Marina Li Private tour guide in Shenzhen, Guangzhou - China

Marina Li

Guide profile:

Hello everyone, I'm Marina. I am a freelance interpreter,sourcing/buying agent,licensed English tour guide and business assistant in China with more than 6 years experience. In the last 6 year, I have participated in Canton Fair and other Fairs for many times. At the same time I also accompany customer to visit companies and factories in Guangdong and other provinces of China as well. I ever worked in trading companies, so I’m familiar with all the progress in trading business.

Since Shenzhen is close to HongKong, I also accompany customer go to HongKong to have meeting. It’s available for me to go travel with customer in mainland China and HongKong.

Now I also work as souring/buying agent for some clients.With 6 years working experiences, I have visited many factories with customer and had meeting with the suppliers for many times. I have known a lot of good vendors in China, especially some in Guangdong province. I’m on behalf of my clients to look for good suppliers,communicate with them. I help them to do negotiation , sample check, order following, product inspection, shipping arrangement and so on in China.

At the same time, a licensed English guide. If the clients has some spare time in their business trip and want to have some sightseeing activities. I have a good guide team with rich experience. We can guide our customers in Shenzhen,HongKong, Guangzhou and some other cities. I also cooperate with some other good interpreters and guides in other cities of China. I can help them to arrange their trip in these cities, like Beijing, Shanghai , Xi’an and Guilin,etc.

I have worked with a lot of customers from all over the world. They gave me good reviews with high appreciation. With some, we have developed a long- term cooperation, being their sourcing agent in China.

My service including help customer in supplier sourcing, purchasing ,price negotiating, quality controlling, shipping arrangement and any part in foreign trading, shopping and sightseeing.

I'm a kind, optimistic and helpful girl. I'd like to do my best to assist you with your business in China and make you a comfortable trip here . I like my job. It gives me a chance to know more people and learn more at the same time. It’s really an enjoyable work.

Any more details, please feel free to contact me. ^ _ ^

Marina Li

Recent reviews of this tour guide:

5 stars V *.

We has Jasmine as our tour guide and she was very knowledgeable and accommodating about the area and could speak a number of dialects plus english. She was very nice and I would recommend her to anyone. Our driver Mr Zhu was the best!! He went above and absolutely beyond, helping us to trace long lost relatives; our holiday would not have been the same without him. My family are so grateful to him. Thanks again for a well organised trip.

Tour guide services/sample itinerary:

Airport pick-up & drop off

Hotel and air ticket booking

Car rental

Local market assistance in China

Interpretation , translation

Order follow up , quality inspection and shipment arrangement when you back to your country

Business assistant , accompanion for Canton Fair and other Fairs in China

Travel guide

Experienced interpreter for Canton Fair , Business assistant in shenzhen & Guangzhou, professional tour guide , Trustworthy translator

Transportation by tour guide:

Yes, transportation can be arranged upon request.

Tour guide interests:

Travel, reading, watching movie, sports

Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!

5 stars V *. 11 May 2018

We has Jasmine as our tour guide and she was very knowledgeable and accommodating about the area and could speak a number of dialects plus english. She was very nice and I would recommend her to anyone. Our driver Mr Zhu was the best!! He went above and absolutely beyond, helping us to trace long lost relatives; our holiday would not have been the same without him. My family are so grateful to him. Thanks again for a well organised trip.

Tour Guide Comment: We are so appreciated that you and your family are satisfied with our guide and driver service. We will keep working on.

5 stars Shaoli K. 30 Mar 2018

Marina wasn't available during my stay in Shenzhen but she recommend her colleague, Nina, to bring me around the electronic wholesaler market at HuaQiang North. Marina was both fast and friendly in her responses, allowing a smooth transition.

Nina picked me at the airport and was kind enough to get medication for my throat upon knowing my discomfort. She is very professional,knowledgeable and resourceful. It was a fruitful business trip and it couldn't be done without Nina. Much appreciated!

Tour Guide Comment: Hello Shaoli, You are really a nice guy. We are glad to help you find supplier during your business. Hope you get well now. Take care.

5 stars Helen T. 13 Dec 2017

Since Marina was unavailable, she assigned Jasmine as our tour guide on 13 Dec 2017. Jasmine came to the hotel at the time we agreed on. Jasmine is friendly and we had a nice lunch together after visiting several places in Guangzhou. We enjoyed having Jasmine as our guide and hope to meet up with her again in the future.

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks for your nice review for our service. It’s all our pleasure to take you have a enjoyed day in Guangzhou.

