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.’
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
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
Seminar registration is US$825.00 for 12 RACE approved CE hours. Speaker: Dr. Terry Curtis DACVB.
All are welcome including spouses and friends- only the veterinarian attending needs to register for the CE.
Language and Learning – It’s Everything
Behavioral Psychopharmacology – Which Medication to Use and Why
Human-Directed Canine Aggression: Why Dogs Bite People – Do You Think You Know?
Inter-Dog Aggression: Why Dogs Fight- It’s Not Always What You Think
House Soiling in Cats – Part I: Eliminating Outside of the Litter Box – Still The #1 Issue in Cats: WHY??
House Soiling in Cats – Part II: Urine Marking – “Normal” Behavior That Drives US Crazy!
Departure/Separation/Kennel Anxiety: Why Dogs Panic When Left Alone
Seminar registration fee for 12 RACE approved CE hrs: $825.00
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.
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.