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.
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 2019 - 31 December 2019
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A single supplement is available on this trip with exception of Day 6 (Banteay Chhmar - Homestay).
Our Cambodia Real Food Adventure trips score an average of 4.84 out of 5 based on 100 reviews in the last year.
Amazing itinerary, wonderful group of travelers who got along easily, great local guide who was fun and organized (you are lucky if you get Ruas). We did everything on this itinerary plus some extras. Every day is filled with market or museum or temple visits, eating great Cambodian food, and seeing local landscapes. There's one day with a long bus ride to Battambang but in an air conditioned van this was comfortable, not too much driving around. Going to Banteay Chmar temple was a highlight of the trip for me - you feel like you are going off the beaten track as the only travelers to visit that day. This was my first Intrepid trip; they made everything so easy for me compared to traveling solo that I'll probably do it again. Highly recommend this trip if you enjoy Southeast Asian food and culture and want to see a lot of Cambodia in a short period of time.
Review submitted 17 Jul 2018
This is a great trip. The food is delicious and the experience was fabulous!! I highly recommend trying everything including optional extras. You can managed easily on less than $20US a day depending on how many souvenirs you purchase. A great way to see Cambodia and experience the local food safely.
Review submitted 16 Jul 2018