For people interested in our planet and connections to the humans living on it.


Cross Cultural Journeys  provides socially and environmentally responsible travel experiences  for individuals and organizations interested in global awareness, indigenous wisdoms and societies at the crossroads.


Has 2020 given you and your loved ones a case of cabin fever? This holiday, treat a family member to a gift card to redeem on one of CCJ's 2021 open enrollment journeys, or on your next private adventure!
As a token of our appreciation, we will take an additional $100 off your final invoice!

Please click here to purchase a gift card. You can choose a specific amount, or just get the pre-loaded $350 Gift Card.

We very much appreciate your continued support, and hope to see you on a future adventure with Cross Cultural Journeys!



Life Behind the Headlines
Havana, Trinidad and Cienfuegos

May 1 - 9, 2021 (click here to pre-register)

August 28 - September 5, 2021 (click here to pre-register)


Join former US diplomat Chip Barclay and CCJ Cuba guide Jesus Noguera on a home-stay journey across Cuba to uncover the truth behind the headlines about US-Cuba relations since the Cuban revolution.

Full itinerary



Imperial Cities, Mountains and Desert

 May 18 - 29, 2021

pre-registration is now open


Join CCJ president Cilla Utne and our Moroccan guide Abdou on a "flying carpet" adventure across Morocco. One of the most diverse African countries, Morocco is home to majestic high mountains, sweeping desert dunes, rugged and fertile coastline, and labyrinthine alleyways in historic medina cities and open air markets.

Full itinerary


Scotland -
Wild Highlands

Heart, Soul and Spirit

Flexible dates


Join us on a journey into the beating heart of Scottish culture and a unique encounter with the soul of the wild highlands. Travel from the Edinburgh Festival to our ‘highland home’ at Eagle Rock – an award-winning, eco-luxury lodge situated in the small village and six thousand year old Sanctuary of Applecross. Day trip to the magical Isle of Skye, with its green-blue Fairy Pools, and castles drenched in historical drama. And of course a whisky distillery tour, and endless views of hills and lochs that will take your breath away!

Full itinerary


Guatemala -
Time, Space and the Maya

Flexible dates


Join CCJ CEO Cilla Utne on our next CCJ Signature Series to the highlands of Guatemala, where we will learn about the Mayan ancient view of time and space through the teachings of the Mayan calendar. Through rituals and fire ceremonies we will get an understanding of the indigenous ways of living in harmony with Earth.

Full itinerary


Private Journeys

Flexible dates

Price depends on group size and length of trip

Soccer trip to England? Family reunion? Corporate incentive trip? Weather it is a soccer club or a family reunion, Cross Cultural Journeys can customize an cultural immersion and people-to-people experience for a group of up to 40 people, to the destination of your choice, tailored just for you and your interests!


Sample Journeys

NOTE:  Cross Cultural Journeys is carefully monitoring the worldwide pandemic, and will resume travel only when it's deemed safe to do so. Our new offerings include privately run groups for organizations, families, and groups of friends. Any open enrollment trips in the next couple of years will be limited to groups of 5-12 people. To review how the COVID situation is developing in each of our destinations, please follow the WHO Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Dashboard.

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