WE CREATE UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

Custom Retreats, Offsites & Incentive Trips


 

AND WE LOVE IT

 
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 WHAT WE DO

 

 
 

ABOUT OUR COMPANY

SDE is a corporate tour and event company that specializes in curating memorable experiences to invigorate team and workplace culture. Our passion encourages employee retainment, improved performance, and added value in general work life.

 
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EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCE


UNIQUE, CUSTOMIZED, FLEXIBLE EXPERIENCES

 
 
 
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MEANINGFUL TRAVEL

Travel shapes the way we view and interact with our world and others. Every member of the SDE team has lived and traveled extensively domestically and abroad. We bring this joy and energy into everything we do.

 
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HUMAN CONNECTION

No matter how big or small the job is, we put the same professionalism, genuine care, and extreme attention to detail into every experience to ensure every individual gains the interaction to form real and lasting bonds.

 
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PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE

We believe in providing an incredible experience from the very start of your planning through the customization and design of your tour or event, all the way until guests are heading home exhilarated and happy.

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SDE is an intimate team of excellent, energetic logistical professionals. From curating custom events and tours to complementing your company’s existing event to make your job smoother, we use our agility and expertise to design, customize, and execute each event with professional acumen and genuine care.

  • CUSTOM TOURS

  • TRANSPOSITION LOGISTICS 

  • CUSTOM RETREATS

  • ON SITE STAFFING

  • FULL SERVICE EVENT PLANNING 

  • POST CONFERENCE TOURS  

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WE THE PEOPLE


 MEET THE TEAM

We are a local team of experts who have traveled the world, lived abroad, and understand corporate standards.

 
 
Juliana  | Financial Controller

Juliana | Financial Controller

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Born in Sao Paulo Brazil educated as a civil engineer she brought her background budgeting large projects as to SDE. Overseeing all the protect management she keeps everything on track. Her strong work ethic and attention to details makes sure she gets the clients the best value possible.

Derek Grotzinger  | Founder and CEO

Derek Grotzinger | Founder and CEO

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After years of international travel and living abroad, Derek returned to Southern California in 2011 and founded San Diego Experiences; a company geared towards crafting creative and experiential tours and events for the international community visiting the United States. Their vision quickly grew into a thriving business that lead tens of thousands of international students on amazing trips to places like Los Angeles and Las Vegas, and hosted countless memorable events and parties.

With continued growth and a shift in their business to servicing internationally based corporate clients, San Diego Experiences has become an industry leader specializing in both international and domestic corporate groups ready to break away from traditional events and tourism to cultivate overall wellness and vitality among their organizations. The company has partnered with wellness leaders including the Chopra Center, to customize meaningful and creative events and retreats for corporate and private groups.

With an exceptional client list including Coca Cola Israel, Vertex, and Roche Brazil, Shire Derek and his team are able to provide a niche level of service to international based companies touring the US. Derek attributes his success to having consulted for several travel companies, creating a diverse network of tour guides and vendors allowing him to offer specialized services and pricing, and having an acute ability to bring people together.

 
Rachel  | Director of Events and Experience Designer

Rachel | Director of Events and Experience Designer

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A San Diego native and a world traveling adventure-seeker, she designs events and trips for SDE with expert flow, professionalism, and heartfelt excitement. Rachel has managed hundreds of events and excursions in San Diego, Chicago, Washington D.C., Los Angeles and beyond, and has worked with government officials to brides to international corporate groups. She is as logistically experienced as she is genuine, and she has been an integral part of our team since our early days.

 
 
Andre  | Business Development Manager

Andre | Business Development Manager

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From the south region of Brazil, Andre landed in San Diego 7 years ago jumping into tourism industry

Graduated from UNIVALE renowned university in Brazil in Tourism and Hospitality he came with a background in sales and business development. Knowing his culture inside out and after some amazing adventures around the globe, and a talent for creating special moments he plays a crucial role in developing the business especially in South America. Andre never measures efforts to go an extra mile and create unique experiences, always focusing on excellence service.

Timmy  | Tour Guide Extraordinaire & Connoisseur of Good Times

Timmy | Tour Guide Extraordinaire & Connoisseur of Good Times

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Timmy has been with us for over 7 years. He has lead hundreds of tours and managed events. He is extremely knowledgeable. Timmy has gift to enter a room put everyone at ease while turning the energy level in a room up to 12.

 
 
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FEATURED EVENTS


UNIQUE, FLEXIBLE, CUSTOMIZED

At our core we pull together our expertise to plan, produce, and operate complex trips for companies in California and around the world. Whether it's hosting your Kick-Off Meeting or an All-Hands Retreat rest assured, we've got you covered!

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OUR AMAZING CLIENTS 


 
 

An example of our work: 2017 Coke Cola Wow Tour

We have been using San Diego Experiences for 6 years for our student trips to Los Angeles. They are very reliable and make it a fun experience for the group.
— Birgit Schafer | German Programs, Student Exchanges | Albert Einstein Academies
San Diego Experiences provides a great service for Brazilian groups coming to the US. Their staff speaks Portuguese and understands the Brazilian market. SD Experiences staff takes very diligent care of our MICE industry demands delivering a high quality services to our groups.
— Vivian Leão | Operacional MICE | Flytour Eventos
Derek Grotzinger is one of my favorite successful scrappy go-getters. He is willing to take calculated risks for the ideas he believes in. He is a quintessential entrepreneur and master connector who drives for significant outcomes while building strong relationships.
— Sara Harvey | COO | Chopra Center
 

READY TO START?

GET IN TOUCH

Tailoring unique bespoke experiences for clients that have seen it all…

Let your imagination run wild: sailing in the sunset, scuba diving ,skydiving with a Navy Seal, race car driving in a closed circuit, parachuting, rock climbing, impromptu performances incorporated into your dinner - anything you can think of that is possible, regardless of whether you’ve done it before - we can make it happen and tailor it to if your group’s needs.

 
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+1 (858) 456-1774

EMAIL US

info@sandiegoexperiences.com

 
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