The Best Episodes of The Amazing Race

Beacon of Hope (1)

#1 - Beacon of Hope (1) 8.33

Season 22 - Episode 11

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.

I Feel Like I'm in, Like, Sicily

#2 - I Feel Like I'm in, Like, Sicily 8.33

Season 16 - Episode 10

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

Amazing "Crazy" Race (1)

#3 - Amazing "Crazy" Race (1) 8.33

Season 23 - Episode 11

The final teams take part in a human bowling competition in Tokyo; one team wins $1 million.

Do You Believe in Magic?

#4 - Do You Believe in Magic? 8.31

Season 24 - Episode 12

The teams race through Las Vegas, where they face a final challenge designed by magician David Copperfield.

Taste Your Salami

#5 - Taste Your Salami 8.29

Season 20 - Episode 4

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.

I Didn't Make Her Cry

#6 - I Didn't Make Her Cry 8.26

Season 20 - Episode 7

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.

Beards In the Wind

#7 - Beards In the Wind 8.25

Season 23 - Episode 4

Racers take a plunge into the Arctic in Svolvaer, Norway; Marie and Tim have a tough decision to make.

Donkeylicious

#8 - Donkeylicious 8.25

Season 24 - Episode 8

Six teams encounter a double U-turn; one team considers a major decision.

Part Like the Red Sea

#9 - Part Like the Red Sea 8.22

Season 23 - Episode 9

The final five teams make mistakes while under pressure in Bandung, Indonesia; a relationship suffers.

They Don't Even Understand Their Own Language

#10 - They Don't Even Understand Their Own Language 8.21

Season 16 - Episode 11

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.

Working Our Barrels Off

#11 - Working Our Barrels Off 8.21

Season 22 - Episode 10

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.

Accidental Alliance

#12 - Accidental Alliance 8.21

Season 24 - Episode 9

Tension rises as the finish line gets closer; three teams form an alliance.

We Got a Chance, Baby!

#13 - We Got a Chance, Baby! 8.19

Season 27 - Episode 12

The final 3 teams race to Long Island, New York where, after five continents, 10 countries, and more than 34,000 miles, one will be crowned winners and awarded the $1 million prize.

Cobra In My Teeth

#14 - Cobra In My Teeth 8.17

Season 23 - Episode 10

The final four teams eat snake in Indonesia; a challenging road block pushes racers to the boiling point.

All or Nothing

#15 - All or Nothing 8.17

Season 25 - Episode 12

The final teams race to the finish line in Los Angeles.

The Gladiators Are Here!

#16 - The Gladiators Are Here! 8.15

Season 24 - Episode 7

The racers square off with Roman gladiators in a medieval detour; three teams make a deal in hope of avoiding elimination.

Your Tan Is Totally Cool

#17 - Your Tan Is Totally Cool 8.13

Season 22 - Episode 5

As the contestants face a double U-turn in Hanoi, Vietnam, one team receives crushing news.

You're Like Jason Bourne, Right?

#18 - You're Like Jason Bourne, Right? 8.13

Season 16 - Episode 8

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

The Ultimate Fun House

#19 - The Ultimate Fun House 8.12

Season 22 - Episode 9

The final five teams plunge 37 stories through the sky and tackle a psychedelic labyrinth in Berlin, Germany.

Down and Dirty

#20 - Down and Dirty 8.11

Season 24 - Episode 6

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.

When You Gotta Go, You Gotta Go

#21 - When You Gotta Go, You Gotta Go 8.05

Season 25 - Episode 2

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.

King Arthur Style

#22 - King Arthur Style 8.05

Season 23 - Episode 3

A team hopes for a big reward when they take a risk in Portugal; racers face a knightly road block.

Choir Boy At Heart

#23 - Choir Boy At Heart 8.05

Season 23 - Episode 6

A team is faced with temptation; the racers sing with the Vienna Boys' Choir; an intense dispute occurs.

We Love Your Country Already; It Is Very Spacious

#24 - We Love Your Country Already; It Is Very Spacious 8.04

Season 19 - Episode 6

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.

I Need Hair to Be Pretty

#25 - I Need Hair to Be Pretty 8.04

Season 20 - Episode 10

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.