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Shahdad Kalouts, Shahdad

#1 of 101 in Nature in Iran
Experience the desert silence at Shahdad Kalouts in one of the hottest places on earth. Kalouts are a natural type of dunes. The desert offers a scenery of the sandy structures, and you can walk right through them. Rocks rise like castles from the sand, and the feeling of peace spreads around. Be prepared to feel the heat of the desert sun, in fact, consider visiting late in the afternoon, since the desert can reach temperatures of 70 C (158 F). If you decide to stay overnight, watch for a view of the desert sunset and a sky full of stars. Our Shahdad trip planner makes visiting Shahdad Kalouts and other Shahdad attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Beautifully formed rocks in a desert. Unique for Iran. Some 150 km from Kerman. Accessible by car if you stay on the hard pieces . Do not stay there after dark if you do not have a guide, because it i...  more »
  • Terrible experience with Amir. We wrote him to book a two-day tour of the desert 4 days later, and he said it was ok, that we could join a tour. I thanked him and said it was great he could be our gui...  more »
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