TIP 3-10 LE AT HOTELS
It is not necessary but you are expected to tip the person who assists you. Tip the luggage man 3-5 LE per bag as he will walk them in and out. Give maid 5-10 LE per night. Also, if you have breakfast at the hotel, plan to tip the waiter/ waitress at least 5-10 LE per meal.
- Tipping in Egypt: RESTAURANTS
TIP 10% WHEN DINING OUT
When eating out, 10% tipping is great in Egypt but remember to see a ‘service charge’ on your bill. This goes straight to the restaurant and not to the actual waiter/ waitress. So, make sure to tip them in addition.
You will be acknowledged by them as they rely on this money or ‘tip’ for their income. If you like their service, you can always go ahead and give them a huge tip.
AT SPAS TIP 10-15%
If you are happy with the service at the spa, tip closer to 15%. If you are not pleased then tip closer to 10% or even a bit less. Feel free to say anything that you may not like during your visit. It’s better to do this than to not leave a tip. If you don’t leave a tip the staff may just assume you forgot.
- Should you tip your TOUR GUIDE?
TIP 50 LE PER DAY FOR TOUR GUIDES
Having a local tour guide is one of the best ways to know insider info of Egypt. Therefore, you should provide a generous amount of tip to the tour guide.
If a driver is taking you sightseeing tour for the day, you can tip him around 50 LE. And for a a half day tour, 25 LE is a great amount.
If the guide takes you on a full day sightseeing tour, then plan on tipping him around 80-100 LE. For a half-day, leave a tip of around 40-50 LE. In addition, be aware that you should leave 2 or 3 LE for your bathroom attendants.
- Should you tip your TAXI DRIVER?
DON’T TIP YOUR TAXI DRIVER
In Egypt it is not mandatory to tip taxi drivers. Agree upon a price and include the tip in that price before you hop on into the taxi. However, if traffic is tragic or the taxi driver offers to tell you about the culture or is extra friendly, you could always leave a little extra money, or round up.
Typically, you should tip your hairdresser between 10% and 15% of your total bill amount in Egypt. Provide them the cash once they are done. Also tip individually, if the person who shampooed your hair is different from your hairdresser.
If you are happy with the service, tip towards the higher end, and if you are not, tip towards the lower end. Even if you are not pleased with your hair, you should still leave your hairdresser something. If you don’t your hair stylist may assume you forgot to leave a gratuity.
Now you know all the golden rules you need to remember while TIPPING IN EGYPT!