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  • Address701-1 Jinxi Yuan, Yihua Lu, Kunming
  • Mobile13354949490
  • Phone(0871) 65891829
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John Xie's Car Service • 701-1 Jinxi Yuan, Yihua Lu


John's Car Service has a fleet of vehicles to suit your leisure and business travel needs – everything from a sedan to an MPV to a bus. John Xie is fluent in English and his team is available for short daytrips around Kunming or destinations further afield, such as Dali, Lijiang or even Mount Everest Base Camp in Tibet.

John's Car Service offers total travel freedom: you decide where to go and when to stop. John is familiar with popular travel destinations as well as lesser-known places to go and can even provide tents should your really wish to get off the beaten path.

Services include:

Chauffeured vehicles
Sedan – seats four passengers
MPV – seats six passengers

Tour guide

Paragliding tour, scuba diving, sailing. Certified Canadian paragliding pilot Mike could take you for a tandem flight to view Yunnan aloft. Scuba diving, sailing in Fuxian lake, a crystal clear lake its peer can only find in Tibet.

Day trips (all inclusive)

Airport transfer: 150
Stone Forest: 500 yuan
Bamboo Temple and Xishan: 400 yuan
Fuxian Lake: 450 yuan

Car rental* (self-driving)

Minivan: 140 yuan per day (800 yuan deposit)
MPV: 250 yuan per day (2,000 yuan deposit)
*Free map provided, extra fuel refundable

Other services

— Interpreting
— Securing travel documentation for Tibet
— International and domestic air ticketing
— Bus and train ticketing
— Hotel booking (eg. 10% off for Zhu's Family Garden in Jianshui)


Call John today (13354949490) or email him at johnxie[at]189[dot]cn to learn more about how long a trip may take, road conditions, weather, tourist attractions, landscape or anything else. John has extensive knowledge of Yunnan, Guangxi, Sichuan and Tibet. Don't put off your southwest China road trip any longer!



I arranged an airport pick-up with John and he was very flexible and good value. When I had to cancel the arrangement at short notice, he was fine with it. Seems very professional.


I contacted John at very short notice to arrange a 1 day trip to Dongchuan red lands, as it I only had 1 day left in China. John responded immediately by email made all the arrangements at a reasonable price and I went the following day with his driver Wu. This was on John's advice that I did not really need a driver who spoke English for the trip as it was mainly for photography. I had a wonderful day with Wu. He was a safe and careful driver and a very nice guy to spend the day with. He made sure he understood where I wanted to go and called John when there was any doubt. John also was a very nice person and I have no hesitation in recommending his services very highly.


In March 2014, I had a stroke in Kunming. John Xie was very helpful in getting my sons and I stuff and transporting me, I could not walk, around Kunming and to the airport. John's attitude was to be helpful and he solved some minor problems along the way. He has my gratitute.


With my wife, we made with John a 5 day trip from Kunming to Langshui and Yuanyang.

Really, we enjoyed our trip; John drove us carefully (if you already took some taxis in China, you will appreciated) during this trip; John speaks good English and knew very well the region that we visited, which made unnecessary to have a guide.

Concerning the price, his proposal was attractive and all-inclusive, so there is no bad surprise.

John owns now an agency with four drivers, and his drivers have probably a weak English knowledge.


During my recent week long trip from Kunming to Jinghong (via Jianshui and Yuanyang) I worked with John Xie, and it turned out to be an excellent experience.

The car was new, and the driver experienced and enjoyable. Everything worked out as planned, and the car/driver rate was very reasonable.

Customer satisfaction at its best....!