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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  • What a great tour this was. Our guide Eugene was wonderful. Showed us how to hold a cigar, how to hold it while walking and other interesting was to look cool while smoking. The tour through the facto...  more »
  • Excellent experience... It really is one of the most interesting places in the northern part of the country. Attentions are first and the tour is extremely good. The atmosphere, the attention and information is excellent. Eugenio Polanco who is the Guide leads the tour into another dimension, his way of carrying each of the attendees to live and to enjoy the experience learning about cigars and is unique. Undoubtedly recommend it to all kinds of people non-cigar aficionados, they are going to have fun and they will learn as they did not imagine. I hope to keep as they are, congratulations on that good work.
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  • Before I begin let me tell you that this for Cigars aficionados or people’s alike, don’t come in here if you don’t like Cigarros. This tour is exceptional it will take your from the beginning where yo...  more »
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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 😊
  • One of the best cigar factories in Santiago
  • 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

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