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  1. Dominican Republic
  2. Santo Domingo
  3. Day Trips

Santo Domingo: Chocolate and Cigar Discovery Tour

Product ID: 197296
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Visit a cacao farm situated in the heart of the island and learn all about the process of making cacoa before sampling some. Enjoy a lovely lunch and then visit a cigar factory where you will see the origin of one of the most famous cigars in the world.
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide

Pickup included

Pick-up at selected hotels in the Old City District, Santo Domingo (Zona Colonial).
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Discover an organic cacao plantation and learn about how chocolate is made
  • Taste many different types of delicious chocolates
  • See how classic cigars are made and try one yourself
  • Eat a lovely lunch mid-way through the tour
Full description
You will start your cacao and cigar discovery by being picked up from your hotel in Santo Domingo and will enjoy a picturesque ride in the direction of San Francisco de Macoris, situated in the heart of the Caribbean Island.

Shortly after passing San Francisco de Macoris you will reach the organic cacao Farm 'Hacienda La Esmeralda', which supplies world-famous chocolate to factories all over the globe. You will start your exploration tour on the Cacao Trail, where you have the unique opportunity to get an inside view into the production chain from the cacao bean to the chocolate.  As a perfect finish of this tour, you will enjoy a local lunch under the shady trees of the plantation. Don’t worry, a cacao and chocolate tasting are part of the program too, to satisfy your sweet tooth!

Your journey will continue to Tamboril, where you visit the only 100% Dominican rooted cigar factory 'La Aurora', which is also the oldest cigar factory in the country. Here, you will learn all about tobacco processing. At the end of the tour, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a real Dominican cigar.
  • Entrance fees
  • Local English-speaking tour guide
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Souvenirs or any other not specific mentioned expenses
Not suitable for
  • Children under 18 years

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Please don't forget to bring sunblock, sunglasses, a hat, and a camera
• Children are not allowed on this tour, the minimum age is 18 years or older