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THAILAND 2022 Part I - Northern Jungle Trek & Burma/Laos
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Status Normal
Start Time 6:00 PM - Nov 05, 2022 (Saturday)
End Time 5:00 PM - Nov 12, 2022 (Saturday)
Location - Thailand Adventure
Category Trips & Travel
Club Urban Diversion
Region UD-San Francisco Trips & Travel
Sharing All Clubs
Event Host Lance Evander
Max Attendees 18
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This is where we put adventure into your vocabulary! Jungle treks, elephants, jungle rivers, and remote villages are all ours for the exploring. This trip has everything to make a vacation perfect: a country that is famous for its breathtakingly beautiful and diverse natural sights and its wonderful culture, all those crazy adventures you have always dreamed about, lots of relaxed time at the beaches and of course fun times with your UD friends. First, you experience with us the North, a mountainous region comprising natural forests, ridges, and deep, narrow, alluvial valleys and culture. And just when you think it can`t get better than this anymore, we take you to some of the most world's most gorgeous beaches and islands.
Basic Details:

Thailand Adventure Tour 2022
*PART I - Northe
rn Thailand Jungles & Burma/Laos*

Northern Thai Food Homepage: Discover Northern Thai Cuisine | TasteAtlasThis is an amazing 'choose your own adventure' style tour. Register for the parts you are interested in!   Each part is 8 nights to maximize your vacation

Nov 5 - Nov 12:  Part I - Thailand/Laos/Burma Jungles Adventure
Nov 12 - Nov 19 : Part II - Thailand's Best Beaches

Nov 19 - Nov : Post-Trip Add-on to Exotic Bali (upon request)


Trip Highlights

  • Explore some of Northern Thailand's most iconic jungles on one epic adventure
  • Discover Loy Krathong aka the most breathtaking holiday in Thailand 
  • Hike among thousands of colorful beaches
  • Stay in comfort: sleep under the stars, in bungalows and be comforted by your guide's expert knowledge

Activities & what to expect 

Northern Thailand - for those of you that have never been, you are in for a once-in-a-lifetime treat! Cooking the best Thai food you have ever had yourself, riding a bamboo boat down a river to a remote village where you jump on an elephant that takes you up the hills to a long-neck tribe in jungles.  That night we gather in a hut, make some more good food on an open floor fire, chat and laugh before slumbering off on sleeping mats.

Laos/Burma - as part of exploring northern Thailand we will briefly go into Burma and Laos for a day. For a long time, these two countries were off-limits to most foreigners so it is a pleasure as we are able to explore freely now, and will provide a good introduction should you decide to spend more time in these countries in the future.

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Who will be on the trip? 

Expect 8-15 of your fellow Urban Diversion members as well as non-members looking to escape the rat-race of the working world and experience some peaceful surrealism of the pristine jungle combined with the thrill of foreign adventures.  THIS TRIP FILLS UP EVERY YEAR!

What's Included

Activities listen in the itinerary (unless otherwise noted), 2 person bungalow or midrange accommodations; local guide leadership as well as exclusive expert guide; all ground and water transportation, the usual fun and memories that UD is known for! 

Your Adventure Itinerary: Northern Thailand 


DAY 0 -Friday or Thursday - The day you fly out - You lose a calendar day flying into this timezone

  • remember you are crossing the Date line, so you will have lost a day.   But also, If you are arriving early let me know and I'll set up your

DAY 1 - Saturday - Arrival date

  • You will get in late.Check the flight recommendations below.   You can optionally arrive on Saturday morning too.
  • We will check out the white temple and get some great food.

DAY 2, 3 & 4 - Sun - Tue

  • Trekking the easy way - elephant ride, gorgeous river excursion, excursion into Laos and Burma, gorgeous waterfalls, amazing temples, caves and incredible views as we visit a rural village of the long-neck people
  • 1-night stay at a local Karen village in a traditional hut, 1-night stay near Burma, 
  • We drive back to Chang Mai After our elephant experience and waterfalls hike7 Markets In Thailand To Tour In Thailand For A Fun Getaway!


DAY 4  - Tue, 

  • We will check out a long neck village on our way to Chang Mai
  • During this Evening we will be having a 1-on-1 Monk Chat for those that want to and then  checking out the first day of Loy Krathong lantern festival, enjoying some great food and


DAY  5   Wed - Lantern Festival

  • Thai CooThailand Lantern Festival Ultimate Travel Guide | Luxe Voyage Asiaking class in the morning, monk chat, shopping for lanterns
  • Get your cameras ready for an amazing time


DAY 6 & 7 

  • We will be exploring Pai, the famous backpacker chill adventure town of the North,  there is so much to do in Pai, we will just let you read about it here 
  • We will be getting our Thanksgiving dinner in Pai... and what is better than Pie for thanksgiving!

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DAY 8 - Saturday

  • Head back to Chiang Mai, Fly to Bangkok for week 2 or to fly home


Trip Specifics

Costs and Payment

Cost is registration plus the balance paid later

**Far better and cheaper than most trips out there!  AND we see the best of the best with your friends from the Bay!**

  1. Registration: $495 to $795 - Registering for this event will require you to pay the Registration fee immediately. This amount changes depending upon when you register, register early as this sells out EVERY YEAR! This fee is non-refundable.

    The balance is due by check at least 45 days prior to this event, and can be charged, or paid via paypal/venmo/check

  • +$850 - For a single week (in addition to registration fee)
  • +$1600 - For both weeks (in addition to 2x registration fees, aka register for both here)
  • Bali post trip will be extra but depends on interest **so message if you want to go**

If a payment is not received 45 days prior to this event, we will use your Credit Card to pay for the balance unless you notify us otherwise.


