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Dominican Cigar Factory Tour - Complete with Lunch and Drinks

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    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.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Puerto Plata, Sosua and Cabarette
    Traveler pickup is offered


    We pickup from all locations in Puerto Plata Province, including Sosua and Cabarete.


    We pickup from all locations in Puerto Plata Province, including Sosua and Cabarete.


    We pickup from all locations in Puerto Plata Province, including Sosua and Cabarete.


    We pickup from all locations in Puerto Plata Province, including Sosua and Cabarete.


    We pickup from all locations in Puerto Plata Province, including Sosua and Cabarete.


    We pickup from all locations in Puerto Plata Province, including Sosua and Cabarete.


    We pickup from all locations in Puerto Plata Province, including Sosua and Cabarete.


    We pickup from all locations in Puerto Plata Province, including Sosua and Cabarete.
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    Duration
    1h
    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)
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    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
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    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
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    Response from Glen H, Owner at Dominican Cigar Factory Tour - Complete with Lunch and Drinks
    Responded 12 Aug. 2019
    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
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    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
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    Response from Glen H, Owner at Dominican Cigar Factory Tour - Complete with Lunch and Drinks
    Responded 13 Jun. 2019
    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
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    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
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    Response from Glen H, Owner at Dominican Cigar Factory Tour - Complete with Lunch and Drinks
    Responded 13 Jun. 2019
    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
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    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
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    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
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    Response from Glen H, Owner at Dominican Cigar Factory Tour - Complete with Lunch and Drinks
    Responded 13 Jun. 2019
    Thank you very much for coming. I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us here at Vivonte. Cheers, Glen
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    • Vivonte Cigars
    • Duration: 1h
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    • Languages Offered: English, Dutch, French, German, Spanish
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