"Zip It, Bingo"
Version United States
Season Season 23
Episode Number 2/11 (261)
First Broadcast October 6, 2013
Episode Chronology
Previous "We're Not in Oklahoma No More"
Next "King Arthur Style"

Zip It, Bingo is the second episode of The Amazing Race 23.


Route Markers

The order of departure from Teatro Municipal de Iquique are as follows:

  1. Tim & Marie (2:52 am)
  2. Nicole & Travis (3:02 am)
  3. Rowan & Shane (3:08 am)
  4. Chester & Ephraim (3:13 am)
  5. Nicky & Kim (3:14 am)
  6. Ally & Ashley (3:20 am)
  7. Leo & Jamal (4:00 am)
  8. Jason & Amy (5:17 am)
  9. Tim & Danny (5:28 am)
  10. Brandon & Adam (5:34 am)

Teams must travel by taxi to Museo Corbeta Esmeralda and repeat to the officer on deck a famous quote, "¡Al abordaje, muchachos!", uttered at the Battle of Iquique by Arturo Prat, the ship's last captain, in order to receive their next clue.

Teams must by taxi to the Atacama Desert and search for the Irlanda 3 road sign to find their next clue.

Choice A: Brining
Teams would have to bike down to the salt mine at the Tarapacá salt flats. Once there, teams must carry bags of salt and dump them into a pool in order to reach neutral buoyancy. Once they are floating on the surface well enough to read the local newspaper, a salt miner will give teams their next clue.

Ally & Ashley, Jason & Amy, Nicky & Kim, Nicole & Travis, Tim & Danny, and Tim & Marie chose this task.

Choice B: Mining
Teams would have to bike down to the salt mine at the Tarapacá salt flats. Once there, teams must use pick axes and sledgehammers to open halite boulders until they find one that contains their next clue.

Brandon & Adam, Chester & Ephraim, Leo & Jamal, and Rowan & Shane chose this task.

Teams must travel by taxi back to Iquique, and then travel by bus to Santiago. Once there, teams must travel on foot to Plaza de Armas to find their next clue.

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock would have to take on the role of a lustrabota, a Chilean shoeshiner, at Paseo Ahumada. After shining a customer's shoes, the racer has to put everything they have at their lustrabota station into the cart and set up back together properly for transport back to the storage depot six blocks away at Merced 738 where they will receive their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must zipline across the Maipo River to receive their next clue. If a team arrives after sunset, they would simply receive their clue.

Teams must travel by taxi to Cascada de las Animas to check in.

For coming in first, Chester & Ephraim won a trip for two to the Turks and Caicos Islands, provided by Travelocity.


     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 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
 1st place 
Chester & Ephraim
Former NFL Teammates
 2nd place 
Leo & Jamal
 3rd place 
Brandon & Adam
Childhood Friends
 4th place 
Nicole & Travis
Married ER Doctors
 5th place 
Jason & Amy
 6th place 
Tim & Danny
Best Friends
 7th place 
Ally & Ashley
NHL Ice Crew
 8th place 
Tim & Marie
 9th place 
Nicky & Kim
Baseball Wives
Rowan & Shane
Theater Performers


  • This episode's title is said by Marie, after Rowan slandered her at the Roadblock.
  • Nicole's birthday occurs during this episode.


  • Janell Sutherland at The Baltimore Sun (10/07/2013): "Recap of The Amazing Race 23 Episode 2"