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Thailand Adventure Tour 2012

Urban Diversion

Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 1:00 PM (PST)

Thailand Adventure Tour 2012

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
1 week tour (includes registration fee) Ended $1,235.00 $57.00
2 week tour (Includes registration fee) Ended $2,140.00 $84.15

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Thailand Adventure Tour 2012
*PART I - Northern Thailand Jungles & Cambodia*
From exotic temples to Riding elephants up the mountain side!



This is an amazing 'choose your own adventure' style tour actually broken up in to 3 parts so you can choose what you want to do!  Register for the parts you are interested in!

Nov 17 - Nov 25:  Part I - Thailand/Cambodia Jungles Adventure
Nov 25 - Dec 2: Part II - Thailand's Best Beaches
Dec 2 - Dec 5: Post Trip Add-on to Exotic Bali (upon request)


Questions?  call Urban Diversion 415-776-7455

(Actual images from where we will be in Thailand)


Highlights of North Thailand & Cambodia: Temples, Elephant Rides, River rafts, Cooking class, and jungle trekking, remote villages, local guides ....then, sadly, you must return home to your job.... or continue on the next part!

Expert Hosts!

Lance Evander - Urban Diversion Founder, expert guide, crazy, sure to keep the group laughing.

*Our local Thailand guide for many years, he is a fun guy who knows the area well and can customize our adventure to our needs.


Why November? This is the best time to visit Thailand, low rain and a cool breeze keep away the summer humidity.

How it works: This is a perfect trip where you can choose the parts you wish to take part in or add your own excursions! You can come for all of the parts you want, or leave out one of the destinations of the trip to create your own adventure!

What to Expect  (Cambodia, Northern Thailand, more):

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, Imagine 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 amazing food on a open floor fire, chat and laugh before slumbering off on sleeping matts.

Cambodia - You are whisked straight away to a different world filled with ancient temples as far as the eyes cans see, the place where Indiana Jones was filmed, monkeys following you every where you go in the evenings we are enjoying the new culture of a country who has half their amazingly happy population under 30!

More - we will be making short half day trips into Burma and Laos so you can get your feet wet in the neighboring cultures!

Get ready because it is time to explore, we are heading on an adventure through the jungle, on a boat to a magical island, to breathtaking underwater views.

Who will be on the trip?: Expect 20 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 surreality of the pristine jungle combined with the thrill of foreign adventures.  THIS HAS FILLED UP EVERY YEAR!

How UD Trips Work?: Think of UD trips as friends and friends of friends traveling together.  We have arranged an exciting itinerary of included activities and some optional activities below.  A few weeks before the trip you will be given a very detailed customized itinerary... This is what the host is doing that day, join, or organize your own itinerary. Because your host knows the area very well, the group can customize things on the fly!

Travel Arrangements: YOU are responsible for your own flight to Thailand AND the designated inland flights.  See I'm ready to book my flights below.

Getting Around: We will arrange boats, planes, and other means of transport inside Thailand. You will be on the go several times so PACK LIGHT! Also, you MUST PACK EVERYTHING IN A BACKPACK!! Beaches and small villages are not designed for wheeled suitcases. You may need to carry everything on your back for at least 1/2 mile in the sun on the beach at each segment! Bangkok is perhaps the cheapest place in the world to buy luggage. A good option is for travelers to buy an extra bag there to fill with all your exotic purchases.

Regular Arrival - (Depart Fri- Land Sun) - Yes, you will probably leave SF on Friday and land in Thailand on Sunday morning!! The flight is not that long but you are flying in the evening and over the date line (You earn this day back when you fly home...If you depart at 9am you may land at 10am!)

Nov 18 - Dec 24 (Sat-Sun) - 
(All Activities are INCLUDED unless otherwise noted) - Note every day outside of Bangkok can be replaced with a day just chilling on the beach at your bungalow. 