5 stars Hassan A. 30 Nov 2017

Marina is an awesome tour guide and translator! I was on short notice and she was still available and helped me with every single thing I needed. I had a great first experience in China all because of her. She's truly wonderful. Thank you so much, I highly recommend her!

Tour Guide Comment: It was nice to meet you and work with you during your business trip to Shenzhen. I’m happy that we found some good suppliers with nice products you want. Thanks for all your appreciation. I will follow up your orders and help you look for some other things as you need. Thank you again.

5 stars Alex B. 26 Oct 2017

I can highly recommend Marina for both business and sightseeing in the Shenzhen area. Marina is very knowledgeable and has proven herself to be indispensable for our trip to Shenzhen. Without her english and negotiating skills we would not have been able to archieve anything. If you do not speak any mandarin you wont be able to use a taxi and least of all conduct any business in Shenzhen without her help. Apart from doing business she also took us to the most enjoyable places in out spare time.

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks for your nice review . It was my pleasure to know your couple this time . I’m looking forwards for hear from you when your new gallery opened .

5 stars Shari P. 14 Oct 2017

Marina was not available for the day I had free in Shenzhen but she recommended Lina and we had a fantastic day. For my first time in China I wasn’t sure what to expect, but Lina was knowledgeable, funny and very fluent in English. She told me so much, not only about the places we visited, but about china and it's history also. Such a pleasant day, I hope to book her again before I leave for home in the US. I would highly recommend booking with Marina or Lina.

Tour Guide Comment: Hello Shari , Thanks for using our service . We are happy to help you with your business trip . Thank you for all your kindness and appreciation for our work . Looking forwards to work with you next time .

5 stars Jacques R. 26 Sep 2017

Marina wasn't available so I had the schedule with Nina. If I explain my experience in two words, "absolutely perfect". It was merely a business information and quite a lot of traveling around electronics markets. Nina had a very good idea where I should go what are the best locations and who are the best vendors to fulfill my task. She even explained how Chinese culture society and business World works, that information will never be able to acquired on internet or any other source. Thank you

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks for your nice review for our service . We are glad to help you find the things you want in the working day .

5 stars Shawn S. 20 Aug 2017

Marina responded to my request very quickly. Since she wasn't available that Sunday, she scheduled me with Nina. I had a fabulous experience with Nina, who took me to a street market, a museum and a park. She was hard-working, helpful and nice. Her English was excellent. In the Shenzhen museum she was able to translate difficult passages into clear English. Nina very much wanted to make sure that I saw exactly what I'd asked for. I had a great experience, and strongly recommend Marina and Nina.

Tour Guide Comment: We are glad that you had a nice day trip with Nina . Thanks.

5 stars Kathrin F. 12 Mar 2017

Marina was already booked for our stay in Shenzhen so she arranged for her associate Nina to guide us. The communication with Marina was perfect. She always responded very quickly and she was absolutely helpful in planning our tour. Even though we only had a few hours to see Shenzhen, the tour guide Nina helped us to make the best out of it. She was very nice and absolutely helpful as well. She contacted us the evening before our tour to confirm when and where we meet the next morning.

Tour Guide Comment: Dear Kathrin, We are so glad to receive your nice review for our services. We will keep working hard to make customer a nice trip in China. Thank you!

5 stars Ploi U. 08 Jan 2017

My trip to Shenzhen, China was not the easiest trip. We have certain objectives that we needed to be achieved during the stay. Fortunately, I met Marina. She is someone who always go 'extra miles' for her work. I am very lucky to meet her. Not only that she is excellent in English and possess the necessary skills for business negotiation, she is also a very nice person who is honest and wants the best for her client. She is very well-rounded, positive person who helped me achieve the goals.

Tour Guide Comment: Dear Pissara , I'm so glad that we achieve the goal at the last minute of your trip after 1 week hard-work. You are so nice person , I believe your business will going better and better . In our future cooperation , I will do all my best to assist you in China . Wish you all the best . Thanks for your appreciation .

5 stars JOSEPH K. 25 Dec 2016

Marina was already booked for our one day tour of Shenzhen. She arranged for her associate Nina Xiao to escort us. Shenzhen shows the new China, now a city of 18 million compared to 50,000 30 years ago. Huge buildings, wide roads and parks were impressive. We walked and rode subways starting at the Lotus Park to see a wonderful view of the city. We ended with a visit to Splendid China Park ... see all the major sites in China in miniature. Nina was very helpful and informative. Highly recommend

Tour Guide Comment: Dear Joe, Thanks for your nice review, I'm happy to know that you had a great day in Shenzhen . Wish you all the best.

