Elena Luo

A Local Expert on the Off-Beaten Trail. Discount for Kids' Family.

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Member for 7 years 6 months
$10 Per Hour | $82 Per Day
  • Gender
    : Female
  • English
    : Fluent
  • Phone
    : +86 182 8889 0831
  • Other Contact Info
    : rosabeyond@163.com, Whatsapp: 0086 182 8889 0831, Wechat: 182 8889 0831, privateyunnantour@yahoo.com
  • Transportation
    Private bus, Public transportation, Bicycle
  • Services
    Tour guide, Interpreter, Business assistant, Car rental, Airport/train station pickup, Ticket booking, Hotel reservations

About Me

  Hello, Dear Travellers!

  Welcome to my beautiful homeland, Yunnan!

  This is Elena from Yunnan. I have been a profeesional private guide throughout Yunnan since 2009. I offer tailored tours to Kunming, Dali, Lijiang and Shangrila, as well as to Dongchuan Red Land, Yuanyang Rice-Terrace Fields. My focus is to take people to places where it's authentic to absorb the traditional local culture, enjoy beautiful scenery, try wonderful local food,  and intereact with beautiful people along the way. Every day is such excitement!

  I grew up in some deep mountains in Yunnan. My mother was planting rice when i was on the way. She couldn't wait to go home but gave birth under a big rock, by the patty fields.  My childhood was lots of fun in the wild mountains. But every time when I looked up and saw the white clouds above the blue mountains, there is an urge from inside, the longing for going beyond, and see the unknown world.
  So i studied very hard in school, and finally became the first
university student throughout my little town.  And i was feeling so much gratitude towards my humble parents, who supported me all the way through, which was unbelievable for a country family at that time.   

  After getting an English-Teaching degree from Yunnan Normal University, amazingly, I was sent to Thailand and started teaching Mandarin there. My life to the outer world was extended. I was so excited, and had so much fun living in another beautiful country like Thailand. I still keep on going back even after the teaching job finished, not only for the wonderful things, but also for the wonderful spirit that this country is able to offer, which is meditation and yoga retreat. From 2012-14, I was spending lots of time in the tropical bushes, meditating with  monks and fellows from different parts of the world. Beside Thailand I also enjoyed travelling to some other interesting countries in southeast Asia, as well as Srilanka and Austrilia.
  In 2014, i started taking a seminar given by Bijan Anjomi, and my
life changes tremendously since then. I start laughing more, enjoying dancing, and responding to people with generous smile. I even start going to the gym and exercising myself out. And it feels great. I feel my body energy is building up day by day, so are my inner strength and confidence. For the first time, after living so many years in Lijiang, i start appreciating this beautiful land and the wonderful people.

  I sincerely thank all people who have been contributing to me, in different ways, from where they are. And I thank myself for being so open and brave, developing wonderful qualities along, yet still remaining the humble and simple heart. And I thank all my wonderful & generous clients who came across, who shared their life miracles with me, as well as their wonderful qualities and unconditional love. Lastly, I want to thank you, for being here, and being you.
  I Look forward to sharing part of the journey with you!

  With a smile,

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Reviews of Elena Luo

  • nadia_lfc

    February 6, 2018

    My family and I were spending 5 days in Kunming and Lijiang, Elena arranged everything for us according to our requirement. I have contacted with her before our trip for about 1 month, she replied very quickly and managed to plan the itinerary for us based on our interesting. During the trip even we have 13 members in our group but Elena managed to fulfilled our trip with happiness. ...read more

  • Ali

    December 12, 2017

    Our guide: Elena Luo....read more

  • Bob32256

    June 22, 2017

    What first attracted us to Elena was the "off the beaten path" part of her description. Since our travel blog is justoffthebeatenpath.com, we knew it would be a great fit. We could not have found a better guide. Two examples: 1. We stopped at a very small village. Elena asked a family if we could come into the courtyard of their home. They were not expecting us, but they knew Elena and invited us in....read more

  • acadams

    April 25, 2017

    My wife and I are from the US and looked for a guide to make sure we got the most out of our trip to Yunnan Province. What a fortunate day it was when we found Elena's information online and she happened to be available!...read more

  • razg101

    February 20, 2017

    I hired Elena as a guide for a trip to Lijiang, travelling as a group of 3 with my mother and girlfriend. ...read more

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