Yuhtunga Jungle  

Type: Outdoor
Region: Elshimo Lowlands
Min Level: 25
Max Level: 50
Connected Areas:Ifrit's Cauldron
Sea Serpent Grotto
Yhoator Jungle
Quests for Yuhtunga Jungle
Mobs found in Yuhtunga Jungle
Items found in Yuhtunga Jungle

Zone TypeOutdoor
RegionElshimo Lowlands
Level Range25 to 50
Entry RequirementKazham Airship pass
Escapeno escape
ActivitiesFishing, Harvesting, Logging, Digging
Fellowship NPCYes
Final Fantasy XI


The tropical rainforest known as the Yuhtunga Jungle comprises the majority of the Elshimo Lowlands. Due to the hot and humid conditions found throughout the area, a variety of plant life, from giant vines to carnivorous flowers, has evolved over the centuries. In the southernmost part of the jungle, a number of small waterfalls can be found in a place known as the Hidden Valley. According to local legend, faeries gather around the falls, and the Mithra of Kazham often travel here as part of their purification rituals.

Points of Interest

  • Adventurers who are levels 20-23 can fight mandragoras just outside of Kazham.
  • The outpost in this zone is at G-11.
  • The notorious monster Rose Garden spawns in place of the Overgrown Rose next to the outpost. The Overgrown Rose can't be killed or aggroed for roughly 10 hours. The Rose Garden eventually turns into Voluptuous Vilma.
  • The fastest way to Yhoator Jungle is to drop down the hole at H-6 and follow the path southwest.


The Map of the Elshimo Regions can be purchased from Promurouve in Lower Jeuno or Rusese in Upper Jeuno. The following map is provided courtesy of Vanadiel Atlas.

Map 1








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This page last modified 2009-11-16 12:48:09.

Updated: Thu Oct 29 04:14:38 2009

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sea serpent grotto
# Apr 25 2005 at 9:36 AM Rating: Decent
Where is sea serpent grotta?! Is it at Gemini falls?
RE: sea serpent grotto
# Apr 29 2005 at 5:43 PM Rating: Decent
Hidden Valley area, behind the northern-most waterful.^^
Kazham Rulez!!!!!!
# Apr 23 2005 at 7:03 AM Rating: Default
i went threw kazham 1ce with my warrior/mnk and i dint like it 4 the fisrst day but 1ce i got used 2 the 2 jungles i loved it and im taking my whm threw soon 2 im on fairy server if u ever see me lfp send a invite iel join wit u
# Apr 20 2005 at 6:46 PM Rating: Decent
What was the update to this area?
RE: hm?
# Apr 21 2005 at 9:27 AM Rating: Decent
2,214 posts
Looks like they updated the levels for this area:P. Minor, almost unnoticable. But more areas previously had 1-75 listed... The only thing I can see worth noting is that (I am 99% positive that the map was there previously, but who knows, maybe they updated the name of the map and corrected the page)... but I am pretty sure it's the min and max lvl.
RE: hm?
# Apr 21 2005 at 5:55 AM Rating: Default
Could also be fishing, or that harvesting thingy... That you can do in Saruta places?

Edited, Thu Apr 21 17:42:53 2005
RE: hm?
# Apr 20 2005 at 9:59 PM Rating: Decent
175 posts
I think they added more Logging points but I'm not sure
(I'm Sorry)(I don't understand english)
RE: hm?
# Apr 20 2005 at 9:38 PM Rating: Decent
i wonder my self what they do here update level maybe or maybe new mobs lol who knows if u find out please let us know
partying concerns
# Mar 01 2005 at 11:59 AM Rating: Decent
i have been partying here for several days now. It's true, it is very difficult for some jobs to find a party here, i especially feel for all of us THF's trying to get by. There have been times i've found a pt right off the bat, and they've been good (went from 25 - 27 fairly shortly)........i've also sat there for over 2hrs trying to get an ivite and/or build my own pt. patience is the key, and not having a whm isn't necessarily a bad thing. Good Luck everyone, and if u need a THF of Siren, holla at me - Alok (Bastok Rules!)
Finally Lvl 25 ^^
# Feb 15 2005 at 5:10 PM Rating: Decent
Yay, I get to go to Kazham and here tomorrow ^^

seriously though, I though Qufim Island was bad for parties, but from what I've read here, it seems that this can be worse :0

But... Having been described as Tarzan earlier today (really... you don't wanna ask), someone said that I'd like it here...