5 stars Diana E. 22 Dec 2016

I've booked the tour guide service for my holidays at Shenzhen, and since Marina has other things to do on our date, so her friend Nina replace her. I highly recomended both Marina and Nina for tour guide service. Marina and Nina have been very kind, very helpful, very informative and pleasent so that I could make the best decision for my holiday itinerary. feeling comfortable, and enjoy most of our time there.. Thank you so much Marina and Nina.. so much pleasure to have you as our guide :D

Tour Guide Comment: Dear Diana , Thanks for your apperception for our efforts. We are so glad that all your families enjoyed the days in Shenzhen . Providing you a happy tour is our final aim . Thanks a lot.

5 stars Alice S. 05 Dec 2016

I've booked the tour guide service for my clients and would highly recommend Marina - She was prompt in replying to my requests and kept me updated along the way. It was very pleasant dealing with Marina and her professionalism made the whole experience a very pleasant one indeed.

Tour Guide Comment: Hi Alice, Thanks for all your trust, appreciation and recommendation. I’m so glad to know that your clients enjoyed the day in Shenzhen. Looking forwards to cooperating with you again in the future.

5 stars Norman (. M. 18 Nov 2016

We were very happy with Marina's friend Nina who was our guide for the day. Nina was very helpful and thoughtful in many ways and looked after my wife Hilary with her saw back. We had a very enjoyable day at the Window of the World and Splendid China theme parks and would have no hesitation in recommending both Marina and Nina to others.

5 stars Lital G. 10 Oct 2016

I highly recommend Marina, i came across her while searching for a buyers agent and guide in Shenzhen for office furniture i wanted to buy for my businesses. It was my first time in Shenzhen and i am so glad i chose Marina. She was fantastic, she responds to emails immediately and her attention to details and communication with suppliers both in Shenzhen and my Australian freight forwarder is very professional and timely.

She is also very lovely, and a pleasure to be with all day.

5 stars Nikitha K. 11 Sep 2016

Marina was outstanding! She was very professional and spoke fantastic English. She catered to our needs on this trip really well and I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone visiting China. Thank you again Marina for your hard work!

5 stars Rosy G. 20 Jun 2016

Marina is a wonderful guide. We love her, she is so kind and accesible.

5 stars Joseph S. 12 May 2016

I had an excellent experience with Marina. She provided sourcing support to help me negotiate and deal with local suppliers. The quality of her language skills, professionalism and commercial acumen was of the very highest standard.

5 stars Ganapathy S. 21 Apr 2016

Marina Is Fantastic guide. She speaks good english, communicates in whatsapp effectively. We had strict diet restrictions and she helped us with a nice place for lunch. She certainly can make your trip to shenzhen wonderful. She is also very punctual and arrived to pick up place on time. I would highly recommend her if you plan a trip to shenzhen and can not speak mandarin.

5 stars Abdulaziz A. 02 Apr 2016

She is a good tour guide. Even that I had a tight and limit time in Hong Kong, she tried her best to visit the attractions, and she did it. I highly recommend this tour guide.

5 stars Jeanine D. 26 Mar 2016

Marina is exactly what I wanted in a tour guide. She was knowledgeable, patient, flexible, kind, positive and full of energy. I cannot speak highly enough about Marina and her positive effect on my entire 3-day Shenzhen and HK adventure. She made it a fantastic experience! Thank you Marina!

5 stars Jeffrey P. 22 Mar 2016

We had Marinas friend Nina who provided great service.

Marina was very honest and prompt with her email replies

I really recommend using Marina or Nina for tours in Shenzhen

5 stars Mark G. 05 Mar 2016

Can't possibly recommend Marina more! She tailored the tour to my needs, her English was great, she was extremely polite, pleasant and helpful. Two thumbs up!

5 stars Beth S. 21 Nov 2015

My experience with Marina was very good. Great communication, follow up and she is delightful. I wouldn't hesitate to use her services again. My tour with her was by far the best part of my trip to Shenzhen.

5 stars karim H. 17 Nov 2015


simply perfect .

5 stars Jo-anne H. 05 Nov 2015

Unfortunately Marina was busy the day we booked for but found her friend Nina to take us. Nina was very helpful, knowledgeable and fun guide. She went beyond just showing us places. Took us in 2 separate taxis to lunch with the taxi drivers taking us through a car chase in Shenzhen just trying to follow each other. Her communication is excellent and I am very pleased she was our guide. Thank you both Marina & Nina for making a day trip very enjoyable

5 stars Nancy S. 23 Sep 2015

I accompanied my husband on a business trip to Shenzhen, China. I wanted to see the city while he was working. After emailing Marina we agreed on a planned tour. Marina was very prompt at meeting me at my hotel. I have difficulty walking.Marina was very patient and even helped me up and down steps. She was very knowledgeable on the city and the sites I wanted to see. We had a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. Overall my experience was excellent! I would highly recommend Marina.

