7 days
Duration
Available as a private tour all year round
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Spirit of Cambodia – Culinary Adventure

Welcome to our Culinary tour of Cambodia. This country draws attention travellers from all over the world with its rich cultural heritage, spirituality and turbulent history. On the other hand, it’s a real paradise for foodies lovers. Spirit Journeys is taking you on an unforgettable culinary tour of Cambodia. Wander through the lively Phnom Penh, the city of great contrasts. Meet its two sides, spirituality and tradition on one hand and modern tendencies on the other. Reach the higher level of wisdom in Cambodia’s major tourist hub, Siem Reap. Visit the famous temples, but also, explore other treasures of this multifaceted city.

Immerse into the distinguished Khmer cuisine through many exciting activities. Learn how to get a bit of every flavour in order to satisfy your palate. Try famous Cambodian dishes, fish sauce, prahok and many others. Take part in cooking classes with local teachers, learn the tricks. Experience something different, explore this exciting cuisine and try exotic dishes such as bugs and insects in one of the most exclusive restaurants.

 

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATIONFlights available on request – please contact us for a quote including flights
DEPARTURE TIME TBA
INCLUDEDAccommodation as per tailor itinerary

Meal Plan as per itinerary; [B: Bed & Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner]
Excursions as stated in itinerary
Transfers as stated in itinerary
Transport as stated in itinerary.

NOT INCLUDEDExpenses of personal nature like tipping, laundry, telephone / fax calls, alcoholic beverages, camera / video camera fee at all monuments, medical expenses, airport departure taxes, etc.;

Meals other than those specified in the package
Optional tours.
Any insurance;
International and domestic air-fares
Visa if required
Any other services not mentioned in the inclusions;

Additional information

LocationCambodia
Single roomOn Request – Please contact us for prices
Group discountsFor groups of 4 or more please contact us as group discount is available
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Day 1: Arrive Phnom Penh (-/-/D)

Upon arrival at the airport, a local guide will meet you and transfer to the hotel for check in. Enjoy your dinner at The Chinese House – a unique restaurant, where past meets present, and the East meets West in expertise, elegance, taste and charm.
Overnight at the hotel.

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Day 2: Private cooking class - sightseeing Phnom Penh by cyclo (B/L/-)

Today, take part in a private Khmer Cooking Class with your welcoming host Mr.Nara!  Your adventure starts at the local market where you will buy fresh ingredients for your cooking session and also learn more about Khmer food,   different vegetables and exotic spices. Learn how to prepare 3 typical Cambodian meals in a pleasant and friendly atmosphere. After lunch time, take a “Khmer Architecture Tour” by cyclo. Explore the central Phnom Penh its colonial buildings,  as well as modern post-independence architecture. After a short historical presentation by your tour guide,  discover the district around the Post Office, then head for the Central Market area, and pass by some well-known buildings as well as some less obvious examples of religious architecture.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Day 3: Phnom Penh - Siem Reap (B/-/-)

Transfer without guide to Phnom Penh Airport for your flight to Siem Reap. Arrive at Siem Reap and check in at the hotel. Enjoy your dinner at one of the best restaurants in town offering Khmer cuisines

Overnight at hotel.

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Day 4: Khmer cooking class - Angkor Wat - Rice wine tasting (B/L/-)

In the morning, take part in exciting Khmer cooking class.  Start your adventure at the local market. The chef will give you an explanation and insights into the local ingredients before your tuktuk driver takes you onwards to the Organic farm. Once at the farm, there will be an introduction about the agriculture processes in Cambodia and then you’ll actually pick the vegetables fresh and ready to prepare for your cooking lesson.

After you’ve settled in at your own cooking station, you can start your challenge of learning how to cook Cambodian food. In the afternoon, discover the incredible temple of Angkor Wat, an extraordinary UNESCO world heritage site. Next, go to the Banteay Srei, a small pink sandstone temple known as the Citadel of Women.Later on, stop at a workshop, known as “Sombai”, located in Siem Reap where the owners will explain the process of rice wine distillation.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Day 5: Siem Reap - Angkor Thom - Ta Prohm - After Dark Foodie Tour (B/L/D)

Today, discover Angkor Thom (the Great City) beginning by the south gate and the famous Bay on of the 12th and 13th centuries, dedicated to Buddhism and composed of 54 gigantic towers featuring 216 smiling faces of Avalokitesvara. Then, visit the Elephant Terrace, the Leper King Terrace. After, enjoy a nice picnic lunch in a less known small temple with our special set up.  After this exciting cultural experience, enjoy a foot massage. Next, visit the ancient Ta Prohm Monastery.
Later this afternoon, take a unique ride throughout Siem Reap and be ready to experience Khmer culture and its  unique food style. You will have a chance to learn more about local dishes, the way they are prepared, visit  markets and local shops and of course taste new delights such as exotic fruits and vegetables, meat but also bugs!