Well... I guess I'll find out soon enough.
RE: Finally Lvl 25 ^^
# Apr 20 2005 at 10:34 PM Rating: Decent
get use to waiting the higher in lvls you get usally the longer youll wait
# Feb 12 2005 at 12:45 PM Rating: Decent
117 posts
The English map doesn't work for me... and the Japanese one gets me lost a lot. So, I'm lost trying to find my way to Sea Serpent Grotto. I've gotten to the upper level at that area... but don't know the way down, cuz that one spot is blocked out ;; help out?
The trick
# Jan 27 2005 at 4:06 PM Rating: Decent
100 posts
The trick I've learned, after a grand total of 8 hours in the Kazham area, is that Patience is the order of the day.

If you're sitting around for more than 20 minutes lfp, start looking into forming your own. Be honest with people you recruit, and if they still join up, you'll be ok, and they'll help you look too.

I made it from 25-28 last night over a span of 5 parties. Only *one* of those parties had a WHM as a main-job - BRD/WHM, RDM/WHM, and SMN/WHM were the most common main healers I saw out there, and I did ok with them.

This isn't to say that all 5 parties were good - I died several times, and one party was an utter disaster, but I kept my cool, I never yelled or resorted to "l33t s9eak" to berate others for mistakes made, and I wasn't sitting on my big galka butt for more than maybe 30 minutes total from the time I got off the boat.

Good luck to all - people on Asura joke this area is the "Nam" of Vana'diel, so good luck and don't section-8 :-)

Valkyrian, Galka
Asura Server
Elite Guardians

28/18/15/10 - WAR/RDM/MNK/WHM
RE: The trick
# Jan 29 2005 at 12:59 PM Rating: Decent
100 posts
Of course, now that I've said it...

I died 5 times the other day trying to get fro 28 o 29, and can't find a party to save my life it seems...

ah well, will try again on Sunday.
Finding Party
# Jan 04 2005 at 8:44 AM Rating: Decent
In my opinion finding parties here is so annoying!!! >.< There is always not enough whms around to party with so you end up waiting for a party for more than an hour T_T . If you agree with me please reply ^^.

Edited, Tue Jan 4 08:48:18 2005
RE: Finding Party
# Feb 01 2005 at 6:12 PM Rating: Decent
thats funny, i got an invite within 2 minutes of putting up my flag. we didnt have a whm, but the party was still pretty decent. main healer was rdm/whm. at level 26 going back to jeuno on the air ship(w/out flag up) i got a tell asking if i wantted to party. so i dont agree with you^^ lol gl in the future with your party problems P.S.- i am/was a 25 mnk/war, galka
Gemini Falls
# Dec 17 2004 at 10:48 PM Rating: Decent
I was just wondering, how do you get to the lower area by Gemini Falls at K-7? All I could find was one path leading down, but it's blocked, perhaps a one way passage leading out. It's driving me nuts because I wanna get down there! XD
# Dec 03 2004 at 1:21 PM Rating: Decent
I lvl'd here like 1 lvl and then all parties stoped. I got to 26 and then i havent got a pt in 3 days. I dont know whats wrong...i lvl'd my sub to 11 and still no pt's! Anyways....is there a place to do logging here. i want a Federation Sword its 28K.....anyone know how to make money in the Jungle or kazham.?!?
RE: Help!
# Dec 03 2004 at 11:51 PM Rating: Good
68 posts
Pre 30, WARs are a dime a dozen. I know I wouldn't be inclined to invite you with a level 11 sub.

You need to go level your sub. Honestly man, do you have any idea how easy it is to get a job to level 18, compared to later levels? Besides, it makes your main job stronger, and it's free.

