Visit Cambodia on a food tour from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap
Forget any resemblance to the cuisines of Vietnam, Thailand and Laos; Cambodia has a unique and ancient food culture that is truly exotic. Using pepper rather than chilli to add spice, Cambodian cuisine is laden with fresh herbs, spices, rice, freshwater fish and condiments. And while there are influences from French and Thai cooking, Cambodian food has a style and flavour all its own. While travelling from Phnom Penh through to Siem Reap, discover the sights, sounds and flavours of Kampot, Battambang, Banteay Chhmar and Angkor Wat, and marvel at a cuisine, culture and population so special that you will very quickly be won over for life.
Discover Cambodia’s vibrant culinary scene, the incredible tastes and smells and Khmer food that are often overshadowed by neighbouring Vietnam and Thailand
Get an insight into Cambodian cuisine with a visit to famous pepper plantations outside of Kampot, and taste the best pepper in the world
A homestay in the village of Banteay Chhmar puts you right in the heart of rural life in Cambodia
Dine on local favourites by torchlight in the atmospheric grounds of a ruined Angkorian temple
‘Eat for a cause’ with dinner at a Phnom Penh restaurant that not only serves delicious modern Cambodian cooking, but helps the local youth too
Select your own crab and have it cooked up fresh while you look out across the Gulf of Thailand at the Kep Crab market
This trip aims to give you an exciting, diverse and well-rounded experience of Cambodia's cuisine. While we endeavour to cater for specific dietary requirements, some meals and food activities are set in advance and may be difficult to adjust. If you have dietary requirements, simply contact your agent at the time of booking for further information on how this may impact on your ability to take part in included activities and meals. Come with an open mind and open mouth, and you won’t be disappointed!
This trip involves a long day of driving from Phnom Penh to Battambang. Cambodian roads can also be rough and bumpy, and delays are sometimes unavoidable. A dash of patience will go a long way toward your enjoyment of this beautiful country!
The facilities at your homestay in Banteay Chhmar are simple – a thin mattress on the floor, with pillow and mosquito net provided. Bathroom facilities at homestay are shared and often consist of an Asian squat-style toilet. However, the rewards of such an authentic local experience are immeasurable.
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.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2017 to 31 December 2017. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2018 - 31 December 2018
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A Single Supplement is available on this trip, please ask your booking agent for more information.
The price of the Single Supplement doesn't include the following nights where single rooms may not be available. If a single supplement room becomes available at check-in for these nights, there may be the option for you to upgrade to a single room and pay the surcharge locally for that night:
Day 6: Banteay Chhmar - Homestay
Our Real Food Adventure - Cambodia trips score an average of 4.85 out of 5 based on 81 reviews in the last year.
Fantastic trip! Loved every bit of it even all those early starts so much so I added an extra one for myself by choosing to go to the fishing dock in Battambang at 5.00am but it was so worthwhile! Great photo opportunities throughout whole country. Food is more interesting in markets and smaller restaurants than in the larger restauants chosen for trip, iItinerary is varied and includes too many highlights to mention. It's a feast for your eyes and senses. Every day something new to experience or learn from. Non stop and great fun. Rous our tour leader was super! The people of Cambodia are warm welcoming and just delightful, Highly recommend this trip,
Review submitted 10 Dec 2017
Fun trip to really experience the culture of Cambodia--especially the food. My favorite was the bike tour to small local home businesses (rice wine, rice paper, etc) and the cooking class. Note the bamboo train no longer runs. Would have liked more time at Angkor Wat, or more temples packed into the day. Be sure and bring Mosquito repellant. The local guides were especially good.
Review submitted 06 Dec 2017