about christopher

travel journalist, news personality & celebrity Cuba expert

“One of the world’s leading authorities on Cuban travel and culture”
— National Geographic


Christopher P. Baker offers unparalleled experience and insight in Cuba plus a Rolodex of amazing contacts… invaluable assets in preparing your customized Curated Cuba Tour under the people-to-people educational exchange license.


Christopher has almost four decades experience designing and leading tours for world-renowned travel companies.

Considered perhaps the world’s leading authority on Cuba travel and culture, he has visited Cuba more than 120 times during three decades and has met Fidel Castro and a pantheon of Cuba’s leading cultural and political leaders. He is intimately familiar with the island’s culture, society, history, politics, and economics.

Christopher–the 2008 Lowell Thomas Award ‘Travel Journalist of the Year’–has written and photographed six travel books about Cuba… Written more than 100 self-illustrated feature articles and news reports about Cuba… Addressed the National Press Club, National Geographic Live! and World Affairs Council, etc., speaking on Cuba… And been interviewed about Cuba on CBS, CCTV, CNN, Fox TV, MSNBC, NPR, and SIRIUS XM Radio, among other radio and TV outlets.

He has also designed itineraries and led almost one hundred Cuba tours for such prestigious companies as Cross Cultural Journeys, Jim Cline Photo Tours, Lindblad Expeditions, MotoDiscovery, National Geographic Expeditions, and more.

Christopher has also assisted many organizations in their successful applications to receive OFAC licenses for people-to-people travel to Cuba, including: Austin-Lehman Adventures… Backroads… Classic Journeys… MotoDiscovery… ROW Adventures… Travcoa… YMT Travel.

He offers such services for academic institutions, associations, clubs, families, and similar custom groups only (minimum four people). Individuals should instead purchase a copy of Moon Cuba, the most comprehensive travel guidebook available.




CUBA-SX2A3882-NGE-group-in-Trinidad-12-19-2013-copyright-Christopher-P-BakerChristopher leading a National Geographic Expeditions trip in the UNESCO World Heritage city of Trinidad, Cuba

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