Activities

Guided tours are available from Kerman that take in the Kaluts as well as Rayen and Mahan. You can take a day trip or else opt for a night's stay in Shafiabad – or even outdoor camping overnight in the open desert.

If you're starting from Birjand, Asia Parvaz does multi-day Lut Desert tours that include the Rigi Yalan sand dunes, the Kaluts and a couple of nights at Deh Salm.

Mojtaba Heidari (www.mojirantrip.com) has an appealing itinerary combining the Kaluts as part of a longer desert-loop tour.