The more we walk through the backstreet of Phnom Penh, the more we come to love and discover the pulse of this awesome city. Since finding our first host, we've taken hundreds of travelers through the backstreet to meet and interact with Cambodians from all walks of life. And we're confident that these interactions between locals and travelers have fostered countless special moments. We've therefore put together a collection of the most popular hosts as rated by our past guests, we're certain you will have an awesome time with them!
The day will start with some adrenalin pumping action with a Cambodian Boxing class with Master Chin Chai. Also called Yuthakun Khom, you can see various technique of this art form at the base of the entrance pillars to the Bayon Temple. We will then tone things down a little as we head towards the coconut carving class where you can make your own keychains and decorative pieces from coconut wood - feel free to experiment in this workshop as you could also try your hand at making cutlery from this versatile material.
Next you will have to summon the culinary explorer within you as our insect cooking host will be eagerly awaiting your arrival to introduce you to a distinctly Cambodian insecty delights. You will, of course, not just be eating the insects but also learning to cook them with spices, herbs and lime garnish. And it's not as simple as just frying everything together as the preparation, selection of fresh grub takes skill and experience, and you get to learn it from one of the local masters in town!
The last stop will a local fisherman, Ramorn, who lives on a traditional Cham boat on the Mekong river with his family. What better way to end day then by having the fish you caught for dinner on a boat with an epic sunset across Phnom Penh!
9am: Hotel pick up
9:30am: Martial Art Initiation Class
11am: Coconut Carving Workshop
12pm: Lunch provided
1pm: Insect Cooking class
2:15pm: Start Fishing Experience
6:15pm: Dinner on boat
7:15: Head back to hotel