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. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Santiago de los Caballeros trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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  • This space exhibits a part of the Leon Jimenes family contributions to the economic and industrial development of the country through their companies and products. Personal items of the family and related episodes are also shown. A visit for those who wish to learn about the economic and social history of the country.
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  • Recreated the story of the family lion. Several generations dedicated to the production of tobacco in the Dominican Republic. How does a cigarette of the quality of the Aurora? Here you can appreciate it. Also aspects of the production of Presidente Beer: the best of the country and is exported to the US, Europe, and other parts of the world.
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  • Excellent tour and willingness of the people. The explanations were very good and fantastic mutate. Very good experience!
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  • 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.
  • 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 😊
  • 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!!
  • Great tour and guide. Wealth of info
  • 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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