Mar 06, 2022 — Mar 18, 2022

Amazon River Expedition and Machu Picchu

With Megan Torrey

About this Trip

This phenomenal, 13-day journey features a five-night Amazon river cruise, one night in legendary Machu Picchu, two nights in the breathtaking Sacred Valley and two nights in the Inca capital of Cuzco. Cruise aboard the exclusively chartered Zafiro, a small expedition river ship uniquely designed to navigate the remote tributaries of the Peruvian Amazon and the Pacaya‑Samiria National Reserve, the world’s largest wetlands refuge. Guided by expert naturalists, explore the fragile bionetwork. In Amazonian villages, see the rich traditions of the ribereños (indigenous Amazonian peoples) and enjoy a red‑bellied piranha fishing expedition. In the Sacred Valley, discover the terraced fortress of Ollantaytambo, the colorful Quechua village of Chinchero, and UNESCO-inscribed Cuzco, the cradle of the Inca Empire. This unforgettable Peruvian journey culminates with a guided tour of Machu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Comprising over 200 archaeological treasures surrounded by emerald-green peaks, the beloved “lost city of the Incas” defies hyperbole. Pre‑Program Option to colonial Lima.

From $7,295 per person plus airfare

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Your Council Leader

Megan Clark Torrey is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the World Affairs Council of CT. Megan became the Executive Director in March 2014, after having served as Program Director since 2003. She oversees the development and delivery of world class programming that educates the community on global affairs. Recently, Megan implemented a nation-wide World Affairs Council series focused on global women’s health, helped pilot a leadership mission to Brazil and produced a mini-documentary on Henry Kissinger that featured several former Secretaries of State. Megan has facilitated the visits of several world leaders to the Council in Hartford. During her time at CTWAC, the Council has expanded the scope and reach of its programming by implementing new technology and communications initiatives. Ms. Torrey has two degrees in international relations and diplomacy. Her research interests include inclusive security and the role of women in post-conflict situations and citizen participation in foreign policy. Before joining the World Affairs Council in 2003, she worked with UNESCO’s International Year for the Culture of Peace at the headquarters in Paris and at the United Nations International Training Research Institute for the Advancement of Women. Megan has traveled extensively all over the world and including Council trips to Cuba and Nepal and Bhutan.