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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lvl 27
# Aug 14 2004 at 10:29 AM Rating: Default
im lvl 27 now do i need to make a run to jeuno and get a map but i printed like tons of maps off of here and they help alot lol but i may need one i think cuz people were telling me that i would need to go further into the jungle and stuff but i did that yesterday and fell in a hole and had to blood warp lol yeah it suxs 0.o
and i think im ganna go tran sub today to onece i hit 29 i will
RE: lvl 27
# Aug 20 2004 at 1:49 PM Rating: Default

You suck at life because you have no punctuation.

Congratulations on making my 'You Suck At Life Award.'

RE: lvl 27
# Sep 03 2004 at 11:56 AM Rating: Decent
Lol, you don't have to be so harsh. Remember that people of all ages play this game.
RE: Help!?!
# Aug 13 2004 at 2:13 PM Rating: Decent
161 posts
To the person who plays Shugo, on Seraph, asking about LFG in the jungle...

One thing that may help, is raising your WAR subjob to 12. I've noticed that the people in Yuhtunga are pretty serious about forming efficient parties. If they see you with a subjob 5 levels lower than most others, they'll often pass you up, for someone with a /12 sub.

Hope that helps.
RE: Help!?!
# Aug 13 2004 at 11:51 PM Rating: Decent
ok ill do that but i got to 27 today im hopeing to become 29 tommorow but i may need to run to jeuno and get map and like you said train sub so i am ganna try to do all that tommorow but i do get a defence bounus when i get my war to 10 and that may be what they are looking for but yeah ty for advise
# Aug 13 2004 at 1:07 PM Rating: Decent
ok this is messed up ok im a lvl 25 mnk/7war.Icant get a party.this morning i was seeking for 2hrs.*sigh* what is up with that...if you can get me a party sometime i will be glad^^and give me info on how to help me get a party
# Nov 15 2004 at 2:32 PM Rating: Decent
936 posts
*I know this was posted months ago, but its important to say this anyway*

A possible reason is the fact that your subjob is/was horribly underleveled. Most people will pass on such characters immediately when making a party/looking for members. People, please level subjobs too. Thank you.
Welcome to the Jungle
# Aug 12 2004 at 11:56 AM Rating: Excellent
161 posts
(Sung to the tune of Guns 'n' Roses' "Welcome to the Jungle")

Welcome to Yuhtunga Jungle, we got fun'n'games.
We got all the mobs you want
Honey we know their names

We are the linkshell that can find
Whatever you may need
If you've got teh gil, honey
We'll cure the disease

In Yuhtunga, Welcome to the jungle
Watch me pull some
M m m m m monkeys-keys
Wha-We're gonna make them bleed

Welcome to Yuhtunga
Gets more crowded every day
All the noobs near our camping spot
An' gettin' in the way

You gotta provoke what you see
Lead it back through the trees
Everybody's wantin' XP
An' stealin mobs from our PT

In Yuhtunga, welcome to the jungle
All these na-na-na-na-na-na-noobees-bees
Whaaa, can we get a raise at H-3!

When you're high you never
Wanna Level down!
Shuh! Down!
Shuh! Down!

Did you go to far?
You're in Yhoator baby
You're gonna Diiiiiiieeeeeeee!

In the Jungle
In Yuhtunga Jungle
Mages rest and heal
M m m m m P, P

In the Jungle
Welcome to Yuhtunga
Watch us Practice our
Our, Our SC

In Yuhtunga
Welcome to the jungle
Watch us zone a gob to you

RE: Welcome to the Jungle
# Nov 12 2004 at 8:55 PM Rating: Decent
HAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAAHAAA! That was great.. you ought to consider a record deal with SE.

