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Cambodia Real Food Adventure

From £865 for 9 days
Trip Overview
Forget any resemblance to the cuisines of Vietnam, Thailand and Laos; Cambodia has a unique and ancient food culture that is truly exotic. Using pepper rather than chilli 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 cooking, Cambodian food has a style and flavour all its own. While travelling 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.
Essential Info
Starts: Phnom Penh
Ends: Siem Reap
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Food
Trip Code: ITKZP
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Cambodia
What's Included

Meals

6 Breakfasts included
2 Lunches included
5 Dinners included

Transport

Private Vehicle,Bus,Cyclo,Remork,Bicycle

Accommodation

Hotel (8 nights),Homestay (1 night)

Trip Highlights

•   Discover Cambodia’s vibrant culinary scene, the incredible tastes and smells and Khmer food that are often overshadowed by neighbouring Vietnam and Thailand

•   Get an insight into Cambodian cuisine with a visit to famous pepper plantations outside of Kampot, and taste the best pepper in the world

•   A homestay in the village of Banteay Chhmar puts you right in the heart of rural life in Cambodia

•   Dine on local favourites by torchlight in the atmospheric grounds of a ruined Angkorian temple

•   ‘Eat for a cause’ with dinner at a Phnom Penh restaurant that not only serves delicious modern Cambodian cooking, but helps the local youth too

•   Select your own crab and have it cooked up fresh while you look out across the Gulf of Thailand at the Kep Crab market

Dates & Availability
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Departing: 18th Apr 2019
Returning: 26th Apr 2019
£940pp
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Fully Booked
Departing: 9th May 2019
Returning: 17th May 2019
£915pp
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Limited Availability
3 spaces
Departing: 6th Jun 2019
Returning: 14th Jun 2019
£910pp
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Fully Booked
Departing: 4th Jul 2019
Returning: 12th Jul 2019
£865pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 8th Aug 2019
Returning: 16th Aug 2019
£865pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 5th Sep 2019
Returning: 13th Sep 2019
£865pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 19th Sep 2019
Returning: 27th Sep 2019
£865pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 3rd Oct 2019
Returning: 11th Oct 2019
£865pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 17th Oct 2019
Returning: 25th Oct 2019
£865pp
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Itinerary & Notes
Sua s'dei! Welcome to Cambodia. The sensational Angkor ruins may be the main attraction, but Cambodia’s exquisite temples, charming villages and magical markets deserve lots of attention too. Phnom Penh is set at the meeting point of the Mekong and Tonle Sap rivers, and life centres around the lively river-front area where the locals come to take in the air, snack on the street hawkers food and enjoy impromptu waterside entertainment. If you have free time, perhaps stroll the broad tree-lined boulevards dotted with old colonial villas and explore the city. The National Museum and the Silver Pagoda are both worth a visit. Or consider Wat Phnom, a peaceful temple situated on a hill for which the city is named. With genuine locals always ready to share a sincere smile, Cambodia will steal your heart and enrich your spirit. Your adventure begins with a Welcome Meeting at 6pm. Check with hotel reception for the location of this Welcome Meeting, and have your insurance details and next of kin information ready for verification. Cambodian food is often overshadowed by focus on Thailand and Vietnam, when in fact Khmer cuisine is one of the world's oldest living food cultures. The Cambodian cooking pot combines an eclectic mix of local and international influences and has a flavour all its own. Kick off this food adventure ‘eating for a cause’ at an inspirational hospitality school that provides vocational training for former street youths in Phnom Penh. It’s a great opportunity to sample some tasty modern Cambodian cooking. After dinner will be free time to choose between having a relaxing sunset deink at the Foreign Correspondents' Club, or stroll along the famous Sisowath Quay and enjoy a cocktail or coffee at one of the many cafes while observing the busy river traffic. Phnom Penh remains a living relic of the country's past struggles and successes.

Additional Activities

Phnom Penh - Welcome Dinner
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