Canjica baiana

The Amazing Race: A Corrida Milionária

The Amazing Race: A Corrida Milionária (Portuguese for The Million Dollar Race) is a Brazilian version of the popular franchised reality television show The Amazing Race. Hosted by Rony Curvelo, it is independently produced and aired in a purchased time slot in the Brazilian television network RedeTV!. Applications for the first season were open from January until July 2007, and filming occurred in South America during August and September. The show premiered on October 13, 2007 and ended on January 5, 2008. It is currently unknown if a second season will be produced.


The following teams participated in the Race, with their relationships at the time of filming. Placements are listed in finishing order:
Relationship Position (by leg) Roadblocks
1 2 3<> 4 5 6 7<> 8 9<> 10 11 12 13
Patrícia & Sane Friends 3rd 4th 2nd 5th 4th2 3rd 5th 3rd 4th 3rd 1st 2nd 1st Patrícia 6, Sane 6
Jonatas & Rafael Friends 2nd 1st 9th 1st 2nd 2nd 4th 2ndƒ 3rd 4th 3rd 3rd 2nd Jonatas 5, Rafael 6
Perri & Maristela Married 1st 3rd 4th 4th 3rd 1st 1st 4th 1st 2nd 2nd 1st 3rd5 Perri 6, Maristela 5
Jorge & Sílvia Married 4th 7th 5th 7th 5th2 5th 3rd 5th 2nd 1stƒ 4th 4th4 Jorge 6, Sílvia 4
Débora & Daniela Sisters 8th 5th 7th 3rd 7th 4th 2nd 1st 5th 5th Débora 6, Daniela 3
Andréa & Luciana Sisters 9th 8th 6th 6th 1st 7th 6th3 6th Andréa 5, Luciana 2
Milene & Jaqueline Friends 5th 2nd 8th 8th 6th2 6th 7th Milene 4, Jaqueline 2
Mari Lice & Tâmisa Mother & Daughter 6th 6th 3rd 2nd 8th Mari Lice 2, Tâmisa 2
Carlos & Eduardo Father & Son 7th 9th 1stƒ 9th Carlos 2, Eduardo 1
Narciso & Marcelo Life Partners 10th 10th Narciso 1, Marcelo 1
Sandro & Daniel Cousins 11th Sandro 0, Daniel 1

In leg 3, all teams except Carlos & Eduardo (who took the Fast Forward) completed the roadblock together and were assessed a 30 minute penalty. Therefore, that roadblock is not counted. Jorge & Sílvia and Milene & Jaqueline arrived 4th and 5th respectively, but both teams took an illegal shortcut by driving in the wrong direction on a one-way street. They left in 5th and 6th place respectively at the beginning of Leg 6 after they were assessed a 25-minute penalty. Andréa & Luciana arrived 5th, and were assessed a 30 minute penalty for being "marked for elimination" and not arriving 1st. Only Patrícia & Sane checked in (approximately 10 minutes) before their penalty ended, thus falling to 6th. Jorge & Sílvia arrived 3rd, but were assessed a 30 minute penalty as they were "marked for elimination" and did not arrive at the Pit Stop in 1st. They were not, however, assessed the whole penalty as Jonatas & Rafael checked in 4 minutes before the penalty ended. Perri & Maristela refused to complete a task in the final leg, which resulted in their disqualification halfway through the last episode.

  • Red means the team was eliminated.
  • An underlined blue means the team was the last to arrive at a pit stop in a non-elimination leg of the race and was thus "marked for elimination", meaning that if that team did not place first on the next leg, they would receive a 30 minute penalty.
  • Green ƒ means the team won the Fast Forward clue.
  • A yellow > means that team chose to use the Yield; < indicates the team who received it; <> indicates a leg where the Yield was available but not used.

Notable events


  • The race follows the rules from the American version's tenth and eleventh seasons. With the exception of the Intersection, all clue types are retained in the Brazilian version, as well as the non-elimination penalty. This race also differs from the original format in that while teams leave the pit stops in the same order they arrived, the time differences are not always respected. The penalty for not completing a Roadblock is also shorter.
  • Route markers are colored yellow and green, reflecting the Brazilian national colours, as opposed to yellow and red in most other versions.
  • The race lasted 33 days, and teams travelled 15,000 km.
  • Narciso & Marcelo are the first openly gay couple to participate in a Brazilian reality show.


  • Eduardo participated in the Brazilian reality gameshow "Sem Saída", in which he won R$50,000.


