LECLARA currently offers two different village tours with trained local guides. On both, you will learn much about the history and traditions of the village as well as having an opportunity to meet residents in their home settings.
Full Community Tour
This is a 2-hour tour in the center of Larabanga, including, of course, the Mosque and the Mystic Stone. You will visit a Shea butter workshop and learn how this product is made.
Walking among residential building and courtyards, you will get a a good idea of daily life in the town. Visit local homes and observe villagers as they prepare traditional meals. There's a stopover at a shea butter processor. The guides will explain what you see and generally the villagers will be more than happy to exchange greetings and a few words with you. And there's no problem taking all the photos you want to remind you of this very special visit.
Ancient Mosque and Mystic Stone Tour
On this 1-hour excursion you will visit the two principal tourist attractions in Larabanga. The long history of Larabanga is intimately tied to the the mosque and the shrine. Only Muslims to actually enter the Mosque but you can certainly get a glimpse of the inside. The LECLARA guides will fill you in with all the details of what is considered the holiest site of Islam in the country.
Guides are almost always available when you arrive for whichever tour you decide upon.
If you wish to arrange your visit in advance (recommended), contact the LECLARA organizers.
Transportation to and from Larabanga can also easily be arranged.