Explore the food markets and street food stalls of Siem Reap; savour delectable local cuisine at some of Siem Reap's most exclusive fine dining restaurants; taste award-winning coffee, hand-pulled noodles and handmade dumplings and learn to make Khmer cocktails with local herbs, roost and spices on this tailor-made discovery journey.
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Day 1: Siem Reap
On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy a welcome dinner at the Embassy Restaurant, an exclusive fine dining experience unparalleled in Siem Reap. (D)Day 2: Siem Reap
After a typical Cambodian breakfast at a noodle stall, explore Angkor Archaeological Park. End the day with a relaxing cruise in a gondola paddle boat in the moat of Angkor Thom compound while watching a spectacular sunset at Prasat Chroung Temple. Cocktails, champagne and canapés will be available as the boat paddles slowly along the ancient moat. Tonight dine at the renowned Sugar Palm Restaurant, owned by Cambodian-New Zealand chef Kethana Dunnet. (B)(D)Day 3: Siem Reap
Travel to the pretty pink sandstone temple of Banteay Srei, considered one of the bestpreserved temples in Cambodia. Continue to the country home of Chef Kethana. Over the course of the morning, you will learn how to make various dishes that are served at Sugar Palm. This afternoon, experience a walking tour around Kompheim village. This evening you will be picked up by local remork and your local guide will take you to uncover hidden treasures and areas favoured by locals to sample some of Cambodia’s lesser known cuisine. (B)(L)(D)
Day 4: Siem Reap - Battambang
This morning visit Siem Reap’s food markets and street food stalls, sampling food along the way, before heading out on a scenic drive through rice paddies and temples to a village known for a quintessentially Cambodian dish. Continue by road to Battambang. En route stop at Prasat Phnom Banan Winery, Cambodia’s only commercial winery. There is opportunity for wine tasting including a red wine that is a blend of cabernet and shiraz, a brandy and ginger juice. This evening, enjoy dinner at Jaan Bai, a social enterprise restaurant established by the Cambodian Children’s Trust. (B)(L)(D)Day 5: Battambang
Explore the historic centre of Battambang, beginning at the lively local markets. Try some of the award-winning coffee at Kinyei Café and stop for lunch at Lan Chov Khorko Miteanh for some hand-pulled noodles and handmade dumplings. This evening, enjoy an evening snack food tour by bicycle. Stop at a handful of local eateries and stalls along the riverside where there is a chance to sample some of the region’s renowned street food snacks. (B)(L)(D)Day 6: Battambang - Siem Reap
Stop at the Ancient House located in Wat Kor Village, where the lady of the house will give you a guided tour, showing you how they mill their own rice and demonstrating the afterdinner betel leaf ritual. Continue through picturesque countryside to visit small cottage industries operated by artisanal producers, many of which have been making their product for generations. This evening, visit Asana Bar for a Khmer cocktail lesson. During this fun informal class learn about Khmer herbs, spices and roots, the basic principles of making cocktails, and how to prepare and mix a cocktail. Enjoy dinner at the riverside Chanrey Tree Restaurant for some of the most refined Cambodian cuisine in Siem Reap. (B)(D)
Day 7: Siem Reap
Transfer to the airport where your journey ends. (B)
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