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.
Heart, Soul and Spirit
NEW 2022 DATES:
August 18 - 27
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Imperial Cities, Mountains, Desert & The Atlantic Coast
September 24 - October 5
May 18 - 30
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.
Kerala, Delhi, Rishikesh, Varanasi, Mansurpur
March 5 - 22
Join us in the wonderful, mystical and deeply spiritual Motherland of India, or "Hindistan", once her original, indigenous name. This seventeen-day adventure from Kerala’s South beaches to the Himalayan foothills of Rishikesh - the birthplace of yoga - in the North. More a cultural and spiritual deep dive than a yoga retreat, we will be exploring the roots of Ayurvedic medicine, yoga, breath and meditation. We will also learn about the various spiritual belief systems of different traditional communities in the North. In this deeply intercultural exploration, we will also have a chance to contemplate how our Western perceptions - old and new – impact how we show up in this lifetime; in our own bodies and in this universe that connects us all.
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!
Time, Space and the Maya
2023 dates coming soon
JUSTICE RATES AVAILABLE
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.
BUILD YOUR OWN JOURNEY
Choose your destination, travel companions and dates!
Soccer trip to England? Family reunion? Corporate incentive trip? 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!
Join us in the wonderful, mystical and deeply spiritual Motherland of India, or "Hindistan", once her original, indigenous name. This eighteen-day adventure spans from Kerala’s South beaches to the Himalayan foothills of Rishikesh - the birthplace of yoga - in the North. More a cultural and spiritual deep dive than a yoga retreat, we will be exploring the roots of Ayurvedic medicine, yoga, breath and meditation. We will also learn about the various spiritual belief systems of different traditional communities in the North. In this deeply intercultural exploration, we will also have a chance to contemplate how our Western perceptions - old and new – impact how we show up in this lifetime; in our own bodies and in this universe that connects us all.
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 anybody joining Cross Cultural Journeys open enrollment trips and journeys in 2022 and 2023; for your own and the safety of your co-travelers, but most importantly for the safety of those we meet in the locations we visit, CCJ will require that you at the time of departure can show a negative PCR test taken no later than 48 hours prior to departure. We also ask that you please show proof of full COVID vaccination. If you for medical or other reasons are unable to get vaccinated, please contact CCJ directly to discuss your options. Some countries require the proof of vaccination to enter.
We will also kindly ask that you bring a well fitted facial mask and un-scented hand-sanitizer.
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.