4
Fuzetti & Nando Father/Son 8th 2nd 7th7 5th 7th 7th 7th Fuzetti 4, Nando 3
Gabriela & Harã Engaged 10th 9th 8th8 8th10 8th12 Gabriela 2, Harã 3
Ciça & Zezão Mother/Son 9th 6th 3rd 9th11 Ciça 4, Zezão 0
Billy & Gean Brothers 11th1 10th4 Billy 2, Gean 0
Ci & Lu Twins/Triathletes 7th 11th5 Ci 1, Lu 1
  • A red team placement indicates that the team was eliminated.
  • A purple ε indicates that the team decided to use the Express Pass on that leg.
  • An underlined blue team placement indicates that the team came in last on a non-elimination leg and had to perform a Speed Bump in the next leg of the race.
  • An orange indicates that the team was penalized for finishing last in the Starting Line task and were subject to an automatic U-Turn at the first Detour of the Race.
  • A brown ⊃ indicates means the team chose to use a U-Turn; indicates the team who received it; ⊂⊃ indicates that the U-Turn for that leg was available but not used. A cyan ⋑ indicates that the team chose to use the second U-Turn in a Double U-Turn; indicates the team who received it; ⋐⋑ around a leg number indicates that only one of the two available U-Turns was used.
  • An underlined leg number indicates that there was no mandatory rest period at the Pit Stop and all teams were ordered to continue racing, except for the last team to arrive, who was eliminated. The first place team was still awarded a prize for that leg.
  1. ^ Gean & Billy's automatic U-Turn penalty occurred in Leg 2.
  2. ^ Leg 2 was a double-elimination leg. The last two teams to be checked in at the Pit Stop were both eliminated.
  3. ^ Fer & Ferds initially arrived 1st, but they received a 30-minute penalty for not picking up their Roadblock clue, dropping their placement to 3rd.
  4. ^ Gean & Billy initially arrived 3rd, but they received a 2-hour penalty for refusing to complete one of the sides of the U-turn, and a 30-minute penalty for not picking up their Roadblock clue, dropping their placement to 10th, which resulted them eliminated.
  5. ^ Ci & Lu failed to complete the Roadblock in Leg 2. After the last team checked in at the mat, Paulo came out to the Roadblock location and eliminated them.
  6. ^ Six of the nine teams arrived at the Pit Stop after had skipped the U-Turn area and received a 30-minute penalty before being allowed to check in. The initial placements for all teams are as follows (the three boldfaced teams were not given the penalty):
    1st: Ana Paula & Renata; 2nd: Edu & Rick; 3rd: Gabriela & Harã; 4th: Ciça & Zezão; 5th: Fernanda & Cainã; 6th: Fer & Ferds; 7th: Fuzetti & Nando; 8th: Renan & Fran; 9th: Daniel & César
  7. ^ Fuzetti & Nando received a 15-minute penalty, because Fuzetti helped Nando during the Roadblock.
  8. ^ Gabriela & Harã received a 2-hour penalty for not completing either Detour options.
  9. ^ Daniel & César were the last team to arrive, they received a 2-hour penalty for not doing one of the sides of their U-turn. This did not affect their placement. However, it was a non-elimination leg and their remaining penalty would be accessed at the start of the next Leg.
  10. ^ a b Ana Paula & Renata and Gabriela & Harã initially arrived 1st and 6th respectively. But they received a 30-minute penalty because they lost their puck during the last task of the leg. They dropped to 4th and 8th respectively.
  11. ^ Ciça & Zezão were the 5th team to arrive, however Ciça failed to complete the Roadblock and incurred in a 2-hour penalty at the Pit Stop. They dropped to 9th place (last) and were eliminated.
  12. ^ Harã failed to complete the Roadblock, however since Gabriela & Harã were the last team to arrive at the Pit Stop, the 2-hour penalty was not applied and they were eliminated.
  13. ^ Fer & Ferds initially arrived in 1st place, however they received a 15-minutes penalty for traveling by taxi to the Puente de los Suspiros, instead of traveling by bus as indicated in the clue. They dropped to 2nd place.
  14. ^ Fer & Ferds initially arrived in 2nd place, however they received a 15-minutes penalty for improperly completing the Detour. They dropped to 3rd place.
  15. ^ a b Edu & Rick and Fernanda & Cainã initially arrived 3rd and 5th. However, they received a 15-minutes penalty because they lost their ekeko's hat during the last task of the leg. They dropped to 5th and 6th respectively.
  16. ^ Ana Paula & Renata elected to use the Express Pass to bypass the Detour in Leg 8.
  17. ^ Ana Paula & Renata initially arrived 4th, but they received a 2-hour penalty for refusing to complete the additional task at Fábrica de Troncos Embrapem. They dropped to 5th (last), however this was a Non-elimination.
  18. ^ Fer & Ferds initially arrived in 1st place, however they received a 30-minute penalty because they read the clue before choosing the team member that was going to perform the Roadblock. They dropped to 2nd place.
  19. ^ Leg 12 was a double-length leg with one Detour and two Roadblocks and was shown over two episodes.
  20. ^ Edu & Rick failed to complete an additional task at Centro de Instrução de Guerra na Selva, but since they were the last team to arrive at the Finish Line, their penalty was not applied. Also, it is unknown if they completed the memory challenge at the Soccer Field, since they were only shown checking in at the Finish Line.