5 stars George S. 29 May 2015

Marina was fabulous.

I highly recommend her to any business traveler to act as an assistant and translator. Her command of the English language is good and she is a pleasure to travel with. Nothing was a problem and was able to organize all of our travel requirements without any issue.

I will definitely be using Marina again on future visits.

5 stars Claudio S. 03 Apr 2015

Marina has been an excellent guide during my one day trip to Shenzhen and Guangzhou. Purpose of the trip was to visit a tea accessories vendor and a tea market. Marina arranged a full day professional driver with a comfortable car, showed up on time and was very caring and professional; she speaks excellent English and is fun to work with. I can fully recommend Marina and would definitely work with her for a future visit to Shenzhen or for help with sourcing of products.

5 stars Christina V. 23 Jan 2015

Marina was a very friendly and professional tour guide. She could help us in all belongings. Knows all the places in Shenzhen and is very helpfully on your side for your business things and translation. In case of a problem she is on your side.

Every time again, thank you Marina.

5 stars Kerrie W. 13 Jan 2015

Marina is a very helpful, knowledgeable and fun guide. It was wonderful to be able to decide what we wanted to do and how long we would spend on each activity. Marina advised us well on how long visiting Splendid China would take and while the weather was inclement, it was still a great experience. Her communication is excellent and I am very pleased she was our guide. Thank you, Marina.

5 stars Rohaizan D. 06 Dec 2014

I feel secure being with these 2 charming young ladies Crystal and Marina. They were superb guides. I and my daughter been to Shenzhen for 2 days 1 night business trip. Marina and Crystal helped me a lot to overcome problems and to communicate with the people here.

These charming young ladies were very responsive to their customers. I was not wrong to book them as my tour guide. How could I ever thank both of them? Keep up the good works and all the best from us! Thank you. Pls book Marina.

5 stars Mark B. 09 Nov 2014

I had an extra day in Hong Kong, so arranged a private full day tour through Marina.

Marina was AWESOME to work with and the guide (Crystal) arrived on time, discussed what I wanted to see and took me on a full day custom tour.

I can't imagine seeing Hong Kong any other way and would STRONGLY suggest that you use Marina and her team when visiting Hong Kong.


5 stars luc D. 28 Sep 2014

Marina Lee was a super guide for me.We could talk about a lot of interesting items.She was very helpful to find me a local restaurant, an interesting visit to the little buddha and many other things

Thanks a lot Marina

5 stars Dom E. 26 Sep 2014

Just finished a 3 day business trip assisted by Marina. Can't recommend her highly enough - punctual, professional, speaks superb English (including being able to translate fairly technical language to the local suppliers). She's also an absolute pleasure to be around - I wouldn't want to be without her on future trips. Thanks again Marina.

5 stars selim D. 27 Aug 2014

Marina is an excelent interpretor and responsive to client's needs. She always responded all my mails & what's up very quickly. She organize my business trip very well. Marina is reliable, very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. I highly recommend Marina for your Shenzhen experience.

5 stars Carolina D. 23 Jul 2014

Exceeding my expectation. Our email communication was going very smoothly, Marina replied my email patiently and very promptly, and fulfil literally my every wish. The moment we first met Marina, feeling like been knowing her for sometime already. She was very good with my 6 yo daughter, very efficient and knowledgeable, and her english is flawless. Highly recommend to book her, she will make ur trip a delight!

5 stars Talee M. 12 May 2014

Best guide i have ever had. Was very knowledgeable, and had a lot of patience. I would recommend her to anyone coming to China, Will definitely book again!

5 stars sibylle F. 28 Feb 2014

Marina Lee was a Tour Guide for me and my husband in Shenzhen for 1,5 days. She is very nice and organized (fast email replys and research on things she is not sure about). She gave us a lot of insights into Chines and Shenzhen culture and daily life and brought us to a great Chinese restaurant. Furthermore she helped us organizing our trip in Bejing.

We can highly recommend her as tour guide!

