Essential Cambodia Food Tour

DURATION
7 Days | 6 Nights

ACTIVITY LEVEL
1-Active

TRIP TYPE 
Scheduled

Price From US$1150

DESCRIPTION

Travel through the time of a 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.
  • Enjoy the cycling adventure through the scenic land of Siem Reap countryside.
  • 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. 

ITINERARIES

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.

Included Meals:
Dinner

Accommodation:
Overnight in Siem Reap

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Day 2: Discover Angkor Temples

After having breakfast, you’ll start your private 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.

Included Meals:
Breakfast | Lunch

Accommodation:
Overnight in Siem Reap

Day 3: Floating Village and Sunset Cruise

Discover the great landscape of the Tonle Sap lake by bike and boat. This is a unique small-group experience offering a great outdoor adventure into Siem Reap’s countryside by exploring a floating village and enjoying a sunset cruise along the river.

This tour will take you on the charming backroads in order to explore the local ways of life in Siem Reap. You will be greeted by friendly locals and get a deeper understanding of their lives and traditions. The journey will end at the Tonle Sap lake, where you will experience the livelihoods of Cambodian people living in the floating villages, offering you the opportunity to see how families adapt their life to living on the water. At the end of the day, we will catch the sunset on the lake with some snacks and cold beverages. You will return back to the city by a private vehicle in the late evening.

Included Meals:
Breakfast | Lunch

Accommodation:
Overnight in Siem Reap

Day 4: Siem Reap Countryside Cycling Tour and Village Cooking Class

Today, venture on a bike and get to the heart of Cambodia through its food! Take a trip to the Cambodian countryside to explore the local culture as well as show off your cooking skills with this hands-on culinary adventure. You’ll whip up a three-course gourmet meal, get to experience local village life, and, best of all, eat your culinary creations.

Siem Reaper will take you to a local village, where you’ll get to see locals returning from the rice fields, and maybe buffalo and ox carts being led by their owners. Your local guide will tell you a bit about daily life and introduce you to some of the many fruits and vegetables that are grown locally. You’ll also see local houses and get to peek inside a kitchen.

This cooking experience is very hands-on and your guide will teach you a few tricks and techniques for preparing the ingredients, but everything is done by you. You’ll prepare a starter, a main, and a dessert. In the end, you will enjoy the food with the host family before being transferred back to your hotel.

Included Meals:
Breakfast | Lunch

Accommodation:
Overnight in Siem Reap

Day 5: Phnom Penh – Local Street Food Adventure

In the early morning, depart from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh by private vehicle. Taking approximately 7 -8 hours, you’ll pass through provincial towns, villages, and roadside hamlets offering you an insight into life away from Siem Reap and Phnom Penh. There will be the opportunity to stretch your legs and enjoy a coffee in Kampong Thom and stop at Skun Village, famous for its deep-fried tarantulas if you wish to try.

Upon arrival, transfer directly to your hotel. Phnom Penh was once considered one of the most beautiful cities in the Orient and despite its recent turbulent history, it still retains a certain Colonial charm. Your afternoon is at leisure until 16:30 when you will be met by your guide in a tuk-tuk, your transportation for the evening tour in Phnom Penh, for a memorable food-focused experience.

You will visit the attracting local diners with typical Khmer food such as Banh Chheu, chicken rice porridge, and beef skewers. Choose what you wish to eat, pull up a plastic stool alongside the locals, and soak up the atmosphere. Next up, and your final food stop for the evening, is the popular seafood stalls where you can enjoy freshly barbecued seafood before returning to your hotel.

Included Meals:
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Accommodation:
Overnight in Phnom Penh

Day 6: Discover Phnom Penh City & Historical Tour

After a great breakfast at your hotel, you go ahead to Royal Palace. This king palace dates back to 1866 and house silver pagoda for over 5000 heavy silver piece or the locals always called Wat Prakeo, meaning the temple of Emerald Buddha and the building also regarded as the museum storing room of Buddha status. Your next destination is to stop at the National Museum, built in traditional Khmer style. It is the houses of the collected ancient Khmer artistic, archaeological, and religious artefacts from the early 4th – 12th century.

Head out south of the main centre of tourist side to Toul Sleng. Toul Sleng was a former high school which was used as Security Prison 21 or (S21) under the control of Khmer Rouge from 1975 until 1979. The school was converted into a prison during the victory of Khmer Rouge fighting against the government.

This afternoon, you will be treated to a relaxed lunch at a local Khmer styled restaurant where you have a chance to test a traditional Khmer cuisine. After the lunch break, continue your tour to the most remarkable Killing Field Genocide Museum. Spend one hour to take a tour of the complex before returning to your hotel to relax at the pool. This evening, it is free for your own dinner at the local or foreign restaurant along the Mekong River.

Included Meals:
Breakfast | Lunch

Accommodation:
Overnight in Phnom Penh

Day 7: Phnom Penh – Departure

Your tour comes to an end this morning. There are no activities on your final day and you are free to leave at any time. Your time is at leisure until your transfer to Phnom Penh International Airport for your onward flight and says goodbye to your tour leader.

Included Meals:
Breakfast


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What’s Included

Activity Highlights

  • Airport pick up and drop off.
  • Must-see attraction and sightseeing.
  • Land transportation by private air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Daily drinking water and cold towels
  • Cooking class and village experience.
  • All admission fees at attractions, temples and activities as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Visit the World Monument of Angkor Wat, Bayon, and Ta Prohm.
  • The floating village excursion and sunset cruise tour
  • Visit the historical place in Phnom Penh and enjoy the street food tour.
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What’s Included

Accommodation

  • 6 Nights Accommodation

You will stay in Siem Reap for 4 nights at Central Blanc D’ Angkor and stay for 2 nights at Anise Phnom Penh Hotel. All hotels are regularly inspected by Siem Reaper’s team to ensure they keep to the very high standards the clients have come to expect. The accommodations are high-quality hotels with very good facilities for a city-center property.

What’s Included

Dinning

Meals mentioned in the itinerary

Meals are characterized by fresh, seasonal ingredients, prepared in a simple, classic style of Cambodia. Lunch offers bountiful selections of local specialities. Dinners are enjoyed at the local restaurant and feature hand-made food among other favourites. On other occasions, you’ll be free to choose your own restaurants to discover your own personal 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

Your Tour Guide

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

Our guides 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.

  • What's not included
  • 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.

Why travel with Siem Reaper?

Freedom & Flexibility

With us, you have the power to choose a trip that matches your interests, to engage in activities that are safe and creating long last memories.

Travel Respectfully

At Siem Reaper, we value the local and protecting our environment. We’ve made a commitment to be a responsible business and live this promise every single day.

Adventure Based Experiential Learning

Sharing and connecting people through our cultural and educational trips which guided by our experienced tour guide.

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