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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,
July 31, 2019
July 26, 2019
Elena was amazing! I went on a private tour with her and she was extremely knowledgeable, organized and fun to be around! I had an amazing 3 day tour with her and I would highly recommend her!
December 17, 2018
My name is Rafael and I have travelled through Yunnan with the help of Elena.
I want to thanks her for the marvelous trip. I will neve forget it. Special mention for Wumu area. Without her I would not have discovered this beautiful land.
I highly recomend her as a guide in Yunnan province and wishing to meet her again in a next trip.
July 3, 2018
Baoshan Stone Town is the last place in Lijiang that has got amazing scenery with very premitive Naxi culture, yet still unknown to many explorers. One reason is that it is very far and remote, and not easy to acceed. Another reason is that it requires great fitness to be able to go around, bcus the area is basically full of ups and downs, without an inch of flat space. But also, due to this reason, the whole...
Day 1 Arrive in Kunming, get picked up and sent to hotel in Kunming. O/N KunmingDay 2 Visit Stone Forest, then drive 3 hrs to Yuanyang Terraces. O/N YuanyangDay 3 Visit the Duoyishu Terraces for sunrise, then Bada Terraces, Xinjie market and ethnique Hani Villages around, then Tiger Mouth terraces for sunset. O/N YuanyangDay 4 Drive 3 hrs from Yuanyang to Jianshui, explore Jianshui old town, and try the local...
Lijiang-Shangrila-Meili Snow Mt.-Derong-Xiangcheng-Yading-Daocheng-Litang-Yajiang-Xindu Bridge-Seda-Danba-Rilong-Chengdu Day 1 & 2 Arrive in Lijiang for 1 or 2 days, so your body would slowly get more used to higher altitude. Altitude in Lijiang at 2400 meters.Day 3 Drive 2 hrs to Tiger Leaping Gorge, then another 2 hrs further up to Shangrila, the first Tibetan stop in Yunnan. O/N Shangrila,...