When you visit the Dominican Republic, there are 4 things you should bring home: Cigars, rum, coffee & chocolate. Here is your chance to buy all of these items at the same time.
A visit to Mundo Autentico (the authentic world) is a great way to spend a few hours during your trip to Punta Cana. Not only will you be able to see, touch, smell and taste your way through our world, you will also have the chance to bring home souvenirs and presents at the best prices in Punta Cana. Mundo Autentico consists of Don Lucas Cigars, Choco "cocoa" Museo, Coffee Museum and Rum bar & lounge.
Cigars: At Don Lucas Cigars, you’ll learn how a good cigar is made or rather hand rolled. Your guide will share the secrets behind the cigar-making process from the time the tobacco seed is sown till the finished cigar is made and ready to be enjoyed. If you want, you can also try a cigar – a pure Don Lucas delight (the Don Lucas cigar was officially ranked top 11 cigar in the world by Leisure & Travel magazine). After our stop at the small cigar factory we head to the fermentation room where you’ll see how the cigars are stored for proper aging before they’re ready to be labelled, packed and brought to the store.
Cacao: At the Cacao shop you have the chance to taste the different kinds of chocolates (milk, dark, white) as well as chocolate tea and other chocolate beverages. All the chocolate is made from 100% organic, Dominican cocoa. You can also buy a selection of cocoa cosmetic products, lotions, creams, shampoos, and much more. This is definitely the place for chocolate lovers!
Coffee: Check out the small coffee museum and learn about how coffee is grown, harvested and turned into your favorite hot beverage. You can also see, smell and touch real coffee beans and have a taste of our freshly brewed coffee.
Rum: At our rum bar & lounge you can see and taste a selection of the finest Dominican rums. This is also a great place to have a cocktail ($) while you wait for the transportation to come and take you back to your hotel.
Shopping: After your tour, you will have plenty of time to pick out cigars, rum, coffee, souvenirs, jewellery, paintings, sculptures, etc., at the Mundo Autentico Shop. Choose between Don Lucas’ own brand or any other major Cuban or Dominican brands. All items are priced so you know exactly how much you are paying - unlike most other "souvenir shops" in the area where you have to barter for the prices.
WHAT'S INCLUDED: Pickup in hotels in Punta Cana, Cap Cana and Bavaro (transportation may not be available or may be subject to an additional fee from some hotels), tour guide and free samples (subject to availability).
DURATION: This tour usually takes between 2 – 3 hours, but you can spend as little or as much time as you wish at Mundo Autentico. When you are ready to go back to your hotel, our mini vans will take you there (just let them know in the shop about 20-30 minutes before you want to go). Please note there may be some waiting time for the transportation and the bus may stop at other hotels than yours.
WHAT TO WEAR AND/OR BRING: Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Bring your camera and cash money (US$) or credit card for purchases and gratuities.
CHILDREN: There is no minimum age for children to participate. Children must be accompanied by an adult (18+ years old). Children must be 18 years old to buy and consume alcohol and tobacco.
PRICES: All prices are per person (US$). The price for children is valid only from ages 2-12 years old.
IMPORTANT TO KNOW:
The exact description of this excursion, what's included and prices are subject to change without prior notice
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