This study aims to segment the rural tourists markets according to benefits sought after the COVID-19 outbreak. Data were collected from 284 usable visits in 20 rural tourism village. Results show that it was classified into three clusters from factor-cluster analysis, The first cluster was ‘negative participation type’, and the overall pursuing benefit factor was low. The second cluster was ‘complex pursuit type’, and all the pursuing benefit factors were higher than the average. The third cluster was ‘experience-seeking type’, and the benefits of pursuing rural experiences, special experiences, and intimacy were high. Each cluster showed differences in educational background, age, residential area, type of visit, awareness, satisfaction, and behavioral intention of rural tourism villages.