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.
CUBA: Havana Jazz Festival
January 22 - 29, 2023
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.
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.
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!
CUBA: Life Behind the Headlines
Havana, Trinidad & Cienfuegos
May 13-20, 2023
Join former US diplomat in Cuba, Charles "Chip" Barclay and CCJ Cuba guide Jesus Noguera on an exciting learning journey in Support of the Cuban People. Meet the Cuban artists in the charming colonial town of Cienfuegos, and spend time with well known, and also up-and-coming, contemporary artists in their studios in Trinidad.
Cuba: Life Behind the Headlines 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.