Cambodia Culinary Tours for 6 Days

Cambodia itself has a unique and long history of food culture, and unlike Thai or Vietnamese, it’s probably fairly difficult to find a bowl of it in your local neighbor. Using pepper rather than chilly 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 styles, Cambodian food has a distinct style and flavor that’s best experienced while seated at a local beer hall or family home. While traveling 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.

Overview

Outlined Itinerary:

DAY1: PHNOM PENH ARRIVAL – DINNER AT LOCAL POPULAR RESTAURANT (D)

DAY2: LOCAL MARKET VISIT – CITY TOUR (B/L/D)

DAY3: PHNOM PENH – SIEM REAP BY BUS (B/D)

DAY4: SIEM REAP – TEMPLE TOURS (B/D)

DAY5: COOKING CLASS – FLOATING VILLAGE (B/L/D)

DAY6: TRANSFER OUT (B)

Day 1
DAY1: PHNOM PENH ARRIVAL - DINNER AT LOCAL POPULAR RESTAURANT (D)

<p>Upon arrival Phnom Penh, greet and transfer to hotel for check in at your hotel. </p><p>In the evening, you will be transfered by a Tuk Tuk to have dinner at one of the most local popular restaurant, Sovanna BBQ. At this restaurant, you will find verities of local popular grill food such as, beef, pork, chicken, seafood, and many more. Our dinner will accompany with a glass or a bottle of local beer or beverage. After dinner drive along the highlights of city night life included, Independence Monument, Diamond Island, Royal Palace, passing along river front for a sightseeing of many local restaurants, bars, shopping, then end up at Wat Phnom. Return to hotel and overnight in Phnom Penh.</p>

Day 2
DAY2: LOCAL MARKET VISIT - CITY TOUR (B/L/D)

<p>This morning, we will skip regular breakfast at hotel, and start experience a real local popular break “Bai sach chrouk” (Marinated pork with steam rice) in a local restaurant. The dish was featured in a CNN travel article as one of the “10 meals every visitor to Cambodia should try”. </p><p>After breakfast, getting deeper experience to witness how a busy life at the local market (wet market) at Central Market, where you see all fresh meats, life fishes, seafood, vegetable, and more….. After you may continue to souvenir section where tons of souvenir are displayed and for sales. You may also explore the surrounding of the market where different sections of business are conducted. </p><p>Then it’s time for lunch. </p><p>Today you will enjoy the authentic street food near Soriya Mall. This place was very busy during lunch where most of the local come to have lunch during lunch break. After lunch, back to hotel for a short break and shower.</p><p>Afternoon, visit the Royal Palace, built by King Norodom in 1866, and the Silver Pagoda, located within the grounds of the Royal Palace. The Silver Pagoda is so named because of its floor, which is made up of 5,000 silver tiles. Continue to National Museum, one of Phnom Penh’s true architectural gems. The Museum is instantly recognizable with its warm red terracotta and its gracefully cured roof topped by dozens of guardian Nagas. It was designed in Khmer style in 1917 by famed French architect Georges Groslier & Ecole Des Arts Cambodgiens. Last stop at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S21 prison). This prison was a high school, and used as a prison by Pol Pot’s security forces and became the largest center for detention and torture during the rule of the Khmer Rouge. </p><p>When the dinner time comes, we will head out to Orussey Market for street food. Meet local people and taste truly authentic local food. There are many varieties to try such as fried noodles with beef and noodle soup. The perfect spot to possibly try “baby duck egg” or marinated beef stick. After dinner return to hotel.</p>

Day 3
DAY3: PHNOM PENH - SIEM REAP BY BUS (B/D)

