Unlike the UK, tipping is very much a way of life in most Asian countries and we have included a number of gratuities into your tour. Tipping for your Tour Manager and drivers are not included.
Tipping is always discretionary, however if you are happy with the service provided, we would suggest the following amounts.
UK Tour Manager
£3.00 – £5.00 per person per day
Local Tour Manager
$4.00 USD per person per day
Vietnam Local Guide
$3.00 USD per person per day
$2.00 USD per person per day
In restaurants tip 5%-10% for good service, if at a bar, round up your bill, or leave loose change. If you go for a massage, or spa then $5 – $10 USD, in Vietnam, of 10%-20% of your bill in Cambodia for your therapist is good practice. Round up the fare for taxi drivers and add on a few dollars to tip to cyclo (rickshaw) drivers.
Pandaw Mekong Cruise
The majority of gratuities are included for your Pandaw cruise. This includes the ship managers, dining, sailors and housekeeping staff. Should you wish, additional tips can be offered at the end of the cruise. Tips for any on-shore excursions utilizing tuk-tuks etc are not included. We recommend $1-$2 USD per person.
AuCo & Le Regina Legend Cruises
Gratuities are shared among the cruise team and a tip box is usually located by the front desk. We recommend around £3.00 per person.
Indo China Private Tours / All Holiday Extensions
$10.00 USD per person per day
$5.00 USD per person per day