Sun - Arrival at Siam Reap, Cambodia, airport pickup, Meet-n-greet orientation, check out food and culture

Mon - Exploring Angkor Wat, Guided tour of an ancient city of temples. There are about 60 temple ruins in the Siem Reap area alone so you need to choose, we will be seeing the most legendary ruins of Angkor Wat, the giant faces of Bayon and the Giant tree at Ta Prom. The famous South Gate of Angkor, here we will have a private tour of the behind the scenes areas 

Tues - First day of adventure as we head to Pnom Penn, the killing fields, inland flight to Chiang Mai with airport pickup and straight to our hotel

Wed Chiang Mai exploring, a amazing Thai Cooking Class on a farm (the best food you eat in thailand you made!), famous night markets

Thur, Fri, Sat - Trekking near Pai, Elephant Ride, gorgeous river excursion, excursion into Laos, excursion into Burman, gorgeous waterfalls, amazing temples, caves, and amazing views as we visit a rural village of the long-neck people, and a night stay at a local Karen village in a traditional hut, one night stay near burma, one 

night stay to catch the non-touristed local night life.
Sun - Say goodbye or continue on Week 2 and You fly to Bangkok!


Host Notes: Hey all! We have spent a lot of time creating this itinerary to get the most out of your time there! We will be hitting all of the most beautiful attractions in Thailand and be doing it in style. If you have never been to Thailand, then this is the way to do it best, and at a fraction of the cost.

If you have any questions please call me at 415-776-7455 
or email

Trip Specifics:

Accommodation Location- 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 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.

Costs and Payment: - Cost is Registration PLUS the Balance 
Balance is mailed in later
**Far better and cheaper than most trips out there!  AND we see the best of the best with your friends from the bay area!!!**

Almost forgot to tell everyone.... As always, everyone that has been on one of our international trips before gets $50 off for week or $100 for both!!.. just email me when you register... 

Registration: $275 to $450 - Registering for this event will require you to pay the Registration fee immediately. This amount changes depending upon when you register, register early THIS SELLS OUT EVERY YEAR! This fee is non-refundable.

The balance is due by check at least 45 days prior to this event.

  • $960 - For 1 week  (+1 registration)
  • $1690 For 2 weeks (+2 registrations)

Please send the check to Urban Diversion, 1329 Columbus Ave. Suite B, San Francisco, CA 94133. You can pay by credit card, but there is a 4% additional charge that we must pay the credit card company. If a check is not received 30 days prior to this event, we will use your Credit Card to pay for the balance unless you notify us otherwise.

Price includes:

  • All events listed in the itinerary (unless otherwise noted)
  • 2 person Bungalow or midrange accommodations (the northern trek will be more rustic bungalow style, with one evening sleeping with the locals in a one-room hut)
  • Local Guides as well as exclusive expert guide
  • Your Urban Diversion Host sacrificing several weeks to tough it out with you in the Jungles and beaches!!
  • All ground and water transportation, including trains, vans, motorboats and long-tail boats! We'll have it all setup for you.
  • The usual tons of photos and memories that we are known for
  • Loads of fun and laughs

Flights & Getting There: Here is a run down on Visas for AMERICANS 


  • Thailand - not needed
  • Cambodia - You need to get it online BEFORE you fly, cambodia visas online (there is a blinking visa button toward the top) cost $20+$5.  alternatively you can obtain them at the airport on arrival....but they may scam you for more money.
  • Laos - We will pay that at the border for our short excursion
  • Burma - We pay that at the border for our short excursion, you will also need a passport photo, you can get at border too.   cost about $30
  • Bali Indonesia - You need a visa, you can obtain one on arrival at the Denpesar airport.  cost is $25

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

What to Bring:

  • PASSPORT THAT DOES NOT EXPIRE WITHIN 6 MONTHS OF ARRIVAL!!  If your passport expires in less than 6 months, they will not let you in.  you get no refund from airline or us.  don't do it!  Neeed 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 20- $1 bills, and some $5 they come in handy for tipping)
  • Clothing, shoes, swim shorts, toiletries, etc 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.)

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Have questions about Thailand Adventure Tour 2012? Contact Urban Diversion


Urban Diversion

Urban Diversion is the Bay Area’s Premier Activities & Adventures Social Club. We offer over 40 uniquely hosted events every month. We host outdoor adventures, social events, wild parties, and international trips!

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Thailand Adventure Tour 2012
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