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.
MAUI and the Five Elements
- an integrative healing retreat with Mother Nature
Haiku, Hana, Paia, Lahaina, Kanaapali
AUGUST 5 - 15, 2021
Retreat only: August 5 - 13: $1,995*
Extension in West Maui: August 13-15: add $800**
* exclusive of lodging at Maui Eco retreat
** lodging included in West Maui
Join Cross Cultural Journeys for a deep healing retreat in the magical Hawaiian island of Maui. This nature based retreat will also take us on day trips to waterfalls and nature hikes. Since this journey will take place during summer and The FIRE element, we will end the journey on West Maui's Lahaina and Kanapali beaches for a couple of days of fun in the sun.
Imperial Cities, Mountains and Desert
September 25 - October 6, 2021
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.
Kerala, Delhi, Rishikesh, Varanasi, Mansurpur
March 1 - 17, 2022
Join us on a deep dive into the culture and people of India. The journey will take us to the retreat center AyurSoma Ayurvedic Resort & Clinic and the backwaters of Kerala in the South; to Agra (Taj Mahal), Varanasi, and (or) Rishikesh in the North.
Heart, Soul and Spirit
2022 dates coming soon
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!
Life Behind the Headlines
Havana, Trinidad and Cienfuegos
August 28 - September 5, 2021
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.
Havana Jazz Fest 2022
January 15 - 22, 2022
Experience the 2022 Havana Jazz Festival with jazz master Roger Glenn. Held annually since 1979, the festival is a six-day feast of spellbinding performances by some of the best musicians in the world. Meet local musicians and artists as you take in the historical and cultural wonders of Havana, Cuba's gritty, bustling capital.
Time, Space and the Maya
2022 dates coming soon
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.
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!
Birthday coming up?
Treat a loved one to a gift card to redeem for one of CCJ's 2021 or 2022 open enrollment journeys!
Cross Cultural Journeys and COVID-19
UPDATED APRIL 20, 2021
Cross Cultural Journeys is carefully monitoring the worldwide pandemic, and will resume travel only when it's deemed safe to do so.
For anybody joining Cross Cultural Journeys open enrollment retreats and journeys in 2021 and 2022, we will require that you at the time of departure can show either a negative COVID-19 test taken no later than 48 hours prior to departure OR proof of full COVID vaccination. We will also kindly ask that you bring your favorite mask and un-scented hand-sanitizer.
To review how the COVID situation is developing in each of our destinations, please follow the WHO Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Dashboard.