This Seems Like the Path Straight to Hell! is the second episode of The Amazing Race 3.
Teams endure a treacherous bus ride from Mexico City to Tulum, a Caribbean paradise on the east coast of Mexico.
A car collides with a bus full of teams, sending them scrambling to deal with the aftermath, and two teams wipeout on waverunners. One couple with an uncertain future argues over priorities and who in the team carries the power and a magical swim with dolphins isn't so magical for a couple of teammates.
The order of departure from Hacienda San Gabriel de las Palmas are as follows:
- Ken & Gerard (10:36 pm)
- Flo & Zach (1:09 am)
- Aaron & Arianne (1:11 am)
- Michael & Kathy (1:33 am)
- John Vito & Jill (1:35 am)
- Heather & Eve (2:16 am)
- Dennis & Andrew (3:29 am)
- Teri & Ian (3:33 am)
- Andre & Damon (4:12 am)
- Tramel & Talicia (4:28 am)
- Derek & Drew (4:37 am)
Andre & Damon left the Pit Stop ninth, as they did not follow the donkey path correctly during the Wheels Detour in the previous leg, and were assessed a 48-minute penalty for the time gained, along with the standard 30-minute penalty, their penalty totaling to 78 minutes.
The Fast Forward instructions were given to teams after receiving their clue at the beginning of the leg.
One team must travel to the Museum of Anthropology and find a group of performers called the Voladores of Papantla. Both team members then had to climb a 100 ft (30 m) pole and swing around the pole suspended on ropes by their feet to win the Fast Forward award. Derek & Drew won the Fast Forward.
Teams must take a bus to Cancún and find the San Mariano Marina.
Choice A: Man Power
Teams used a kayak to search a much smaller lagoon for the clue, which was hanging from a tree.
Choice B: Horse Power
Teams used a WaveRunner to search a large lagoon for the clue that was floating on a buoy.
"For someone who is ready for the swim of a lifetime."
The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:
Teams must take the ferry back to Playa del Carmen and drive themselves to Tulum and find the Diamante K Bungalows to check in.
First Place • Eliminated • Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg • Season winner • Season 2nd place • Season 3rd place • ► Used the Fast Forward
- This episode's title was said by Arianne, who thought that she and Aaron were lost on the way to the Pyramid of the Sun.