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  • Cross Cultural Journeys now offers the possibility to customize your own privately organized trip to a specific destination.
    Build Your Own Journey: Cross Cultural Journeys now offers the possibility to customize your own privately organized trip to a specific destination.

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.


Cross Cultural Journeys and Cross Cultural Journeys Foundation - a partnership for a more sustainable way of traveling

Whether you book yourself on one of our open enrollment trips, or book a private journey for your party of 5 or more, Cross Cultural Journeys allocates a percentage (depending on trip cost and size of group) to our sister nonprofit, the Cross Cultural Journeys Foundation.

All of the global projects CCJF sponsors either have a social justice component - typically focusing on youth education - and/or focus on sustainability efforts that help mitigate climate change and its impacts on the planet and its people. Common for all such projects is that they are started and run by local people who live there. They know their needs and we support them in achieving their goals.

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CUBA: Resiliency through the Decades
November 10 - 19, 2022 (1 double and 1 single left)
Santiago de Cuba, Bayamo, Camagüey, Trinidad & Havana

Optional 3-night Viñales Valley Extension, November 19-22

Cuba: Resiliency Through the Decades is a cross-country odyssey that spans the entire Cuban island from the Afro-Cuban and Tahíno Indian roots and Santiago de Cuba in the East, to Havana and Viñales Valley in the West! We visit artists and photographers in their studios and get a private guided tour of the Museum of Fine Arts, home of one of the most exquisite collections in Latin America.

We learn about the past decade’s political and cultural changes to the Cuban economy, and and how the loosening of the US economic embargo during the Obama years led to an economic and cultural boom that lasted for only three years.

The extended journey takes us to the less frequented lush Western part of Cuba, where tobacco and pineapple farms compete with stunning green hills in the dreamy landscape of Viñales Valley.

CUBA: Resiliency Through the Decades  is run through the United States government OFAC general travel category Support for the Cuban People.

Need help with booking?
For questions about our open enrollment departures, available discount packages and / or to pay your deposit via phone, please call our office at 1(800) 353-2276; or email us at travel@crossculturaljourneys.com.

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CUBA: Havana Jazz Festival

January 22 - 29, 2023
Havana, Matanzas
8 days, 7 nights

Held annually since 1979, Havana Jazz 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. Visit Matanzas, the nearby port city known as the birthplace of the Rumba and Danzón. You’ll fall in love with elegant, exuberant Havana: its friendly residents, contemporary artists, exceptional architecture, music, and colorful outdoor markets. Mingle with renowned musicians at local performances as you meet people who welcome visitors with friendly smiles, laughter and conversation.
CUBA: Havana Jazz Festival is run through the United States government OFAC general travel category Support for the Cuban People.

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CUBA: Balancing Yin & Yang, Restorative Retreat

January 29 - February 6, 2023
Havana, Viñales Valley & Boca Ciega
9 days, 8 nights

CUBA: Balancing YIN and YANG is a Restorative Retreat of a different kind! This intercultural learning experience and “all-levels-welcome” journey features a delicious mix of gentle yoga and a deep immersion into the heart of the Cuban culture. We will begin each day with a gentle yoga class taught by Kristy Tonti, to open our hearts, minds and bodies for the cultural experiences of the day. Our cultural immersion is guided by our man in Havana, Jesus Noguera.

We will wander the streets of Havana and Viñales, meet with Cubans in their kitchens over a strong, sweet cup of Cuban coffee, where we will learn about the recent political and cultural changes to the Cuban economy. We will get an insider's understanding of the ups and downs of how a 60 year US-embargo as well as the Castro-regime have impacted their lives in direct and indirect ways.

We will travel to the less frequented lush Western part of Cuba, where tobacco and pineapple farms compete with stunning green hills in the dreamy landscape of Viñales Valley; to the eco-community of Las Terrazas, and finally to the Northern white beaches of Boca Ciega.

CUBA: Balancing YIN and YANG, Restorative Retreat  is run through the United States government OFAC general travel category Support for the Cuban People.

Not a group traveler? Not a problem.
If you prefer to schedule a private departure for you and your travel party, please begin by filling out our "Build Your Own Journey" questionnaire. A CCJ travel expert will be back in touch with you soon!

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MOROCCO: Classic Odyssey
Casablanca, Rabat, Fes, Dades Valley, Marrakesh & Essaouira
May 18 - 30, 2023

Join CCJ 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.

Cross Cultural Journeys and COVID-19

Cross Cultural Journeys is carefully monitoring the worldwide pandemic, and travel only to places when and where it has been deemed safe to do so. We will adhere to all entry requirements of your destination country; as well as re-entry requirements back into the United States. We will follow all local rules and regulations in the destination location for mask wearing; indoor vs. outdoor activities; social distancing; crowd regulations; etc.

For the health and safety of everybody in our travel party, even if you are vaccinated and/or have had COVID-19 in the past, we ask that you wear a well fitted mask during your flight to your destination, to minimize risk to yourself and everyone in our travel party. We also ask that you carry your own small bottle of unscented hand sanitizer (some travelers may be sensitive to artificial scents and perfume). Please pack a few COVID-19 rapid tests in your luggage. If you feel unwell, we ask that you stay in your room and take a test before interacting with the group.

While sniffly (but testing negative), wear a mask around the group and stay 6 ft away from your co-travelers. If you test positive for COVID-19 while on the tour, we will ask that you isolate yourself in your room for 5 days from when you tested positive.

Note that some countries require the proof of vaccination to enter. We will update this information box as restrictions change worldwide.

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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