  • In Leg 2, Jonatas & Rafael took a roadside penalty of 25 minutes for breaking the speed limit on the way to the pit stop.
  • In Leg 3, all teams (except Carlos & Eduardo, who took the Fast Forward) took a 30 minute penalty at the pit stop for having both team members perform the Roadblock task together. Perri & Maristela and Jorge & Sílvia realized their mistake before finishing the task, but received the penalty nonetheless. This did not affect the final placements for the leg.
  • In Leg 6, while driving to the pit stop, Andréa & Luciana were held up at gunpoint by three men at a stoplight in Fortaleza. The team did not lose anything, but the criminals took the camera and all personal documents from the crew, and ran off as gunshots were fired by the police. Two of the men were later caught and identified, and the camera was recovered. This incident dropped the team from 4th to last place, and no time credit was given for the situation. Part of the robbery was filmed and shown in the sixth episode.
  • In Leg 10, all teams (except Jorge & Sílvia, who took the Fast Forward) gave up the Roadblock of eating 2 kg of meat, and took the 3 hour penalty. This did not affect final placements for the leg.
  • In Leg 13, Perri & Maristela became the first team to quit the race in a final leg, after refusing to perform the first task.
  • A number of legs featured tasks based on those performed in recent seasons of the American edition. Namely, the meat-eating Roadblock in Leg 10, shoe-shining, and carting books to Chile's Library of congress in Leg 11 were similar to tasks in the seventh American season. Leg 8 featured both a spy-seaching Roadblock and a music-themed Detour similar to those in the eighth and tenth American seasons, respectively.
  • Contrary to other Amazing Race versions, the eliminated teams did not make an appearance at the finish line. Additionally, this is the first route whereby the race did not end in the same country as it started.


Race summary

Leg 1 (São Paulo → Rio de Janeiro)

The Detour for this leg was Aventurar ou Procurar ("Adventure or Search"). In Aventurar, teams rappeled down Morro da Urca. In Procurar, teams had to ride a tram to the historical district of Santa Teresa , find Laurinda Santos Lobo Cultural Center and retrieve the clue from a man outside that building. The Roadblock was to correctly identify with signs five specific vegetables patches amongst dozens in the garden.

Additional Task

  • In the ferry, Teams had to search among hundreds of passengers for someone named Shimiko, without knowing their gender, ethnicity or age. This person would hand them their next clue.

Leg 2 (Rio de Janeiro → Minas Gerais)

The Roadblock was to climb down deep into the mine and use the tools provided to dig a gold nugget. The Detour for this leg was Atar ou Desviar ("Tie or Dodge"). In Atar, teams had to tie six kinds of knots following a demonstration. In Desviar, both team members had to run through a paintball field and retrieve a flag from the other side without being hit by the shots fired.

Additional Task

  • Teams had to acquire 14 flowers in the city to lay one for each martyr of the Inconfidência Mineira buried in the Museum.

Leg 3 (Minas Gerais → Bahia)

The Roadblock was to find out what were the four food items mentioned in Ary Barroso's song "No Tabuleiro da Baiana": vatapá, carurú, munguzá, and umbú. The team member had to purchase these items and present them to the baiana standing in the Praça da Sé. The Detour for this leg was Vestir ou Andar ("Dress or Walk"). In Vestir, teams had to find the Filhos de Gandhy Cultural Center and dress a mannequin in an orisha costume, using a photograph for reference. In Andar, teams had to walk to the faraway Largo de Santo Antônio and find a capoeira circle.

In the first Fast Forward of the race, the team had to go to the Terreiro de Candomblé Tira-Teima and both members had to shave their heads and make a hair offering to the orishas.

Leg 4 (Bahia → Alagoas)

The Roadblock was to retrieve a clue and ten mangrove crabs from a tank. The Detour was Decifrar ou Quebrar ("Decipher or Break"). In Decifrar, teams had to translate a phrase from archaic portuguese and find the monument described. In Quebrar, teams had to break clay pot lids and find a small clue baked inside one of them.

Additional Tasks

  • At Pajuçara beach, teams had to dig sand piles to find the next clue.
  • Before the detour, teams had to search the entire church for a secret passageway used to hide slaves in the past. The clue would be hidden inside.

Leg 5 (Alagoas → Rio Grande do Norte)

The Roadblock was to assemble a small rocket, transport it and position it in a launch pad. The Detour was Com Emoção ou Sem Emoção ("With Thrills or Without Thrills"). In Com Emoção, teams had to take a thrill ride in a dune buggy. In Sem Emoção, teams had to conduct a dromedary camel across a dune.

Additional Tasks

  • At the park, teams had to swim among the coral reefs and find clues attached to three buoys.
  • Before the roadblock, teams had to learn the proper way to address a high-ranking military official, and ask him for the clue.
  • After the Detour, teams had to sled down a steep dune.

Leg 6 (Rio Grande do Norte → Ceará)

The Detour for this leg was Nadar ou Remar ("Swim or Row"). In Nadar, teams had to swim with a bodyboard to a raft a short distance away. In Remar, teams had to kayak a longer distance to a marked sailboat. The Roadblock was to climb the mast of the ship and retrieve a clue.

Additional Tasks

  • On their dune buggy ride to Morro Branco, teams had to collect three flags. If they missed any, they had to go back and find them.
  • At the Falésias de Morro Branco, teams had to search among the labyrinth of sand cliffs for their next clue.

