Cambodian cuisine must be Asia’s most misunderstood and under-appreciated cuisine. Come discover Cambodian cuisine with us on one of our Cambodia Culinary Tours or Travel and Food Writing and Photography Retreats, which we host throughout the year, every year.

Join us in Siem Reap and Battambang on a delicious journey to discover Cambodian cuisine, Asia’s most misunderstood and most under-appreciated cuisine. We host 9- and 10-day trips and retreats every year, based out of Siem Reap with a few days in Battambang. While nine and ten days might seem like a long time, at the end of our trips participants always tell us that they wished they’d stayed longer.

UPDATED September 2017: Click through to this post for dates and prices for our 2017 and 2018 Cambodia Culinary Tours and Travel and Food Writing and Photography Retreats and to read testimonials from previous participants.

Scroll through Terence’s gorgeous photo gallery, above, of the highlights from our 2015 Culinary Travel Writing and Photography Tour, to get an idea as to what to expect on our retreats and tours.

Also check out our Instagram feed for images from the experiences and we now have a dedicated Siem Reap Retreats and Tours website as well.

If you’re not a regular reader and are not sure why you should come discover Cambodian cuisine with us, you can learn more about us here. In short, we’re a veteran travel/food writer and photographer team who have lived abroad for 18 years and travelled to over 80 countries. We’re based in Siem Reap, where we’ve been researching and writing a Cambodia cookbook for several years. We have a handful of degrees between us and have both taught at university level. I’ve taught writing, filmmaking and media studies; Terence taught photography and design.

Our work and travel and food writing and photography has been published in National Geographic Traveller (USA & UK), Australian Gourmet Traveller, Delicious, Feast, SBS Food, The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Independent, Wanderlust, Sunday Times Travel Magazine, Conde Nast Traveller China, Get Lost, International Travel, Travel+Leisure Southeast Asia, DestinAsian, AFAR, CNN Travel, and scores of in-flight and hotel magazines.

Discover Cambodian Cuisine on our Cambodia Culinary Tours and Travel and Food Writing and Photography Retreats

On both trips you’ll do a lot of eating, tasting and a little cooking as you discover Cambodian cuisine and learn about the country’s culinary culture and culture, from Royal Khmer Cuisine to Cambodian street food.

The main difference between the trips is that participants on our Travel and Food Writing and Photography Retreats are focused on honing their creative skills, whether that be in travel and/or food writing or photography or both, and developing culinary travel stories as they discover Cambodian cuisine.

Those joining us on our Cambodia Culinary Tour are primarily here to get a taste of the local cuisine and culture and an insight into the history and everyday life, as they explore the countryside and villages, and experience the stupendous temples of Angkor Archaeological Park, including Angkor Wat, and more remote temples such as Banteay Srei and Beng Mealea,

We’ve created 9-day and 10-day trips crammed with mouthwatering experiences and meals, and enriching activities, aimed at enabling you to fully experience Cambodian cuisine in a way that you wouldn’t otherwise be able to.

We’ve structured the itineraries in such a way so that participants on the Cambodia Culinary Tours will have some downtime that they can use to relax by the pool, enjoy a massage or some pampering at a spa, go shopping, or do whatever they please. Those doing our Retreats will no doubt wish to use this time to write and take photos.

Next Retreats and Tours

UPDATED September 2017 Next up: a range of early to late 2017 and 2018 creative retreats and culinary tours. Following requests from readers, we are currently scheduling extra dates, as well as an intensive 3-day monsoon writing and photography retreat, a second Vietnam Culinary Tour and a new Thailand Culinary Tour. Dates coming soon!

Making an Enquiry or Booking

To make a booking or learn more email us at for a full itinerary, price list, and payment information. To book your place, a US$500 non-refundable deposit is required.

Media and Blogger Affiliate Programme

If you are a food/travel blogger and would like to be part of our affiliate programme or if you’d like to write about our Cambodia Culinary Tour and need a media release and hi-res images, please email us on the address above.

Sponsors and Candidates

We are offering one sponsored spot to young Cambodians on our Cambodia Travel and Food Writing and Photography Retreat and Cambodia Culinary Tour. If you’d like to nominate a Cambodian candidate for these or future retreats and tours, or you’re a business or individual who’d like to sponsor a place, please email us on the same address above.

Updated: September 2017

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