|Tipping and donation in Vietnam|
Suggested Tipping Guidelines
Our clients always ask us what they should tip drivers, guides, etc. while on their trip. This is very
difficult to respond to because tipping relates directly to your overall experience with each person.
However, here are some travel industry standards that will give you a baseline idea about
Tipping - Travel Industry Standards:
Guide - $10 per person per day
Driver - $5 per person per day
Cruises in Halong Bay - $20 per night
For trekking trips:
Cook: $4 per person per day
Porters and other trekking staff: $3 per person per porter per day
We also suggest you ask your local guide for guidelines on what the local standard is for tipping at
restaurants, bellboys, etc.
It's considered proper to make a small donation at the end of visit to a pagoda, especially if a monk has shown you around; most pagodas have contribution boxes for this purpose.