Cambodia Real Food Adventure

8 Days | Visit Cambodia on a food tour from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap

4.8 out of 5 based on 33 reviews submitted.
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Cambodia has a unique and ancient food culture all its own, and unlike Thai and Vietnamese food, it's probably difficult to find a bowl of it in your local neighbourhood. Using pepper rather than chilli to add spice, Cambodian cuisine is laden with fresh herbs, spices, rice, freshwater fish and condiments. While there are influences from French and Thai styles, Cambodian food has a distinct style and flavour that's best experienced while seated at a local beer hall or family home. While travelling from Phnom Penh through to Siem Reap, discover the sights, sounds and flavours of Kampot, Battambang and Angkor Wat, and marvel at a cuisine, culture and population so special that you’ll very quickly be won over for life.

Trip overview

Map of Cambodia Real Food Adventure including Cambodia
Start
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Finish
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Theme
Food
Destinations
Cambodia
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
TKZP
This trip generates 36 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Then head to a nearby village for a homemade traditional breakfast of Khmer noodles. Once fuelled, spend the day roaming the UNESCO World Heritage Angkor complex.
  • Tour the markets in Phnom Penh with a passionate local chef and then head to his home for a cooking class, where you’ll learn about Khmer cuisine.
  • Cycle through Battambang meeting locals as you stop to see the production of fish paste, rice paper and rice wine, finishing with a delicious sticky rice tasting.
  • Learn about the sombre but important history of the Cambodian people at the S21 Genocide Museum and the Killing Fields.
  • Feast on local delicacies and street food favourites, like fish amok, fresh seafood, num banh chok, beef lok lak and black pepper ice cream.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, CRST. Donations help them break the cycle of poverty in Cambodia by inspiring and empowering children with education opportunities.

Is this trip right for you?
  • The cuisine of Cambodia includes a lot of meat and seafood. For vegetarians and vegans, we recommend reviewing the itinerary and inclusions to ensure that you will be able to participate and enjoy this trip fully. We also have many other trips to Cambodia that can accommodate various dietary requirements.
  • Cambodia can get very hot, and even temple-hopping can take it out of you quickly. Remember to use sun protection and drink plenty of water.
  • The bloody rule of the Khmer Rouge is a painful but essential part of Cambodian history to confront. If you would rather not visit the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S21) and the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek, just let your leader know.
  • You will visit several temples on this trip, and this requires a level of modesty. Be sure to bring clothes that cover the arms and pants or skirts that go past the knees. A light scarf is also a good idea for covering shoulders and arms when it's hot.

Itinerary

Map of Cambodia Real Food Adventure including Cambodia

Inclusions

Meals

6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners

Transport

Private Vehicle, Bus, Bicycle

Accommodation

Hotel (7 nights)

Activities
  • Phnom Penh - Welcome Dinner
  • Phnom Penh - Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S21)
  • Phnom Penh - The Killing Fields of Choeung Ek
  • Kampot - Phnom Chhnork
  • Kampot - Food tour and lunch
  • Kampot - Pepper plantation & salt field visit
  • Phnom Penh - Khmer Cooking Class and Market Tour
  • Battambang - Rural food by bike tour
  • Siem Reap - Street food tour
  • Siem Reap - Cocktail class
  • Siem Reap - One day Angkor Pass
  • Siem Reap - Village breakfast
  • Siem Reap - Sunrise at Angkor Wat

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
2. While we endeavor to cater for specific dietary requirements, some meals and food activities are set in advance and may be difficult to adjust. Please advise us of any dietary requirements at the time of booking so that we can ensure you’ll enjoy this trip.

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Reviews

4.8 out of 5 based on 33 reviews submitted.
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Dorothy · Traveled May 2024
The Cambodia Real Food Tour is a great introduction to the country and its food. Our guide, Vanny, was fantastic and the trip was well paced with lots of great activities.
Review submitted 22 May 2024

Sharon · Traveled April 2024
Extremely informative. Excellent guide. We all can learn so much from Cambodians.
Review submitted 12 Apr 2024

Cliff & Lyndall · Traveled March 2024
This was a great over view of Vietnam & Cambodia
Review submitted 23 Mar 2024

Rachna · Traveled March 2024
The real food tour of Cambodia was a great overall tour, very well managed and a good way to explore Cambodia. The focus on food could be improved and while we did eat some interesting food and there were some great experiences like the rice wine tasting & cocktail class, the bike ride food trip and noodle making breakfast. I did not feel that I have experienced Cambodian food well enough...
Review submitted 01 Apr 2024

Jenice · Traveled February 2024
My next trip will definitely be booked with Intrepid Everything was done to perfection from booking to trip to Leader and would most definitely recommend to any family friends colleagues
Review submitted 22 Feb 2024
Cambodia Real Food Adventure
From
CAD $1,403