La Aurora Cigar Factory, Santiago de los Caballeros

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.8/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web
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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  • The tour was very interesting and varied. The guide was super funny and just fit well there. Can it only recommend!
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  • Hello, I can you all a guide highly recommend! We just passed without an appointment and the already often-praised Eugen took directly 1, 5 h time for us. Unannounced to gain such insight was simply superb! The lead with Eugen was awesome, we have a cigar, according to the sample get and they were allowed during the tour enjoy :-) Following the lead enters the showroom, not expected that something will be bought!
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  • Eugenio is a great tour guide with vast knowledge of tobacco. Also, he knows many languages so don't be surprised. He is a well educated humorous man. This is my second time visiting La Aurora Cigar F...  read more »
  • 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!
  • La mejor fabrica de cigarros!!!!
  • Excellent tour with a very capable gia
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  • Free guided tour of the factory, multilingual. Highly recommended.
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