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La Romana: VegaFina Cigar Factory Tour

1. La Romana: VegaFina Cigar Factory Tour

Start your tour by learning how long it takes a tobacco plant to become a beautiful handmade cigar. After you enter the factory your tour guide will show you all the different types of wrappers and binders from all over the region that are used to make Vegafina premium handmade cigars. Discover the story behind how the Dominican Republic came to be known as "Cigar Country", and why nearly all of the world's premium cigars are made here. Follow the journey of the cigar making process where you can see the staff hard at work, bunching, rolling, and finally the packaging facility. VegaFina takes its name from the "vegas finas", or fine plains, where sunshine, moisture and soil composition combine perfectly to allow the growth of the most exclusive tobacco leaves.  Finish the tour with a visit to the cigar megastore where you will find the most premium VegaFina Cigars as well as other world-renowned brands.

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From Dominicus or Bayahibe: Tour of Higuey

2. From Dominicus or Bayahibe: Tour of Higuey

Get your heart racing on a boat ride around Bayahibe, before a wild drive to the bustling town of Higuey. Experience the lively atmosphere of the town center, the modest way of rural life, some scenic views of the countryside, and the unmatched warmth of locals. There's meats, fruits, and vegetables as far as the eye can see at Higuey’s Dominican markets. Wander through the stalls, feel the beating heart of the city, and admire the vivid colors. Visit a family-owned cigar factory, where you will see, smell, and taste the rich history of the enterprise. Whether you're an aficionado or a newbie, enjoy demonstrations, stories and samples from the masters of the craft. Take a ride through the sugar cane fields. Learn about their history and the hard work that goes into their maintenance. And of course, try some samples. Finally, stop into the village of Benerito. Enjoy a spread of plantain, Dominican salami, and cassava, specially prepared by a local family. You're then invited to their garden, alive with pineapple, cassava, corossol, coconut palm, and more.

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