The Amazing Race Season 34 Season 05 Description
Leg 4 (Italy → Jordan)
- Bologna (Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport) to Aqaba, Jordan (King Hussein International Airport)
- Aqaba Governorate (Wadi Rum Desert) (Pit Start)
- Petra (The Treasury)
- Petra (Palace Tomb)
- Petra (Great Temple)
In this leg’s Roadblock, one team member had to use a metal detector to search a crash site movie set for a piece of spaceship debris that listed the location of their next clue: Petra.
This leg’s Detour was a choice between Camel Caravan or Palace Puzzle. In Camel Caravan, teams had to carry four bags of hay and water from a cistern to camels at a market in order to receive their next clue. In Palace Puzzle, teams had to complete a slide puzzle of the Palace Tomb in order to receive their next clue.
- Additional note
- After landing in Jordan, teams had to board an Ottoman Empire-era steam train that took them into the desert, where they watched a scene reminiscent of Lawrence of Arabia before receiving their next clue. Teams then began the leg based on the order that they finished the previous leg. The first group of two teams departed at 8:00 a.m., the second group of three teams departed at 8:15 a.m., and the third group of four teams departed at 8:30 a.m.
The Amazing Race Show Description
The Amazing Race is an American adventure reality game show in which 11 or 12 teams of two race around the world (except the Family edition which featured 10 teams of four). The race is split into legs, with each leg requiring teams to deduce clues, navigate themselves in foreign areas, interact with locals, perform physical and mental challenges, and travel by airplane, boat, taxi, and other public transportation options on a limited budget provided by the show. Teams are progressively eliminated at the end of most legs, while the first team to arrive at the end of the final leg wins the grand prize of US$1 million. As the original version of the Amazing Race franchise, the CBS program has been running since September 2001. Numerous international versions have been developed following the same core structure, while the American version is also broadcast to several other countries.
The show was created by Elise Doganieri and Bertram van Munster, who, along with Jonathan Littman, serve as executive producers. The show is produced by Earthview Inc. (headed by Doganieri and van Munster), Jerry Bruckheimer Television for CBS Studios and ABC Signature (divisions of ViacomCBS and The Walt Disney Company, respectively). The series has been hosted by veteran New Zealand television personality Phil Keoghan since its inception.
Since the inception of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program in 2003, The Amazing Race has won it ten out of fifteen times; the show has also won other awards and commendations. Although it has moved around several prime time slots since its inception, the program has averaged about 10 million viewers per season.
The series was renewed for a 33rd season, but filming on the season was suspended in February 2020 after three episodes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With new COVID-19 precautions in place, the race completed filming from September to October 2021, and is set to premiere on January 5, 2022