Elena Luo

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

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1470 Points
Member for 8 years 4 months
$10 Per Hour | $82 Per Day
  • Gender
    : Female
  • English
    : Fluent
  • 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.

  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

  • Vespagirl


    July 3, 2018

    Myself and a friend travelled with Elena to the Yuanyang rice terraces in April 2018. What a spectacular trip and Elena was a big part of that! She was always on time and once she realized that we were willing to try almost anything as far as food was concerned, she took us to local but safe restaurants with delicious food, at very reasonable prices. My travel partner was a vegan, but Elena had no trouble accommodating us....read more

  • lorenzo prete

    June 9, 2018

    We traveled across Yunnan for 15 days in august 2017. Elena arranged a tour from Kunming to Shangri-La according to our requests, by email and whatsapp. Her answers were always quick and helpful....read more

  • ohannine


    April 24, 2018

    We traveled in Yunnan with Elena in April 2018. Everything was excellently organized and we had great time! Right from the beginning Elena was very helpful and was making a lot of good suggestions for spots to visit and things to do, and she ended up tailoring an itinerary specifically to our needs....read more

  • ssdavis


    April 17, 2018

    In February 2018, we asked Elena to design a 11-day tour of Kunming, Dali, Shaxi, Shangri-La, Tiger Leaping Gorge, and Lijiang. We had already arranged our accommodations. Her itinerary suited us perfectly. Due to previous commitments, she couldn’t be with us in Kunming, but the woman and driver she hired were just fine. Elena and her driver, Mr. Wong, met us at our hotel in Dali, and worked together well the rest of the trip. ...read more

  • 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

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