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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 24 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
Indicates how physically exerting a trip is, and how fit you will need to be to enjoy it. More info on physical ratings
Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
TKZP
This trip generates 37 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

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 May 2024 to 31 December 2024.

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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 24 reviews submitted.
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Nicole · Traveled December 2023
This trip far exceeded my expectations. We went to incredible places and learnt about both the recent and ancient history of Cambodia. Mom was the best tour leader, and Mr Seth was the best driver. 10 out of 5 stars!
Review submitted 06 Jan 2024

Lauren · Traveled December 2023
Amazing tour of Cambodia with a wonderful guide, Mom, driver, Set, and the best group I could have imagined. This is the perfect amount of time to experience a taste of what Cambodia has to offer. Loved every minute
Review submitted 06 Jan 2024

Megan · Traveled December 2023
This was my first ever trip with a tour group and I have to say Sreymom (trip leader) made it unforgettable! From the minute she met us all she made sure we felt welcome and looked after. By the end of the trip she felt like family. This trip is jam packed with delicious food and a wide range of activities including some very cool surprises. If you are someone that only has a short amount of time but wants to get a really good taste (pun intended) of Cambodia then this tour is for you. From cooking classes to history to street food and so much more. Cannot recommend more highly especially if you can get Mom and Mr Set as your tour team :)
Review submitted 06 Jan 2024

David · Traveled December 2023
This was our first organised trip for thirty years and are glad we chose Intrepid
Review submitted 30 Dec 2023

Yvonne · Traveled November 2023
Cambodia real food adventure was a fun and interesting tour, made especially enjoyable thanks to our fabulous tour guide Both, highly recommend this tour for something different, lots of new and interesting foods
Review submitted 26 Nov 2023
Cambodia Real Food Adventure
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USD $1,165