We started the business of nature-based travel and cultural tour packages under the name “Dasht & Kalout”(Plain & Kalout) in 1998. In the same year, we were legally registered with permit number 126-25806, as “Aftab-e Kalout”.
“Aftab-e Kalout” (‘sunshine in Kalout’) refers to the natural geographical phenomenon taking place in the sediment deposited in the desert throughout millennia, on the western side of Lut desert, one of the lowest points in the earth’s elevation, and one of the hottest. The motion of air and water make mysterious patterns in the desert sand that conjure the buildings of an imaginary city.
The Mysterious city of Lut, the largest sand city in the world, is a result of a series of contiguous Kalouts which, like tall and short walls form long labyrinths in between (Lat), are connected to each other. Iran’s Kalouts are a unique combination of form and space. Sometimes one can notice the rare color of pink in the natural palate of desert nature.
If you are lucky at sunset, after a rain & dust storm, the sky of the Lute desert splashes a beautiful red light. It is as if you are at an ocean’s coastline & the Kalouts are ships floating gracefully before you.
Until the last decade, only research organizations traveled to Iran’s Kalouts.
We are among the first Eco-Tour and Travel Companies in the country and have taken many tourist groups to a variety of remote nature based and historical destinations in Iran, not on the usual tourist circuit.
Our team members are dedicated eco-tourists, in love with their profession, with a keen interest in continuous learning and innovation. We research our destinations well, before taking a group. Our research group travels to the destination with a complete knowledge of location to discover, update, and understand the place, meets with and trains local people to make necessary arrangements.
We are among the leading tour operators in the country with a reputation for reliability.