Dominican Cigar Factory Tour - Puerto Plata

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    09:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Calle Separación & Calle Profesor Juan Bosch, C. Separación & Calle Prof Juan Bosch, Puerto Plata 57000, Dominican Republic
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pickup from all locations in Puerto Pl.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Your private cigar factory tour includes breakfast or lunch, a choice of tropical beverage, coffee or tea and a mamajuana shot. You will experience an educational cigar factory tour which includes an overview of the history of the Dominican cigar industry, the process of growing cigar tobacco (from seed to harvest), how a cigar is made, the proper way to light and smoke a cigar and what to look for in determining the quality of a cigar. You will also be given some valuable information on coffee and mamajuana during your tour. The tour includes a complimentary cigar or cigarillo after your meal.

Know More about this tour

The Vivonte Cigar Factory Tour is an educational tour that takes you through the entire process of making cigars from seed to cigar. Upon arrival you may order either breakfast or lunch. Our breakfast menu features either an American breakfast (three eggs any style, bacon or sausage, tropical fruit medley, and toast) or our deluxe three egg omelette (stuffed with cheese, avocado, red bell pepper, and onion) served with fruit medley and toast. Our lunch menu features your choice of chicken quesadilla, chicken fajita, club wrap, our deluxe Vivonte bacon cheeseburger, chicken wings or our famour mahi-mahi wrap. Your meal includes tea or coffee, along with a local fruit smoothie, soda or water. After you order your meal, we will begin a 30 minute private factory tour as outlined below. Once the tour is completed, you will return to the Vivonte lounge and enjoy your meal.

Our educational tour includes an overview of the following:

  1. The tour begins with some valuable and not well known information on coffee. How to keep coffee fresh and some points and tips on making great coffee. We also demonstrate the Dominican collador (the traditional Dominican coffee maker).
  2. A brief history of the Dominican cigar industry and how it has developed since the Cuban revolution.
  3. An overview of the process of planting seeds, growing great cigar tobacco, harvesting, drying/curing and preparing the tobacco to be made into cigars (including an explanation of the fermentation process).
  4. The difference between the different types of tobacco leaves used to make cigars and the differences between cigarette and cigar tobacco.
  5. We explain the aging process of tobacco and cigars and the effect these processes have on the final product.
  6. We demonstrate how a cigar is made, the three ingredient components of a cigar, and what to look for in the construction of a cigar.
  7. Clients are shown how to evaluate the quality of a cigar by appearance and how the flavor of a cigar is developed.
  8. We demonstrate how to properly light and smoke a cigar.
  9. Clients are invited into our aging room and we explain the effect of the environment, temperature and humidity as part of the process of creating a fine cigar.
  10. An explanation of mamajuana is the final step on the tour.

Adults will be invited to enjoy a complimentary cigar or cigarillo after your meal.

Inclusions

All activities

Tour escort/host

We can pick you up and return you from anywhere on the North Coast at a modest extra cost.

Our courteous and reliable transportation service is almost half the cost of local taxis

To arrange transportation call 809-586-5257 or email transportation@vivontecigars.com

Entry/Admission - Vivonte Cigar Factory & Lounge

Exclusions

Alcoholic drinks ( except mamajuana available to purchase)

Gratuities

Hotel pickup and drop-off optional (see inclusions)

Transportation to/from attractions optional (see inclusions)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Transportation is available on request

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Most travelers can participate

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

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  • 27-Nov-2022

    Great experience! We really enjoyed the tour and could see that Glen and his team put a lot of attention to detail in their process of cigar manufacturing. Be sure and only use Vivonte Cigar's transportation, standard taxi's will take you to other venues because they are paid commission to do so. Vivonte Cigar's smoke like other Dominican cigars that cost twice the price. Highly recommend.

  • 05-Nov-2022

    The trip was very well planed out in advance great communication from the tour operator with advance taxi planning, answering all questions and helpful in explaining all steps from acquiring the tobacco to aging and rolling with offers at hands on experience. Very friendly and informative! Shout out to Jonathan also our driver for making us feel safe😀!

  • 16-Jul-2022

    It was a lot of fun to visit this cigar factory! Glen was really knowledgeable, it was awesome learning about this family owned business. We even got to have a hands on experience rolling and testing out some very good cigars. If you’re a cigar lover or even a beginner smoker with little to no knowledge about cigars this is the place for you!

  • 13-Mar-2022

    Sehr netter und herzlicher Besitzer. Wir haben viel gesehen und viel über die Herstellung und Geschichte der Zigarren geredet. Nebenbei konnten wir eine Zigarre rauchen und im Anschluss natürlich auch kaufen. Sehr lohnenswerter Ausflug

  • 19-Oct-2021

    Nice tour, these guys know there stogies, small organization, big impression! They thoroughly explained the cigar making process. From planting to finish product. In my opinion Dominican cigars are the best.

  • 20-Mar-2020

    Great place to visit. After some confusion regarding transport Mr. Hamilton called our hotel to rearrange visit, what dedication. Mr Hamilton gave us an excellent tour of his business, was extremely knowledgable and gracious. The best words I can say are, quality, consistency and professionalism of the factory and of course the cigars. We enjoyed a light meal, I enjoyed a great cigar and returned to our hotel very satisfied. I highly recommend this busines as you will feel comfortable and welcomed. Please even if you don't smoke cigars pay a visit to this fellow Canadian, they offer a lounge for light meals and beverages. Highy recommend this business

  • 29-Feb-2020

    A must stop for any causal or cigar enthusiast. Took a cab from our resort which took us to the wrong place which I’m convinced was intentional on the cabbies part. However once we arrived at Vivonte we met Austin who was just starting to unlock and open for the day. He quickly introduced himself to the six of us, sat us down in the lounge with some beers. Once opened, his staff managed the store while he took us to the workshop for a tour. Unfortunately for us it was Sunday so there was no production. So knowledgeable about the whole process from seed to smoke and I learned a few things that I wasn’t aware of. We all selected a single cigar, returned to the lounge for more great discussion about cigars, culture and being a Canadian owning a business in Puerto Plata. After some tough decisions on so many choices in the humidor we were on our way. Definitely will be back. Thanks Austin - great host.

  • 02-Jan-2020

    Txt with the owner glen hamilton told him that we wanted a tour not knowing that when we got there he would be the one doing the tour it was great any one going to the d r s. Schooled do the tour of the factory like I said it was great and the cigars where so good.We bought several and a bottle of mamajuana there.

  • 12-Aug-2019

    We had such a great time with Glen, who is very respectful, intelligent and charismatic. Glen made it very clear through effective communication over emails how we were going to get to and from the shop and even sent pictures of the driver and car we would be traveling in. We got the opportunity to roll cigarillos of our own to go with the complimentary cigars that Glen smoked with us and a breakfast platter filled with fresh fruit and eggs. By far the best $20 I have ever spent. If I’m ever back in the Dominican Republic it would be my pleasure to be in the company of Glen and the staff at Vivonte.

  • 12-Jun-2019

    Glen was nice enough to give us a tour of his cigar factory and an education on the process of how they choose which leaves are binders, fillers ect. My wife and I smoked a quality cigar that tasted way better than the cheap ones I normally smoke, I recommend stopping by if your in the area.

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