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Cambodia Real Food Adventure

  • siem reapers
    DURATION7 Days | 6 Nights
  • siem raper adventure
    TRIP TYPEScheduled
  • CAMBODIA
    ACTIVITY LEVEL1 - Easy
From $899
Trip Code: SRT-CFA

DESCRIPTION

Travel through the time of charm and generous spirit of Cambodia on this journey through ancient lost capitals and modern city! On this tour, you will experience peeling back the layers of centuries-old culture and heritage through beautifully choreographed performance as well as participate in a Khmer cooking class and experience local street food tour in Cambodia. Siem Reaper’s selective guides are full of personality with a passion to share authentic local experiences.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discover the ancient capital of Angkor Wat
  • Visit the impressive ruined temples covered in the jungle
  • Experience Cambodian local cultures and traditions
  • Reveal the local traditions of Khmer people
  • Entertain yourself with our experienced tour guide
  • Take your journey through the floating village and enjoy the sunset cruise
  • Learn about the real way of cooking in Cambodia
  • Enjoy the journey to the modern capital city of Cambodia
  • Historical tour of Phnom Penh city

DAY TO DAY

Day 1: Arrive in Siem Reap – Discover the Siem Reaper Flavour

Upon arrival, you will be met by your guide, who will transfer you to your hotel. Siem Reap is the base for exploring the fabled temples of Angkor, the ancient capital of the Khmer empire.

Today, you will start your food journey of Siem Reap evening street food tour. The tour begins with an exhilarating ride aboard Siem Reap’s most common form of transport, the tuk-tuk. As you whizz through the bright lights and bustling streets of the city, you will be enticed by an infusion of tempting aromas.

Your expert guide will then lead you on a culinary journey through Siem Reap’s street food. The first stop is the local restaurant where you will taste fruits, spring rolls, tofu, and barbecued snails.

You will then go to the night market, where you can try some bugs, fantastic barbecued chicken, whilst enjoying a cold beverage sitting on a mattress alongside the street market. You will have the opportunity to sample some of Cambodia’s favourite local snacks, including Khmer rice cake and yellow bean cake, before continuing on to a local fruit market.

Meals: Dinner
Hotel: Central Corner d’Angkor

Day 2: Discover Angkor Temples

After having breakfast, you’ll start your tour with a visit to Angkor Wat temple, easily the most famous and best-preserved of all temples within the Angkor complex. Then, head out to the ancient city of Angkor Thom, enter the city through the ancient Gate, an impressive stone gate carved with elephants and four giant faces. From here, continue to Bayon Temple, found in the center of the city famed as the enigmatic faces representing the 54 provinces of the Great Khmer Empire. The Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King are also must-visits as they are both known for their intricate bas-reliefs.

Lunch is Khmer-style in a local restaurant. Regain your energy by enjoying a sumptuous Khmer feast near Sras Srang. Enjoy a spread of great local food followed by a nap lazing in a hammock, or explore to see the traditional way of life and say hello to the Cambodians living here.

After having lunch, continue to visit Ta Prohm which is unique in that it has been left largely as it was found – overgrown by jungle trees and vines, with many parts of the temple crumbling to the ground. This makes the so-called Tomb Raider Temple, as it was used during the filming of the movie, one of the most picturesque and memorable temples of the Angkor complex.

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch
Hotel: Central Corner d’Angkor

What's Included

ACTIVITY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • Must-see attraction and sightseeing
  • Daily drinking water and cold towels
  • Land transportation by private air-conditioned vehicles
  • Cooking class and village experience
  • All admission fees at attractions, temples and activities as mentioned in the itinerary
  • The floating village excursion and boat ride
  • Visit the historical place in Phnom Penh and included admission fee
  • First aid kits per tour guide
What's Included

ACCOMMODATION

Central Corner d’Angkor

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Central Corner d’Angkor features a restaurant, seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a bar and shared lounge in Siem Reap. The room was spacious, comfortable and beautifully decorated. The pool area is a private oasis and though it is small, it was always quiet to relax.

Frangipani Palace Hotel

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

This hotel features two swimming pools that include a rooftop saltwater pool and guests can enjoy meals at the in-house restaurant or have a drink at the bar. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel. Room service is provided 24 hours.

