Join National Geographic author, photographer and Cuba expert Christopher P. Baker on National Geographic Expeditions’ 8-day ‘Cuba: Discovering Its People & Culture’ program and experience Cuban culture the most authentic way possible—through its people
“If clients had traveled with you before, they came to Cuba to experience it with you. If they hadn’t met you before, they’ll go out of their way to travel with you again in the future… I’ve got a Cuba opening December 20-28 of this year. One family has booked most of the trip, and they want to know that a top-notch expert will join them before committing! We’re very much in need of a Christopher Baker!”
FORD COCHRAN, DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMMING, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EXPEDITIONS
“Donna and I traveled with you to Cuba with National Geographic. It was the best trip I have ever had – and being in the travel and tour agency business I think that says something! Donna and I just returned from a week at Necker Island with Richard Branson (I am a Virgin Galactic future astronaut.) That place is heaven on earth! While Cuba with you was the best trip ever, Necker Island was the best vacation ever.”
CRAIG C., NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EXPEDITIONS TOUR PARTICIPANT, CUBA 2016
Despite President Trump’s restrictions on travel to Cuba effective September 24, 2020, and still in effect, every U.S. citizen can still legally travel to Cuba, pre-approved and at any time, under the “support for the Cuban people” license. This program is designed in accordance with U.S. regulations intended to maximize “support for the Cuban people” through stays at private B&Bs, meals at private restaurants, and interactions with independent artists, private tobacco farmers, owners of classic convertible taxis, etc.
Cuba has a low incidence of Covid infections. Nonetheless, the same CDC recommendations and regulations are in effect islandwide. As importantly, Cuba has four Covid vaccines in late-stage testing and expects to begin vaccinations by April, and to be able to vaccination the entire population by November 2021
No other entity offers such a richly rewarding in-depth study of Cuba as National Geographic Expeditions.
Award-winning writer and photographer Christopher P. Baker, author of National Geographic Traveler Cuba (plus seven other books about Cuba) and hailed by National Geographic as “one of the world’s leading authorities on Cuban travel and culture,” will accompany a number of departures as the National Geographic Society’s Cuba expert. Since 2012, he has led 87 programs to Cuba on behalf of National Geographic Expeditions, as well as dozens of Cuba trips for entities from the Children’s Cancer Foundation and UCSF Medical Global Initiation to CNN’s Michael Smerconish, as well as motorcycle tours and photo workshops.
On these unique and inspiring programs, Christopher will introduce you a fascinating medley of Cubans from all walks of life. Get acquainted with Cubans in diverse settings, from Old Havana to the French-infused city of Cienfuegos, plus the charming colonial of Trinidad, and engage them directly in discussions about their lives, work, culture and traditions. Meet with Cuban historians, teachers, students, artists, entrepreneurs, community activists, naturalists, and others, and experience this fast-changing island nation through their eyes.