Welcome to Barka


Barka is famous for its halwa, a unique, laboriously made Omani confection. A pot from dedicated halwa shops in town costs from OR8.

If visiting just for the day, then nearby Naseem Gardens, off the main Muscat–Sohar Hwy, makes a pleasant place for a picnic. It hosts part of the annual Muscat Festival with shopping stands, fun fairs and live entertainment.


Top experiences in Barka

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Barka activities

$80 Outdoor Activities

Muscat to Wadi Abyadh and Wekan Village Full-Day 4WD Adventure

Wadi Abyadh and Wekan Village (Day trip) 4WD :Muscat ToursMuscat What to Do ...!!!! .Visit Oman,Head to Barka, where you can find Camel Breeding Farm, where 100s of Omani thoroughbreds were brought up. Then proceed to Wadi Abyadh a magnificent wadi and one of the best among wadis of Oman included in Muscat tours  . A fabulous village with date plantation will be on your way. You can now enjoy the crystal rock pools. Later you reach Wadi Mistal. You can reach the mountain after 30 km .here you will find 2 villages (Hadash and Wekan).Drive right to visit Wekan "Agriculture village" which is 1700m above sea level. You will be astonished with the very beautiful landscapes and weather in the place .a variety of fruits is there. Return to Muscat.

$80 Shore Excursions

Wadi Abyadh and Wekan Village from Muscat

Wadi Abyadh and Wekan Village (Day trip) 4WD :Muscat ToursMuscat What to Do ...!!!! .Visit Oman,Head to Barka, where you can find Camel Breeding Farm, where 100s of Omani thoroughbreds were brought up. Then proceed to Wadi Abyadh a magnificent wadi and one of the best among wadis of Oman included in Muscat tours  . A fabulous village with date plantation will be on your way. You can now enjoy the crystal rock pools. Later you reach Wadi Mistal. You can reach the mountain after 30 km .here you will find 2 villages (Hadash and Wekan).Drive right to visit Wekan "Agriculture village" which is 1700m above sea level. You will be astonished with the very beautiful landscapes and weather in the place .a variety of fruits is there. Return to Muscat.

$80 Day Trips & Excursions

Muscat to Nakhl Rustaq Full-Day Trip with Desert Oasis Lunch

Nakhl Rustaq (Day trip) :Muscat tours Muscat What To Do ..!!!! Visit Oman .Nakhal lies at the foothills of the mountains near an abundant source of water, which irrigates extensive date palm plantations.After breakfast your guide will be waiting to you at hotel  or port gate or at airport  to Drive along the magnificent Batinah coastline to Barka then heading south to the Oasis of Nakhal. Visit a Fort dates back to the 17th Century and visit Al Thowarah Hot Springs. Picnic lunch in one of the many shades. Then moving to Rusatq to visit another pre-Islamic fort. Return to Muscat  and drop off at your hotel or ship after day trip to Nakhl Rustaq

$223 Day Trips & Excursions

Nakhl and Hot Springs Private Tour from Muscat

The Batinah coastline is famous for its beautiful sandy beaches and the ancient fort towns. This full day tour along Oman’s coast will first take you to Barka and its bustling, atmospheric Fish Souq. We then drive through lush date palms to the impressive Nakhl Fort, also know as Husn al Heem. Built on a rocky, 200-meter-high mountain peak, the dramatic Nakhl Fort is the most prominent feature in the town. It has a history, which dates back to the pre-Islamic period. This impressive piece of military architecture was built to protect trade routes from Nizwa to the coast. The fort has been extended several times over the centuries. Imams of Wadi Bani Kharous and the Ya'arubah dynasty resided here in the past. After that, we proceed to Ath Thaurwah hot springs where we will enjoy also a bag-lunch (Live BBQ can be organized.) After lunch, we proceed to the beautiful mountain farming village of Wakan in Wadi Mistal, which is renowned for its green agricultural terraces. The orchards are full trees bearing all sorts of fruit such as bright red pomegranates, apricots, grapes, almonds and peaches, which host an incredible display of pink and white blossom in the springtime.

$413.50 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private Fascinating Fort Tour from Muscat

At 08:30 you will be picked up from your hotel or residence to start your day trip. Your first stop is at Barka, a seaside town with small souks and a fort along the shoreline. As you approach Nakhl, keep an eye out for the fortress that sits on a hillock outside the town. The fort’s origin is pre-Islamic with major contributions by the Al Ya’ruba and the Al Bu Sayed dynasties. You will then visit the mineral-laden hot springs water in Nakhl. Enjoy a picnic lunch under one of the many shades. You then move to Rustaq for a photo stop for another pre-Islamic fort. Later in the evening you return to Muscat by 16:30.

$1184 Multi-day & Extended Tours

4 Day Oman Discovery Tour from Muscat

DAY 01: MUSCAT/NAKHAL/BILAD SAIT/AL HAMRA/ NIZWA After breakfast you will meet your tour Guide/driver who will escort you to the waiting 4 wheel drive which you will board for a soft adventure tour. Drive to Barka to visit the famous Barka fish market, the Nakhal Fort &old village of Nakhal,the famous warm springs of Nakhal situated at the end of an attractive Oasis. Relax by the side of the shallow waters of the springs surrounded .Then continue there drive to Wadi Bani Awf and reach Bilad Sayt. Make a short stop at Bilad Sayt and continue driving to Nizwa. Check in at Hotel in Nizwa. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at either Hotel Falaj Daris or Golden Tulip Nizwa.DAY 02: NIZWA –JABAL SHAMS - NIZWA After breakfast you will drive continue on a tour of the Nizwa. proceed to the Nizwa Souq. Then Continue your drive to Al Hamra. Make a stop at Al Hamra by the old houses. After the stop, continue driving to Jabal Shams,the highest peak in Oman with a height of 3,009 meters.Take a walk to see the Grand Canyon before driving back to your Hotel in Nizwa. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at either Hotel Falaj Daris or Golden Tulip Nizwa.DAY 03: NIZWA/SINAW /WAHIBA/WADI BANI KHALID/RAS AL HAD After breakfast you will check-out and proceed Wahiba .En Route stopping in Sinaw to visit Old Bedouin Market.continue to Wahiba Sands,where our expert driver will give you the thrill of driving over the undulating dunes. After enjoying the dune driving, proceed to towards Wadi Bani Khalid, This drive through the mountain offers a panoramic view of the beautiful landscape below. You will pass many pretty villages embedded in the mountains. Here the road winds down to the wadi along side a large, shallow pool fringed with vegetation & ends at a village. We park our vehicles at this point & continue on a short trek to the deep blue pools of the wadi. If you wish you may enjoy a swim in this glorious grace of nature.  Spend some time there and continue driving to Ras Al Haad. Check in and  Enjoy early dinner at the Hotel and then proceed to Ras Al Jinz to see turtles coming ashore to lay eggs. After the tour, drive back to your Hotel.Overnight stay at either Hotel Ras Al Hadd Beach or Turtle Beach Resort.DAY 04: RAS AL HADD/WADI SHAAB/QURIYAT/MUSCAT Breakfast at the hotel, your guide in the lobby, embark your jeep and start driving to Muscat.Short visit of Sur town & Dhow Building Yard. Thereafter proceed to Wadi Shaab. Shaab . Continue on the bumpy track, sometimes touching the sea following a creek or overlooking superb white beaches hundreds of meters long. Arrive at Fins beach (White beach) stop. After spending some time proceed for Muscat. En-route visiting Quriyat, a very large fishing village between the lagoon and the sea. Reach Muscat by evening.