Prizes[edit]

The prize for each leg is awarded to the first place team for that leg and to the top three teams.

Race summary[edit]

Route Map.
Destinations Legenda lotnisko.svg Air travel   Legenda kolej.svg Rail travel   Legenda prom.svg Water travel   Bus-logo.svg Bus travel
Route Markers Detour icon.svg Desvio (Detour)   Roadblock icon.svg Obstáculo (Roadblock)   U-Turn icon.svg Retorno (U-Turn)
Speed Bump icon.svg Multa (Speed Bump)   TAR-pitstop-icon.png Parada (Pit Stop)

Leg 1 (Distrito Federal)[edit]

Airdate: October 7, 2012 (Brazil); October 9, 2012 (Rest of Latin America)

At Brasília's Memorial JK, teams had to photograph different works of Oscar Niemeyer.

In this leg's Roadblock, one team member had to rappel down from the Brasilia TV Tower outlook to the base of the tower, a total of 75 metres (246 ft). Once in the base of the tower, teams would receive their clue.

Additional tasks
  • At the Starting Line, teams had to search among hundreds of maps for one of only eleven maps of Brasilia. Once teams had presented a correct map to Paulo Zulu, he would hand them their next clue. Additionally, the last team to complete this task would be penalized with a U-Turn on the Race's first Detour.
  • At the Memorial JK, teams were given a Blackberry phone and using it they had to search for three works of Oscar Niemeyer (Brasilia Cathedral, Biblioteca Nacional de Brasilia and Museu Nacional da República). Then, teams had to take a picture of each monument with one of the team members included in the picture, and send the pictures with the Blackberry phones to the judge. If the pictures were correct, teams would receive a message with their next clue.

Leg 2 (Distrito Federal → Minas Gerais)[edit]

Airdate: October 7, 2012 (Brazil); October 9, 2012 (Rest of Latin America)

While in Ouro Preto, teams visited the Igreja São Francisco de Assis do Carmo for one of the Detour options.

For the Speed Bump, Gean & Billy had to pose for a cartoonist who would draw a caricature of the team. Once the drawing was complete, they could continue. In the race's first Detour, teams had to choose between Pão de Queijo (Cheese Bread) and Pedra de Sabao (Soap Stone). In Pão de Queijo, teams had to eat 60 cheese buns in order to get their next clue. In Pedra de Sabao, teams had to create with soapstone one soap dish and its base following the model and using the given materials. Once the judge was satisfied, teams would get their next clue. In this leg's Roadblock, one team member had to balance in a small seesaw for one minute without falling, once completed they would receive their clue.

