"Cobra in My Teeth"
Version: United States
Season: The Amazing Race 23
Episode No.: 10/11 (269)
First Broadcast: December 1, 2013
Episode Chronology
Previous: "Part Like the Red Sea"
Next: "Amazing Crazy Race"

Cobra in My Teeth is the penultimate episode of The Amazing Race 23.


The order of departure from Bosscha Observatory are as follows:

  1. Leo & Jamal (7:25 am)
  2. Tim & Marie (7:26 am)
  3. Jason & Amy (7:40 am)
  4. Nicole & Travis (7:42 am)

Teams must travel by taxi to Ciwangun Indah Camp and find the King Cobra House. Once there, both team members must eat a 20 cm piece of grilled king cobra to receive their next clue.

Teams must travel by taxi to the entrance of Kawah Domas Crater to find their next clue.

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock would have to pick up 60 eggs from a food stand and then take an 8-minute moped taxi ride into the Kawah Ratu crater of Tangkuban Perahu to use one of the volcanic hot springs to boil the eggs. After returning to the stand with the cooked eggs, the egg man would slice each of them open to see if they are hard-boiled. Once they have a dozen hard-boiled eggs, teams will receive their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must travel on foot to the Kawah Ratu Crater to find their next clue.

Choice A: Paint Your Partner
Teams would have to go to Gracia Spa Graha Ciater where they have to make each other up in traditional Javanese bridal makeup without using a mirror. Once the beautician is satisfied with their work, he will give them their next clue.

Jason & Amy, Nicole & Travis, and Tim & Marie chose this task.

Choice B: Turn Over a New Leaf
Teams would have to travel to a tea plantation in Ciater and dress in the traditional uniform of the tea harvesters. They then have to search the tea plantation for a pair of clipping shears hidden in the tea plants which they can trade to the local tea plantation worker for their next clue.

Only Leo & Jamal chose this task.

Teams must travel by taxi to Curug Cimahi to check in.

For coming in first, Jason & Amy won a trip for two to Cancún, Mexico, provided by Travelocity.

For coming in last place, Leo & Jamal will have to perform a Speed Bump at some point during the next leg of the race.


     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • Used the Fast Forwardϵ Used the Express Pass User of the first Double U-Turn slot • Recipient of the first Double U-Turn slot • User of the second Double U-Turn slot • Recipient of the second Double U-Turn slot
S23 JasonAmy
 1st place 
Jason & Amy
S23 TimMarie
 2nd place 
Tim & Marie
S23 NicoleTravis
 3rd place 
Nicole & Travis
Married ER Doctors
S23 LeoJamal
 4th place 
Leo & Jamal


  • This episode's title is said by Tim after the cobra-eating challenge.