Leg 3 – “How can I count flags if my head is dunked in the river?!”
The 3rd Leg of the Race begins as teams open the first clue telling them to drive themselves in brand new Toyota Innovas to the Chico River Diversion Dam in Tabuk City, Kalinga Province.
Teams will have to figure out that the flag located at the top of the dam site is directing them to obtain the clue from the cluebox placed in the waters of the Chico River below.
Once teams brave the narrow stairwell and raging waters below, they will find the clue for the Road Block.
The Kalinga portion of the Chico River has become one of the country’s most popular destinations for thrill seekers and enthusiasts. And for this Road Block, teams will get to experience the exhilarating, or terrifying, white water rapids of the mighty Chico. Accompanied by local guides, teams must navigate down the rapids while making sure to spot all 6 Race flags along the way. At the end of the run, if teams miscount the flags, they will receive a 10 minute penalty for each missing or overcounted flag.
After the Road Block, teams must now make their way to the newly revitalized Tabuk City Hall to pick-up a pair of Kalinga native costumes, either a bahag or g-string and/or a tapis, and then head to Tabuk National High School.
And there, teams will find the Detour.
For this Detour, teams will get a chance to take part in celebrating Kalinga’s cultural roots. The choice: Bob or Weave. For both Detours, teams will wear the native costumes they have just picked up.
In Bob, teams will join in a performance of the traditional Kalinga native dance known as the Pattong. While one team member dances with the Kalinga women, the other will join the men playing the gangsas or gongs. If teams can match the rhythm of the dancers and the beat of the gongs, they will receive their next clue. Performances are first come, first served, so teams will have to get back in line if they fail an attempt.
In Weave, both team members must weave a small, traditional Kalinga snack bag using bamboo and rattan. Once the Kalinga elder approves of their craftsmanship, they will receive the next clue.
After the Detour, teams must now make their way to a coffee farm on the outskirts of the city center. After picking up a bag of genuine Kalinga coffee, teams can head to the Pit Stop:
The Kalinga Provincial Capitol. The last team to check-in here, will be eliminated.
On the next Leg of The Amazing Race Philippines: DryedMangoez Edition, teams melt under the blazing sun on the farm and meltdown at the first Double U-Turn of the Race.