|"This Seems Like the Path Straight to Hell!"|
|Episode Number||2/11 (026)|
|First Broadcast||October 9, 2002|
|Viewership (in millions)||8.00|
|Previous||"What If Our Parachute Doesn't Open?"|
|Next||"You Always Just Forget About Me!"|
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 in the previous leg, their penalty totaling to 78 minutes.
The Fast Forward instructions were given to them after receiving their clue at the beginning of the leg.
Teams will have to go to Museo Nacional de Antropología and find the voladores (daredevils). Once there, they must climb up a pole and swing around the pole suspended by their feet. Derek & Drew won the Fast Forward.
Teams must take a bus to Cancún and find the San Mariano Marina.
Choice A: Man Power
Team must take a kayak to a designated area to find their clue.
Choice B: Horse Power
Teams must take a wave runner to a designated area to find their next clue.
After parking their watercraft to the shore, teams must drive themselves to a ferry that will take them to the island of Cozumel to find their next clue at Chankanaab Park.
The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock will have to swim to the bottom of a lagoon of dolphin and find their clue.
The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:
Teams must drive to Tulum and find the Diamante K Bungalows to check in.
First Place • Eliminated • Last placer in Non-Elimination Leg • Saved from elimination by the Salvage Pass or The Save • Season winner • Season 2nd place • Season 3rd place • ► Used the Fast Forward
- This episode's title was said by Flo, who thought she and Zach were lost on the way to the Pyramid of the Sun.