Everything you need to know about how much to tip Tour Guides in Brazil
Tipping Tour Guides in Brazil can be tricky. That being said, tipping anywhere internationally can be tricky! Well, Tipping Tour Guides in Brazil is not as complicated as you think. That is why in this blog post we address just this, how much should you tip in Brazil, and the rules for tipping tour guides in Brazil!
To start, let’s learn more about the currency in Brazil.
The money in Brazil is called the Brazil Real. The Brazil Real is the official currency of Brazil and comes in denominations of $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100.
Looking for the current exchange rate from USD to Brazilian Real? Follow this link for the most up-to-date information: https://xe.com/currencyconverter/convert/?Amount=1&From=BRL&To=USD
So, should I tip my tour guide in Brazil?
To answer all your questions about tipping Tour Guides in Brazil, we need to break down a little further what kind of tour you are taking. Here is a more detailed guide to tipping tour guides in Brazil:
Tipping a Group Tour Guide in Brazil: While tipping appreciated, in a group tour it is definitely not mandatory. That being said, it is always nice to leave a tip of $5-10 USD. This is based on a 4-hour to 8-hour long tour.
Tipping Private Tour Guides in Brazil: We recommend you tip your private tour guide between $10-20 USD. That is based on between a 4 and 8-hour tour.
Now that you know all about tipping Tour Guides in Brazil, here are other Brazil tip recommendations
These recommendations are based on 2 travelers (not per person) in USD.
Tipping at restaurants in Brazil: Add a 10% tip if you think the service was good, if the service was not good you do not need to include a tip. In Brazil, your waiter will automatically add a 10% (optional) service charge to the bill by hand. In Chile, it is customary to include a 10% tip. Look for “propina” on your bill to see if the tip has been included.
Private Car Transfer: $2-3 USD per day
Porters / Hotel Staff: You can tip porters a quarter to a dollar or less per bag
Taxi & Group Transfer: You are not expected to tip taxi drivers
Is tipping Brazil Tour Guides included in SouthAmerica.travel’s Brazil tours?
The answer to this question is no, tips are not included in the cost of your tour. It is up to you if you’d like to tip your tour guide or not, if you enjoyed the service, we think it’s a good idea to leave a tip. Keep in mind that tipping is not included in the price of our tour packages and is always greatly appreciated. Please use the equivalent in the local currency.
Well, there you have it! Everything you need to know about tipping tour guides in Brazil. As you can see, tipping tour guides in Brazil completely depends on whether you are taking a private tour or a group tour while you are in Brazil. When traveling with a company like SouthAmerica.travel, you are always able to ask your Expert Brazil Travel Consultant for advice and guidance on when it is appropriate to tip and how much to tip.
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