Tipping Guidelines

The Discover Corps program fee includes tips for luggage handling, restaurants, and program activities throughout tour. Your guide will make sure these tips are paid appropriately.

However, tips are one of the primary ways that Cubans earn dollars. So, we do encourage tipping musicians, housekeepers and other people you might interact with.

Note: the customary end-of-tour gratuities for the guide, and driver are not included, and are left to the guest’s discretion. This should be based on your satisfaction with the level of service received.

As a rough guideline, tips for the guide are usually $10 -$12 per person, per day, and the driver usually gets $3-$5 per person, per day.

Sample Tips:

Tipping is highly personal; the guidelines below are only suggested rates for tipping. You may tip more or less depending on your preference.

  • Guide 10 CUC ($10-$12 USD) per person/ per day
  • Cuban Bus Driver 3-5 CUC ($3-5 USD) per person/ per day
  • Bartenders 1 CUC per drink
  • Musicians 1 CUC
  • Taxi Drivers 10% of fare
  • Bathroom Attendant: Small Coins 10-25 Centavos