TIPPING & GRATUITY IN JORDAN

Tipping in Jordan

Tipping is a practiced social custom in Jordan. Tipping by definition is voluntary – at the discretion of the customer. In tours services, tour guides and drivers are providing you with services, offering knowledge about Jordan history, traditions, artifacts, sites, food and others.  

A gratuity (also called a tip) is a sum of money customarily given by a client or customer to certain service sector for the service they have performed, in addition to the basic price of the service. It may or may not be customary to tip in other sectors, but this depends on the country or location.

Tips and their amount are a matter of social custom and etiquette, and the custom varies between countries and between settings. In some locations tipping is discouraged and considered insulting, while in some other locations tipping is expected from customers. The customary amount of a tip can be a specific range of monetary amounts or a certain percentage of the bill based on the perceived quality of the service given.

Reasons for tipping:

-To supplement the server's income and make them happy

-For improved future service

-To avoid disapproval from the server

-A sense of duty

 

How Much to Tip in Jordan?

Many Travelers view tipping as a difficult subject, though this need not be the case.  The first thing to remember is that tipping is not compulsory, nor are there any fixed amounts.  The bottom line in determining whether and how much to tip is to ask yourself how much the individual did to make your travels more enjoyable.  It is with this in mind that we offer the following information. 

Tips of 10% are generally expected in better restaurants.  Elsewhere, rounding up the bill to the nearest 250 fils or with loose change is appreciated by underpaid staff, including taxi drivers.  Hotels and restaurants in the midrange and, especially, top-end categories generally add on an automatic 10% service charge, although whether this actually returns to the staff who served you is another question.

Gratuities for guides and drivers are not included in the price of your tour so we offer the following tipping guidelines.

Tour Type / Number of People

Tips Suggestions :

From 01 person up to 06 People :

Private & Individual Tours

(Day Tours or multi-day tours / Packages )

Airport/Border Representative : $10 -$20 USD for all the group

Drivers : $15 -$30 USD per day for all group

Spot guides in Petra, Jerash and 4x4 Bedouin driver in Wadi Rum etc : $30 – $50 USD per day/visit/guide for all group

Bellboys etc : $1-2 USD per person in the group

Restaurants : $1 – 2 USD per person in the group

Hotels : $1 - $2 USD per person in the group

From 07 people or more

Day Tours / Multi-Day Tours

Airport/Border Representative : $10 -$20 USD for all the group

Drivers : $10 -$30 USD per day for all group

Guide : $40 – $60 USD per day for all group

4x4 Bedouin drive in Wadi Rum : $30 - $50USD for all the group

Bellboys etc : $1-2 USD per person in the group

Restaurants : $1 – 2 USD per person in the group

Hotels : $1 - $2 USD per person in the group

 

Please note that the tips in Jordan are customary & expected (but optional) when receiving the expected service.