Yuliana is a wonderful local English- and French-speaking guide who lives in Tarung – Waikabubak's traditional hilltop village – and can organise village tours throughout West Sumba, where she can find out about funerals and sacrifices, organise horse tours through rice fields and 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.