Upcoming Cuba cultural adventure trip

Cuba Educational Trip

  |   February 15th - 22nd, 2025

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IVS has teamed up with Bio Bio Expeditions to offer you a trip of a lifetime. Since 1993, Bio Bio has been a leader in delivering top quality travel experiences to guests from age 8 to 80 who share their love of the outdoors. Because of their extensive experience Bio Bio is responsible for the planning and implementation of the complete trip. To register for the seminar and for all questions relating to the trip, please call Bio Bio Expeditions at 1-800-246-7238 or visit www.bbxrafting.com.


This itinerary works within the confines of the US Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control’s requirements that “Support for the Cuban People” programs promote independent activity intended to strengthen civil society. As such, each day of your trip will include a full-time schedule of activities that (a) enhance contact with the Cuban people, support civil society in Cuba, or promote the Cuban people’s independence from Cuban authorities; and (b) will result in meaningful interaction with individuals in Cuba. If a “Support for the Cuban People” activity is changed, it will be replaced with an activity that is similar in nature.’

This is our 5th visit to Cuba

Places we will visit: Havana, Viñales, Cienfuegos, Trinidad


  • Visits to Revolution Square and El Morro Castle

  • Learn about La Libreta, the Cuban ration book system

  • Meet with a veterinarian and learn about the Cuban veterinarian system

  • Visit farms and learn of their famous tobacco cultivation

  • Hiking in the Vinales Valley and Topes de Collantes National Park

  • Snorkeling in Cueva de los Peces, in the Bay of Pigs

  • Tour Finca Vigia – Ernest Hemingways’ home in Cuba

  • Tour Havana 

  • Enjoy live music and dancing

  • Stay in comfortable bed and breakfast for a rich culture experience


Important information

A note on the accommodations from our partners who live in Cuba:

Accommodations are comfortable and clean at the bed and breakfasts we stay in, and the hosts are very warm and welcoming. Once people have that understanding, that it’s not a hotel, that their money is directly supporting these people, then they have a really wonderful time. They are businesses (more than 25k rooms to rent in Cuba) and very professional, but it’s an important point to clarify that they aren’t hotels.

Visa information:

Questions: Please call Bio Bio: 800-246-7238



Seminar registration is US$845.00 for 12 RACE approved CE hours.  Speaker: Dr. Tamara Grubb D.V.M., DACVAA

All are welcome including spouses and friends- only the veterinarian attending needs to register for the CE. 

Seminar Topics:

Along the way, Dr Tamara Grubb will discuss anesthesia and pain management in your daily practice.

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Seminar Speakers

  • Tamara Grubb D.V.M., Ph.D. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Anesthesia & Analgesia Associate Professor of Anesthesia & Pain Management Washington State University

CE Hours

 Seminar registration fee for 12 RACE approved CE hrs: $845.00