Additional tasks
  • At the Mina da Passagem, teams had to enter the mine and build a rock wall that needed to be 1 metre tall, 2 metres wide and had 40 centimetres of deepness. If the judge approved their wall, teams would get their next clue.
  • At the Largo de Marília, teams had to carry a donkey with 16 logs in a specific form. Then teams had to transport the donkey and give it to the person who would give them their next clue.

Leg 3 (Minas Gerais)[edit]

Airdate: October 14, 2012 (Brazil); October 16, 2012 (Rest of Latin America)

Belo Horizonte's Praça da Liberdade was the site for this Leg's Roadblock.

In this Leg's Roadblock, one team member had to fill a decorative bottle following the given model, and using small peppers of different colours, oil and salt. If the judge was satisfied with their work, teams would receive their next clue. The Detour was a choice between Seco (Dry) and Molhado (Wet). In Seco, one team member at a time had to first ascend the upstairs to the top of the training tower and then walk and equilibrate across the tower. After that, the team members had to rappel down the tower and lift up 45 kilograms (99 lb) of weight. Then, both team members had to move a car using a special mechanism. Once the course was completed, teams would get their next clue. In Molhado, both team members had to get into a pool and then go across a submerged tube. After going across the tube, teams had to swim to each four corners of the pool and respirate with an oxygen tank. In the second part, teams had to rescue a person from the pool and then, turn off a tree of fire. Once the course was completed, teams would receive their next clue.

Additional tasks
  • At the Parque das Mangabeiras, teams had to follow the marked path to the observatory, and there they had to identify 15 species of native trees. Then, teams had to make their way to Praça das aguas and inform to the biologist the trees they spotted. If all 15 trees were correct, teams would receive their next clue.
  • At the One Day Spa, both team members had to undergo a 10 minute session of Brazilian body waxing. Once the time was up, beauticians would hand them their next clue.
  • At the Bar Tip Top, each team member had to take a tray with 12 cups each and fill them with beer in four different bars (each member could only fill three cups at each bar). Once the 24 cups were filled with beer, teams had to give them to Paulo Zulu at the Bar Albanos, this Leg's Pit Stop.

Leg 4 (Minas Gerais → São Paulo)[edit]

Airdate: October 21, 2012 (Brazil); October 23, 2012 (Rest of Latin America)

São Paulo's Ibirapuera Auditorium was the Pit Stop for this Leg of the Race.

For the Speed Bump, Daniel & César had to cut pieces of meat and then make ten meat skewers each. Once the chef was satisfied with their work, they could continue. The Detour was a choice between Pizza and Manequins (Mannequins). In Pizza, teams had to carry a flour sack from Praça dos Omaguás to Chácara Santa Cecília. Once there, each team member had to knead and elaborate 10 pizza dough with the size of a large plate. If the judge was satisfied with the size, teams would receive their next clue. In Manequins, each team member had to transport a mannequin from Praça dos Omaguás to Farm Fashion Store. There, teams had to dress each mannequin following the given pictures and taking clothes from the store. Once the mannequins matched the pictures, teams would receive their next clue. In this Leg's Roadblock, one team member had to follow a designed parkour course. Once the parkour expert was satisfied with their performance, teams would receive their clue.

Additional tasks
  • At the Palmeiras Training Centre, teams had to complete an exhaustive soccer training while judged by the trainer. Teams had to warm up, pass the ball, score a goal, etc. Once completed the course, and if the judge was satisfied, teams would receive their next clue.
  • At the Gate 8, both team members had to wear kangoo jumps, and using a hockey stick they had to push a hockey puck through the park until they reached the judge's location. Once the teams reached the finish point, the judge would hand them their next clue. If the team lost their puck during the course, they would receive a 30-minute penalty at the Pit Stop.

Leg 5 (São Paulo → Peru)[edit]

Airdate: October 28, 2012 (Brazil); October 30, 2012 (Rest of Latin America)

Upon arriving in Peru, teams visited the coasts of Paracas.

