Elena Luo

Your Local Expert on the Off-Beaten Trail & Leisure Tour in Yunnan

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Member for 12 years 5 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, and 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

  • Margarida

    September 8, 2019

    I really don't have enough words to thank Elena and Jack, our driver on the Yunnan route, both for their kindness, professionalism and responsibility....read more

  • Neus


    July 31, 2019

    My first contact with Elena was to ask her to organize a 15-days tour across Yunnan for a group of eight. I asked her for a driver and accommodation and I gave her a very plain itinerary and a budget. From the first moment, she answered to all my doubts and comments giving me quick and detailed answers. She changed our itinerary when necessary, improving it and including very interesting places and adapting it to our initial plan....read more

  • klara kandel


    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!

  • Chloe Ng Ru Hui


    January 23, 2019

    I contacted Elena for a 7 day trip in Yunnan with my elderly dad....read more

  • RafaMesa


    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.

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