Discover two of Dominican Republic’s most popular export items on this full day tour as you visit some of the finest distilleries and cigar-making factories. Your excursion will convene from your hotel where you will be picked up by your tour vehicle. Your first stop will be at the museum of Ron Barcelo which is located in the historic city of San Pedro de Macorís. The architecture and design of the building is inspired by the shape of a barrel and it sports an interior patio area. The museum is a first of its kind in the country and is officially identified as the #50 Liquor Store. The building is designed especially for visitors and tourists to learn more about the blend of modern and ancient processes used in the production of rum. Here you will witness the different processes of Ron Barceló’s special distillation which are carried out daily: Aging, processing and packaging.
After the first informative stop, the next stop will be at the La Marina of Casa de Campo where you will be welcomed into an impressive setting for a full-fledged lunch. Here you can enjoy a sumptuous Caribbean meal in a Mediterranean atmosphere and enjoy the view. You can also add a great Dominican cigar to your experience with a drink of the finest of Dominican rum.
After a hearty lunch, the tour will then head on to the final stop, the Vega Fina Cigar factory, which is known around the world to be the producer of some of the finest cigars. Here you will embark on a journey from the farm to the packaging of handmade cigars. This is the perfect chance to learn how the tobacco leaves growing in the farms finally find their way to the cigar packages, as you enter the tobacco preparation areas of the factory and watch the master cigar maker at work. You will also be taken to the manufacturing plant where you will behold the firsthand processes of cigar making: Collection, processing, aging and packaging of cigars. After learning almost all there is to know about cigar making and trying a few out on your own, the tour will then head back to your hotel for drop off.