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Siem Reap: Cooking Class and Market Shopping

1. Siem Reap: Cooking Class and Market Shopping

For a break from exploring the Angkor temples, come and learn traditional Khmer cooking with us! First, our guide and chef will collect you from your accommodation - just let us know where you're staying when you book. Next we head to a local working market to buy the food we'll be cooking with. Chat to local vendors using your guide as an interlocutor and discover Cambodia's signature ingredients, far from the tourist trail. After that we go to our purpose-built garden pavilion for your hands-on interactive class. Led by a fantastic local English-speaking chef, learn how to cook three delicious Cambodian dishes that you will be able to re-create back home - like fish amok, spring rolls, Cambodian curry, bananas in palm sugar with coconut juice, and many more. Your chef will guide you through the recipes, showing you how to prepare each ingredient and how to cook them to bring out their flavours. Finally, sit down together to eat what you've cooked, in a delicious open-air feast!

Siem Reap: Apsara Dance Show & Dinner with Tuk-Tuk Transfers

2. Siem Reap: Apsara Dance Show & Dinner with Tuk-Tuk Transfers

Benefit from pick-up at your accommodation by tuk-tuk, and then watch a traditional Apsara dance show to experience an authentic folk art from Cambodia. Embark on a unique cultural journey through Hindu and Buddhist mythologies that believe Apsaras are beautiful female creatures sent from heaven to enchant with their soft but mesmerizing dance moves. The hand gestures are a significant part of the dance, with each gesture signifying something different. Feast on a selection of Khmer food from the buffet dinner during the show. Sample typical fare, such as a classic Amok Cambodian curry and Khmer BBQ. International dishes are also available. Return to your accommodation by tuk-tuk at the end of an amazing night.

Cambodian Cooking Class from Siem Reap

3. Cambodian Cooking Class from Siem Reap

Try your hand at making delicious and authentic Cambodian meals, and learn the tips and tricks of the country’s traditional cuisine from your expert local chefs. Leaving from Siem Reap aboard a tuk tuk, you’ll arrive at a rural village after a short trip outside the city. Each cooking class starts with a visit to a local family. Along the way you'll learn about the herbs and vegetables that are grown at most Khmer households and are used in daily cooking. Then, visit a local family's home and take the opportunity to learn about food preparation in a Khmer home. Following this visit, head to a nearby pavilion to get your cooking class started. Together with your chef and guide you will create several dishes that you can then re-produce at home. Learn about the typical ingredients in Cambodian cooking and get the opportunity to experience Cambodian cooking first hand. Classes are completely hands-on. Everyone will have his or her own cooking station and equipment. Classes include a number of Cambodian different dishes, and a recipe card will be provided. At the end of the class you can sit back in the wooden pavilion, perched over a charming pond filled. Your dishes will be served to you one by one, letting you enjoy and compare dishes accompanied by a complimentary ice-cold beer, soft drink, or bottled water. After you have enjoyed your meal, a waiting tuk-tuk will return you to the centrally located tour office. Learn to create some (or all) of these delicious dishes! Morning Class Menu: Cambodian Mango Salad – Using fresh and light ingredients, this is a salad everyone will enjoy. A perfect tropical feast. Fish Amok – Amok is on every visitors 'must do' list. Cooked in a young coconut, Amok is a smooth curry that can be made with either fish, chicken, or tofu. Sticky Rice Balls with Palm Sugar and Grated Young Coconut Afternoon Class Menu: Prahet Chien – Minced fish on sugar cane Cambodian Curry – Unlike its Thai neighbor, Cambodian foods do not tend to be hot and spicy, relying instead on layers of fragrant spices. Nom Tong Noun – Khmer brandy snaps  This delicious, slightly sweet treat is impossible to resist.

