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appropriate tip for tour guide

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Toronto, Canada
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appropriate tip for tour guide

Can anyone suggest an appropriate amount to tip a tour guide for a day-long trip? A couple of years ago I went on a day trip to Hana and the woman who drove the bus and commented about the sights was a lot of fun....I think the trip cost about $100 or so, which included meals, etc...At the end of the day I gave her $15 or so...Is this enough? I wasn't sure given that she spent the full day with us....I'll be doing the trip again with my parents next week and just wanted to see what others thought....Thanks

Florence, Oregon
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1. Re: appropriate tip for tour guide

15-20% sounds a bit high to me. I tipped our heilcopter pilot 10% and he acted elated.

~Den~

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