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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  • Excellent visit was very good to know the history behind the production of cigars. The person who showed us the factory was very kind and knew what he was explaining. If I have the chance to go again ...  more »
  • Excellent tour by Tour guide Eugine Polanco...it is a most in the Santiago area. Learn about the Cigar elaboration process, the different types and many fun stories about it.  more »
  • Wonderful tour for inside the La Aurora cigar factory. The tour guide, Eugene, was extremely knowledgable and took the time to walk through the process and history of the cigar industry and the Leon f...  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.
  • 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!
  • Great service and facilities, full of history and knowledge of the cigar world