Siem Reap: Khmer Cooking Class at a Local's Home

4. Siem Reap: Khmer Cooking Class at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in Khmer culinary traditions with this Cambodian cooking class and see for yourself why Siem Reap is known for its fascinating cuisine and colorful dishes. Start the class with pickup from your hotel in a traditional tuk-tuk and head to your first stop, a local market. Here, meet the locals and haggle for the fresh ingredients for your meal before heading to your local guide's home. At the house, roll up your sleeves and get stuck into your lesson. Learn to prepare 4 traditional dishes, including the savory Fish Amok and renowned Tom Yum. Pick up some useful tips and tricks for your expert guide. After the lesson, sit down to enjoy your 4-course meal before getting dropped off back at your hotel.

Siem Reap: Tonle Sap and Kampong Phluk Tour with Street Food

5. Siem Reap: Tonle Sap and Kampong Phluk Tour with Street Food

You will be picked up at between 2:30 pm to 3:00 pm from your hotel in Siem Reap and then we'll go directly to the the Kampong Phluk, flooded & fishing village of Tonle Sap lake, located just 21 kilometers from Siem Reap town. Once in the lake port, we'll take a local boat from the ferry to explore the famous floating villages of Kampong Phluk. There, you can see firsthand what everyday life is like for the many families who make their living primarily from fishing. Most families live on the lake shore in brightly colored houses on long poles, so the high water levels are not a problem during the rainy season. Explore the flooded mangrove forest surrounding the area, which is home to a variety of species, including crab-eating macaques and 3,000 inhabitants. We will then take you to visit a Buddhist monastery built on an artificial island. After cruise boat, let's explore the food stores, fruit store at the famous night of Siem Reap. Enjoy of taste authentic Cambodian street food like spring rolls and, and sweet desserts, savoring the flavor of skewered meat, fried crickets, fried spider and soft-boiled duck eggs – they’re tastier than you expect. Digest your bounteous banquet, and we transfer you back to your accommodation in a comfortable transport.

Siem Reap: Guided Authentic and Unique Street Food Tour

6. Siem Reap: Guided Authentic and Unique Street Food Tour

You will be picked up from your accommodation at between 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm by Tuk Tuk and explore food store, fruit store at the largest Siem Reap’s Night Market. Enjoy of taste authentic Cambodian street food like spring rolls and, and sweet desserts, savoring the flavor of skewered meat, fried crickets, fried spider and soft-boiled duck eggs – they’re tastier than you expect. Digest your bounteous banquet and we transfer you back to your accommodation in a comfortable transport.

Siem Reap: Half-Day Cambodian Cooking Class

7. Siem Reap: Half-Day Cambodian Cooking Class

Take your taste buds on an adventure and pickup a new skill with this cooking lesson in Siem Reap. Discover how to select Cambodian ingredients at a local market and uncover the secrets to making authentic Cambodian food with a chef. Try the delectable dishes that your make. Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Siem Reap. Relax on the Tuk Tuk drive to the market. Explore regional food on a guided walking tour of the market. Learn about colorful produce and typical Cambodian ingredients.  Head to a purpose-built garden pavilion for your hands-on interactive class. Watch step-by-step as your local chef teaches you how to cook rice paper spring rolls, Cambodian-style curry, and sweet bananas in palm sugar. Savor these dishes before returning to your accommodation in Siem Reap.

Siem Reap: Evening Foodie Vespa Tour

8. Siem Reap: Evening Foodie Vespa Tour

Explore the vibrant Siem Reap on this Vespa tour. Your guide will pick you up from your hotel and take you on a trip downtown for an experiential foodie adventure that you won’t forget in a hurry. Follow the intoxicating aroma as you weave amongst the street vendors. Dine as the locals do, tasting authentically prepared dishes made from recipes passed down generations. Hop from street stalls and hidden alleyways to sample an electric mix of local street eats and Khmer classics. Don’t forget to try the local's favorite dish Nom banh chok (noodles) and a cold beer while you’re at it. Enjoy a night like no other, tasting succulent food your taste buds will love. Learn about the local cuisine and even get a chance to make a dish yourself, if you like. No matter how adventurous of an eater you are, this will be a night to remember.

