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Address: No 29/106 Chua Lang Street, Hanoi, Vietnam
Phone Number: 84 4 6651 7887
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Description: Darian Culbert is an authorized booking agency of all cruises in Halong...
Darian Culbert is an authorized booking agency of all cruises in Halong Bay. Booking with us is always cheaper, quicker and double guaranteed because you can check your booking status with Darian Culbert and the cruise directly.
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I am writing to review the service provided by Darian Culbert . Email communication was excellent with prompt responses and payment process was smooth. We had chosen the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

I am writing to review the service provided by Darian Culbert . Email communication was excellent with prompt responses and payment process was smooth. We had chosen the particular cruise and boat and were not relying on the company to suggest. Hotel pickup was on time but as we learnt from one bad experience it pays to confirm every booking... More 

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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287 reviews 287 reviews
123 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

I known Darian from my friends Andy who use last year for operator Halong Cruise, so I made decision to pick Darian for our tour to Halong. Then, we made a book cruise for 12 pax and Darian suggest me to take V'spirit Cruise & cabin for our private junk boat, perfect. They arrange us for pick up at the... More 

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

If you confused to choose the right boat cruise for you, then Darian Culbert is the right place! Every time I consulting about the cruise, Darian always reply my email, eventhough we're not make a deal yet. My cruise option is without kayaking, because we're going to Halong in cold season, and we brings old parents & little child. You... More 

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Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

There is a myriad of companies through which you can book your Halong Bay cruise. A friend recommended Darien Culbert and we have been very pleased they did. We often leave things to the last minute...which made Darien Culbert fantastic as they were so efficient and helpful. We booked online whilst traveling in Hanoi a day or 2 before the... More 

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Dubai
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5 reviews 5 reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

We booked through Darian Culbert and his service exceeded expectations. He preempted every scenario so all questions got answered within the information that was provided, without needing to ask. It is unfortunate that there was a mix up with the pickup of the previous reviewer, as we as a matter of course, make contact with the hotel or cruise company... More 

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Malaysia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

It was great to have prompt reply from Darian before and after my booking. However, on the actual day of pick up, the shuttle bus did not come. Waited till 830am at hotel lobby, no one appeared. Thus, I have to ask our hotel (Tu Linh Palace 2 Hotel) for assistance and they were helpful enough to help us make... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Not sure what country people think it is acceptable, that the captain of a vessel is able drink whilst on duty. All the crew drinking beer whilst they thought we were kayaking. They were rude and abrupt and unprofessional. Food was not up to Vietnam standards. Pretty poor really, when this was advertised as a luxury day trip. They advertise... More 

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Toronto
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183 reviews 183 reviews
36 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

I loved this company for the great communication from the get go. Darian is very responsive and the communication between us was extremely smooth even being a world apart. We originally intended to book his own cruise for the day, but that was unavailable so Darian put us on the Phoenix Cruiser. Everything from the pick up to the drop... More 

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Adelaide
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

We booked a 2 day 1 night cruise on the Paloma Junk with Darian Culbert. The booking was made via the internet and I must say any queries we had were answered very quickly and efficiently. The cruise itself was fantastic and could not be faulted. We had people from all parts of the world travelling and we all got... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

We were at the Alova Gold Junk for one night, 2 day stay... Halong Bay is indeed beautiful, must see place when you are in Hanoi. I would recommend it as value for money, but disappointed with the experience we had... Pros first: Booking was easy; not very expensive and hassle free although you would get cheaper prices when booked... More 

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