Welcome to Dasht-e Kavir

The desert nips at the ankles of all the roads east of Esfahan, luring some travellers 400km into the heart of the Dasht-e Kavir in and around the main town of Khur. To enjoy the desert without committing to the long journey into empty space, the small towns of Kuhpayeh, Toudeshk and Na'in offer caravanserai, picture-perfect adobe houses and inspiring landscapes en route between Esfahan and Yazd.

Few choose to stay long in the desert in summer, as temperatures regularly reach 50°C and air-conditioning is yet to become routine.

Top experiences in Dasht-e Kavir

Dasht-e Kavir in detail