Cambodia Cuisine (7 Days/6 Nights) From AED4,005*

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  • Discover culture and cuisine

  • Explore colourful food markets

  • Feast on the best Khmer dishes

  • Rub shoulders with the locals

Day 1: Arrive in Siem Reap

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Welcome to Siem Reap, the charming gateway to the majestic Angkor temples!

 

Upon arrival to Siem Reap, our guide and driver will be waiting to provide transport to the hotel for check in.

 

The remainder of the day is at leisure before enjoying a welcome dinner at the Embassy Restaurant. An exclusive fine dining experience unparalleled in Siem Reap, Embassy is headed by executive chefs Pol & Sok; the “Kimsan Twins”. Their experience has taken them to different continents and, under the mentoring of Michelin starred chefs, they have created one of Siem Reap’s most unique five-star quality cuisines. With a constantly changing menu based around seasonality, guests can savour skilfully prepared masterpieces from multiple-course set menus, paired with a selection of fine wines.

 

Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 2: Siem Reap

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The Angkor Complex can be notoriously busy at sunrise, but just after sunrise is actually one of the quietest times to visit. After an early typical Cambodian breakfast at a nearby noodle stall, continue to explore the star attractions of Angkor Archaeological Park. 

 

Continue to the ancient city of Angkor Thom. From here, continue to Bayon temple in the center of the city.  

 

Return to Siem Reap later in the morning for a cooling swim and a rest.


In the afternoon, visit the magical Ta Prohm temple, built in the mid-12th to early 13th centuries.

With the onset of evening, head into town for the central marketplace, famous for its pickled fruit and insects such as fried cricket, grasshopper and silkworms to whet your appetite.

 

Continue to Siem Reap’s famous Road 60, just out of town. Experience a true “Cambodian style” night out with food vendors, picnics, and barbecues everywhere. Continue to another local spot known for its food, drink, and live music : Triangle Restaurant.

 

Finishing the night, the guide can ether provide transport back to the hotel or continue the evening with a visit to Siem Reap’s Pub Street!

 

Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 3: Siem Reap

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Start the morning with a half-day Khmer culinary experience at Toek Vil Village. Begin with an introduction to the morning’s activities with a professional chef, followed by a guided trip to the local market. From here, continue on to a local Khmer House at Toek Vil Village for a hands-on culinary experience. After cooking, enjoy the recently created delicacies!

 

Return back to Siem Reap in the afternoon for a two-hour walking tour around Kompheim village, providing some excellent insight into village life in Cambodia and the challenges faced by rural Cambodians. Learn about rice farming, see ox and buffalo at work, and stroll through rice paddies with a unique chance to interact with locals. Half of the tour fee goes to a village enrichment fund managed by HUSK, a non-profit NGO that works with communities to improve the lives of Cambodians. Finish the tour at the Village House, enjoying a sundowner and canapés while the sun sets over the surrounding rice paddies.

 

Dinner tonight will be at the renowned Sugar Palm Restaurant, owned by Cambodian-New Zealand chef Kethana Dunnet. Considered an expert on Cambodian cuisine, Chef Kethana has served as a consultant to some of the world’s best chefs, including British chef Gordon Ramsay and Australian chef Luke Nguyen.

 

Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 4: Siem Reap - Battambang

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Start the morning with a culinary tour into Cambodia's cultural heart with a chance to sample Cambodia's best breakfast dishes, tasty treats, and tropical fruits, with plenty of photo opportunities along the way. The tour will travel into Siem Reap's food markets and street food stalls, sampling the most delicious selections along the way. Head into the countryside to visit a village known for its quintessentially Cambodian dish. Here it is possible to see rice noodles being made by hand.

 

After the culinary morning, depart to Battambang.

 

Upon arrival to Battambang, tour along Banan Road through some of Cambodia’s most beautiful countryside to visit Wat Banan. 

 

Continue through lively local villages and farms to Wat Banan. Climb the stairs up to an 11th century temple on a hilltop, where fragrant flowering trees and sweeping vistas over the countryside await.

