Cambodia Real Food Adventure

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

4.8 out of 5 based on 20 reviews submitted.
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Cambodia has a unique and ancient food culture all its own, and unlike Thai and Vietnamese it's probably fairly difficult to find a bowl of it in your local neighbourhod. 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 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, 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.

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 36.55 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
  • Go market to table during an immersive cooking class with a local chef in Phnom Penh
  • 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
  • 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
  • Learn about local crab and have it cooked up fresh while you look out across the Gulf of Thailand at the Kep Crab market

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 fully participate and enjoy this trip. We also have many other trips to Cambodia which can accommodate a range of 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 important 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.
  • This trip involves a long day of driving from Phnom Penh to Battambang (Day 5). 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 the homestay are shared and often consist of an Asian squat-style toilet. However, the rewards of such an authentic local experience are immeasurable.
  • You will visit a number of 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

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2023 to 31 December 2023.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2024 - 30 April 2024

Map of Cambodia Real Food Adventure including Cambodia

Inclusions

Meals

6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners

Transport

Private Vehicle, Bus, Cyclo, Remork, Bicycle

Accommodation

Hotel (8 nights), Homestay (1 night)

Activities
  • Phnom Penh - Welcome Dinner
  • Phnom Penh - Cyclo Food and City Tour
  • Phnom Penh - Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S21)
  • Phnom Penh - The Killing Fields of Choeung Ek
  • Kampot - Orientation walk with local tipples
  • 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
  • Banteay Chhmar - Temple Visit
  • Siem Reap - Angkor Silk Farm
  • Banteay Chhmar - Village Market Tour and Cooking Demonstration
  • Siem Reap - Street Food Tour
  • Siem Reap - One day Angkor Pass
Add on activities
  • Siem Reap - Landmine Museum - USD5

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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 excludes Day 6 (Homestay) where you will be in shared accommodation and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
2. While we endeavour 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 20 reviews submitted.
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Fran · Traveled November 2023
We have just fiinshed the Intrepid Cambodia Real Food Adventure and would like to thank our guide Por Chan Chesda for a very enjoyable and interesting trip. Not really being foodies set her a challenge that she over came with gentle humour and vast knowledge. Highly recommend, well done.
Review submitted 18 Nov 2023

Geoff · Traveled November 2023
We are not foodies, but the Real Food Adventure was the only Cambodia tour that fitted our dates . Our guide Chanchesda was very enthusiastic about her country and ensured we had a great time while giving us alot of information- and gently keeping us on time. Don't be put off by the food adventure title, it visits some really great parts of Cambodia. Thank you
Review submitted 18 Nov 2023

Alex · Traveled October 2023
Fabulous experience - a honeymoon to remember!! Fila our guide was amazing! Highly recommended!
Review submitted 20 Oct 2023

Margaret · Traveled October 2023
This was an interesting trip getting to know the food of Cambodia. From Street food to cooking lessons. At the same time learning about Cambodia and its people. I highly recommend.
Review submitted 19 Oct 2023

Andrew · Traveled June 2023
Overall an excellent tour which gives insight into local food, culture and history. This tour isn't just for 'foodies' as a lot of local industry & sight seeing is included. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour.
Review submitted 03 Jul 2023
Cambodia Real Food Adventure
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EUR €948