In this Leg's Roadblock, teams had to keep the provisions they bought, and travel by boat from the Embarcadero to the Ballestas Islands. Once there, one team member had to ascend a rope ladder to the top of a sea platform where they had to give the provisions to the judge. If teams had all the requested items, they would receive their next clue. The Detour was a choice between Redes (Nets) and Fardos. In Redes, teams had to travel by boat to the marked area in the sea. Once there, teams had to retrieve a large net from the sea, which included their next clue with the shape of a fish. In Fardos, teams had to dig in a marked archaeological site to find a fardo funerario. Inside the fardo, teams would find their next clue.

Additional tasks
  • In El Chaco, teams had to buy different provisions from a list, including milk, cookies, tuna, bananas, maca oats, etc. Then, teams had to make their way to the Pier, where they would find the cluebox with their next clue.
  • At the Buggy Parking Lot, teams were driven in a buggy through the dunes until they reachead a specific dune. Then, teams had to sandboard from the top of a dune to their next Pit Stop, Huancachina Oasis.

Leg 6 (Peru)[edit]

Airdate: November 4, 2012 (Brazil); November 6, 2012 (Rest of Latin America)

At Lima's la Rosa Náutica Restaurant, each team member had to prepare a plate of ceviche.

In this Leg's Roadblock, one team member had to saddle a horse and then dress themselves as a chalán. After dressing as a chalán, teams had to go through an equestrian circuit in less than 3 minutes in order to get their next clue. The Detour was a choice between Estátuas (Statues) and Touros (Bulls). In Estátuas, each team member had to wear tunics and paint their faces with white paint. Teams then had to pose for 20 minutes imitating one of the statues in the Alameda, after then teams would receive their next clue from a human statue. In Touros, one team member had to ride up a wheelbarrow with the shape of a bull, while the other team member pushed the wheelbarrow to the Central Arena of the Plaza de toros de Acho, where a torero would hand them their next clue.

Additional tasks
  • At La Rosa Náutica Restaurant, each team member had to prepare a plate of ceviche using the given materials and following the recipe. Once the chef was satisfied with the taste of the Ceviche, teams would receive their next clue.
  • After completing the ceviche task, teams were given a CD. Then, teams had to get a CD reproductor and listen to the CD in order to get their next location from a bolero song; Puente de los Suspiros. Teams had to travel by bus to the bridge and once there hand the CD to musicians playing the song, who would give them their next clue.

Leg 7 (Peru → Bolivia)[edit]

Airdate: November 11, 2012 (Brazil); November 13, 2012 (Rest of Latin America)

In this Leg, teams travelled to La Paz and had to teach locals traffic rules at la Plaza del Estudiante.

For the Speed Bump, Fuzetti & Nando had to make their way to Calle de las Brujas and deliver 30 plates of soup from Establecimiento Santa Rosita to the vendors of the street in exchange of a ticket. Once all 30 plates were delivered, they could continue racing. The Detour was a choice between Aparapitas and Escribas (Scribes). In Aparapitas, each team member had to carry two large sacks on their shoulders from the Lanza Mercado to the local Requena. Once there, teams would receive their next clue. In Escribas, one team member had to use a typewriter and write a letter in Spanish, which was dictated by the other team member. If the letter was correctly written, teams would receive their next clue. In this Leg's Roadblock, one team member had to first learn a traditional Andean dance and dress themselves with masks and customes. Then, the team member had to dance across Parque Laikakota. Once the expert dancer was satisfied, teams would receive their next clue.

Additional tasks
  • At Plaza del Estudiante, teams had to pick up a small bag called Chuspa, and then make their way to Basílica de San Francisco. Once there, teams had to undergo a 15-minute instruction in traffic laws. Teams have to then wear a zebra custom and teach pedestrians and drivers what they learned, for 15 minutes. Once finished, Mama Zebra would hand them their next clue.
  • After completing the Roadblock, teams had to decorate an ekeko, using the given materials (money, food, clothes, etc.). Once completed, teams had to carry it to Mirador Killi Killi and hand it to Paulo Zulu. If one of the items was missing, teams would receive a 15-minute penalty.