26WHM/16WAR/9THF/4BLM and 0 everything else!
RE: Welcome to the Jungle
# Oct 26 2004 at 3:17 PM Rating: Decent
Best video game song parody ever!!
RE: Welcome to the Jungle
# Aug 21 2004 at 2:38 PM Rating: Decent
610 posts
Omg that was hilarious! Good job! Now I'm gonna be thinking about that little song every time I enter that crazy jungle!
RE: Welcome to the Jungle
# Aug 15 2004 at 12:43 PM Rating: Decent
Good to hear some good old fashoned humour in here.
keep up the good work

# Aug 11 2004 at 12:06 AM Rating: Decent
Had a party here today... Im a whm... got taken a couple times...actually my party insisted on NOT using provoke...when i finally asked someone to please use provoke, because thats what warriors do when their whm is getting taken, the rng and the mnk said they didnt want to be yelled at and left...
# Aug 11 2004 at 12:05 AM Rating: Decent
great place
# Aug 09 2004 at 6:55 AM Rating: Default
this is a great place for people lvl 24-29 to lvl in since all of the mandys are so dang easy!

im a lvl 25 RDM and im wearing lvl 10 armor and the mandys nly hit me for 20 points of damage with protect on and 30 without it.
the onl problems are the smithys
RE: great place
# Aug 09 2004 at 4:29 PM Rating: Decent
643 posts
Wow. I bet you're a fun person to party with wearing armor 15 levels lower than ideal.

Kudos to you.

What server are you on so I can stay as far as possible away from you?

Edited, Mon Aug 9 17:30:52 2004
RE: great place
# Aug 15 2004 at 12:46 PM Rating: Decent
Hell Hole!
# Aug 08 2004 at 12:11 AM Rating: Decent
So, got in this group th other dat and the lvl's
weren't that great 26-28, and we get the comment
"Lets go to yhaotor" everyone says why not, and we are off. We are taking forever to kill these mandys! the group gets discoraged and wants to go back but no one knows the way i told them they were stupid to come out here and i went sacrificial for myself and got myself killed on a lizard =P

Looking for more members!
just /tell me if you remember ^^
grotto map
# Jul 06 2004 at 12:52 PM Rating: Decent
all you need are silent oils or sneak for the sea serpent grotto-everything that does aggro you, aggro's by sound-from yuhtunga, just stick to the right of the cave, and you will run right into norg-for a map of the grotto, and a guide for the tonko: Ichi and Utsusemi: Ichi quests, go to www.zebraflood.com/ninja/ninjutsu.html

****be sure to have sufficient norg fame by either 120 zinc ores in port bastok or 200 yagudo necklaces in port windhurst to get tonko and utsusemi quests, 120k gil for a scroll is madness***********

hope this helps
map to sea serpent grotto
# Jul 05 2004 at 3:12 AM Rating: Good
798 posts
here, i got really bored one night and a friend asked how to get to norg. so here ya go

[link=null] http://members.shaw.ca/deanalmonte/ffxi/yj.jpg [/link]

it's off my memory, but it's very accurate. hope someone finds this useful

Edited, Mon Jul 5 04:13:12 2004
RE: map to sea serpent grotto
# Nov 05 2004 at 9:47 AM Rating: Excellent
191 posts
RE: map to sea serpent grotto
# Oct 12 2004 at 8:54 PM Rating: Decent
that REALLY helps!
RE: map to sea serpent grotto
# Aug 08 2004 at 3:25 AM Rating: Decent
86 posts
lol, thats cute
Magic a Must!
# Jun 16 2004 at 8:50 PM Rating: Good
468 posts
I've spent alot of time in this area in the last week and been in numerous parties. The best combination I have seen is to have 2 WHM, 1 BLM, 2 WAR and the last member can work as a variety of jobs. When I was in a party with this combination we took down IT Smithys faster and with less damage than any other combination I have personally experienced. The two WAR can hold the agro off the mages and the WHM's keep us healed fast enough to where we didn't get to dangerously low levels often. The BLM is critical to add some major damage spells. Of course a RDM fits in nicely as well.
On the flip side, I was in several parties where I was tanking and we only had one WHM and maybe a RDM or someone with WHM subbed and we couldn't take an IT Smithy without someone dying, usually me since I was the Tank.
# Jun 08 2004 at 10:10 PM Rating: Decent
199 posts
I just got all my keys,

