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Sombai Cambodian Liqueur: Workshop Visit and Liqueur Tasting provided by Sombai Shop

Sombai Cambodian Liqueur: Workshop Visit and Liqueur Tasting

Sombai Cambodian Liqueur: Workshop Visit and Liqueur Tasting
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About
Sombai, a sweet liqueur, is Siem Reap’s signature drink. See how it’s made, hear the story behind its creation, admire the hand-painted bottles, then sample the entire flavor range with local snacks on this great-value workshop tour. Your package includes 2-way transfers from your hotel to the workshop downtown at a time slot that suits your schedule.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, French
Highlights
  • Tour the workshop where Sombai, a local liqueur, is created
  • Taste the eight flavors: coconut & pineapple, coffee & anise, and more
  • Feel free to sample other products made on site, and shop for souvenirs
  • Skip the travel stress: Tour includes 2-way transfers from Siem Reap hotels
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Tour the workshop where Sombai, a local liqueur, is created
  • Taste the eight flavors: coconut & pineapple, coffee & anise, and more
  • Feel free to sample other products made on site, and shop for souvenirs
  • Skip the travel stress: Tour includes 2-way transfers from Siem Reap hotels
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 13937P1
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private tour in English (in German or French on request)
  • Liqueur tasting
  • Snacks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (in Siem Reap)
  • Entry/Admission - Sombai Shop
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
1h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pickup at any hotel in Siem Reap (lobby area). Return at the hotel or anywhere in town.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Free of charge for non drinking accompanying person
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Private tour in English (in German or French on request)
  • Liqueur tasting
  • Snacks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (in Siem Reap)
  • Entry/Admission - Sombai Shop
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pickup at any hotel in Siem Reap (lobby area). Return at the hotel or anywhere in town.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
1h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Free of charge for non drinking accompanying person
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
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    Sombai Shop
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    Get a real taste of Cambodia as you sample Siem Reap specialty Sombai. Learn how the local liqueur is made on a 1-hour tour of a Sombai workshop, and see the maceration room where fruits and spices are used for flavor. Finally, sample the famous liqueur, tasting 11 different flavors from sweet to spicy, but also taste the 5 alcoholic jams and perhaps purchase some as a unique souvenir.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Andy and Sue
2 contributions
Enjoyable tour
Mar. 2020 • Couples
We were looking for a quick activity on our last afternoon in Siem Reap. This was perfect. Collected from hotel, shown the various containers of maturing liquers followed by tasting liquers and alcoholic jams. Very tasty and make great presents.Our guide was very informative and polite.
Written 5 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

