Tipping Egypt

In hotels and during the felucca trip, attendants will expect a tip for bringing your luggage or other small services. With the exception of the most expensive hotels, wages in the Egyptian tourist industry are abominable and tips are a necessary part of their income. When you stay in the same place for a couple of days, it is a good idea to give your tip at the first occasion. This can have a very positive effect on further services. A tip of 50 cent is sufficient. Taxi drivers do not expect to be tipped. Negotiate the fare in advance. The coach driver and his assistant will expect a tip if their performance has been to your satisfaction. As a rule a total of € 1 per traveller per day to be shared between driver and assistant is the right amount. € 1 per day per traveller is a reasonable tip for the English-speaking travel guide.

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