YOU want to go home with a more in depth understanding of the Dominican Republic then keep reading because our Country Safari is a crash course in Dominican culture, wrapped up in an unforgettable Full-Day excursion. • Transverse the 500-year-old city of Higuey, the capital city of the eastern La Altagracia province of the Dominican Republic. Higuey, meaning "Land of the Rising Sun" in Arawak was once controlled by a large Taino Indian kingdom who were eventually decimated by Spanish conquistadors• Enter the Basilica, a Roman Catholic cathedral housing the 500+ year old painting of the Altagracia Virgen brought by Spanish missionaries. The cathedral's importance was solidified with Pope John Paul II's visit in 1992• LUNCH!! Yes, a traditional, home-cooked buffet of rice and beans, meat, salad, plantains, sweets and coffee - enjoyed in rustic country surroundings. The way it should be.Visit to Macao Beach, one of the most sought-after coastlines in Punta Cana.