Just because it’s The Amazing Race 27th season, that doesn’t mean the 10-time Emmy Award-winning reality competition show can’t bring something new to the table – including some new destinations for the 11 teams of two, who are traveling the world in hopes of winning the $1 million grand prize.
In anticipation for the Sept. 25 premiere, PEOPLE can exclusively reveal the five continents and 10 countries the season 27 contestants will visit on their more-than-34-thousand-mile journey.
In alphabetical order:
Buenos Aires, Argentina (Where they’ll learn a tango with a twist.)
Hong Kong/Macau, China (Where they’ll partake in a high-flying water show.)
Long Island, New York
Paris (Where they’ll drop mics with a French rapper.)
Rio de Janeiro
San Antonio de Areco, Argentina
Victoria Falls, Zambia
Plus, for the first time, The Amazing Race contestants will visit the city of Rotterdam, Netherlands, and the country of Zimbabwe, where they’ll free fall over 200 feet into the Batoka Gorge and swim with crocodiles.
The season 27 teams will depart from Venice Beach, California. and travel to their first destination, Rio de Janeiro, where they ll immediately encounter a potentially game-changing fast forward.
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Season 27 of The Amazing Race will premiere Friday, Sept. 25 at 8 p.m. on CBS.