Guided tour of the famous Sombai infused-liqueur workshop
Visit to the infusion room to see how the liqueur is created
Samples of up to 8 unique, hand-created flavors of Sombai
Great opportunity to purchase Sombai & other local products
Small-group tour ensures a friendly, personalized experience
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Guided tour of Sombai workshop
Roundtrip transportation to and from your Siem Reap hotel
Know Before You Book
Accompanying children and non-drinking guests are complimentary. Please book based on the number of drinkers, and inform Sombai Infused Cambodian Liqueur regarding the number of non-drinkers after booking.
You must be 21 years of age and present a valid photo ID in order to consume alcohol.
Hotel pickup is available from most centrally located Siem Reap hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.
Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.
What you can expect
Travel to a Sombai workshop hidden in Siem Reap. Discover the colorful infusion process used to add distinctive flavor to this famous Cambodian beverage. Admire the hand-painted bottle designs, sample the full range of flavors, and enjoy convenient roundtrip transportation from your hotel.
Get picked up from your hotel in Siem Reap and arrive at the Sombai workshop, a traditional Khmer house made of wood. Remove your shoes at the entrance, and climb up to the infusion room, lined with over 100 glass jars containing different types of local fruits, herbs, and spices. The infusion process draws out the natural color of the ingredients, capturing the essence of mango, pineapple, coconut, lemongrass, green tea, cinnamon, and countless others.
Learn about the history of the distinctive liqueur, and how it was originally derived from medicinal rice wine. Admire the intricate, hand-painted bottles, each created by young Cambodian artists. After touring the workshop, sit down for a tasting session, working from savory to spicy, and then finally to sweet. Sip water to cleanse your palate, and snack on banana chips, cashew nuts, and flavored peanuts. At the end of the tour, choose to return to your hotel or get dropped off in town.