Contest to win Cigar Safari trip for two to Nicaragua!


Cigars have been around for centuries and are a luxurious treat. It’s not often that you smoke a cigar, but when you do, you want it to be a good one. One of the best kept secrets to having good cigars is to keep them in the best cigar humidor, ensuring it’s at its peak when being smoked. By looking at the Top 10 Best Cigar Humidors [2020 Review] – Smokeprofy, any cigar fanatic will be able to choose a humidor which will keep their cigars in tip top shape before enjoying them. However, that’s not the only great thing we have in store for all those cigar fans. There is also a great opportunity that had presented itself too! My friends at Drew Estate Cigars, one of the largest producers of high-quality, hand-crafted cigars in Nicaragua, are offering an all-inclusive trip for two to their factory in Nicaragua. The factory is located just outside the city of Estelí, in the beautiful, green, northern highlands of Nicaragua, the region where I served as a Peace Corps Volunteer many moons ago. Their facilities include a handful of rooms, swimming pool, and private bar, for hosting small groups of cigar lovers from around the world. I stayed there once and made this short travel video, the setting is stunning.

The contest-which runs through December 23, 2013 (they’ll announce the winner on Christmas Day)-is sponsored by Richard Crawford, “a luxury lifestyle expert who provides content for the marketing of luxury brands,” according to his bio. Crawford is announcing the launch of his company, Richard Crawford Luxury, by giving away two tickets to join him in Nicaragua in March 2014 where he’ll be shooting a video on cigars.

The Richard Crawford Luxury Cigar Safari giveaway includes flight, meals, transportation in Nicaragua, accommodations, cigars, and cigar classes. To enter:



One winner and their guest will receive an all-inclusive trip to attend the sold out four-day/three-night Cigar Safari at Drew Estate’s Nicaraguan Cigar Factory with Crawford. Cigar enthusiasts will be given an in-depth, hands-on tour of the facility that highlights the evolution of the cigar from seed to smoke. Guests will explore the eco-tourism of Nicaragua, visit the Estelí-based factory, and blend cigars using the finest tobaccos.

“As with many of the finer things in life, the more you understand them the better you can appreciate them,” said Crawford. “I’m excited to launch Richard Crawford Luxury in a big way by offering two lucky people the opportunity to join me in Nicaragua where I will be shooting video on the production of some of the finest cigars in the world. This fully-immersive, hands-on education offers a profound body of knowledge that guarantees a lifelong appreciation of fine premium cigars.”

Sample Cigar Safari Itinerary:

Day 1:

  • Arrive in Managua
  • Grab lunch at a top-notch steakhouse
  • Visit Grenada and go on a boat ride on Lake Nicaragua
  • Dinner and overnight stay in Grenada
  • Free time at night to hang out and enjoy cigars

Day 2:

  • Travel from Managua to the Drew Estate Factory in Esteli for lunch
  • Tour Joya de Nicaragua’s factory
  • Have dinner at Drew Estate factory
  • Free time at night to hang out in the Drew Estate lounge, play poker, sip on scotch

Day 3:

  • Have breakfast at Drew Estate factory
  • Tour Drew Estate’s pre-production facilities
  • Visit a tobacco plantation
  • Have lunch at Drew Estate factory
  • Tour Drew Estate’s factory
  • Blend your own cigars
  • Tour Subculture Studios, Drew Estate’s art studio
  • Have dinner at Drew Estate factory

Day 4:

  • Have breakfast at Drew Estate factory
  • Head to Managua International Airport from Esteli
  • Depart for the US


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