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Cigar Hut is going on a cigar tour of Central America and you're invited.
If you've ever wondered where the cigars you smoke come from, how they're made and would like to meet the people that make it all possible then this is the trip for you. Come join us for a guided tour of some of the finest cigar factories in the world located in Honduras, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. Over 10 days you will get to witness the entire process, from the growing of seedlings to the finishing touches on each individual cigar.
The trip is scheduled for 12-25 February 2019, factoring in the required time to get there and back. We will start off in Honduras and take part in the Rocky Patel cigar factory and tobacco fields tour.
Your flight will arrive in Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras, where you'll be greeted by a member of the Rocky Patel tour staff. From there, you'll jump onto their cigar-friendly tour bus for the hour-plus drive to Danli, but don't fret - they always have a variety of fresh cigars, cold beer and chilled water at the ready.
Following your arrival at Rocky's house, you'll enjoy a poolside reception featuring an authentic homecooked dinner, the first of many meals prepared by our in-house chef. You'll have the evening to unwind from your travels while enjoying Flor de Cana rum and a variety of fine RP cigars.
After a hearty breakfast, your tour bus will depart at 8am and take you on an expedition to the tobacco fields where you'll have the chance to walk through the soft soil and feel the gummy textured tobacco leaves. You'll then move on to the nurseries, where the process all begins with the nurturing of tiny seedlings that you'll be able to cup in your hand. From there, it's off to the box factory to witness the handmade creation of every single cigar box.
After lunch, you'll spend a good amount of time touring the inner workings of the mammoth El Paraiso factory, where you'll have the opportunity to blend your own cigar.
Today, you'll take a road trip to Esteli, Nicaragua, and visit Rocky's boutique factory called TaviCusa. You'll witness all the buzzing in-house work accomplished within a diminutive showroom setting. You'll witness the differences in production and rolling styles between the Honduran and Nicaraguan factories, yet each facility creates its own unique identity for every Rocky Patel cigar brand.
Upon your return to Rocky's house in Danli, you'll party the final night away as we host a Farewell Gala featuring live music, dancing, festivities, food rum, and of course more cigars.
Leaving Honduras we will then make our way to the Dominican Republic to partake in the annual Procigar festival where for six days you will enjoy a customised itinerary of events, expertly chosen by the Cigar Hut team, to maximise your time in the Caribbean paradise.
The Procigar festival is broken up into two parts starting with:
Casa de Campo February 17th-19th
- Enjoy pristine white-sand beaches
- Visit to Tabacalera de García cigar Factory (the largest cigar factory in the world)
- Premium cigars during tours, educational seminars and dinners
The second part of the festival 20th-23rd will be held at Santiago de los Caballeros with the following planned:
- Cigar field and factory tours (Davidoff, Arturo Fuente, PDR and La Aurora)
- New and unreleased cigars
- Beach day and adventure excursions
- Lunch with the gurus of the cigar industry
- Insightful seminars and workshops
- Admission to all dinner parties (Premium Open Bar)
- Premium cigars during all activities
- Transportation to all tours and dinners
Approximate cost for the entire trip, including return economy class flights (departing and returning from Sydney), accommodations, all meals and cigars consumed while in Central America is AUD $9,500. Costings with return business class flights are available upon request.
For those wishing to register their interest please send us an email to email@example.com with the subject line "Cigar Tour". Please include in the body of the email your name, age and the State from which you'll be flying from. We will reply back with additional information.
Places are limited to 10 lucky people and the deadline to register interest is 15th November 2018.