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.
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 by electric bike
Enjoy live music and dancing
Stay in comfortable bed and breakfast for a rich culture experience
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.
Questions: Please call Bio Bio: 800-246-7238
Dr. Gary Oswald will provide a very practical discussion of how he manages common medical problems. Topics will include endocrine, renal, cardiac, gastrointestinal and respiratory problems. The seminars will be presented in an informal environment.
Seminar registration is US$795.00 for 14 RACE approved CE hours.
All are welcome including spouses and friends- only the veterinarian attending needs to register for the CE.
Seminar registration fee for 14 CE hrs: $795.00
We reserve rooms starting the day prior to the seminar and ending on the last seminar day. However, if you need additional days, we will work with the hotel to accommodate your request based on availability.
After you submit this hotel request form, you will receive an e-mail confirmation of your request for the hotel accommodations. Please note that this does not confirm your hotel accommodations.
After processing the request, our office will e-mail you an actual hotel confirmation letter which will confirm your stay with the hotel. You are not confirmed until you receive this hotel confirmation. Please check the details when you receive this confirmation.
For Amelia Island, Duck on the outer banks, St. George (Zion), Grand Cayman, Curacao and New Orleans: after submitting the hotel request form, you do not need to contact us with the credit card information. We will be sending you an individual hotel credit card authorization form.
Please note that all passengers traveling by air to or from the United States will be required to hold a valid passport. This requirement applies to all passengers, including U.S. citizens, traveling to and from Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, and the Caribbean.
When planning international travel, please be sure that you are in possession of all required documents for both outbound and return flights. Remember to allow ample time for acquiring official travel documents.
For complete information on the U.S. Department of State’s New Travel Initiative Requirements, please visit travel.state.gov.