A gratuity for the driver and escort is not included in any of our trips. These should be handled on an individual basis rather than as a group collection. We believe this gratuity plays an important role in the success of your tour as it provides the staff with a direct incentive to do their absolute best in what would be otherwise an unsupervised environment. We also believe that the amount should not be fixed or it would become a fee that we might as well add to the cost of the tour. Instead we believe that the level of gratuity should be a personal choice. It should, in a sense, be a measure of your appreciation of the personal service, attitude and attentiveness of the escort and driver to you – the individual. Therefore, it is very possible that on the same tour there can be gratuities of widely varied amounts, each equitable and proper since it reflects the level of service given to different individuals.