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.
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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
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 (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 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 2018 to 31 December 2018. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2017 - 31 December 2017
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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 excludes Day 6 (Banteay Chhmar - Homestay).
Our Cambodia Real Food Adventure trips score an average of 4.87 out of 5 based on 71 reviews in the last year.
I found Cambodia to be an interesting busy place full of people that were humble and did what they could to make the most of their lives, it was a complete contrast to New Zealand where I come from. The tour that I was on was very well organised, interesting and busy- never a dull moment, I would definitely do another tour with Intrepid. My tip would be to go with an open mind and try everything that you can.
Review submitted 15 Oct 2017
An intrepid adventure into Khmer cuisine , from inner city restaurants to home stay cooking , to street food. But this trip is way more than just food . A busy trip with plenty of insights into Cambodian culture , history ancient and modern , brought to life by our passionate guide.
Review submitted 13 Oct 2017