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CHRISTOPHER P. BAKER HAS THREE DECADES EXPERIENCE LEADING INTERNATIONAL TOURS FOR LEADING TRAVEL COMPANIES. HE IS CONSIDERED PERHAPS THE WORLD’S MOST KNOWLEDGEABLE AND EXPERIENCED TOUR ESCORT TO CUBA

 

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Christopher is passionate about his fields of expertise and is dedicated to enriching the experience of trip participants by sharing his vast and unique knowledge and insights through fascinating presentations, informal discussions, and personal introductions to special people and places.

Christopher led his first tours—a travel agents’ familiarization trip to New Zealand—in 1982 on behalf of Adventure Center. He later founded his own company, British Pride Tours, and led deluxe garden and stately homes tours of England. He also founded Kim Mason’s Shopping Tours with former fashion model Kim Mason, with whom he escorted upscale shopping tours to Hong Kong and Korea.

He is a National Geographic Resident Expert specializing in Colombia, Costa Rica and Cuba, and leads trips to all three destinations. He also has broad experience as a guest lecturer aboard cruise ships and is a former faculty member of Cunard Cruise Lines and Holland America Line.

He currently escorts tours and photo workshops for Backroads, Lindblad Expeditions, and National Geographic Expeditions, and in 2011 led a photo workshop in Cuba for Santa Fe Workshops.

A keen adventure motorcyclist, in 2013 Christopher led the first group motorcycle tours of Cuba for U.S. citizens in six decades on behalf of Texas-based MotoDiscovery and in 2015 was invited to lead a ‘Motorcycle Legends Tour’ of Colombia for Motolombia. He currently is available to offer customized group motorcycle tours of Cuba on demand.

 

Miscellaneous praise from National Geographic Expeditions clients:

 

•      “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 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.”

 

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