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#20829 - 04/05/06 10:33 AM TIPPING for Zip Line Tour
MARG Offline
Can't believe it, but we'll be in Belize this Saturday -- Yeah! Caves Branch then Corona del Mar. This board has been so helpful in portraying the flavor of the people and the country, and things to do/see. THANKS. laugh

Nephew and I plan on ziplining over the jungle canopy, and I understand that there are several guides involved (like at each platform along the route).

Any suggestions on how to tip them? or just guide who takes us to the beginning? or ask him to distribute? Hmmmmmm? confused

Gracias,
~Margaret~
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#20830 - 04/05/06 11:52 AM Re: TIPPING for Zip Line Tour
klcman Offline
Not sure how it's done there, but any zip I've been on, we had at least 2 staffers (guides) with us the entire time. One took the lead and helped people at the next station, the other followed at the end of the group, after helping everyone zip onto the next platform.
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#20831 - 04/05/06 01:13 PM Re: TIPPING for Zip Line Tour
KB Offline
I did the ZIp trip with my family at Christmas and there is little time at each platform to reach into your pocket for a tip. The guys are also quite busy getting you off your current line and onto the next one. If you want to show your appreciation perhaps a tip could be left with a supervisor for the group to share. The Zip line was a total blast!!! Enjoy.

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#20832 - 04/05/06 04:15 PM Re: TIPPING for Zip Line Tour
Sassy2 Offline
I've been on the zipline twice and from my experience there were two guides with you the entire time. One to receive you and one to send you. Total blast!

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#20833 - 04/05/06 05:06 PM Re: TIPPING for Zip Line Tour
SeaDreams Offline
The zipline we did (just outside Tikal) also had just two guides. One to send and one to receive. We tipped them both once we got back on the ground.

And yes - total blast! I froze on the first platform and thought I was going to climb (or crawl!) back down. However my husband and another guest we'd met at Crystal Paradise had both already gone - and I decided I wasn't going to be left behind!
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#20834 - 04/05/06 06:23 PM Re: TIPPING for Zip Line Tour
KB Offline
We did the Zip trip at Jaguar Paw. There are several platforms - maybe 6 altogether and there is a guy at each platform but you are on your own going through. Then you repel on the rope about 50 ft to the ground. Again it was a blast.

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#20835 - 04/10/06 02:44 PM Re: TIPPING for Zip Line Tour
JZB Offline
I also did the zip line at Jaguar Paw a couple weeks ago. There were two guides that were with our group. One zips ahead to the next platform to 'catch you' while the other stays behind to hook you up and see you off. When I was there they had a box for tips where you gear up.

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