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Dominican Cigar Factory Tour - Complete with Lunch and Drinks provided by Vivonte Cigars

Dominican Cigar Factory Tour - Complete with Lunch and Drinks

Dominican Cigar Factory Tour - Complete with Lunch and Drinks
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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 before you go
  • Duration: 1-3 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, French, Dutch, Spanish
What to expect
  • 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:   • 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). • A brief history of the Dominican cigar industry and how it has developed since the Cuban revolution. • 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). • The difference between the different types of tobacco leaves used to make cigars and the differences between cigarette and cigar tobacco. • We explain the aging process of tobacco and cigars and the effect these processes have on the final product. • 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. • Clients are shown how to evaluate the quality of a cigar by appearance and how the flavor of a cigar is developed. • We demonstrate how to properly light and smoke a cigar. • 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. • 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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1-3 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, French, Dutch, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • 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:   • 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). • A brief history of the Dominican cigar industry and how it has developed since the Cuban revolution. • 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). • The difference between the different types of tobacco leaves used to make cigars and the differences between cigarette and cigar tobacco. • We explain the aging process of tobacco and cigars and the effect these processes have on the final product. • 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. • Clients are shown how to evaluate the quality of a cigar by appearance and how the flavor of a cigar is developed. • We demonstrate how to properly light and smoke a cigar. • 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. • 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 56552P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • 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
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks ( except mamajuana available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off optional (see inclusions)
  • Transportation to/from attractions optional (see inclusions)
Duration
1–3 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pickup from all locations in Puerto Plata Province, including Sosua and Cabarete. Our transportation rates are usually half the cost of rates offered by local taxis who also want to divert you to receive commission from other vendors.
  • C. José del Carmen Ariza 5, Puerto Plata 57000, Dominican Republic We are located near Clinica Brugal just off the melacon ocean drive in front of the light blue church. On the corner of Jose del Carmen Ariza and Mella.
  • Airports:
  • La Union Airport, Puerto Plata Dominican Republic
  • Ports:
  • Amber Cove
  • Amber Cove
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • 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
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks ( except mamajuana available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off optional (see inclusions)
  • Transportation to/from attractions optional (see inclusions)
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pickup from all locations in Puerto Plata Province, including Sosua and Cabarete. Our transportation rates are usually half the cost of rates offered by local taxis who also want to divert you to receive commission from other vendors.
  • C. José del Carmen Ariza 5, Puerto Plata 57000, Dominican Republic We are located near Clinica Brugal just off the melacon ocean drive in front of the light blue church. On the corner of Jose del Carmen Ariza and Mella.
  • Airports:
  • La Union Airport, Puerto Plata Dominican Republic
  • Ports:
  • Amber Cove
  • Amber Cove
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
1–3 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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Rob K
4 contributions
Great experience
Oct 2021 • Couples
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.
Written 19 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Richard P
2 contributions
Cigar Lounge
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
Written 20 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

gregwest959
Woodstock, Canada6 contributions
A must stop when in Puerto Plata
Feb 2020 • Friends
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.
Written 29 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Glen H
Thanks so much for your kind words. We really appreciate you and your friends coming to visit. My son Austin told me that you had a great time together. We absolutely look forward to seeing you again as well.
Written 1 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

wperaza1
Toledo, OH2 contributions
Great hospitality great tour
Sep 2019
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.
Written 2 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

damaso jaiem
3 contributions
Unforgettable experience
Aug 2019 • Couples
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.
Written 12 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Glen H
Thank you so much for your kind words Damaso. It was indeed a pleasure spending time with you and Anna as well. I wish you both all the best in your studies in business and health care. The world is in good hands with young people like you readying to rise and help face the challenges our world is facing. Hope you can both make it down our way again soon. Best regards, Glen
Written 14 August 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Eric G
Las Vegas, NV8 contributions
Great Education on Cigars
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.
Written 12 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Glen H
Thanks Eric. It was my pleasure. I enjoyed our time together very much as well. Glad to contribute to your cigar knowledge and help you both enjoy your cigar smoking experiences more in the future. Hope to hear from you again soon. Best regards, Glen
Written 14 June 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