SJWJR
Leicestershire UK363 contributions
Excellent tasty wine and jam
Really great tour. Booked it direct through the hotel and the ticket included a pick up and return to the hotel. On arrival we were shown how they make the flavored rice wine and then taken to a tasting room. We tried a total of 11 wines, all very different followed by 5 alcoholic jams. Our guide was great and we thoroughly enjoyed our chat with him. At the end you can purchase the products you have tried. The wine bottles are lovely with unique paintings on each of the bottles. At the end I was extreme pleased to see that they don’t have plastic bags. They actually make their own from old magazines. The total cost for this trip is only $5.00 per person. Very informative excellent tour 😃
Written 17 February 2020
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Hugo G
23 contributions
Visit of the Leang Seckon house and liquor tasting
I had a great time visiting this liquor workshop. The location itself is wonderful, because it happens to be located inside the Leang Seckon house. We had a free tasting of dozens of very original liquors and could see how they where manufactured.
Each bottles is hand-painted and unique, all that in a very affordable price.
I strongly recommend !!
Written 15 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Yenni Ng
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia5 contributions
Good place for a short visit
Not much crowd over here, the worker here was extremely friendly with good english command. I would say this is a unique experience we had in Siem Reap and their rice wines are something we haven't tried before. Would recommend tourists to give it a try.
Written 13 January 2020
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Dear Customer, We thank you for taking time to share your great experience at our shop. We are indeed a small workshop that is not in the main touristic area, providing a homey kind of vibe to the tasting session, just like sitting in your living room sipping on liqueurs and snacking on alcoholic jams and crackers. Something different to discover indeed. We hope you will recommend us to your friends and family visiting Siem Reap soon. Joelle & Lionel
Written 15 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tanabear
Seward, AK7 contributions
Worth the visit
Jan. 2020 • Couples
We had a fun stop here with very friendly staff, taste testing all the samples and beautiful art work on the bottles. Would recommend it!
Written 10 January 2020
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Dear Customer, We are delighted that you enjoyed your fun hour at our shop and took time to share your joyful experience. We have really cool staff who make it a must to provide the best experience to every customer who comes through our door. This contributes greatly to the relaxed atmosphere many have mentioned throughout. We would highly appreciate your recommending us to your relatives and friends who come to visit Siem Reap soon and are looking for a unique experience. Joelle & Lionel
Written 15 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Em_Ingarfield
Yellowknife, Canada5 contributions
Fun visit
Staff was super friendly and happy to chat, the tour was quite brief, but the samples were very tasty, and happily bought a couple bottles to take home!
Written 20 December 2019
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Dear Customer, We thank you for taking time to share your experience at our Sombai shop. Our infusion room and workshop are quite small (we are still a small couple's business) and with the tasting, you spend up to an hour discovering new and unique flavours like the Umami (the fifth taste few know of), sweet and sour, liquorish, spicy pepper, or hot chili infusions. And the best part still remains the sampling of tasty liqueurs and one-of-a-kind alcoholic jams. We hope you will recommend us to your friends and relatives who will come visit Siem Reap. Best Regards, Joelle & Lionel
Written 26 December 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Pradnya
2 contributions
Enjoyable visit to Sombai shop
Dec. 2019
We visited Sombai liqueur shop in Siem Reap. They infuse rice wine with fruits and spices. They have many interesting combinations with lemon grass, cherry tomatoes, pepper, ginger, bananas, sugarcane, chillies, coffee , green tea etc. We tasted 11 flavours and they were all very interesting. We also tasted their alcoholic jams. The ambience was very nice. The staff members were very courteous and enthusiastic. They made the visit quite enjoyable. We bought a few bottles though liked all of them. A few of their bottles have Siem Reap attractions hand painted on them. We pay a few dollars extra for hand painted bottle but its absolutely worth buying it as a souvenir. Definitely a must visit place in Siem Reap.
Written 17 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Customer, Our heartfelt thank you for taking time to share your great experience at our workshop. Indeed, the discovery journey at Sombai brings you through 11 different combinations of 2 flavours and 5 unique alcoholic jams but also through the hand-painted products our Artists are always proud of showcasing. We also believe that each artist deserves to be paid for what he is creating on our bottles, notebooks, fridge magnets, coffee cups and so on, which explains the difference between a label version and a hand-painted piece of Art. We hope you will warmly recommend us to your friends and relatives who may come to Siem Reap in the near future. Best Regards, Joelle & Lionel
Written 26 December 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Loren M
19 contributions
Interesting and Unique
Nov. 2019
This place was great! The drinks were interesting and delicious. I wanted to buy everything and was cursing baggage/customs restrictions. They also have a little pond outside with the smallest frogs I've ever seen (i initially thought they were bugs). I'm obsessed with both the alcohol and the frogs.

This was an interesting and unique thing to do while doing all the typical things in Siem Reap (Angkor)
Written 5 December 2019
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Dear Loren, A thousand thank you for taking the time to write us a great review and for being so keen on visiting us (you planned everything in advance and we really appreciate this kind of love). Yes we have many ponds around our green and natural workshop. We often have customers who love all the flavors - very distinctive in taste and unique- and spend a while, calculator in hand, to be able to carry the maximum they can get through customs. That is also the reason why we have different sizes of bottles to suit everyone's requirements. We hope you will recommend us to your loved ones or colleagues who might come visit Siem Reap soon. Best Regards, Joelle & Lionel
Written 26 December 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Graz&Pete
Singapore, Singapore8 contributions
A great start in Siem Reap
Nov. 2019
Sombai Cambodian Liqueur was a very interesting and informative tour that lasted one hour full of trying delicious Cambodian liqueurs (I think there were 10?) and a few alcoholic jams. It was literally our first thing we did in Siem Reap and definitely was worth booking.
We were picked up and drop off at the hotel by tuktuk which was another attraction to us. Super fun experience that we highly recommend to anyone visiting Siem Reap!
Written 4 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Customer, A big thank you for taking the time to share your fabulous experience during your tour of our Sombai workshop. We offer a package that includes pick-up and drop-off (at a minimal fee or free at 2 specific hours of the day: 8pm and 3pm). We have 11 flavours of liqueurs and 5 alcoholic jams to discover. Our staff are always proud to share their passion with customers and will make sure that you fully enjoy your hour of tasting. I hope you recommend us to your family and friends who will come visit Siem Reap in the near future. Best Regards, Joelle & Lionel
Written 26 December 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Bakilas
Siem Reap, Cambodia15 contributions
Good change to pick up gifts
Nov. 2019
Staff was very helpful explaining the Sombai preparation process. Tasting was very nice with the opportunity to sample each of the available drinks as well as the alcoholic jams. Water and banana chips are provided to cleanse the taste buds.

