The Angkor temples are definitely worth a stop on any Cambodia travel itinerary. However, travelers have not truly experienced the beauty of Cambodia if temple touring is the only thing they do. Our Exotissimo tour ensures that guests get to see the country's outstanding cultural and culinary legacies without missing out on comfort or value.
Bangkok, Thailand (PRWEB) April 23, 2009
Exotissimo Travel, a leading tailor-made travel company in Southeast Asia, has launched a new 6-day 'Cambodia: Culture & Cuisine' luxury tour.
This tour is recommended for discerning travelers who seek to uncover an ancient civilization through its customs, arts and food. Accompanied by expert guides, travelers will enjoy a stylish journey that includes visiting renowned attractions, exploring undiscovered gems and indulging in gastronomic Khmer delights and is enhanced by stays at top boutique hotels.
The tour begins in the capital of Phnom Penh, a city that is often overlooked as a destination by tourists. Besides a pampering treatment at a top spa, the program also immerses guests in the city's emerging culinary scene with dinners at an established restaurant and a charity-run café. A walking tour allows travelers to navigate the city's distinctive architecture from the 1950s and 1960s as well as iconic landmarks such as the Royal Palace.
From Phnom Penh, a short flight leads to Siem Reap, the gateway to the crown jewel of Cambodia. There, travelers can explore the Angkor temples from the unique vantage point of a helium balloon as it rises above the tree line for aerial views of the awe-inspiring monuments. Visits to lesser known but equally impressive sites such as Banteay Kdei and Srah Srang are also included.
For a deeper insight into Cambodia's culinary traditions, a half-day cooking course with a trained chef is planned. Guests take a guided tour through a local market followed by a hands-on session in preparing signature Khmer dishes. Rural Cambodian living can be viewed in its authenticity as guests sail past flooded forests, schools and temples during the boat trip through the floating village of Kampong Phluck. The trip to Siem Reap also entails visits to handicraft workshops, a silk center and the Angkor National Museum before culminating with a delectable farewell dinner.
"The Angkor temples are definitely worth a stop on any Cambodia travel itinerary. However, travelers have not truly experienced the beauty of Cambodia if temple touring is the only thing they do. Our Exotissimo tour ensures that guests get to see the country's outstanding cultural and culinary legacies without missing out on comfort or value."
To view this itinerary in detail, visit Cambodia: Culture & Cuisine tour
For other touring ideas in Cambodia, visit Cambodia Tours.
About Exotissimo Travel
Exotissimo Travel is a premier destination management company that specializes in tailor made tours in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand. Established in 1993, the company is now a network of 15 locally-based offices staffing over 500 travel professionals, and sales offices in San Francisco, Paris, Berlin, Barcelona and Melbourne. For more information, please visit http://www.exotissimo.com.