What's Included

DINING

  • 6 Breakfasts
  • 5 Lunches
  • 2 Dinner

Meals are characterized by fresh, seasonal ingredients, prepared in a simple, classic style of Cambodia. Food & cooking course is offering bountiful selections of local specialities and feature hand-made food among other favourites.

Dietary Requirement
If you have any specific food requirements (vegetarian, vegan, food allergies), please inform in advance so that we can provide a notice to the restaurant or hotel where you will be served.

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What's Included

TOUR GUIDE

Each activity comes with an experienced tour leader responsible for offering local insight, pursuing great experiences and make every tour exceptional.

They are trained to make your trip magical. We know that it’s the unexpected surprises that make a trip memorable. That’s why our guides pride themselves on anticipating your needs before you ask.

MORE INFORMATION

What’s excluded

  • International and domestic flights
  • Visa or visa arrangements
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Sunscreen, mosquito repellent, hats, and protective clothing
  • Camera/video entrance fees
  • Personal expenses (drinks, laundry, telephone, tips, etc)
  • Other services not clearly indicated in the package inclusions above

Key facts & figures

  • DESTINATIONCambodia
  • STARTS | FINISHESSiem Reap | Phnom Penh
  • GROUP SIZEMin. 2 – Max. 12 People
  • MINIMUM AGE18 years old

Essential Information

Read important information about your destination(s), including weather,
Visa & passport, and tipping guidelines.

Travel in the time of COVID-19

For travelers who are planning their vacation as well as for trips that have already been booked, there are many questions about “Traveling in Times of COVID-19”.

As a traveler, you are responsible for complying with the travel regulations prescribed by airlines, airports, and destination countries. These include requirements for visas, vaccinations, COVID-19 passports, COVID-19 tests, and other entry documents. These requirements may change between the booking of the trip and the departure date. Therefore, it is important that you keep up to date with any changes in entry requirements until the date of departure.

If you have any further questions or need information about traveling to Cambodia, please contact us; we look forward to hearing from you!

Visa & Passport

Visitors to Cambodia require a passport to enter the country, and all travelers must hold a passport with validity for 6 months after their planned exit from Cambodia.

Citizens of the UK, EU countries, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United States, and almost all other nationalities will require a visa to visit Cambodia. Non-UK residents should check with the Cambodian Embassy in their country of residence for the most up-to-date information. Most nationalities can get a visa on arrival at Phnom Penh and Siem Reap international airports without prior registration. A visa is issued on arrival for most nationalities for US $30/pax, and the visa has a one-month validity. You need to pay in cash and in US dollars and provide two recent, identical passport photographs.

Read more about applying for an electronic visa here:  www.evisa.gov.kh

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is not covered in the tour price. You can arrange travel insurance with your preferred insurance company. As medical facilities in Cambodia are rather limited, it is imperative for you to take out a good medical insurance policy when traveling.

Cambodia Weather

Cambodia is located in the tropical climate zone, in which neither the temperatures nor the hours of sunshine show great variations over the course of the year. Due to the tropical monsoons in Cambodia, a distinction is made between a dry season and a rainy season, and each of these seasons has its own charm.

The dry season runs from October to April and is the time to visit the coastal towns of Cambodia or the tropical islands. Temperatures are warm and comfortable during this time of year, and there are long periods of sunshine. Although it is relatively dry during this time, individual showers can occur.

The rainy season runs from May to September and is ideally suited to experiencing Cambodia’s nature in a, particularly green and lush way. The warm temperatures remain unchanged, while the rain ensures high humidity. There is a lot of rainfall, especially in the last months of the rainy season. For the entire time, however, the rain falls in short downpours.

While Cambodia can be visited year-round, it is important to note that small country roads that may pass through the more remote areas, e.g., the province of Mondulkiri, are impassable during the last two months of the rainy season.

Best time to visit Cambodia

Any time of year is a good time to visit Cambodia, with each season offering its own range of benefits. Throughout the year, the climate in Cambodia is hot and humid. The temperature remains in the 30°C range for the majority of the year, dropping to 20°C at night.

Cambodia Eat & Drink

The local dishes are among the healthiest in the world. It smells and tastes good and is reminiscent of Thai cuisine, but without the strong seasoning. Because of the shared history, there is also a great closeness to Vietnamese cuisine.

