Children are being offered free cabins on selected Pandaw River expeditions sailings throughout the 2018 summer school holidays.

The offer applies to up to two children aged five to 18 years, when travelling with two full-paying adults.

Parents have privacy of their own room, with their children close at hand in a neighbouring cabin, on three of the company’s most popular itineraries between Cambodia and Vietnam; and on the Irrawaddy and Chindwin rivers in Burma between July and October.

With families often penalised by “sky high” school holiday prices, Pandaw founder and CEO Paul Strachan said: “A river cruise in Asia provides an enlightening experience for children.  It takes them a world away from their daily lives, broadens their minds and nurtures a sense of adventure.

“By offering a second cabin, free of charge, for children during the school holidays, we’re making it accessible for families to explore Asia in the safety and comfort of a Pandaw ship.

“The cruise includes daily excursions, full board, local drinks, cultural performances, movie nights and free mountain bikes to explore rural villages, temples and countryside.”

Cruise-only prices start at $1,611 per adult for eight days.