La Aurora Cigar Factory, Santiago de los Caballeros
(4.8/5 based on 200+ 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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  • We had a great time on this tour and our guide Eugene was awesome. Recommend this tour if your in the Dominican. 
  • With Eugene's help, we have a new found love for the Cigar. Eugene was diligent and profesional in explaining every detail of the production process. I highly recommend any Cigar aficionado to take a ...  more »
  • This was part of an overall tour that brought us to this factory. It is an impressive place, employing over 1000 individuals. Our tour guide was fantastic. He is a 20 year employee and you can tell th...  more »
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  • 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!
  • Excellent place to start a tobacco lifestyle that will last for a lifetime
  • 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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