To get the most out of our time, we will be doing a lot of moving during this trip; you will not be in one location for more than 3 nights. All accommodations are above average (3-4 star) and not the cheap backpacker-style places. When available, we have mid-range beach bungalows in the south and nice boutique hotels in the north.


  • Thailand - not needed
  • Laos - We will pay that at the border for our short excursion
  • Burma - We will pay that at the border for our short excursion, you will also need a passport photo (available at the border - about $30)
  • Bali Indonesia - You will need a visa, you can obtain one on arrival at the Denpasar airport - cost $25

Health & Vaccinations

Usually for the areas we are going it is not required, but this changes often... please check the health site and talk to your doctor.

What to bring

    • If your passport expires in less than 6 months, they will not let you in.  You will not receive a refund from the airline or us. Need one? Go to this link (it will take a few weeks so do it now) - If you are in a pinch to get your passport, you can bring your ticket that leaves within a few days to the passport agency in SF or LA and pay a ton of money for a same day passport.... but don't plan on it!
  • A full printout of this!
  • A money pouch (bring 20x$1 bills, and some $5 as they come in handy for tipping)
  • Clothing, shoes, swim shorts, toiletries, etc... Here is an exhaustive 8-page list if you really want one.
  • Some unusual things from the list that are good ideas; flashlight/headlight, extra batteries, camelback or small travel cooler, bandana, zip-ties, and some zip-lock bags (never know when you want to get wet but are carrying your camera)

Questions?  Call your host directly - 415-776-7455 (Lance) 

Registration Deadline: Through
Aug 07, 2022 (Sunday)
Sep 06, 2022 (Tuesday)
Nov 05, 2022 (Saturday)
Your Special Rate
(25-50% discount)
$495.00 $595.00 $695.00 Deposit. Balance of $850 due 45 days before trip 
Normal Member Rate
(NO Discounts)
$595.00 $695.00 $795.00 Save $100! Join Urban Diversion 
Member's Guest Rate: $595.00 $695.00 $795.00 Save $100! Join Urban Diversion
Cancelation Policy: No Refund - All Registrations Final (View Cancelation Policy)
Added Details and Directions:


Wooohoo.. get ready for a fun crazy adventure in Thailand.   First things first.... you have to be able to handle this kind of music if you going to ride in a tuk tuk in Thailand...  Listen here

I'm ready to Book My flights!
Great, here is what you need to do.... Deviating from these flights can get very complicated, especially with the local flights because there are often only 1-2 flights per day.   Remember, the reason we do this is that a 1hr flight covers about 24hours worth of driving on the ground in 3rd world countries.

You can also book a round trip ticket with DIFFERENT ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE CITY.. this is called a multi-city ticket 

RECOMMENDED FLIGHTS   (found via kayak.com or fly.com)


*****CREATE YOUR OWN FLIGHT PLAN*******************

Arrival Flight stipulations    

  • ARRIVING Week 1:   You are fly to Chang Mai, you must ARRIVE  Sunday 10pm
    MY FLIGHT:  
  • ARRIVING Week 2:   You are Flying in to Bangkok, you must ARRIVE by Sunday 10pm
    Note:  you can also arrive 2 days earlier and we'll set up a plan for you for your 2 extra days.

Departure Flight stipulations

  • DEPARTING WEEK 1: You are flying home from Bangkok, you must NOT DEPART before Sun  at 5pm
    • Don't worry you will save a day on the flight back
  • DEPARTING WEEK 2:  You are flying home from Bangkok, you must NOT DEPART before Sun 10am 
  • DEPARTING FROM BALI:  You are flying home from Dempesar..whenever you want! 



YEP! you are booking a couple of little 1 hour flights that cost around $50, this is how we get to experience months worth of travel is just 2 weeks!!.... your other option is to take 20hr stinky bus rides, save $30 and waste 1 day of your holiday for each flight.   THESE FLIGHTS CAN BEE BOOKED AFTER YOUR MAIN FLIGHT, and you can do it even a few weeks before the trip, but it get slightly more expensive.

Air Asia now flys into  DMK Bangkok Don Meung instead of BKK/BAK.  Don't worry about this.  I will setup transport between the two airports when needed.

Send us your flight itineraries as soon as you book them!  lancejk@urbandiversion.com

Coming Earlier - If you are arriving early, we can get everyone together in a good inexpensive centrally located Bangkok Hotel, let us know if you wanna share a room too.

Staying Later - Many people like to stay a few extra days in Bangkok at the end to get souvenirs, buy suits/dresses, or take in the extra culture... or optionally on the beaches in southern Thailand

Full Moon Party - If you are a party person, a week or so after the south trip there is also the full moon party in Koh Phangan or do the New Moon party

About the Airports - Bangkok has TWO airports ALL international flights go to the new suvarnabhumi airport but some domestic flights still fly to/from Don Mueang older airport.  A taxi will get you between them in no more than 50 minutes.

Weather Overview - Thailand is a tropical country and experiences only two seasons: wet and dry. The dry season is generally between late Nov to Feb, and the wet (meaning hot-n-sticky) season lasts the rest of the year. Expect temps averaging 21°C (70°F) at night and over 30°C (86°F) during the day.

Here is an animated Thai weather map -- an interactive map to the weather situation in Thailand

This map will be updated soon...


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