There is no standard amount for tipping in Morocco, and like many countries, you have to go on your gut feeling based on the service you get.
But if you have the money to travel to Morocco, it is certain that you make more money than most of the workers that are helping you.
Here are some helpful tips on how much to tip in Morocco.
Tipping in restaurants is usually around 10% of the bill, but is still up to you depending on the service you get.
Many locals often do not tip, and nobody will look at you weird if you don’t leave one, especially in a more casual restaurant.
You should also be aware that many of the restaurants that are catered to tourists already add anywhere from 10-15% to the bill, so make sure to check, or ask the waiter if the tip is included if you aren’t sure.
Taxi drivers in Morocco are often hit and miss on friendly service and have been known to try to rip you off, even after you’ve already bargained with them on a price.
But if they get you to where you are going and give you some helpful travel tips, feel free to round up to the next 10 dirhams (e.g. if the meter says 26 dirhams, just round up to 30).
Like other countries, hotel maids in Morocco generally aren’t paid that well and will appreciate tips you give them in your room.
A tip of 10 dirhams a night is acceptable, but its advised to give 20 dirham to make sure everything goes smoothly.
If you are staying for a week in a room, a 100 dirham tip should do.
For bellboys that are handling your bags to your room, from your taxi into the hotel, or after checking out and going back to the airport, a 10 dirham tip is fairly standard (maybe a little more if you are staying in a 5-star hotel).
Inside The Medinas
Whether you are traveling to a more tourist friendly Medina like Marrakech or a more local-oriented one like Casablanca, you are likely to be approached by many people wanting to get money off of you.
Some people get guides through the Medina that approach you upon entering, but these people are often best avoided in the first place.
If you do happen to get led by one of them (often ending up at their shop), 5-10 dirhams is acceptable.
If they ask for more, simply say no to them firmly and walk away.
If you take a photo of somebody’s shop, it’s also customary to ask first and give a small tip of around 5 dirhams, especially if you don’t purchase anything.