Nakhl and Hot Springs Private Tour from Muscat

Day Trips & Excursions in Barka

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You start your private tour from your hotel and stop to Barka and its bustling, atmospheric fish Souq, then will drive through lush date palms plantations to the impressive Nakhl Fort, after the visit, proceed to Ath Thaurwah hot springs where you will enjoy a picnic lunch. After lunch we proceed to the beautiful mountain farming village of Wakan in Wadi Mistal, for a short walk.
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.

What’s included

  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour

What’s not included

  • Entrance fees

Highlights

  • Family friendly
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free drinks included
  • Lunch included
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