Ecuador’s official currency is the US dollar. Aside from euros, Peruvian soles and Colombian nuevos soles, it’s very difficult to change foreign currencies in Ecuador.
Restaurants Better restaurants add a 10% service charge to the bill. Add another 5% for great service, handing it to the server directly.
Taxis Not usually tipped; always appreciated.
Guides Tips expected on guided tours. For groups, tip top-notch guides about $5 per person per day; tip the driver about half that. For private guides, tip about $10 per day.
Galápagos cruises Tip $10 to $20 per client per day.