Everything you need to know, and then some.
HOW LONG DO THE TOURS LAST? WHEN AND WHERE DO THEY START?
Morning tours start every day at 8 a.m. and are over between noon and 1 p.m. Evening tours start at 5 p.m. and you will be back at your hotel 9 p.m. If you're staying in central Siem Reap we will pick you up from your hotel by tuk tuk at the start of your tour and drop you off there after the tour. If you make a last-minute booking or your hotel is outside the center of town, we will ask that you meet us in a central location.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Our tours cost $75 USD per person. The price of the tour includes all of your food, drinks, and transportation during the tour. If you are a solo traveler, we ask that you pay a $30 solo supplement. If others book the same tour, we will refund you this amount on the day of your tour. We're also happy to help you arrange to join a tour with other guests, if you prefer.
HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN A TOUR ACCOMMODATE? CAN I DO A PRIVATE TOUR?
In order to provide a truly personal in-depth experience, we usually limit our tours to small groups of one to four in the morning and up to seven guests in the evening. For an additional fee, we can give you an entirely private tour, by prior arrangement. We can also organize private tours for larger groups.
CAN KIDS GO ON A TOUR?
We welcome children on our morning tour, as there's more to do and see. The cost for kids 5 to 11 is $45, and kids 4 and younger can come for free, as long as they can sit on their parent's lap in the tuk tuk. If there are children in your group please include a note in the questionnaire with the ages of the children and anything else you think we should know. Unfortunately we cannot accept bookings for children under 12 on our evening tour.
IS CAMBODIAN FOOD SAFE?
Siem Reap Food Tours only takes guests to vendors and restaurants that we visit often and in whose hygiene standards we have full confidence. It's true that many travelers experience an upset stomach when they first come to Cambodia, but you're just as likely to experience this after dining at a fancy hotel as at a street-food stall. We recommend washing your hands regularly during your visit to Cambodia and taking all ordinary precautions to avoid becoming ill. But if you make the right choices — and on our tours we do — there's no reason to deny yourself the pleasures of eating like a local while you're in the Kingdom of Wonder.
CAN YOU ARRANGE A VEGETARIAN OR PESCATARIAN (FISH-ONLY) TOUR?
We are happy to accommodate vegetarians — our morning tour offers the most vegetarian options. Pescatarians will have no problems at all; just let us know in advance.
WHAT ABOUT A TOUR FOR THOSE WHO EAT GLUTEN-FREE? OR A RED MEAT OR PORK-FREE TOUR? OR A TOUR FOR THOSE WITH ALLERGIES?
Yes, it's possible to organize a gluten-free tour or a tour without pork, or red meat. Please let us know in advance about your dietary requirements and we will do everything we can to accommodate you. However, peanut allergies and certain other food allergies may not be compatible with a food tour in Cambodia due to the risk of cross-contamination, and we cannot assume any responsibility for those with severe allergies. If you have a severe allergy, please contact us before making a booking.
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE MORNING AND EVENING TOURS?
Our morning and evening tours have completely different itineraries (so feel free to do both!). On our morning tour, we will take you into the bustle of Siem Reap's food markets and street-food stalls, sampling food all along the way, then head on a scenic drive into the countryside where we'll visit Cambodian food producers in a small village. The morning tour offers lots of wonderful photographic opportunities.
Our evening tour gives the chance to "dine around town." We stop at several small, off-the-beaten-track and family-run restaurants and try their specialties, and we visit a nighttime dining spot popular with locals where we sample Cambodian BBQ and tasty street-side snacks. The evening tour is a more relaxed, social introduction to Siem Reap.
HOW DO I BOOK?
We keep our tours small, so please book well in advance if you'd like to tour on a particular day.
Please visit our booking page to reserve and pay for your tour using a credit card. If you're in Cambodia, we also accept payment by WING.