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Cambodia Culture & Cuisine

Cambodia, Southeast Asia

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Luxury accommodations Exertion level: 3
Operator: Exotissimo Travei 24 people max
  • Phnom penh international airport, phnom penh, cambodia
  • Culinary & Wine Travel trips
The Angkorian empire that ruled Cambodia until the 14th century left an indelible mark on the culture and beliefs of the country.  Our 'Culture and Cuisine' tour takes you on an insightful journey to explore the legacies of a bygone era as well as the modern glory of Cambodia.  With expert guides, exotic cuisine, and luxurious hotels you will be amazed at the, often unexpected, wonders along the way.


Arrive in Cambodia's capital, Phnom Penh, and indulge in a traditional massage to ease the effects of jet-lag.  Be introduced to the local cuisine with a welcome dinner at one of the city's outstanding restaurants before retiring to your luxury hotel for the evening.

Take a walking tour of the capital's modern architecture which reflects the culturally and politically vibrant era of the mid-1900s.  Visit the city's palace and museum before enjoying an entertaining and enriching traditional performance of shadow puppetry and dance.

Travel to the charming town of Battambang where you will experience the lifestyles of the rural Khmer people and observe their skilled craftsmanship.  A trip on the local Bamboo Train will allow a relaxed way to enjoy the countryside.

Continue to Siem Reap by boat, the former capital of the once-mighty Angkorian Empire and home to the magnificent temples built by the ancient Khmer kings.  Over three days, you will explore these architectural wonders and unlock the mystery behind their construction and meaning.

During your time in Siem Reap, further immerse yourself in Cambodian culture with a visit to the Kampong Phluck floating village and with a private tour of the Angkor National Museum.  Try your hand at Khmer cooking with a half day culinary tour, visiting markets, learning about local ingredients, and preparing traditional dishes.  Venture out to the countryside to experience the local lifestyle and the techniques used to make Cambodia's fine silks and feast on delicious meals of international and local cuisines.

From the tables to the temples, this journey is one of discovery as you explore the splendor of Cambodia.  With specialist guides, remarkable hotels, and unique excursions, Exotissimo's 'Culture and Cuisine' tour is a memorable adventure.

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Cambodia, Southeast Asia

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Special information

  • This is a custom departure, meaning this trip is offered on dates that you arrange privately with the provider. Additionally, you need to form your own private group for this trip. The itinerary and price here is just a sample. Contact the provider for detailed pricing, minimum group size, and scheduling information. For most providers, the larger the group you are traveling with, the lower the per-person cost will be.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Phnom Penh Arrival (D)

Upon arrival at Phnom Penh International Airport, you will be greeted by your guide and transferred to your hotel right in the heart of the city. Relax and unwind post-flight as you get pampered with a rejuvenating traditional Khmer massage at Bodia Spa. This evening, indulge yourself in a delicious Khmer Welcome Dinner at one of Phnom Penh's best restaurants.

Overnight in Phnom Penh.

Day 2 - Phnom Penh (B,L,D)

After breakfast at the hotel, depart on a Khmer Architecture walking tour that will take you on a fascinating discovery of Cambodian architecture from the late 1950s and 1960s, a culturally and politically vibrant time. After lunch, visit the remarkable National Museum and Grand Palace for further understanding of the Kingdom's illustrious history. Dine for a cause this evening with a fabulous meal at a charity-run restaurant and enjoy a traditional puppetry and dance performance.

Overnight in Phnom Penh.

Day 3 - Phnom Penh - Battambang (B,D)

Sit back and enjoy the scenery along the drive to Battambang this morning.  After checking in at your hotel and freshening up, spend your afternoon observing and interacting with local craftspeople of the area.  Visit a cultural village and learn how local products are made. Finish the afternoon with a ride on the bamboo train before enjoying dinner at the authentic Smoking Pot Restaurant.  

Overnight in Battambang

Day 4 - Battambang - Siem Reap (B,L,D)

Today, you will embark on one of the most stunning boat trips in Cambodia, as you will be taken from Battambang to Siem Reap by a comfortable private boat.  Your journey follows the waterways of the Stung Sangker River and on into the Tonle Sap Lake.  Arrive Siem Reap mid afternoon and enjoy some time at leisure before visiting the Angkor National Museum.

This evening, enjoy an Asian-inspired French meal at Abacus Restaurant in a beautiful garden setting.

Day 5 - Siem Reap (B,L)

Learn more about Khmer cuisine with a half day cooking course.  Under the guidance of a trained chef, visit the local market, buy traditional ingredients, and try your hand at preparing a variety of dishes.  After feasting on your creations, visit the enigmatic temples of Ta Phrom and Bayon as well as the smaller, but equally impressive, Banteay Kdei and Srah Srang.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

 

Day 6 - Siem Reap (B,L,D)

Experience the unique lifestyle of the rural Cambodians with a boat trip through the floating village of Kampong Phluck and an excursion to the countryside. Enjoy sights of the flooded forests, floating houses, and rural scenes of oxcarts and rice fields. Visit crafts workshops and the silk center.  This afternoon visit the legendary Angkor Wat from where you will enjoy the sun setting over the plains of Angkor.   

 

Day 7 - Siem Reap Departure (B)

After breakfast, enjoy some time at leisure until the transfer to the airport for your individual departure flight

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