A wonderful local English- and French-speaking guide who lives in Tarung – Waikabubak's traditional hilltop village – Yuliana can organise village tours throughout West Sumba, where she finds out about funerals and sacrifices, takes horse tours through rice fields and can arrange village stays. Book ahead and note that her guide fee excludes transport.

Yuli is an expert guide and ikat weaver, and her services are in demand from anthropologists and filmmakers.