<p>Today breakfast at hotel, then transfer to bus station where you will catch bus to Siem Reap. You will take up to 6 hours on the bus to get to Siem Reap. On the trip you will have two stops for break and lunch (at your own budget and desire). </p><p>Continue to road to Siem Reap. On arrival Siem Reap, pick up and transfer to your hotel for check in and refresh. </p><p>Evening, around 07:00 pm, our guide & Tuk Tuk driver, will pick you up from your hotel then drive around the city, at the end you will stop at night market where you will find many gifts for your family and friends. </p><p>Nearby you will find many street food venders available at several of choice for you to choose and experience. One of the most commend and popular food for our local people was "The baby duck eggs" or so-called by local as "Pong Tea Kon". They boil this eggs serve with paper salt, lemon juice and some mint. Your meal will end with the most popular fresh fruit smoothie, or local way called "Toeuk Kralork" You can choose different flavor or fruit type you want such as, avocado, durian, mango, passion fruit, and more. </p><p>After meal and desert, we transfer you to relax and release your stress with 1hour foot or shoulder massage. Then transfer back to hotel for rest and overnight.</p>

Day 4
DAY4: SIEM REAP - TEMPLE TOURS (B/D)

<p>Breakfast at hotel, at 8:00AM we leave hotel then start your visit to the World Heritage Site; visit the South Gate of Angkor Thom which is famous for its series of colossal human faces carved in stone, the impressive Bayon Temple, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. Continue visit Ta Prohm. One of the area’s most beautiful temples, Ta Prohm has been left relatively untouched since it was discovered and retains much of its mystery. Its appeal lies in the fact that, unlike the other monuments of Angkor, it was abandoned and swallowed by the jungle, looking very much the ways most of the Angkor temples appeared when European explorers first stumbled upon them. </p><p>Lunch at local restaurant.</p><p>Afternoon, visit the architectural masterpiece of Angkor Wat. We stroll around this massive monument, exploring the many galleries with columns, libraries, pavilions, courtyards and ponds full of water reflecting the towering temple. Evening, climb up Bakheng Hill for spectacular sunset view of Siem Reap city. </p><p>Dinner for tonight, we will experience another authentic local taste at a very secret hiding spot in Siem Reap. We guarantee you that you will never experience this taste before. Keep this as secret and you will be surprised of what you are eating. To reach this restaurant we could only go by Motorbike or by Tuk Tuk. After dinner, we will drop you at Pub Street where you will most of the tourists hang out and relax after long day tour. Over here, there will be many restaurants, bars, clubs, massage places, and shopping. Return to your hotel at your own arrangement or you may request your Tuk Tuk/Motorbike driver standby and pay them extra from your own pocket. Overnight in Siem Reap.</p>

Day 5
DAY5: COOKING CLASS - FLOATING VILLAGE (B/L/D)

<p>After breakfast at hotel, join the Champey Cookery Class. Classes run from 9:30am to 1:00pm. Learn how to prepare traditional and tasty Khmer dishes under the guidance of the chef. Start the day by going to the market with the chef who will explain about Cambodian vegetables, herbs, spices and other ingredients and teach the art of Khmer cuisine. During the course learn how to cut vegetables and make decorative presentations of the dishes. Each person will have their own cooking station and prepare the food for lunch. (Complementary: Box of spices, recipe book, DVD and certificate.) </p><p>After lunch, enjoy a boat ride on Tonle Sap Lake. This is the largest permanent freshwater lake in Southeast Asia and flows into Tonle Sap River, joining the Mekong in Phnom Penh. See a fishermen’s “floating village” with floating schools, floating police station, etc.</p><p>Tonight, buffet dinner with Apsara Dance Show at local restaurant. </p><p>After dinner, return to hotel for overnight.</p><p></p>

Day 6
DAY6: TRANSFER OUT (B)

<p>After breakfast at hotel, free at your own leisure then transfer to airport for departure to next destination.</p>

Tour price includes:

  • Private transfer as program + tuk tuk
  • Private English Speaking Tour Guide as program
  • Accommodation at all places
  • Meal: As mentioned in program (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner) + cooking class
  • Bus ticket from PNH-REP
  • 1 hour foot massage
  • All entrance fees to all destinations in program
  • Cold drinking water during transfer and program

Tour price excludes:

  • Insurance (Highly recommend to take your own insurance before your departure)
  • Personal expenses, like drink, laundry etc
  • Visa, flight ticket
  • Tips to guide and driver
  • Other not mentioned

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Cambodia Culinary Tours for 6 Days