Join National Geographic author, photographer, regional Expert & Expedition Leader Christopher P. Baker on National Geographic Expeditions Private Jet trips

“Donna and I traveled with you to Cuba with National Geographic. It was the best trip I have ever had – and being in the 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, CUBA 2016
“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… We’re very much in need of a Christopher Baker as our ‘Expert’!”
FORD COCHRAN, DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMMING, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EXPEDITIONS
“I have learned so much from you over the years, and I have so enjoyed our trips together. Particularly as I work with others and hold you as the benchmark for what ‘experts’ should be and do!”
CINDY TRUITT, TOUR MANAGER & EXPEDITION LEADER, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EXPEDITIONS
“‘Chris, what can I say. The trip was spectacular. We all thoroughly enjoyed your company.”
MICHAEL SMERCONISH, CNN TV ANCHOR (private tour of Cuba, August 2016)

Exploring by private jet with National Geographic is one of the most exciting ways to travel, whether you’re circumnavigating the globe or encountering the world’s legendary wildlife. On National Geographic’s private jet trips, you’re whisked to one fantastic place after another, reaching far-flung destinations with ease and exploring places that have long captured the imagination, from Machu Picchu to the Serengeti Plain. National Geographic’s team of top-notch experts brings a wealth of knowledge about the peoples and places you encounter, and you’ll meet with National Geographic’s researchers in the field wherever possible. A Boeing 757—specially configured with VIP-style seating for just 48 or 75 passengers—affords us unmatched flexibility and is ideally suited for these remarkable expeditions. Fly in exceptional comfort in the care of expedition staff and flight crew, and stay in world-class accommodations at each destination.

Chris’ almost four decades of experience as a tour leader includes acting as tour manager, expedition leader, and/or Destination Expert on more than 100 National Geographic Expedition trips, as well as scores of other tour worldwide… from motorcycle tours and photography tours to medical delegations and travel agent familiarization trips!

He is thus perfectly qualified to act in all capacities needed on Private Jet Trips, from Advance (traveling ahead of the trip to ensure all is in order) to Assistant Expedition Leader, and even Expert, depending on destinations.


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ADDITIONAL PRAISE FROM NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EXPEDITIONS TOUR PARTICIPANTS…

“National Geographic is blessed to have such an individual as part of their expedition team”

“Chris was amazing! I am very happy that he was our guide and I could not imagine any better person to be with us on this trip. Grade A+!”

“Chris’ knowledge and enthusiasm for Cuba are incomparable.”

“Not just excellent. Fabulous! His vast knowledge of Cuba along with his interaction with participants and the Cuban people made him invaluable.”

“We cannot say enough about Chris. We think he is a remarkable person!”

“Chris Baker was great. He was an interesting, even-tempered and fabulous expert. His enthusiasm was contagious. He made Cuba great fun. Chris makes you feel as if you are having a private tour with him. Almost every day, Chris had a surprise for us. What wonderful surprises they were!”

“He was outstanding. I can’t even imagine doing this trip without him. I can’t even begin to describe how great he was in every respect.”

“As good as I’ve ever seen. Would go with him anyplace.”

“What you added to this trip is almost immeasurable. It was our good luck to be with you. The manner in which you broke down a complex country situation: past, present and future, sent all of us home with a clear well-rounded picture of Cuba. A tribute to your sensitivity and well-studied and well-worded presentations.”