Lost World Adventures Tipping Guidelines

Lost World Adventures Tipping Guidelines

Lost World Adventures Tipping Guidelines

We have put together this tipping reference in response to many requests from travelers worried about not sufficiently tipping or tipping too generously.

Although not mandatory, tipping is highly appreciated in all cases. Our general advice to travelers is to tip what you feel is appropriate and based on performance – using the guidelines below – and do not worry about offending anyone. You may have the same guide for several days - this will depend on your specific itinerary. It is a good idea to keep small denomination bills (either U.S. dollars or local currency) handy for tips. Gratuities are gladly accepted in U.S. dollars or local currency.

You can download this guide in PDF format here.

Private Drivers:

$5 per passenger, per day.

Airport transfers or short transfers: $5-$10, total.

Transfers (2-4 hours): $10-20, total.

Transfers (over 4 hours): $10-$30, total.

Driver/Guides (Guides who also do the driving):

$5-$10 per passenger/per day.

Small group (2-6 passengers) – $30-$60 total per day.

Larger groups (over 6 passengers) – $50-$100 total per day.

Guides:

Local guide – $5-$7, per passenger, per day.

Small group (2-6 passengers) – $20-$40 total per day.

Larger groups (over 6 passengers) – $40-$80 total per day.

Naturalist/Specialized* guide – $10-$15, per passenger, per day.

*Specialist guides might earn a larger tip than the average tour guide (for a special service performed, or if it generally feels appropriate).

Cruise Crew:

$5-$10, per passenger, per night.

Lodge staff (all-inclusive lodges):

$10-$15, per person, per night.

Miscellaneous:

Hotels: Luggage handlers – $1-$2 or $0.50 - $1 per bag; housekeeping staff – $1 per room per day; 10% for room service if the service charge has not already been added.

At restaurants throughout Latin America, 10 – 15% of your bill is customary and may be added automatically.

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