Tipping in Peru
All of our staff are paid properly and do not depend on tips to make a living wage. However tipping for good service is appreciated if you feel it is warranted. Amounts are obviously discretionary, but as a rough guide, we recommend the following for good service during your visit to Peru.
3 - 5 Soles / $1 - $3 USD
10% on restaurant bills is more than acceptable
Please note your guide will give part of the tip to the driver, you don’t need to tip the driver separately.
Full Day Tour (Private)
Per couple $20-$50US / 50-150 soles
Half Day Tour (Private)
Per couple $10- $20US / 20-60 soles
Small Group Tour
Per couple $5US / 10-20 soles
To give you a frame of reference for what your tip means to a Peruvian, here are a few real world examples.
- $20 / 60 soles – your guide can take their family of 4 to dinner at an inexpensive local restaurant
- $50 / 150 soles – your guide can take their family of 4 to dinner at a nice local restaurant
- $1-3 / 3-8 soles - your guide can buy themselves a small local beer or a starbucks coffee