RS literature states that all tipping is included in the trip price, but I am wondering if this applies to the trip leader who escorts the group throughout the trip. I have traveled with other companies where such a tip is encouraged and expected ($8-$12/day per person) at the end of the trip. What is the practice on RS trips?
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I've been on eight RS trips. While all of the tour leaders have been excellent, I've only tipped on two occasions. In both cases, the tour leader did a little something extra for me. On the other trips, I was a member of the group and believe that I required no extra effort by the leader. On only one occasion have I tipped a local guide who helped me find a store where I purchased an adapter to copy my pictures to another device for backup. The no tipping policy is one of the reasons I travel with RS.