Overnight at the hotel. 

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Day 6: Beng Mealea - Floating village - Dining at Bugs Café (B/-/D)

We travel to the lost temple of Beng Mealea, the titanic of temples, a slumbering giant lost for centuries in the forests of Cambodia. Then, we travel to impressive Kampong Phluk, a cluster of three villages of stilted houses built within the flood plain of the Tonle Sap Lake, located about 16 km southeast of Siem Reap.

This evening, experience a gastronomical discovery of the typical Cambodian product, through the savoring of sophisticated and appealing tapas, cooked in a fusion of French and Khmer cuisine. Crickets, scorpions,  grasshoppers, ants, bees, silkworms, spiders and more, combined with quality Khmer and western products and seasonings, will provide you with a delicious and unparalleled taste of adventure!

Note: Most of the dishes  can be served without insects.

Overnight at the hotel.

 

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Day 7 : Siem Reap departure (B/-/-)

Free at leisure until it’s time to transfer (without guide) to the airport for departure.

Note: Your room is available till noon only.

 

IMPORTANT IMFORMATION

We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance
Reservations during peak times (Christmas, New Year, National Holidays) may be subject to supplementary charges. Please contact us for trips over this period
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Rooms at hotels are available only from 1400 on arrival day till 1200 on departure date. A supplement will be added if early check-in or late check-out is desired.If one or some proposed service(s) is (are) not available at the moment of booking, we will try to find other possibilities/options or other similar service(s) in order to avoid changes to the program.
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Our promise to sustain environment:

We are environmentally conscious and aware of its footprint. We put effort into educating our travellers to be aware of their impact on the ecosystems and to act responsibly.
Our correspondence and promotion are carried out via the Internet and email, minimizing the amount of paper we use. All hotels on our culinary tour in have an environmental responsibility program in place and employ local people. Before travelling to Cambodia, we give our customers a short briefing about the importance of being responsible. We advise our travellers to take care of nature, control water usage whenever they can, and pick up all the litter that they see. We are always travelling in small group up to 12 persons – and this enables us to stay in locally owned, small accommodation, encouraging unique connections with local people.
Excursions and attractions in which captive wildlife is held are not offered, except for properly regulated activities in compliance with local, national and international law. Any disturbance of natural ecosystem is minimised.

Our promise to support community:

Our tours are designed to show and preserve local culture and traditions. All of our guides, drivers and staff are local people. We also use local transport wherever possible, from trains, buses, taxis, bicycles to the local metro.
On culinary tour to Cambodia we encourage our tourist to get familiar with local food and cuisine. We visit a local village market to see, taste and purchase local ingredients, like galangal, turmeric, kaffir limes, lemongrass and more, for our Khmer cooking class. We believe that responsible travel is about the attitude you take with you and the choices you make when travelling. Respect to the local people, their cultures, the economy and the environment should be the first rule that travellers follow. On trips like the Culinary tour in Cambodia, where dress standards can be conservative (particularly outside of the major cities), we recommend that our travellers wear loose, lightweight clothing so not to offend, particularly when visiting religious sites.

All Chefs on our cooking classes are locals, teaching us about culinary tradition and customs in Cambodia. In the aim to support the local economy we only eat in local restaurants.

Our goal is not only to help the local community but also to educate our customers to act in a socially responsible way. We will attempt to give an insight and understanding of the host culture and community to our clients so that they can gain more from their visit. All our travellers who book through our company receive information on Cambodia prior to their trip, to understand and respect the culture and environment of the host destination. Sustainable development, protection and conservation are most important goals of our company. We are doing our best to transfer our knowledge to others so we could together act responsibly in preserving the planet.

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