Courteous? This Is a Race! is the season premiere of The Amazing Race 7.


The race starts in picturesque Long Beach, California and quickly takes the teams to Lima, Peru where, upon landing, they have to take a bus to their next clue. One team is fluent in Spanish and immediately leads several teams to the right bus. Choosing between a detour of leading llamas or carrying heavy baskets into town, one team chooses to lead two especially disagreeable llamas and spends much of the task dodging showers of spit. Another team decides to carry the heavy baskets, but one of them nearly passes-out from exhaustion caused by the high altitude.[2]


Route Markers

Teams must fly to Lima, Peru. Teams may only take one of two flights. The first flight is American Airlines and can only accommodate six teams. The second flight is United Airlines and can accommodate five teams. Upon arriving teams must take a bus to Plaza de Armas to find their next clue.

Teams must take a bus to Ancón District and ride a rickshaw to Playa Hermosa. On the beach, teams must search through sand piles for one of three tickets to their next destination, Cusco, which left the next morning at either 6:00, 7:00, and 7:40. Once a team has claimed a set of tickets, they cannot search for another time. Teams will find their next clue upon arrival at the Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport in Cusco.

Teams must take a marked taxi to the town of Huambutio and receive their next clue from the owner of Kiosko Virgen del Carmen.

Team must take their taxis across a bridge to the top of a gorge where they would ride two ziplines across and back to receive their next clue.

Choice A: Rope a Llama
Teams must rope and then lead a pair of llamas a nearby pen. Once they had two llamas in their pen, the herder would give them their next clue.

Meredith & Gretchen, Ryan & Chuck, Susan & Patrick, and Uchenna & Joyce chose this task.

Choice B: Rope a Basket
Teams must put on hats and capes, then tie and carry a basket of alfalfa weighing 35 pounds two-thirds of a mile to a store called Tienda Victoria Valdivia. Once there, teams would receive their next clue.

Brian & Greg, Debbie & Bianca, Lynn & Alex, Megan & Heidi, Ray & Deana, Rob & Amber, and Ron & Kelly chose this task.

Team must make their way to Huambutio Police Station and board a marked delivery truck to Písac. The trucks would leave every 20 minutes and could only take up to three teams. Once in Písac, teams must search the market for their next clue.

Teams must make their way back to Cusco and find the Convento de La Merced to check in.

For coming in first, Debbie & Bianca won $10,000 each.


     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • Used the Fast Forward> Used the Yield< Recipient of the Yield
S7 DebbieBianca
 1st place 
Debbie & Bianca
Lifelong Friends
S7 SusanPatrick
 2nd place 
Susan & Patrick
S7 RobAmber
 3rd place 
Rob & Amber
S7 BrianGreg
 4th place 
Brian & Greg
S7 LynnAlex
 5th place 
Lynn & Alex
S7 MeredithGretchen
 6th place 
Meredith & Gretchen
S7 RayDeana
 7th place 
Ray & Deana
Dating On and Off
S7 UchennaJoyce
 8th place 
Uchenna & Joyce
S7 MeganHeidi
 9th place 
Megan & Heidi
S7 RonKelly
 10th place 
Ron & Kelly
Former POW/Pageant Queen
S7 RyanChuck
 11th place 
Ryan & Chuck
Best Friends


  • This leg marks the first time that The Amazing Race visits the country of Peru.
  • The episode title is said by Megan Baker.
  • The DVD commentary for this episode was done by Brian & Greg and Lynn & Alex.


  • Mike Kelly at The Toledo Blade (03/01/2005): "On the road again: Emmy-winning Amazing Race opens its 7th installment"


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