Gratuities / Tipping

Tipping is always a matter of personal discretion. Please use the summaries in our Trip Preparation for your selected destination as a guideline for recommended gratuity amounts. Gratuities may be paid in local currency or US dollar equivalent where accepted. Please be aware that tipping is considered by many locals to be a part of their normal remuneration and some may approach you for additional "compensation." There is no need to be intimidated by the request, nor should you feel pressured to pay more than recommended. If you become uncomfortable by any behavior you encounter, please advise your tour manager or phone our local office. Suggested amounts are also provided in your documents for your convenience.