Leg 8 (Bolivia)[edit]

Airdate: November 18, 2012 (Brazil); November 20, 2012 (Rest of Latin America)

In the Tijolos side of the Detour on Lake Titicaca's Isla del Sol, teams had to make 24 adobe bricks.
  • Bus: La Paz (Cementerio General) to Copacabana (La Orilla) (Overnight Rest)
  • Ferry: Copacabana (La Orilla) to Isla del Sol, Lake Titicaca (Ayjarara Pier)
  • Detour: Tijolos or Plantio Double U-Turn: César & Daniel U-Turned Renan & Fran and 2nd U-Turn not used Isla del Sol (Don Carmelo's House)
  • Isla del Sol (Challa Soccer Field)
  • Isla del Sol (Choquepalta Beach)
  • Isla del Sol (Challa Isla del Sol School)
  • Ferry: Isla del Sol (Choquepalta Beach) to (Chinkana Pier)
  • Isla del Sol (Laberinto de Piedras) Roadblock: "Who is the most polyglot?"
  • Isla del Sol (Piedra Sagrada) Pit Stop: Leg 8

The Detour was a choice between Tijolos (Bricks) and Plantio (Plantation). In Tijolos, teams had to make 24 bricks of adobe, using a mold and their feet to mix the different materials (adobe, straw and water). Once the judge was satisfied with the bricks, teams would receive their next clue. In Plantio, teams first had to participate in a ritual for the earth's fertility and then, they had to plow two furrows to plant Oca. Once completed, teams would receive their next clue. In this Leg's Roadblock, one team member had to search through the labyrinth for different letters written in rocks, which would form the name of this Leg's Pit Stop: Piedra Sagrada. If teams figured out the correct location and received the judge's confirmation, they could proceed to the Pit Stop.

Additional tasks
  • Upon arriving at the Ayjarara Pier, teams had to put all their belongings in an aguayo, and use it on their backs for the rest of the Leg.
  • At the Challa Soccer Field, teams had to score three goals in less than 10 minutes playing against five cholitas. If teams failed to score the goals in 10 minutes, they would have to wait for the other teams before trying again.
  • At the Challa Isla del Sol School, teams had to paint a classroom and assemble three desks. If the judge was satisfied with their work, teams would receive their next clue.

Leg 9 (Bolivia → São Paulo)[edit]

Airdate: November 25, 2012 (Brazil); November 27, 2012 (Rest of Latin America)

After the Roadblock in Brotas, teams had to raft to the location of their next clue.

In this Leg's Roadblock, one team member had to build a jangada using the provided materials (two rafts, ropes and logs). Once built, teams had to put the jangada in the river and go through a buoy circuit and then return to the shore in order to receive their next clue. The Detour was a choice between Canyoning and Arborismo (Ropes course). In Canyoning, each team member had to rappel down a waterfall. Once in the base of the waterfall, teams would receive their next clue. In Arborismo, one team member at a time had to go through a trail over the trees. Once both team members completed the trail, they would receive their next clue.

Additional tasks
  • After completing the Roadblock, teams had to raft on the Jacaré-Pepira river from Sitio do Mauricio to Cantinho do Chocolate. Once there, teams had to carry their raft to the dropping point, where they would find their next clue.
  • At Fábrica de Troncos Embrapem, teams had to carry 10 large trunks from point A to point B. Once teams transported all 10 trunks to point B, they had to build a 4 level pyramid in order to receive their next clue.

Leg 10 (São Paulo → Rio de Janeiro)[edit]

Airdate: December 2, 2012 (Brazil); December 4, 2012 (Rest of Latin America)

Rio de Janeiro's Escadaria Selarón was visited during this leg of the Race.

For the Speed Bump, Ana Paula and Renata had to convince two people on the beach to be buried on the sand. Once both persons were buried, they could continue. In this Leg's Roadblock, one team member had to balance on a wakeboard for one minute, while dragged by a motorboat. When the team member completed one minute riding the wakeboard, the instructor would hand them their next clue. The Detour was a choice between Resistência (Resistance) and Ação (Action). In both options, teams had to wear a BOPE uniform. In Resistência, both team members had to undergo a BOPE resistance training, which included Abdominal exercises, Push-ups, Weight training, etc. In Ação, teams had to push a truck wheel and then carry a large bag to the dropping point. After finishing both options, teams had to climb a wall and ring a bell in order to receive their next clue from the hands of a BOPE member.