Thanks Marina

5 stars Edward B. 20 Dec 2013

Marina was the best guide I could have ever ask for. She is very knowledgeable of the sites and was very good at explaining things. As I was traveling alone, she made me feel very comfortable in a place where I was feeling very lost. So if you want to see all the great sites in China, I highly recommend this lady for your guide. No question, on my next trip to China, I will surely request Marina for my guide as she is the best. Thank you Marina!

5 stars Rebecca E. 28 Nov 2013

Marina was a wonderful guide, being with her was like being with a friend I had known all my life. She is a very kind and intelligent lady with a lot of knowledge. As a single woman travelling to China alone I was concerned how I would cope and having Marina with me made the trip and absolutely pleasure. I highly recommend this lady.

5 stars David O. 21 Nov 2013

Marina did a fantastic job of hiring a driver and organizing my two-day visit into the interior of Mainland China. She is very capable, communicative and responsible. I have no hesitation in recommending her as a top-quality guide.

5 stars Mitar M. 11 Jun 2013

Professional and responsible, helpful and flexible.

Marina catered to pretty much all our business needs. She has arranged and rearranged our schedule 3 times during our stay, and was able to fit new errands easily.

Didn't complain about very intensive schedule and long working hours (12hrs/day on some days).

Good learning curve, she was able to interpret our highly professional terminology to local company's representatives.

I warmly recommend her as a business interpretor and assistant.

5 stars Michael W. 04 May 2013

Marina is an exceptional guide. She helped me source a number of products, accompanied me to the Canton Fair and then organised the subsequent factory visits to other cities in China. Her ability to assist in organising my travel and business needs has been five star. She is also very pleasant, well mannered and great company. I have no hesitation in recommending Marina to anyone travelling or doing business in China.

5 stars burc D. 11 Apr 2013

It was a great pleasure to work with such a professional guide like Marina. She was not like just a guide, she leaded us to the places that we should visit, made our hotel and travel bookings, also eating reservations. She thinks every detail about a trip and with her there is no place for trouble. She took us from the Beijing Airport, lead to Hebei, than Shandong and back to Beijing. We have found the machine that we searched for a long time with the help of Marina.

5 stars Corrado G. L. B. 14 Dec 2012

Marina has perfectly organized my trip. Unfortunately, due to an unforeseen situation, she has not been able to personally attend to my tour, but she has found a valid alternative guide. She has been constantly controlling that everything was proceeding according to the agreements. I'm very satisfied of her professional assistance and I hope next time I'll have the pleasure to have her as my guide.

4 stars Roland D. 13 May 2014

I can recommend Marina. She is a very nice and caring person, easy to discuss plans by whatsapp. She also organized a friend as a tour guide in Guangzhou (Libby, also very much to recommend).

2 stars robin S. 01 Jul 2016

We did not have Marina. She was busy so she arranged for someone else. She must have been new at tourism as we found her to be uninformed, she basically was a source of getting us from one place to another.

Tour Guide Comment: Hello Robin, We are happy to hear from you again. First of all, thanks for your suggestion for our service. I'm sorry that our guide was not so familiar with some of the small places you visited. All our guides are experienced with the tour places but maybe not every small corners or roads in the city, hope you can understand this. The guide you toured with is not a new guide, she has worked professionally for 5 years. We thought you were happy when you left, based on the tip you provided. I wish you would have brought this up at the time of the tour rather than via review a year after the event so we could have helped. However, we will work to improve our tours and service for the future. Thanks, Marina

1 stars Nicole H. 26 Nov 2014

I WAS MISLEAD..I had a woman claiming to be Marina. I FELT VIOLATED!! Marina should have told me she was sending Crystal instead!! Her English was terrible, can't carry a conversation with her. The places we went, Crystal couldn't communicate with them bc she only she speaks Mandarin. I confronted her about the lies.. The lies and the poor service really ruined my Hong Kong vacation. You need to hire A CANTONESE SPEAKING GUIDE if you come to Hong Kong!!

Tour Guide Comment: I'm really sorry for the disappointment in your tour in HK. I always strive do my best to help my clients to have a good tour. Unfortunately, I was called away to my hometown for personal reasons at the last minute and could not get back to Shenzhen. I didn't tell you Crystal was to meet you instead of me. It's my fault, I do apologize. But I have to say even it's not me, I will always send a good guide to my clients. I have very strong sense for responsibility. It was my understanding you were looking for a English guide not a Cantonese guide. I don't know why you are unhappy with Crystal because she cannot speak Cantonese. I cannot either but my clients have never complained because I cannot speak Cantonese. Crystal has helped me a few times, all the other clients said she is good, so I felt confident in sending her to guide you. Thanks, Marina

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