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Dominican Cigar Factory Tour - Complete with Lunch and Drinks

Highlights
  • Educational tour of Vivonte Cigar Factory in the Dominican Republic
  • A guide escorts you on the factory tour
  • Choice of breakfast or lunch plus a beverage
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Dominican Cigar Factory Tour - Complete with Lunch and Drinks
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Dominican Cigar Factory Tour - Complete with Lunch and Drinks
From US$20.00
Overview
Get the inside scoop on Dominican cigars during a visit to the Vivonte Cigar Factory. This educational tour provides an overview of the industry’s history and takes you through the entire cigar-making process. A free breakfast or lunch—paired with coffee, tea, soda, water, a smoothie, or tropical beverage—and after-meal cigar or cigarillo are included.
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.
Reviews (8)
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Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile
Vivonte cigar tour

The visit to the Vivonte cigar factory turned out to be a highlight for us. Very, very interesting, informative, professional, and fun! We also sat down for lunch, which was wonderful! Great burgers, very good coffee and cigars. Everybody just loved it. We got to...More

Thank Andrea L
Reviewed 8 October 2018
Vivonte

Very nice place. Lunch was excellent. A lot of information about cigars. I don't smoke, so this was very informative. Personal tour. We could stay as long as we wanted. They serve drinks for a reasonable price. We had arranged pick-up from the hotel. Driver...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank DorisO12205
Reviewed 3 June 2018
You cant beat the price for what you get!

Very informative tour and extremely hospitable employees. The lunch is whatever you want off the menu and the drinks are just the same. They also give you a sample of their aphrodisiac drink that's kind of like wine but not as potent yet still very...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank ArielleH53
Reviewed 15 April 2018
Vivonté was awesome.

Friendly and professional business with great customer services, the best coffee and cigars available in Puerto Plata in my opinion. I would definitely recommend this factory as a must stop. If you are a cigar connoisseur, this is the place for you. Glen Hamilton will...More

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank Donald H
Reviewed 12 March 2018
Great place for cigar lovers !

Folks ,If cigars are you favorite past time, This is a great place to visit, Glen was great with the tour,very imformative in the art of growing tobaco, making cigars and fine top notch cigars, no fake cigars here. ,lunch was great, nice ladys serving...More

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank Edward X M
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