Barka Vacation Packages
Barka is situated approximately 40 miles (64 kilometers) west of the national capital Muscat.
The Barka Souq is a great place to call into while you are in Barka.
Oman is dotted with natural and cultural attractions, from perennial tourist favourites to still-undiscovered gems. Two places within a relatively short distance of Barka are Musannah, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the east, and Nakhal, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the north.
When it's time to spread your wings, visit the nearest regional city. Muscat is around 40 miles (64 kilometers) away and is home to attractions like Sultan Armed Forces Museum, Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex and Muscat City Centre Shopping Mall. If you are after more entertainment be sure to visit Sultan Qaboos University, Qasr Al Alam Royal Palace and Port Sultan Qaboos before heading back to Barka.
Tourists to Oman should head to the region's open-air markets.
The Oman area features plenty of laid-back pastimes. Why not spend some time beach combing or sunbathing and leave your worries behind.
More often than not, a destination's true spirit can be found upon the pages of its café and restaurant menus. Two of the region's typical ingredients are fish and lamb. Mashuai (spit-roasted kingfish) and maqbous (rice dish) are two local dishes guaranteed to imbue visitors' with a true taste of Oman. Oman is the perfect place to gorge on delicious lokhemat (balls of deep fried flour and yeast). Tea is a common beverage here.
For those who plan on arriving and departing by air, it's good to remember that the handiest major airport is Seeb International Airport, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the east of Barka.