O.M. 1438
New York City, NY7 contributions
Must visit if you vacationing in Puerto Plata
May 2019 • Friends
While vacationing in Playa Dorada, I was told from a local man that if I wanted real cigars I had to visit Vivonte( please note that there are a lot of local men selling cigars along the beach but those cigars are not real) While driving around the city center I was able to find the place.Glen talked shortly but passionately about his 14 years in Puerto Plata and of course his expertise in the cigars business.Products he sells are of prime quality. Try his mamajuana and you will be hooked.
Written 26 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Glen H
Thanks so much for your kind words. It was great spending time enjoying cigars and mamajuana. Hope to see you or hear from you again soon. Cheers, Glen
Written 14 June 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Gaming C
5 contributions
Hi
May 2019 • Business
I learned how to make cigars now I make mine in house lol thanks I bought cigar making machine 300 tubes only cost 15 USD and the tobacco 10 so it's worth it very cheap can save lots of mony
Written 5 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

LoveTravel85575
4 contributions
Group presentation and received a complimentary cigar along with a tour of the facility!
Feb 2019 • Couples
The owner provided a brief overview of his company demonstrating his passion he has for being one of the best in the industry. As a family owned and operated business the proud of ownership was evident while touring their facility right through to the growing and selection of the plant they use to manufacture their Vivonte cigars. The factory was small but very efficient and well laid out on the second floor. A must place to visit while in Puerto Plata!!! Thank you Glen Hamilton the President of Vivonte for an informative insight on the pleasure of smoking cigars. You made our day!
The Sunwing tour guide and bus driver were excellent transporting us to the factory as well ensuring we gathered ourselves to move on to another destination.
Written 13 February 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Glen H
Thank you very much for coming. I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us here at Vivonte. Cheers, Glen
Written 14 June 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kevin B
2 contributions
Glen was a great host!
Jan 2019 • Couples
Glen was very accommodating and shared his vast experience in cigars. I can't wait to try the box of cigars I purchased.
Written 31 January 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Glen H
Thanks so much. Hope you're enjoying your cigars. Hope to hear from you again soon. Cheers, Glen
Written 14 June 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: Vivonte Cigars
Khadija_Zeinab
Khadija_Zeinab
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Great tour
Thanks to Glen for his time! Really liked the tour and learning about cigars making process and this family owned b
Joseph L
Joseph L
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Cigar factory tour
Spent a few hours with Glenn & his team, wonderful time. Learned alot about how cigars are made & enjoyed a fine
JRPHFX
JRPHFX
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Great visit
After reading the many reviews on TripAdvisor, we made a stop into Vivonte and were greeted by Glenn upon arrival.
Wperaza12
Wperaza12
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Great personal service person to person
Mr. glen Hamilton the owner of vivonte cigars was a great host and took took time out of his busy day for us just t
premierkitchens
premierkitchens
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Cigar Factory Shop and Tour
I had read about the Vivonte Cigar Factory, Bar and Store on Trip Advisor before heading to Puerta Plata. My wife
Chastko11
Chastko11
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6 out of 5
If I could give this place a 6 star rating, I would. Our entire experience here was top shelf! After doing some
LoveTravel85575
LoveTravel85575
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Tour of the cigar store and factory
Welcomed by the owner who provided us a tour and presentation on his business! His passion owning and operating thi
Gregory G
Gregory G
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Excellent experience, short sighted timing.
Whlle in the D. R. I wanted to tour a cigar plantation/factory, but it would have taken up nearly a full day of our
NatX27
NatX27
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Awesome cigars
Had a great visit with Glen at this store, ended up buying my limit of Robusto cigars to bring back to Canada, mixt
lacitycop
lacitycop
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i did an impromptu visit and tour.
I was in the Dominican and really wanted to do a cigar tour. Due to my lack of prior planning, I found myself tryi
Patrick S
Patrick S
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Best Cigars and Service
Walked into the store today. Glen took the time to show us his production upstairs and took the time to introduce u
echien64
echien64
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Cigar Adventures
This cigar bar and factory is well worth the time. The owner is a Canadian Expat who loves what he does. You can st
Abigail P
Abigail P
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The best place to enjoy a cigar and the best tour in Puerto Plata.
Vivonte Cigars Factory is the best place in Puerto Plata to have a tour. They explain how to make a cigars, coffee
frankgonzo94
frankgonzo94
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Best part of my trip
Went there with friends, Clen was fantastic, showed us around, took us on his tour, very educational.We tryed his
TinaSFrankfurt
TinaSFrankfurt
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Great Experience- a must do for all!
My son (18yrs) and I stumbled upon this fabulous tour and couldn’t have had a better time. Glen, the host and owner
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