Elena Luo
 "A local guide on the off-beaten trail in Yunnan"
Kunming, Lijiang, Yuanyang, Yunnan Province, China
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Fee Per Hour: $10

Fee Per Day: $82

Gender: Female
Transportation: Private bus
 Private car
 Public transportation
English Level: Fluent
Services Provided: Tour guide
 Business assistant
 Car rental
 Airport/train station pickup
 Ticket booking
 Hotel reservations
Phone Number: +86 182 8889 0831
Other Contact Info: privateyunnantour@yahoo.com

Link:Local Guides Yunnan
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Member for 4 years 49 weeks

About me:

 Hello, Dear Travel Lovers!
  Welcome to Yunnan, my beautiful homeland!
  I've been a private tour guide since 2009, in Yunnan. I offer tailored tours to Kunming, Dali, Lijiang and Shangrila, as well as to Dongchuan Red Land, Yuanyang Rice Terraces, Bamei & Puzhehei in Wenshan. My focus is to take people to places where it's authentic to absorb the beautiful nature, to interreact with local beautiful people, and to experience the truthfullness of local culture. Thus this invites you to bring along your daring soul, and leave all the expectations and fears behind.
  Growing up in the countryside of Yunnan, i always enjoy nature and value organic living so much, yet i still love sweet and icecream incredibly.
  Graduated from English Major, i learned to speak, read and write English very well, yet am still helpless when it comes to numbers and years of history.
  Having been travelling around and in contact with people from all over the world, i learned to perceive things from different perspectives, yet am still stubbornlly thinking that Lijiang is so so  beautiful, and China is such a wonderful land where people can freely express thier happy spirit. Have you ever seen anywhere else that common people would enjoy dancing in public squares, and singing spontaneously during their daily routines? Haha, I love it.
  However, am still a country girl, with much eagerance when confronting beautiful nature and people, and get moody when it comes to self-sacrifice, especially when the stomach is starving.
  Up to this point, i've no idea how to guide any more, as there is a belief system in me now that anything that comes along is a bleesing, and nothing can be ganranteed as otherwise it can be too boring. So if you are looking for a local travel friend, with an open and leisure spirit, then am here for you.

  Have a wonderful day!

  Sincerely, Elena (with a silly smile :)

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Elena Luo's Tours
Author: Elena Luo
Dates Available: 
Oct 04, 2014 - Dec 02, 2016
4 to 8 hours

  Pick you up from hotel, visit the exciting local morning vege market, walk around the old town through the back lanes to the main squares, we can even climb 100 steps higher to get an overal view of the town. Then walk 10 minutes from the northern entry to Black Dragon Pool, enjoy walking around the water pond, and take the best photo from Lijiang.

Author: Elena Luo
Dates Available: 
Feb 12, 2015 - May 13, 2016
3 to 5 days

Amazing Puzhehei, Bamei and Babao Village in Southeast Yunnan     

Author: Elena Luo
Dates Available: 
Oct 04, 2014 - Jan 02, 2017
4 to 8 hours

  Hire a local minivan, and drive 20 minutes out of town, to Shika Snow Mt.. Shika Snow Mt. has got 2 levels of cable cars. First one takes you up to 3600 meter above sea level, where has a big wide grassland for yaks, and you can walk radomly, saying hi to yks, and listen to the sound of silence, feel the sun beam on your skin.

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