Travel agents take notice—you can take a FAM to Vietnam, free of charge if you work with Ciao Travel; if not, the 7-day trip is priced at $345 dbl pp for potential agents, journalists, travel bloggers, and guests.
The FAM to Vietnam, scheduled for August 2015, explores North Vietnam including Hanoi, Sapa, Ninh Binh, and Ha Long Bay. Travelers will have the opportunity to meet and talk with locals in Cat Cat and Y Linh Ho villages of the Black H’mong people to learn about their life and traditions. Guests will also visit the Muong Hum market in Hanoi, have lunch at local village homes, visit the Trang An Landscape Complex and the twin temples of Dinh & Le Kings, take a boat trip to the Trang An grottos, take a cruise in Mysterious Bay to Bai Tu Long Bay and explore the Vung Vieng fishing village by local rowing boats or kayaks. Price includes hotels, a 2-day cruise in Ha Long Bay, private air-conditioned transfers throughout the trip, a boat trip in the Trang An grotto, an English-speaking guide, a Xich Lo (a tricycle cart) ride in Hanoi Old Quarter, meals as mentioned in the itinerary and entrance fees. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit ciaotravels.com.