You then have the option to purchase bottles of Sombai, I decided to stock up on the small 100 ml bottles as gifts for friends. You can choose the bottles with the hand-painted artwork that you find most appealing and they are packed into handmade packaging for you.

Really enjoyable experience.
Written 18 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Customer, We thank you very much for taking the time to share your exciting experience with the Sombai Team. The staff will guide you through the process, the different stages of infusion, the different combination of flavours and so on. Depending on the time of visit (before 5 pm during weekdays, up to 12 on Saturday), you will get to see the production team adding all the krama, stickers and our artist creating amazing pieces. The bottles come in different sizes (10cl, 16cl,20cl, 25cl, 70cl) which enables you to pick as many bottles as you wish based on your custom allowance. The packaging is sourced from the villages and are made out of palm leaf to which are added natural dye. Please recommend us to your friends and relatives who might come to Siem Reap soon. Best Regards, Joelle & Lionel
Written 26 December 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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litterkati
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Don't miss it!
Great place and program! I definitely recommend to go to their place and enjoy the variety of flavors of the liquer
Climber579168
Climber579168
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A must
A shop that sells homemade liqueurs and alcoholic jams. Great place to buy souvenirs and treat yourself. The staf
Laura C
Laura C
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wonderful time
My husband and I came here for a tasting.... but what we found was that we loved sombai-infused Cambodia liqueur ..
emiZaraZ
emiZaraZ
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Nice Place to go
the liquor is nice, but the bottle with the painting is expensive compared to the one no have the painting. The l
Pammu_Parvinder
Pammu_Parvinder
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Very cute packings
I had been there because I was looking for a clothing store but it was more of souvenirs and liqueur. No doubt they
Ria P
Ria P
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A great little workshop and delicious liquors.
We took a tuk tuk to this place and had a tour of the small workshop. Tastings were great and free with no pressure
travellerVaria
travellerVaria
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Warm courteous staff and unusual wine
You’ll find Sombai infused wines at multiple places across Siem Reap, but nothing compares to visiting this small h
M16lo
M16lo
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Great Time
We had a wonderful time at the Sombai Cambodia Liqueur shop. We had a wonderful tour and were shown around the ent
Medardus1988
Medardus1988
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Great Tasting Experience
I went on Khmai New Year and they were still open. Van greeted me with a smile and showed me the infusing bottles u
callesirius
callesirius
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A pleasent and different experience.
Very interesting tasting of rice wine and jams and pickles. Informative with no hard sell, bought a couple of small
massy_brl
massy_brl
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Free tasting
A local family business. Welcome and presentation from the owner 👌🏼. Great explanations, tasty drinks and jam ! T
Kyle K
Kyle K
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Sombai visit
Vannthey (Vanthey) was such a great guide in exploring these amazing products. My favorite was Coconut Pineapple. T
JimManheimer
JimManheimer
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wonderful treat!
The rice wine is delicious, the staff are helpful, and the bottles are a work of art. truly worth the visit and th
Ateamgoestravelling
Ateamgoestravelling
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Jolly and informative rice wine tasting with no pushy sales!
We had a tasting for just the two of us as part of a tuk tuk tour. Our host was very informative and we tried 7 dif
viviasl91
viviasl91
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Free tasting under Le Meridian Angkor
It was a very unforgettable experience for myself and my fiancé, we were so welcomed even there were no group with
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