Frequently asked questions

Who can apply for a G Adventures' FAM?

Only American agents with a valid IATA or CLIA number may apply for our US FAMs.  If you are a Canadian-based agent, please contact your GPS to find out about FAMs available to Canadian agents.

Can I bring a non-agent travel companion? They'll be well-behaved, I promise!

Due to the small-group nature of tours and FAMs, there are limited spots available. Therefore, we only allot spots for American travel agents on our FAMs.

Can I have a single room? Pretty please?

At this time, we do not offer single room accommodation on our FAMs. This allows for more agents to travel with us, and for you to experience our tours just like your passengers. If you have an extenuating circumstance that requires a single room, please let us know at

Why must I book my spot within one week of receiving confirmation?

Hundreds of agents across the United States apply to join a G Adventures FAM. We ask that you book your spot within 7 business days of confirmation. This way, if you can not book, it allows us to quickly fill the spot with another well-qualified agent.

Is international air included?

No. The price of the FAM includes the land cost; any internal flights of the itinerary; and, any activities and meals indicated. Agents are responsible for international air that complies with the tour dates. Air may be booked with G Adventures through Agent Travel or on your own.

Can two agents from the same agency travel on the same FAM?

While we will happily review applications submitted by agents from the same agency, we will not confirm them on the same FAM. We prefer to have agents experience different tours so the agency may sell a wider variety of G Adventures tours.

Why do I require a Sherpa Agency Code when applying for a FAM?

By registering for Sherpa, you will receive access to an exclusive portal to G Adventures. You get quick and easy access to all the information needed to book our trips, update information, and request changes. Only registered Sherpa agents will be considered for a US FAM spot. If you need to register, please do so at


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