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
 Bicycle
English Level: Fluent
Services Provided: Tour guide
 Interpreter
 Business assistant
 Car rental
 Airport/train station pickup
 Ticket booking
 Hotel reservations
Phone Number: +86 186 8889 0831
Other Contact Info: rosabeyond539@gmail.com
rosabeyond@163.com
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Link:Local Guides Yunnan
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Member for 4 years 28 weeks

About me:

  Hello, Dear Travel lovers!

    Welcome to Yunnan, my beautiful homeland. I've been an independent 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 is authentic to experience the beauty of nature and the truthfulness of the local people and culture.

   My mother was planting rice in the paddy fileds on the day when i was on the way. She couldn't wait to arrive home, so i was boned under a big rock out there, as the third child. My spirit must have been planted out there in the nature, as from childhood, i always have chosen off beaten paths,  to explore different things and see what is real behind the scene. All my gratitude to my great yet humble parents, who got fined bcus of my birth as i was boned in the year when one child policy started, and who supported me all the way up to university, which was very rare for a coutry family at that time.

  Growing up among these beautiful mountains, I always wanted to go out and see the world beyond. So i paid lots of attention in shool study, and finally became the first university student in my village. My farming parents were far happy and proud,  but i am really sorry that i didn't live out the way they expected.

   Graduated from a degree of English literature, i took the chance to go to Thailand and teach Manderin there. From there, lots of new experiences, new oppurtunities, new ideas and possibilities were opening up and pouring to me. Wow, such excitement ! So many fun things to do, so many festivals to celebrate, and so much delicious food to try. But deep down inside, there is a place, remaining empty and unfulfilled . So i started looking at a different path again, the path into the inner world. Since then yoga and meditation have been my good friends, along with lots of inspiring books. I spent every cent and any little time i have, in going back to yoga and meditation retreats in China, as well as in Southeast Asia, which helps me, finally, to be able to stop, be still, and relax into what is. Wow, such excitement here too!

   Recently, i took a course given by Bijian Anjomi, in Sydney, which completely blows away my mind. There's nowhere to go, nothing to be, and no limits upon life. Such relief !  Such ecstasy ! Now i can just run, dance, sing, shout, play, laugh, cry, do anything, like a child, freely expressing myself. Hahahahaha...

  Thank you very much for checking here. Looking forward to seeing you . Warm Regards to all, elena :)



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Elena's Off-Beaten Path
Last updated:  Feb 26, 2015  Posted: Feb 26, 2015
Author:  colinleekl

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Re: Elena Luo
Last updated:  Oct 28, 2014  Posted: Oct 28, 2014
Author:  vennorman

Accommodating, intelligent, knowledgeable, refined and beautiful inside and out is the way I would describe Elena. Her tours are tailor made to fit your every need. I was  impressed with her spiritual seeking as both a human being as well as a guide. I was interested in exploring the most remote temples and that experience she fullfilled. I don't believe anyone but Elena could have orchestrated a more rewarding experience for me. Her very presence at the different temples and monasteries caused the caretakers to invite us to dine with them in the most extraordinary settings of the ancient ruins of these centuries old structures.  Elena is very humble and her statement about herself on this website reflects this virtue. She is gifted as a tour guide. She is ambitious yet seeks to live modestly. Her drivers were kind and careful and helpful. I cannot imagine having made my way through her land without having secured her as my guide. There are no words that even begin to reflect the true concern she has for her travelers, their safety and the certainty of having fun exploring whatever her clients desire. May you have her guide you on a mountain top or in the midst of the biggest cities;  you will be lead on a comfortable journey that will embed in your memory like the sparkle of a diamond.

 

Re: Elena Luo
Last updated:  Dec 31, 2011  Posted: Dec 31, 2011
Author:  amnuaychoke

I'm living in Thailand and want to travel in different way than other Thai peoples. Then I started looking for local tour guide in China, I deal with local guide 2-3 guys before made final choosing. Elena had shown a lot good attributes that we are looking for from tour guide eg. good responsive, good itinerary provided, trustworthy.

During the trip, she took us to a good restaurant, good hotel in reasonable price. She took care my mom, my nephew, actually everyone in the group. So she's a good guide for family, everyone in our group had impressed her a lots. So I will introduce her to my friend who want to go to Yunnan, sure.