 

The last stop on today’s countryside tour will be the Bamboo ‘Train’ station. Sitting on the platform, travel the 8 km to the next station through lush rice fields. On the return journey stop to watch the sunset over the rice paddies.

 

Rest and freshen up before heading to dinner tonight at stylish Jaan Bai, a social enterprise restaurant established by the Cambodian Children’s Trust to provide training and employment for disadvantaged youths; all profits go to support the activities of the Trust.

 

Overnight in Battambang.

Day 5: Battambang

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After breakfast, head into the historic center of Battambang to explore the town, beginning at the lively local markets. Battambang is the rural heartland of Cambodia and the center for production of rice, pineapples, coconuts, and many other different types of produce. Quench the morning thirst with a freshly squeezed sugarcane juice.

 

Afterwards, discover the historic heart of the city and perhaps even catch the procession of saffron-robed monks on their morning alms collection. Stop into Wat Povil to observe the monks or pop into some nearby art galleries. 

 

Wrap up the tour with a taste of the award-winning coffee at Kinyei Café before stopping for lunch at Lan Chov Khorko Miteanh for some hand-pulled noodles and handmade dumplings. 

 

Return to the hotel for some free time to relax and freshen up.

 

Depart in the evening on a snack food tour by bicycle with a Cambodian foodie. The tour stops at a handful of local eateries and stalls along the riverside. The tour ends at the smoky barbecue stalls that surround the market in the evenings.

 

Overnight in Battambang.

Day 6: Battambang - Siem Reap

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This morning make a stop at the nearby Ancient House located in Wat Kor Village. Enjoy a tour of the property by the owner and learn their betel-leaf ritual and how they milled their own rice.

 

Continue through picturesque countryside to Wat Ek Phnom to explore some of their generations-old cottage industries. Sample popular snacks along the way from roadside vendors, including sticky rice and black beans in bamboo and fish or pork paste and chilli grilled in banana leaf.

 

Wat Ek Phnom is a dilapidated 11th century Angkor-era temple surrounded by shady banyan trees. Also on site is Wat Samrong Knong, which became a prison after the Khmer Rouge seized it in 1976. On the adjoining land, the Well of Shadows is a sobering monument containing some of the bones and skulls of the 10,000-odd people killed here under the Khmer Rouge.

 

From here return back to Siem Reap. After check in and relaxing, chead to Asana Bar (situated in the last remaining traditional Khmer house in town) for a Khmer cocktail lesson. Learn some of the Cambodian owner’s special cocktails and go home with some great recipes! (Note: it’s also possible to create non-alcoholic cocktails.)

 

Wrap up the evening (and tour) with a farewell dinner at the stunning riverside Chanrey Tree restaurant for some of the most refined Cambodian cuisine in Siem Reap. Sample some outstanding renditions of Khmer dishes, many made to the owner’s mother’s recipes.

 

Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 7: Departure Siem Reap

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Enjoy the day at leisure for further independent exploration of Siem Reap’s colorful markets before transferring to the airport for the departing flight.

If you would like to customize this itinerary, please provide us with your requirements by contacting us.

Services Include

  • Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room in selected hotel

  • Meals as mentioned (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)

  • English speaking local guide (for other languages supplements apply),

  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle unless stated otherwise

  • Entrance fees for mentioned visits

  • Boat trip as indicated in itinerary

  • Daily drinking water and cold towels

Services Do Not Include

  • Visa for Cambodia (Visa issued on arrival for most nationalities, USD30/pax, please bring 1 passport photo)

  • Any surcharge/extra fees for visit of the Angkor Historical site imposed by the Apsara Authorities in Siem Reap which are subject to change without prior notice

  • Other meals than mentioned

  • International and Domestic Flights

  • Camera/video entrance fees

  • Personal expenses (drinks, laundry, telephone, tips etc)

  • Travel insurance including recommended helicopter evacuation for Cambodia

  • Other services not clearly indicated in the package inclusions above

* The price is subject to different factors such as the number of persons, hotel, date of booking...
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