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Cigar Factory Tour

Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 239 reviews.Miami, United States

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Experience hosted by Rene & Rene Francisco

60 mins
Includes food, drinks
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Upon entering Casa Habano, each guest will be greeted with a traditional Cuban coffee or "Cafe Cubano" to get a full sensory experience.
From there we begin a video on the seeding, germination, planting, curing, fermenting and sorting of tobacco leafs before shipped to factories.
We continue by sharing the history of Commercial cigar rolling in Florida which began with small-scale operations by Cuban immigrants in the 1830s, and blossomed in to the "cigar Capital of the World", with Pioneers like Vicente martinez Ybor and Eduardo Manrara.
Next we visit our pettit GALERA to experience each manufacturing stage:
PRIMARY PROCESS - This is where you get to see firsthand the different types of tobacco and the aging process. Here you will see and learn how various tobaccos are sorted.
DEVEINING - The removal of the center vein is a critical process of preparing the tobacco, and we will show you how it is done. TWISTING & ROLLING - Constructing a cigar is a 3 step process. See our Master Torcedores, twist, bind, press and roll our premium cigars.
PACKING - Once cigars have been rolled they undergo further aging, before they're label and packaged for distribution.
For safety, we recommend to wear closed shoes.
During the tour, guests are invited to enjoy (1) complimentary cigar.
Upon entering Casa Habano, each guest will be greeted with a traditional Cuban coffee or "Cafe Cubano" to get a full sensory experience.
From there we begin a video on the seeding, germination, planting, curing, fermenting and sorting of tobacco leafs before shipped to factories.
We continue by sharing the history of Commercial cigar rolling in Florida which began with small-scale operations by Cuban immigrants in the 1830s, and blosso…

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What's included

  • Food
    Cuban Paistries
  • Drinks
    Cafe Cubano
From $35
/ person
Mon, Oct 26
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$35 per person
$35 per person
Mon, Oct 26
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
$35 per person
$35 per person
Mon, Oct 26
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
$35 per person
$35 per person

Meet your host, Rene & Rene Francisco

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 239 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Our tour will be hosted by Rene Diaz or Rene Francisco Diaz [aka- father or son]

Host Rene has over 25 year career in Hospitality management, specializing in Catering| food & beverage. Current owner of On-Site Cigars Entertainment, which for 12 years has shared and provided the science & art of making premium cigars at social and corporate events, throughout Florida and the USA.

Co-hosted Rene Francisco Diaz, has been working in the live cigar rolling event industry for the past 5 years, as a cigar sommelier. Working shoulder to shoulder with high profile groups and celebrities affairs, through out the state of Florida, in prestigious venues like the Fountainebleau Hotel, Ritz Carlton Hotels, Four Seasons Hotels, St. Regis Hotels and the Breakers. Sharing the knowledge, our rich history & traditions of the cigar making process.
Our tour will be hosted by Rene Diaz or Rene Francisco Diaz [aka- father or son]

Host Rene has over 25 year career in Hospitality management, specializing in Catering| food & beverage. Current owner of On-Site Cigars Entertainment, which for 12 years has shared and provided the science & art of making premium cigars at social and corporate events, throughout Florida and the USA.

Co-hosted Rene Francisco Diaz, has been working in the live cigar rolling event industry for…
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Where you'll be

The Tour takes place at our boutique Casa Habano Store, nestle in the Little Havana historic neighborhood.

Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 239 reviews.

Angela
March 2020
What a wonderful experience meeting Rene and learning about cigar history. I have a deeper appreciation and understanding of the process. I definitely recommend this tour!
Jerbri
March 2020
Rene was awesome, very friendly. He answered all our questions, laughed and joked with us making it a very enjoyable experience. I'm glad I found this as an activity, something different than just laying on the beach in Miami. *JC (from the other venue) was awesome too...full of personality. Very nice add to our cigar experience.*
Rene was awesome, very friendly. He answered all our questions, laughed and joked with us making it a very enjoyable experience. I'm glad I found this as an activity, something dif…
Bryce
March 2020
Great interactive tour with delicious Cuban coffee, pastelitos and a complimentary cigar! You can tell how passionate and knowledgeable Rene is about the history and culture of cigar rolling. So glad my sister and I attended – A Little Havana must-do!
Great interactive tour with delicious Cuban coffee, pastelitos and a complimentary cigar! You can tell how passionate and knowledgeable Rene is about the history and culture of cig…
Jim
March 2020
Awesome experience; my traveling partner and I really didn’t know much about cigars going in, but left with a deep understanding of how cigars are made, their history, and how best to enjoy them. Rene was a great teacher, we had a great time.
Awesome experience; my traveling partner and I really didn’t know much about cigars going in, but left with a deep understanding of how cigars are made, their history, and how best…
Paige
March 2020
Rene’s shop unexpectedly was closed, but he ensured we still had the same experience. He was accommodating, apologetic, and took us to another cigar factory a block away to ensure that we still received the same experience as if we were in his shop. Not only was he extremely informative, but he was incredibly friendly and answered any of our questions, related or unrelated. I would highly recommend taking this tour, if you’re in Miami, love cigars, and talking with locals.
Rene’s shop unexpectedly was closed, but he ensured we still had the same experience. He was accommodating, apologetic, and took us to another cigar factory a block away to ensure…
Sabrina
February 2020
A highlight of my Miami trip for sure! I went with my friend and boyfriend and we all had an awesome time. We all really enjoyed learning so much about cigars and watching the rolling first hand. I'd highly suggest adding this to your Miami itinerary, especially if you're already planning to be in Little Havana.
A highlight of my Miami trip for sure! I went with my friend and boyfriend and we all had an awesome time. We all really enjoyed learning so much about cigars and watching the roll…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

To enhance the experience, you are free to take pictures, videos and ask questions. . We have free WIFI.

What to bring

Comfortable clothing

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