Yeah, the dunes suck, but I'll tell you one thing: without a properly leveled sub, the jungles are going to suck for you as well.

Good luck.

EDIT: As far as your money issue, having THF leveled will help you there as well. Treasure Hunter comes at 15, and will increase your money-making ability substantially. Once you have TH, you could kill crawlers for silk thread (~10k a stack on Leviathan). Three stacks and you'll have your new sword.

Wait, sword? No no no, please, for the sake of WARs everywhere, get a Neckchopper. I hope you've been leveling Gaxe.

WARs are A+ with Great Axe, and only B+ with Great Sword. You might as well run around with a Staff as a Gswd.

Edited, Sat Dec 4 00:10:18 2004
RE: Help!
# Dec 04 2004 at 1:38 AM Rating: Decent
ok i will lvl my sub...thanks for the advice. As for the the sword i dont mind because im kinda waiting to get to 30 so i can get PLD quest. Then im gonna go all out to 75!!!! Thanks.
Party in the jungle
# Nov 30 2004 at 7:36 PM Rating: Decent
181 posts
Partied here today at lvl 25 and reached 27 the same game. Well if was my first time here and I find this place great. If u are a WHM cast BARSLEEPRA when the puller comes with the pray, and then go backline, the furthest, the better, so MND attack wont affect you and you wont be slept by the Sleep attack from mandras, if you have another WHM in pt, cure him in order to wake him up and help you waking up the other guys. Since this mobs are crappy and easy, you can make good exp chains here. Just keep in mind those baddass smithies and zone if you are in danger!
# Nov 28 2004 at 2:24 PM Rating: Decent
RE: maps
# Apr 17 2005 at 1:20 PM Rating: Good
634 posts
If memory serves me right, you buy this map (Elshimo Region) from the NPC in the Chamber of Commerce across from the AH in Lower Jeuno. That's right by the NPC that you get the Kazham Airship Pass from.
RE: maps
# Nov 28 2004 at 2:26 PM Rating: Decent
srry where do u find the maps to kazham and the jungle?
RE: maps
# Jan 09 2005 at 12:56 PM Rating: Default
You can find the maps in lower jueno across from the ah
Useless Maps
# Oct 19 2004 at 7:37 AM Rating: Decent
On the useless scale 10 being the best 1 being the worst this and the Yhoator Jungle map rate ohh; about a -100 does anyone have a map that really helps Navigate these places. cause i found my way to Norg once and only once heh. if you have a more useful map of these two jungles please e-mail them to ([email protected]o.com) Thanks in advance.

Edited, Tue Oct 19 08:44:01 2004
RE: Useless Maps
# Oct 25 2004 at 1:54 PM Rating: Excellent
83 posts
A map with tunnels maped can be found here. the white dots are holes and the black lines are the tunnels
RE: Useless Maps
# Jul 06 2005 at 12:03 AM Rating: Decent
the link dosen't work it says the site has been disabled
RE: Useless Maps
# Dec 07 2004 at 11:23 AM Rating: Decent
Awesome! This map is what SHOULD be up here. Thanks a ton Yobun.
# Oct 17 2004 at 2:45 AM Rating: Excellent
147 posts
Theres a ??? at (K-7) near Gemini Falls, which is one of my fave farming spots so im there alot...but that ??? is buggin the he11O out of me, anyone know what its for?

This damn jungle
# Oct 09 2004 at 5:25 PM Rating: Decent
90 posts
I have a saying about this damn jungle

"Getting a party in Elshimo is like getting struck by lightning. It is rare, and it hurts like HELL!"

anyone agree or disagree?
RE: This damn jungle
# Nov 22 2004 at 11:45 AM Rating: Decent
634 posts
Previously I would have wondered what you meant, but I had a wierd weekend that way.

I was waiting twice over an hour (as a WHM) to get a PT in Yuhtunga this weekend. Once I got one, we made huge XP per hour... but it was insane how few parties were there compared to normal.

