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“Swiss efficiency, Vietnamese hospitality”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Darian Culbert

Darian Culbert
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Darian Culbert (Be aware of fake persons) 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. Click on the links attached on this page to our official website and email! We have NO other website or email please!
Penang Island, Malaysia
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93 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Swiss efficiency, Vietnamese hospitality”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

We engaged Darian to organise a custom itinerary taking in a luxury 2 days cruise in Ha Long Bay and a driver to take us to the Emerelda Resort in Nhim Bhin. Communications during the organizing phase went perfectly with immediate responses and no miss communications despite our somewhat demanding requirements.
The cruise with Indochina Sail was fantastic (see report under Indochina Sail) and all transportation arrangements from Ha Noi to Ha Long and on to Nihm Bihn were comfortable and on time. Local agents made sure we were "handed over" at every stage.
We are frequent and complicated travelers and I would not hesitate to recommend Darian to assist you in your itinerary organising no matter how complex, they will fix it!

Visited May 2014
2 Thank Jeremy C
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“We use Darian to book our Halong Bay tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014

Darian is very efficient and responds in a timely manner to all your emails. All communication is clear and in good english. Payment is by the Vietnamese equivalent of PAYPAL so very straight forward and no over charging for Credit Cards or sending money by Western Union. After our cruise Darian contacted us for feedback and comments on the cruise. We got our trip cheaper booking through Darian than directly with Dragon Pearl. I would definitely recommend using Darian

Visited May 2014
1 Thank HennersMidlands
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Beijing, China
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Unforgetable experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2014

I boarded the Phoenix Luxury cruise and It was a luxurious experience for me. The room was lovely, clean with a outstanding view from the windows. The food was supper except for the pumpkin soup (which I hate the most) being served twice in a row. The activities they offered (kayaking, cooking. etc) were very fun especially squid fishing (unfortunately we're not arriving at the right time, the right season).

Visited April 2014
1 Thank Aero G
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Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Superb Sapa”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014

Darian Culbert was extremely helpful in arranging train tickets and accommodation in Sapa and also reasonably priced transport from Hanoi airport to our hotel. Darian was prompt in answering our emails and arranged for tickets to be delivered to our hotel on arrival in Hanoi. I wouldn't hesitate recommending Darian's services.

Visited April 2014
3 Thank Linrae20
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Beautiful Harlong Bay trip - value for money!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014 via mobile

We did a bit of research and found that there were so many different cruises to Harlong Bay. We picked Darian as he had good reviews and the prices were much cheaper than others we'd seen but not the cheap backpacker version if you know what I mean. The reply rate and level of communication was very quick and the booking was easy to do while overseas. The trip itself was second to none on the V'Spirit guide's enthusiasm, perfect communication especially to bond all the strangers onboard! We had amazing food and the crew was just so friendly and helpful! A must do in Hanoi or Harlong Bay!

Visited April 2014
4 Thank 1st_time_EUR
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