Siem Reap Private 3-Day Exploration of Temples and Tonle Sap

9. Siem Reap Private 3-Day Exploration of Temples and Tonle Sap

Day 1: Fishing Village of Tonle Sap Lake and Roulous Temples Group Begin your day with a pickup at your accommodation around 8:00 AM and journey through the countryside to the world’s second largest freshwater lake, Tonle Sap Lake, which swells to 12,000 kilometers squared. During the dry half of the year, the lake shrinks to 2,500 kilometers squared, draining into the Tonle Sap River. Take a boat trip to Kampong Phluk, a collection of three small fishing villages in an atmospheric flooded forest setting. Enjoy your lunch at your own expense and have a short rest. Continue your afternoon visit to the Roulos group of temples. This collection of monuments were built in the late 9th-century as a capital city for King Jayavarman II. Take time out here to explore the temples including Preah Ko, Bakong, and Lolei. Day 2: Angkor Thom, Bayon Neak Pean, Bantreay Srei, and Pre Rup Temple This morning head to Angkor Thom. This majestic site once served as the Khmer Empire's glistening capital city. Take a moment to consider its grandiosity before venturing inside the city. Arrive at the temple at Bayon and appreciate its beautifully crafted central towers covered in more than 200 enormous faces. Move to Neak Pean, an artificial island with a Buddhist temple on a circular island in Jayatataka Baray. Visit the well-preserved Banteay Srei. The detailed reliefs on this smaller sandstone structure are regarded as the finest, most skillfully crafted in Cambodia. One the way back, make a brief stop at well-preserved Banteay Samre, a laterite structure that once featured internal moats. Finish your discoveries of the temples of Angkor with sunset at the Pre Rub temple.  Day 3: Temples of Angkor at Sunrise Depart before dawn to see the sunrise outside Angkor Wat. Soak up the atmosphere from the edge of one of the ancient library pools. Then explore the interior of the great temple. Spend a thorough two hours discovering the corridors, central chambers, and upper terraces of this truly great temple. Continue to Preah Khan temple, a ruined but highly atmospheric mélange of tree roots and crumbling stone structures. At the end of the morning return to your accommodation for lunch then in the afternoon drive to Ta Nei. This is a late 12th-century stone temple in Angkor that was dedicated to the Buddha. Set out for the jungle-enveloped Ta Prohm, which is one of the most atmospheric of all the temples in Angkor. This long but fulfilling day will leave you with lifetime memories of some of the most impressive monuments built by mankind.

Private Street Food Tour with Dinner

10. Private Street Food Tour with Dinner

From a culture at least 3,000 years old, Khmer is one of the oldest cuisines in the world. The street food Siem Reap has been influenced by Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese, and French techniques to form a style and flavor profile that is uniquely Cambodian. On this evening food tour, you’ll hop on local transport and travel away from the tourist trail to sample authentic Siem Reap snacks, desserts, and Khmer cuisine staples. Delicious, authentic, and something you don’t want to miss. Visit a local fruit market and navigate the alleyways of a bustling market. Explore the stalls and bright lights at Siem Reap’s largest local picnic spot. Hear insights from the local guide on Cambodian favorites. Test your limit, and indulge in Cambodia's very own fear factory challenge of consuming fried crickets, red ants, and spiders. Come savou the flavors of Siem Reap's snacks, cuisine, and Khmer desserts!

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What people are saying about Siem Reap

The class was wonderful. Before starting cooking, we visited local market first. It's very interesting. And she, our host, was very friendly and cute. It'like cooking with my friends:). I highly recommand to someone who loves cook and need some healing time of your day. And I was happy that i could meet other wonderful couple. Goood time!!!

We had an unforgettable evening with our guide David. The tour more than met our expectations. We experienced the real, authentic cuisine of Vietnam. David was incredibly communicative and taught us a lot about the culture of his homeland. Thanks

Amazing experience! The chef was super sweet and informative. We learned a lot, had good conversations and great laughs - would definitely recommend! It was just the two of us with the chef who even accommodated our special requests

This trip was a lot of fun for my teenage son and I. The guide was very nice and the food on the boat was great!

The overall experience was fantastic and the dishes we leaned to cook were delicious