National Geographic photographer and Cuba expert Christopher P. Baker will lead a 10-day/9-night photo tour of Cuba’s relatively little visited north central Cuba region, next January 4-13, 2021.

The trip is being offered by Jim Cline Photo Tours, of San Diego, CA, under the “support for the Cuban people” license, which permits all U.S. citizens to travel pre-approved to Cuba. The program is designed 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, etc.

This photographic journey through the fascinating central provinces of Cuba explores a lesser-visited, yet culturally and visually exciting, part of the island. From the vivacious port city of Matanzas—steeped in santería Afro-Cuban religion and a rich Afro-Cuban musical heritage—to the colorful revolutionary city of Santa Clara, the tour unveils a wealth of colonial-era cities, vibrant landscapes, and genteel and gracious people.

Traveling through countryside lushly green with sugarcane, the seven trip participants will also explore the now-deserted spa town of San Miguel de los Baños, marvel at the UNESCO World Heritage City of Remedios, and delight in the faded yesteryear ambience of Caibarién, Zulueta, Placetas and Camajuaní, with their faded wooden homes and once resplendent Beaux Arts mansions.

No-one knows Cuba as well as renowned travel journalist, National Geographic photographer, and Cuba expert Christopher P. Baker. Chris–the Lowell Thomas Award 2008 ‘Travel Journalist of the Year’–has authored and illustrated seven travel books on Cuba (including the National Geographic Traveler Cuba guidebook), and has written about and photographed Cuba on behalf of scores of newspapers and magazines, from the BBC and CNN to National GeographicNew York Magazine, and Playboy, during three decades of travel to Cuba.

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Christopher P Baker


Christopher P. Baker, one of the world's most multi-talented and successful travel writers and photographers has been named by National Geographic as one of the world's foremost authorities on Cuba travel and culture. Winner of the Lowell Thomas Award 2008 as 'Travel Journalist of the Year,' he has authored more than 30 books, leads tours for National Geographic Expeditions, Edelwiss Bike Travel, and Jim Cline Photo Tours, among other companies, and is a Getty Images and National Geographic contributing photographer.