Leg 7 (Ceará → Amazonas)

The Detour for this leg was Aventurar ou Sobreviver ("Adventure or Survival"). In Aventurar, teams had to complete a rope course in the trees, which included a rope bridge and ziplines. In Sobreviver, teams had to assemble an arapuca, an indigenous trap for catching small birds and mammals, with the materials provided. The Roadblock was to carry a 10 kg tambaqui fish to the free market.

Additional Tasks

  • At the restaurant, teams had to feed six fish to pink river dolphins to receive their next clue.
  • At the archway, teams had to row across the Rio Ariaú in a canoe.

Leg 8 (Amazonas → Distrito Federal)

The Roadblock required a racer to whisper a code phrase ("The sky is blue") to people in the bus terminal, until they found a someone who would reply with another phrase ("The sea is green"). Once the racer had found one of the secret agents, they would receive their next clue. The Detour was a choice between Compor ou Compositor ("Compose or Composer"). In Compor, teams had to go to the Espaço Galleria dance club and perform a rap incorporating the names of all of the pit stops visited so far on the Race. They would only receive the clue if the crowd approved of the song. In Compositor, the teams had to go to the Espaço Cultural Renato Russo, find a copy of the sheet music of the Brazilian national anthem, and then listen to a pianist performing the song for them.

In the second Fast Forward of the race, the team had to make their way to the Academia de Tênis Resort and each team member had to score five points against a professional tennis coach.

Leg 9 (Distrito Federal → São Paulo)

The Detour in this leg was Terra ou Água ("Dirt or Water"). In Terra, teams had to complete an off-road track driving a 4x4 vehicle. In Água, teams had to assemble a raft using bamboo and banana tree trunks, and cross a small lake. The Roadblock was for the team member to complete ten laps in a go-kart race.

Additional Tasks

  • At the RedeTV! studios, the first team to arrive had to retrieve their clue during a live broadcast of a morning talk show. The remaining teams received their clues outside the set, off camera.
  • After the detour, teams had to pitch tents to receive their next clue.

Leg 10 (São Paulo → Paraná)

The Detour in this leg was Subir ou Pular ("Climb or Jump"). In Subir, each team member had to climb a medium difficulty rock wall. In Pular, each team member had to climb a 15 meter pole and jump to grab a trapeze bar while blindfolded. The Roadblock had one team member eating 2 kilograms of various meat.

The Fast Forward required the team to go to Macuco Safari and climb 288 steps, rappel down 55 meters, then complete a medium difficulty rafting course.

Additional Task

  • At the Poço Preto trail, teams were given three bird names at random, and had to find and identify them amongst pictures posted in trees throughout the trail.

Leg 11 (Paraná)

The Detour in this leg was Skate ou Sebo ("Skate or Second-Hand Bookstore"). In Skate, teams had to go to Drop Dead Skate Park to assemble a skateboard and perform a medium difficulty skateboarding maneuver. In Sebo, teams had to find Figaro Used Book Store and find three items among the thousands of books, records and magazines sold there. The Roadblock was to dig to find one of four Barreado (boiled pieces of meat) in sixty holes.

Additional Task

  • Before the detour, teams had to learn and participate in a traditional Ukrainian folk dance.

Leg 12 (Paraná, Brazil → Chile)

The Detour in this leg was Limpar Botas ou Limpar Peixes ("Clean Boots or Clean Fish"). In Limpar Botas, teams had to go to the Plaza de Armas and shine 6 pairs of shoes, charging 300 pesos for each. In Limpar Peixes, teams had to transport ten fish in the Mercado Central, gut, skin and fillet four of them, and eat one sea urchin each. The Roadblock required the team member to get a book autographed at a nearby bar, then cart 150 books to Chile's Library of Congress.

Leg 13 (Chile)

  • Santiago (Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport) to Puerto Montt (El Tepual Airport)
  • Puerto Montt (Angelmor Market)
  • Ancud, Chiloé Island (Cabañas Gaviotas)
  • Dalcahue, Chiloé Island (farm near San Juan)
  • Dalcahue (San Juan fishing village)
  • Dalcahue (San Juan central plaza)
  • Dalcahue (overlook) (Finish Line)

The Roadblock required the team member to carry crates filled with apples and crush 1000 apples using farm equipement. The Detour in this leg was Casa ou Concha ("House or Shell"). In Casa, teams had to haul a mobile home out of the lake with the help of two bulls. In Concha, teams had to pull four clam cages out of the water and retrieve 100 clams.

Additional Tasks

  • At the market, teams had to each eat 2 kg of smoked clams. Teams who did not complete this task were eliminated. Teams then had to carry a small wooden house from the market to Calle Las Queimas to receive their next clue.
  • At the fishing village, teams had to paint a boat frame and carry a canoe to their next destination.


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