• Location: Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)
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Get a real taste of Cambodia as you sample Siem Reap specialty Sombai. Learn how the local liqueur is made by mixing rice wine with rum on a 1-hour tour of a Sombai workshop, and see the infusion room where fruits and spices are used for flavor. Finally, sample the famous liqueur, tasting 8 different flavors from sweet to spicy, and perhaps purchase some as a unique souvenir. This small-group tour includes hotel pick-up and round-trip transfers from Siem Reap.

Highlights

  • 1-hour Sombai workshop tour from Siem Reap
  • See how Sombai liqueur is made as you visit the infusion room
  • Sample up to 8 different flavors of Sombai
  • Have the chance to purchase Sombai and other homemade products
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Small-group tour ensures a personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Sombai Infused Cambodian Liqueur: Workshop Visit and Liqueur Tasting

Tasting

Customer Reviews

Holly S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Please go visit when in Siem Reap. A lovely little shop, it's a very personalized experience to taste all their liqueurs and see the process of infusion. Plus the hand painted bottles make the best gift to bring home for friends and family!

Matthew W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Great tour and tasting experience. The hand-painted bottles are beautiful and the sombai is amazing! I brought my children with and they enjoyed the tour too. Even though they could not paticipated in the tasting, they enjoyed smelling the different liqueurs.

Tristram M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

A small group tour of where Sombai is made. They're a bit stingy with the tasters, to be true, but you also get to try several kinds of alcoholic jam which wasn't mentioned until we got there and which was quite tasty.

Shane Ian C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

This tour was good if a little short. Got a nice short tour around the distillery and got to taste a variety of the spirits. The guide was kind and friendly. Got picked up from the hotel which is good. It would be ideal at the start of the day.

Rhin B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

This was quite amazing. They picked us up, showed us around the storage area and explained the different rice wine. Then we tried 11 different kinds. I wasn and #39;t planning on buying anything but after the tasting I bought 2 bottles. Yumm!

Heather M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This was a neat little tour--it doesn't last very long but it was a lot of fun! I was picked up at my hotel which is great, because my hotel was a little out of town and taken to their workshop. I saw the bottles of liqueur in various stages of the process and tasted eleven samples the last three were new flavors they were trying out. It would be a great rainy day activity.

Nicole M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

This tour only lasted 45 minutes but it was one of many highlights of our visit to Siem Reap Feb. 2016.
We were picked up at our hotel and driven to the Sombai location which was only a short distance. Upon arrival we were greeted by a lovely young lady who was out guide. She took us upstairs steep stairway and explained the 11 types of infused liquor and how they are made and then bottled. After that we are taken back downstairs for a tasting of 8 different flavors. Since I have allergies to citrus , I only tasted 3, which were all great. I ended up buying several small bottles to bring back to the US. My favorites were the Anise Coffee and The Banana Cinnamon blend. The bottles are beautifully hand painted by a local Cambodian artist and each is one-of-a-kind. This is a NOT-TO-MISS activity.

Joelle L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

An unique and wonderful product. We enjoyed meeting the lovely creators of Sombai. The tasting was fun and educational. We walked away with six bottles and wished we had bought more. Each bottle itself are a piece of art. They are hand-painted by local artists in traditional Khmer themes. A definite must on your visit to Siem Reap especially for gifts before Xmas.

Deyn

4 star rating: Recommended June 2017

Highly recommended!

Kayla T

4 star rating: Recommended January 2017

This was a really great tour for the price. They tell you about the process of distilling and infusing the rice wine. It was very informative. Also they were willing to do our tour on a holiday.

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