Edited, Mon Nov 22 11:46:29 2004
RE: This damn jungle
# Oct 15 2004 at 7:27 PM Rating: Decent
i hear ya buddy
Thanks Guards!
# Sep 23 2004 at 11:52 PM Rating: Decent
Well I am heading back to the Jungle for my second time probably tomorrow. The gobs are a pain but I actually like this area. I leveled up 3 times in one night once... of course I died 4 times in that same night too. XD I just wanted to say thanks to the people who play guard at the gates on the Shiva server. Hope to see you all soon. lol
Hell? Nah...
# Sep 22 2004 at 2:14 PM Rating: Decent
I just leveled here 25 - 30 from last night and from playing today. It was quite fun :)
ONE word discription
# Sep 16 2004 at 2:47 AM Rating: Decent
Gate Guard
# Sep 06 2004 at 6:48 PM Rating: Decent
210 posts
There has to be at least ten goblins zoned every five minutes. The spam of "Gobbie to zone. {Run Away}" is horrible, even worse at some points then quest/mission/genkai shouts in Jeuno. I'm only a level 26 thief (there are about 3 other thieves seeking at the same time) so invites can take a while to come. Like Valkrum, the entrance to kazham is usually guarded by several high levels. My first time here, I decided to join them (based on my modest success killing damselflies and goblins at Valkrum). You can guess when happened as soon as I tried to take on a train of 4 goblin smithies.

Used Perfect Dodge, called for help, and prayed that my new armor would come through for me. Luckily some of the people around me noticed a level 26 trying to solo 4 gobbies, and came to my aid. In the end, perfect dodge ended, and the one smithy that was still on me (sneak attack+gust slash can earn some hate) double-hit me for a KO. I was raised by a whm, even though my hp was right next to me. There were many lols and lmaos in my linkshell and in the surrounding parties. ^_^ Just thought I'd share some of my adventures here. Anyone else have some stories of Gate Guarding gone amok?
RE: Gate Guard
# Sep 08 2004 at 11:51 AM Rating: Good
322 posts
This is by far the most amusing zone to watch trains to anywhere on Vana'diel. Valkrum and qufim might be fun, but there's enough room to move around and the expable areas in those zones are much larger. Furthermore, nothing else has this kind of bottleneck. Also, the things trained here require a higher level to kill compared to those zones (probably 40-45+ to take out a small train).
Honestly, I don't mind doing 'gate duty' here when I'm bored... it's easy skill-ups on new weapons up to ~100 and is proving very useful while I try to skill-up ranged weapons (way slower). Seriously, any possible mob in this zone, and it'll get trained. Gobs, monkeys that linked, wasps, crawlers, the marlbol... hell people have ever lived long enough (somehow) to drag Sahgain from near Sea Grotto all the way here. Easy to raise people, also, as I can just run back into Kazham for an MP recharge @ the moogle.
RE: Gate Guard
# Sep 12 2004 at 8:43 AM Rating: Decent
210 posts
If you think that's funny, then what about Yhoator(sp?) Jungle? In there, the zones are tight and always crowded with someone zoning goblin smithies and pathfinders, with occasional robbers and furriers. It's just crazy trying to exp in them with goblins running all over the place and eventually landing right inside your camp. I hope I can make it to 32 quickly, and get out of Kazham areas.
Map in Lower Jeuno
# Aug 30 2004 at 11:28 AM Rating: Good
407 posts
You buy the map in Lower Jeuno at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, H-7. The name of the NPC is Promurouve. You need to buy the map of the Elshimo regions.
# Aug 27 2004 at 10:08 AM Rating: Decent
243 posts
can anyone tell me where abouts I buy this map? I am headed to yuhtunga jungle this weekend with my level 25 party and would like to get this so I do not get lost (which way do I go again? lol its true I do get lost easily).

Thank you in advance for any help you can give.
Hey Elneroth
# Aug 26 2004 at 9:43 AM Rating: Decent
407 posts
GREAT JOB on the Map!!! Thanks a lot.

Edited, Fri Aug 27 10:49:08 2004
Tunnel Map
# Aug 24 2004 at 3:48 PM Rating: Excellent
Since a lot of people wanted this, here it is:...


