In Pheobe B's review, she mentioned that tipping was suggested at 100 sole per staff member (23 staff members). I am wondering whether this is per person or as a group? i.e. will I have to tip 2300 sol and then my husband tips 2300 or as a group do we divide the 2300?
Our tour suggested that if the group pools together money then at the end each Porter receives 60 soles and your cook receives double that, 120 soles. With that they will end up with a great tip. Often tips for your guide is done personally and is generally 50 soles per traveler. We each gave more than was suggested for all, for we had an amazing group of porters, cooks and guides! They seemed very happy with what we gave them :) We had 21 porters and 2 guides.
I imagine the amount paid individually in the end would depend on the size of your group. We had a total of 15 of us.
Yes, tipping becomes quite expensive. We had a group of five and for the horsemen and porters, we combined our tip. For our guides, we did give the 100 soles per person. Have a great trip. It is a wonderful experience!
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