Amnuaychoke

 

Elena Luo's Tours
Author: Elena Luo
Price: 
230USD/Person
Dates Available: 
Oct 04, 2014 - Dec 02, 2016
Duration: 
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
Price: 
0USD/Person
Dates Available: 
Feb 12, 2015 - May 13, 2016
Duration: 
3 to 5 days

Amazing Puzhehei, Bamei and Babao Village in Southeast Yunnan     




 
Author: Elena Luo
Price: 
248USD/Person
Dates Available: 
Oct 04, 2014 - Jan 02, 2017
Duration: 
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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LijiangYunnan ProvinceChina
Last updated: Aug 09, 2014  First posted: Sep 30, 2010Body and Mind in Lijiang

  Boned in a remote village surrounded by endless mountains in Yunnan, I always had the dream to travel and see the world beyond. So I studied very hard in school and became the first university student in my little village.

Lashi Lake   

拉市海
Last updated: Jul 27, 2012  Posted: Aug 28, 2010
LijiangYunnan ProvinceChina
Tourist Attractions in Lijiang
Hours: 
8:00am-8:00pm
Address: 
North Lashi Lake, Lijiang Antient Town District
Price: 
30 Yuan per person

  Rich in cultural and biological diversity, the Lashi Lake watershed is home to two minority ethnic groups, the Naxi and the Yi, and provides critical habitat for the endangered black-necked crane. The watershed is also the primary water supply to a large downstream population and the rapidly growing tourism industry in the historic city of Lijiang.



 

Lamu's House of Tibet

西藏屋西餐厅
Last updated: Jan 21, 2015  Posted: Oct 04, 2014
LijiangYunnan ProvinceChina
Restaurants in Lijiang
Hours: 
10:00am-10:00pm
Address: 
Jishan Lane, Xinyi Street, Old Town, Lijiang, China
Price: 
25 Yuan/drink

  There is a local saying that Lijiang is the world of woman, and the heaven for man. When visiting Lijiang, you see women or gilrs are busyy here and there, serving people in local markets, shops, hotels and restaurants. Local women are really running this world well. Lamu and her family's girls are one of these. As a family owned restaurant, all staffs are Lamu's cousins or nieces.



 

Tibetan Villages Around Shangrila

迪庆州
Last updated: Jan 15, 2015  Posted: Jan 15, 2015
Shangri LaYunnan ProvinceChina
Tourist Attractions in Shangri La
Hours: 
8:00am-10:00pm
Address: 
Dabaoji Temple, Napa Lake, Jiantang Township
Price: 
5-40 Yuan per person

  Diqing Prefacture, known as the Shangri-la to the outer world, is such a rich, beautiful and mysterious land for Chinese and foriegn travellers. Sitting on the highland, with altitude above 3300 meters high, it is still a home for virgin forest, snow capped mountains, wild ferocious animals, beautiful plants and rivers, precious herbs and mushrooms.



 

Bamei

坝美
Last updated: Oct 05, 2014  Posted: Oct 05, 2014
Wen ShanYunnan ProvinceChina
Tourist Attractions in Wen Shan
Hours: 
7:00am-7:00pm
Address: 
Bamei Town,Guangnan County, Wenshan Prefacture
Price: 
100 Yuan/ticket

    A village which has been isolated for hundreds of years, all sufficient by itself, and the only channel to connect with the outer world is a cave, where you have to take boat in and out. Is there anything like this, at all? Yes, it's Bamei, about almost 8-10 hours drive from Kunming.



 

No.58 Yard

58号小院
Last updated: Oct 04, 2014  Posted: Aug 11, 2014
ShaxiYunnan ProvinceChina
Accommodation in Shaxi
Hours: 
8:30am-11:00pm
Address: 
Sideng Jie, Aotou Village, Shaxi Town, Jianchuan County, Dali, Yunnan
Price: 
30 Yuan per bed, 150-280 Yuan per room

    No. 58 Yard is one of my passion in Shaxi. It is a lovely cozy guesthouse with only 6 rooms, a cute little garden leisurely designed by the owner, who is from Taiwan. She is a quiet and artistic beauty. Anything she touches simply becomes beautiful. Never advertising any where, but No. 58 Yard remains the most popular one in Shaxi all year round.



 

The Ducks and Geese in Front of Songzanlinsi Lamasery

Shangri LaYunnan ProvinceChina
Last updated: Jan 18, 2012  First posted: Jan 18, 2012

   It is the middle of January in 2012. It has been snowing for about a week. The road got blocked by the heavy snow. We've been watching the sky and finally the sun shines, and finally we made the trip to Shangrila, with two customers from Austrilia.

Xishuangbanna Tropical Garden

版纳热带植物园
Last updated: Dec 12, 2011  Posted: Dec 11, 2011
Yunnan ProvinceChina
Tourist Attractions in Yunnan Province
Hours: 
8:00am-6:00pm Mon-Sun
Address: 
Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Menglun, Mengla, Yunnan 666303
Price: 
80 Yuan/ticket

  Rich in many types of the amazing tropical plants, the This garden offers great experience to enjoy and to understand the secret language of plant. Check it out!



 


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