Hit the road in Sri Lanka

We fly to Sri Lanka for a three-week holiday in January. It will be the first for our teenage children, on a visit to their father’s country of birth. We heard the best way to get around is through a company that provides a car and driver, and can pre-arrange all your accommodation. Can you recommend any such companies that are reasonably priced? The children have said, “can we do fun stuff, not just sight-seeing?”

K. Peiris, Epping

A car with a driver is a great way to go in Sri Lanka and Exotic Lanka Holidays is an Australia-based operator that can put it all together for you.

You can read reviews of Exotic Lanka Holidays from past clients on the TripAdvisor website.

As for those teenagers, Sri Lanka has plenty to distract them from their favourite iDevice. Raw ingredients in the Sri Lankan mosaic include beaches of staggering beauty, ruined cities entwined with mythology, a Buddhist culture that tempers the fizz of India with monkish serenity, elephants, leopards and highland tea plantations where women pluck the tender outer leaves from camellia bushes. Make sure they have cameras they know how to use; the opportunities are endless.

Don’t delay. Sri Lanka is a popular winter getaway with Europeans and you should start planning and booking your accommodation.