Island Experiences was founded in 1998. The founder and director, Gunda Busch-Harewood, was born in the North of Germany and has lived in Trinidad for over 30 years. Her first years in Trinidad were spent with her family – she has 4 adult children, “trini to the bone!”. With over 20 years experience in the tourism industry she covered the most important aspects of tourism, e.g. tour guiding, tour coordinating, marketing in Trinidad & Tobago and abroad, managing, planning and supervising. Having been able to experience all different aspects of tourism personally she is well-qualified today to plan, execute and constantly improve Island Experiences product.
Tourism in Trinidad is still in it’s “babyshoes”- we hardly have any large groups, many of our visitors come by the “two’s – our service is highly personalized / customized. This is also due to the highly seasonal nature of our industry (high season is from October – April). Island Experiences has the great ambition to be a cultural ambassador of Trinidad & Tobago, bringing our visitors closer to the mystical and wonderful nature of our very special island and it’s amazing people. Our guides are well-educated, charming and lively.
You can read about Island Experiences/Gunda in the following Guide Books: Rough Guides, Lonely Planet, Footprints, Petit Fois, Stefan Loose Reisefuehrer and others. Just google us and you will discover many positive feedbacks about our tours and other services.
We are a full member of TTITOA (Trinidad & Tobago Incoming Tour Operators Association) and are fully certified by “Trinidad & Tobago Tourism Industry Certification” (TTTIC) / Bureau of Standards.
We work with large tour operators like TUI and DER TOURS as well as many small travel agents from all over the world. We are the ground handlers for several cruise lines in both Trinidad and Tobago. But we also work with a lot of individual travelers who book customized packages including airport transfers, accommodation, tours and domestic flights to/from Tobago with us. Our services are multi-lingual.
“Island Experiences” is a Destination Management Company with a special focus on eco-cultural tours – our aim is to ensure that after a memorable stay in Trinidad visitors to our shores leave the island not only with a good impression of the beautiful sites and nature but also a deep knowledge of the culture of our beautiful people. We aim to provide an excellent service based on dependability, professionalism, honesty and high morals and ethics.
WALK GENTLY ON MOTHER EARTH! We uphold love and respect for nature and culture as our most important aims.