La Aurora Cigar Factory, Santiago de los Caballeros

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Track the history of the famous hand-rolled cigars at La Aurora Cigar Factory. Established in 1903 by Eduardo Leon Jimenes, La Aurora has gone on to become a globally recognised brand with many awards to its name. Witness the fine craft of hand-rolling in the Dominican Republic’s oldest cigar factory. A factory tour teaches you about the history of the brand, and gives you a glimpse into the complex process of growing, curing, fermenting, and of course hand -olling the cigars. If you want to learn the process, reserve your spot in an intensive hand -olling course at the onsite La Aurora Cigar Institute. Make La Aurora Cigar Factory a part of your Santiago de los Caballeros vacation plans using our Santiago de los Caballeros tourist route planner.
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  • August 15, 2017
    I was fortunate to visit the place early. It is far from the city, so you have to schedule a tour or take a taxi. It is a must. It is very interesting to watch all cigar manufacturing processes, and also see that the factory is in very good condition, maintaining its traditional appearance. It is very entertaining to watch as workers wrap the tobacco, it was anyway what I liked most of Dr. In addition, guides are very attentive, they know a lot and very well explained. The store has many products, and also the staff was very helpful, helped me with everything I needed to choose the right cigar.
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  • August 3, 2017
    The whole family enjoyed the visit of the Cigar Factory . We all enjoyed learning about the cigar process which was very interesting. Our guide was exceptional !!!!!!!!  more »
  • July 30, 2017
    I am fond of cigars and I like very much those produced by Aurora. Browsing your website I saw that there was a tour in the factory to learn and see the production of cigars. Coinciding with a work trip to the Dominican Republic took the tour. Excellent! in a simple and entertaining, teaches visitors the process of manufacture of cigars. Even you can see to the cigar making your work. The tour ends at the store, with all available Aurora cigars! the tour guide and the store manager are extremely friendly with tourists. Excellent experience!
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  • April 2, 2017
    I couldn't begin to describe how awesome it was to spend time at LA Aurora. Their products: cigars, beer, rum, and coffee, I knew were awesome. I now know how amazing their people and company are. Their commitment to excellence shows at every level. I am humbled to have been allowed to spend time there and highly recommend not only buying the products but go see them for yourself.
  • July 5, 2017
    The environment and the people are just awesome. Very nice looking store with competitive tax free pricing. Lots of items on sale. If you catch the tour take, its FREE and very entertaining. They teach you all of the processes and show you around the factory. If you are a rum lover, you must try the La Aurora 110th Aniversario. Its awesome. Be aware that the store is inside the plant so you need to go in through the main gate and then find your way around to terminal 3 inside. Thanks Yulianna Morales for your help 😊
  • March 22, 2017
    Great place to know about and enjoy a good hand made cigars, excellent attentions, and her magnificent tobacco institute! There u gonna find history and pleasure!!
  • April 26, 2017
    Great tour and guide. Wealth of info
  • August 3, 2016
    My wife and I had a tour of the factory two weeks ago, and it was a lifetime dream. If you love cigars and happen to be in the Dominican Republic, the tour is worth the trip. We came into Amber Cove, took a cab to Puerto Plata $15, then a bus to Santiago $4. In Santiago we took another cab to the factory $5. If you arrive in Amber Cove, catch a cab outside the gates. The tour starts with a short and very good video in a room with some beautiful antique cigar production items as well as tobacco seeds, sprouts and a larger plant. The tour takes you through every stage of production at a perfect pace. Not too long, never boring, and all opportunities to touchm smell and see everything. All employees were comfortable with close-up watching and photos. It ends in their shop which is beautiful as well. I bought a box of their 100 Anos and it indeed was a great price compared to what I get in the USA. Even if it wasn't a great price, this specific cigar is absolutely spectacular. I also purchased a couple sample packs. Make sure you check out theiir rum that is only available directly from this shop. The tour gentleman was friendly, very informed, professional and fun. A great reflection on their company. Simply wonderful. The tour was generous and thourough. The nice lady in the store was also a great reflection of professionalism and pleasantness. Everything was absolutely perfect in every way. It made my trip to the Dominican Republic one of the greatest memories in my life. Wonderful people. Quality and perfection!

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