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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

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What You Can Expect

Sombai Infused Cambodian Liqueur: Workshop Visit and Liqueur Tasting

Tasting

Customer Reviews

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.

kevin m

4 star rating: Recommended March 2016

this trip the sombai infused workshop is only a short trip , but is well worth doing , once there the guide shows you round all the different selections of liqueur and explains what is in each one and how long they have been made, the highlight of the trip is the tasting , you get to taste a minimum of six different flavors, plus snacks,
after the tasting you can by the bottles, i chose the banana flavor one, just wish i had off brought more !!!
i would recommend this short tour while in siem reap

Steven P

1 star rating: I do not recommend this October 2016

I would have liked to do this tour but the driver was over 30 minutes late for the pickup and we could not fit it into the rest of our schedule comfortably.

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