This took a long time to explore and map out, so if you don't like it please don't be stupid.
RE: Tunnel Map
# Oct 11 2004 at 11:23 AM Rating: Decent
Great link,thanks. I think it's so much better in english, and overtop of the in-game map. I printed it out to keep next to the computer. With flee, I made it back with minimal damage on my first try, should only get easier when I level my su, before coming back with advanced jobs.
RE: Tunnel Map
# Sep 03 2004 at 11:38 AM Rating: Decent
Actually I like how you drew directly on the map better than those Japanese maps. Both are good though but the *** maps are kind of confusing to match with the actual map at first. However the *** map of this does include the zone FROM Ifrit's Cauldren, might want to add that to your map. (I said FROM b/c you can't enter from this zone). Good work!

Edited, Fri Sep 3 12:44:32 2004
RE: Tunnel Map
# Aug 31 2004 at 7:25 PM Rating: Good
That's good but these are better


RE: Tunnel Map
# Apr 25 2005 at 9:34 AM Rating: Decent
better? Are u crazy? It's not better.... -_- didnt get anything on ure map =/
RE: Tunnel Map
# Apr 25 2005 at 9:34 AM Rating: Decent
Sorry double post!

Edited, Mon Apr 25 10:34:28 2005
# Aug 22 2004 at 5:17 PM Rating: Decent
83 posts
I'm a Mithra, 25 THF/12 MNK, and can't get an invite even if I cease to annoy people into doing it. I tried making a party but the mages always get snapped up too fast. I sat there yesterday, a saturday, during North American peak time, for 6 hours in Kazham waiting for an invite to no avail.

What's the problem? Is it my hair? Do people just not like me? Any tips at all here would be great. I'm on Fairy by the way.
RE: Partying...
# Sep 03 2004 at 11:49 AM Rating: Decent
Awww, I'm sorry to hear that. I would invite you to my parties but I'm in the Leviathan server :(
RE: Partying...
# Aug 24 2004 at 12:44 PM Rating: Good
100 posts
TuxedoSox it all takes time, I have logged on plenty of times with my Warrior and Dragoon and there are just all-full parties. I usually go under Party and go to find member and see how many others are looking and in Kazam there is usually a bunch. You have to be in the right place at the right time when someone leaves a group or one disbands. The only place I have seen that I have seen that Whm and Rdm do not get snatched up is in the Citadel. So that is going to happen, every ones and a while throw a /shout out saying is anyone getting ready to leave, LFG and someone will reply back give me 2 minutes or so, do to someone leveling to 28 and going into the Jungle deeper. Just experience keep your head up, we have all sat around before.
Goblin NPC in Yuhtunga
# Aug 20 2004 at 8:22 AM Rating: Decent
407 posts
I'm not sure if this has been addressed in any forum or not. I was pulling in Yuhtunga yesterday and noticed an NPC in H-6, behind the rock in the NW corner of the area. I tried to talk to him, but got aggroed by a Gob and had to get out of town. When I went back, he was gone and I haven't seen him since.

Does anyone know what he is there for? I haven't found him listed anywhere and he's not listed here.

Edited, Fri Aug 20 09:23:51 2004
RE: Goblin NPC in Yuhtunga
# Aug 31 2004 at 7:32 PM Rating: Excellent
I saw the gob npc as well, but since we had already killed the gobs in the area, I got to talk to him. It seems he wants the Quadav Fetich pieces. So, I thought, cool I'll just go kill some Quadavs on my way to do the Dark Knight Flag. But, as you might have guessed, when I returned he was nowhere to be found and I havent seen him since. (I plan on camping him soon though, as this is driving me nuts)
RE: Goblin NPC in Yuhtunga
# Oct 22 2004 at 4:18 AM Rating: Default
2,268 posts
Gob is actually looking for 4 pieces collected in that area. The pieces there drop off of the Fishy men in Sea serpent grotto. The reward is a mermaid ring. He also appears in West Altepa, and the pieces are collected off of ant's. He appears somewhere else as well, but I don't remember.. I'm tired. :)
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