Additional tasks
  • At the Escadaria Selarón, both team members had to make their way to the top of the Escadaria while carrying a basket of fruits on their heads, imitating Carmen Miranda. If teams completed the task correctly and without dropping any fruit along the way, they would receive their next clue.

Leg 11 (Rio de Janeiro → Ceará)[edit]

Airdate: December 9, 2012 (Brazil); December 11, 2012 (Rest of Latin America)

Fortaleza's Mercado Central was the site for this Leg's Roadblock.

The Detour was a choice between Futevólei (Footvolley) and Caipirinhas. In Futevólei, teams had to play footvolley against two professional players. Once teams scored four points, the referee would hand them their next clue. In Caipirinhas, teams had to prepare sixty caipirinhas following the given indications. If teams prepared the sixty caipirinhas properly, they would receive the clue from the expert. In this Leg's Roadblock, one team member had to eat 1 kilogram (2.2 lb) of Buchada de bode, a typical meal of the Brazilian Northeast Region made with goat entrails. Once the team member ate all the buchada, teams would receive their next clue.

Additional tasks
  • At the Escola Unidos da Tijuca, one team member had to dress up as a Mestre Sala and the other as a Flag bearer. Then, teams had to learn a samba choreography and perform it in front of the judges. If the judges were satisfied with their work, teams would receive their next clue.
  • At Praia de Meireles, both team members had to swim in the sea over a longboard until they reached a marked buoy. Once in the buoy, teams would find a small Race flag which teams would have to carry to the shore and exchange it for their next clue.

Leg 12 (Ceará → Amazonas)[edit]

Airdate: December 16, 2012 (Brazil); December 18, 2012 (Rest of Latin America)

Maranguape's Museu da Cachaça was visited during the first half of this Leg of the Race.
The Pier of Manaus' Hotel Tropical was the Finish Line of the Race.

Airdate: December 23, 2012 (Brazil); December 25, 2012 (Rest of Latin America)

The Detour was a choice between Acquaball (Aquaball) and Tif. In Acquaball, one team member at a time had to get into an acquaball and then run over the water until they reached a marked buoy and then return to the shore. Once both team members completed the course, they would receive their next clue. In Tif, one team member at a time had to use a tif system (similar to Paddleboarding) that included two small tables (one for each foot) and two oars to paddle to the marked buoy and then return to the shore in order to receive their next clue. In the first half of this Leg's Roadblock, one team member had to climb to the top of a climbing wall until they reached a Rexona Clinical deodorant. Teams had to then carry the deodorant to the base of the climbing wall and exchange it for their next clue.

In the second half of this Leg's Roadblock, one team member had to transport 1200 chicken eggs from the Balsa Amarela to the Feria Libre of Manaus, using only their hands or shirts. Then, teams had to put all the eggs on egg boxes in order to receive their next clue.

Additional tasks
  • At Casa de Engenho, teams had to first cut and clean twenty sugarcanes each. Then, they had to transport them to the sugarcane press and use it to extract the juice. Once completed, teams had to knead solid molasses until it reached a soft texture in order to receive their next clue.
  • At Kukukaya, teams had to wear typical customes of the Festas juninas and then dance a choreography for about 20 minutes. Once teams completed the 20 minute dance, they would receive their next clue.
  • At Praia de Iracema, teams had to look for a person wearing a pirate custome who would hand them their next clue.
  • At Centro de Instrução de Guerra na Selva, both team members had to first wear military clothes and then set fire using two different methods. Once they set fire, one team member at a time had to climb to the top of a tree using a Brazilian Army technique and retrieve a Race flag. Once teams completed this training, they would receive their next clue.
  • At the Soccer Field, teams had to complete a board with spaces numbered 1-12, each corresponding to a leg of the race. They had to search for 12 pictures of different moments of the Race (Roadblock, Detour, Route Info or Pit Stop) in chronological order, searching for the pictures in different baskets. Once teams completed their boards correctly, the judge would hand them their next clue.

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