The best-known local dish is “Amok“, a fish curry with coconut cream, whereby the fish can also be replaced by chicken.

Only drink bottled mineral water that is cheap to buy anywhere. Do not drink tap water!

Money & ATM

The currency of Cambodia is called “Riel”, and there is, however, no need to change the currency into riel as US dollars are accepted everywhere. Please kindly note that ripped, torn, or old bills will not be accepted.

ATM machines are available in the main cities across the country, mostly in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh. Banks are open Monday to Friday from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM and on Saturday morning until 12:00 PM.

Most hotels and restaurants in the major cities will charge US dollars, but for other currencies, it is advisable to visit a bank. Traveler’s checks can be exchanged at banks and some hotels, but they are not usable outside of major cities.

We would highly recommend using a Visa or Master Card, as they are now accepted in many hotels, restaurants, and shops in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. If you wish to travel in a local taxi or Tuk-Tuk, make sure to have the right amount of cash and change with you, as the drivers are unlikely to keep a lot of cash with them.

Allow $20 per day for basic living expenses (drinks, meals, etc). A bottle of local beer will set you back roughly $1, a two-course lunch will set you back $7, and a two-course dinner would set you back $10.

Culture & Customs

It is interesting to get to know foreign customs and traditions, but respect is required. Below, we’ll give you a few tips on how you can move around the country without causing offense.

  • Don’t show any anger! Venturing out anger by speaking loudly or in a rude manner is perceived as extremely impolite. According to the Cambodian view, anyone who is yelled at loses face.
  • Public expressions of love (kissing, holding hands, etc.) are perceived as offensive. You rarely see couples holding hands here, whereas you see it often with friends.
  • When entering a house, you usually have to take off your shoes. When in doubt, follow the example of others.
  • Locals bow slightly to greet them, bend their arms and hold the palms of their hands together, with the younger ones’ first greeting. With foreigners (especially in business life), a handshake is accepted.
  • Do not touch children by the head, as this is said to bring bad luck. This is not a problem for the arms and shoulders.
  • Use both hands or just your right hand, never just your left hand, to hand over or receive things.
  • Inappropriate clothing (shorts, short skirts, tank tops, skimpy tops, etc.) should be avoided in sacred places and in the countryside.
  • When entering a monastery, the headgear may have to be removed and the shoes are taken off.
  • Do not point your finger at people or Buddha images.
  • If you sit in front of a Buddha altar (Dai), you must not point to it with your feet.
  • A female person is allowed to give something to a monk but never to touch him.

Please note: the central tower of the Angkor Wat complex is closed to tourists on Buddhist holidays.

Telephone & Internet

The international code is +855. Since making calls with a cell phone can be expensive (incoming and outgoing calls), the costs should be clarified in advance. It may be worth buying a SIM card (prepaid) in the country. Wi-Fi is available in most hotels, and there are internet cafes in larger cities.

Healthcare

We recommend carrying a modest supply of basic health care medications such as travel sickness tablets, anti-diarrhea tablets, antacids for indigestion, insect repellant, sun creams, and chosen antibiotics. Although the majority of these things are available in Cambodia, the security afforded by well-known names is comforting.

DATES & PRICES

Single Occupancy: +$350
Trip Deposit: $250

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

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Betsy

Group Traveller

Seven Days in Cambodia was amazing!!

Our 7 day tour in Cambodia was amazing–a lot of that had to do with our wonderful guide Bo and our awesome driver Mac. Bo is so knowledgeable about the history of his country and was very eager to share his love for Cambodia and all it has to offer. We had so many wonderful experiences and really felt immersed in the culture and the country. From the street food tour to the Angkor Wat to the floating village and lunch with a wonderful Cambodia family–we enjoyed it all. There is absolutely nothing I would change about this tour and I have not a single complaint. Bo and Mac were professional, friendly and took such good care of us. He was our tour guide but I felt like we made a friend for life! Siem Reaper Travel was wonderful–I highly recommend this tour and if you’re lucky, you’ll get Bo as your guide! Betsy Adcock, Raleigh NC, USA

June 1, 2022

Janine

Group Traveller

This tour company is the BEST I’ve ever used ! We have had such a good time ! Borith and Makara where unbelievable. The energy was high and the fun was higher ! He went above and beyond to make the week exceptional ! Highly recommend!

May 25, 2022