im going to go tomorrow to kahzam, so i go 2

Yuhtunga Jungle, alright i hope i get to lvl 26, or 27 lol, i just want my pally
Gemini Falls
# May 24 2004 at 2:37 PM Rating: Decent
Does anyone know how to get to the lower part of Gemini Falls? I know the exit to come back up is at k6-k7 area but i havent figured a way to go down there.
RE: Gemini Falls
# Jun 03 2004 at 3:03 PM Rating: Decent
120 posts
Okay update: we didn`t find anything on how to get down there. Spent an hour searching.
RE: Gemini Falls
# Jun 03 2004 at 2:55 AM Rating: Decent
120 posts
I`d also like to know how to get down there. Friend and I are exploring now, will post if anything happens.
# May 15 2004 at 1:01 AM Rating: Decent
I'm a lvl 24 blm and I just got all the Kazham keys, is lvl 24 a good level to go there at or should you be higher

Edited, Sat May 15 02:04:54 2004
RE: Level?
# Jun 01 2004 at 1:25 AM Rating: Decent
120 posts
First time there went as a 25 thf...second time through a 24 drg and I did fine. Tank reaches 27 before I got to 25 though
# May 07 2004 at 8:32 AM Rating: Decent
Kazham is place to get a lot of EXP from any monster in the area even the gobs aren't much trouble if u hunt them down, a ranger or a person with range attack can pull this moinsters with out to much risk. last night i hunted gobs with a party of paladin, warrior, thief, white mage, red mage, and a dark night, we kill them fast and with out getting too much damage, we could kill 2 gobs a time, oh yeah the party was between levels 27-25

Blue Raffelesia
# Apr 28 2004 at 4:20 AM Rating: Decent
1,824 posts
I targeted a flower around I-12 and it said Blue Raffelesia (sp?) Anybody know what this is? I was on a choco and didn't want to hop off to see what it was.
RE: Blue Raffelesia
# Oct 31 2005 at 9:36 AM Rating: Decent
I finally got to know what this #$%&* flower is for!!! Quest: Personnal Hygiene
RE: Blue Raffelesia
# Oct 31 2005 at 9:36 AM Rating: Decent
I finally got to know what this #$%&* flower is for!!! Quest: Personnal Hygiene
RE: Blue Raffelesia
# Oct 18 2005 at 5:22 PM Rating: Decent
I saw the same flower on foot. I looked at it but didn't learned much...

Examine <t>
- A large flower is blooming.

I tried to trade various items without any success... Maybe it's made to use with sickle/hatchet... Too bad I didn't have any >.<
RE: Blue Raffelesia
# Oct 18 2005 at 5:22 PM Rating: Decent
I saw the same flower on foot. I looked at it but didn't learned much...

Examine <t>
- A large flower is blooming.

I tried to trade various items without any success... Maybe it's made to use with sickle/hatchet... Too bad I didn't have any >.<
RE: Blue Raffelesia
# Sep 01 2004 at 3:10 PM Rating: Decent
Raffleesia (spelling...?) is a tropical plant found in rainforests. I can see what it looks like already, but I doubt my image in my head is what it really looks like. If you know Pokemon (go ahead, flame me :D) you know that the Japanese name for Vileplume is Rafflesia... which... Vileplume looks just like a real Rafflesia. Basically, it's a freakishly large flower that looks like it can bite your head off!
EF info
# Apr 19 2004 at 3:10 AM Rating: Decent
298 posts
Should you happen to take an Expeditionary Force to the Lower Eleshmo (where's the tab key when you need it?) Island, you will want to find the beastman banner, and defeat what comes out of it. I would highly recommend a full allience for doing this task.

The locations of the banner that i know of are as follows: 1. At the entrence to Kazham (G-5) 2. At the outpost (G-11) 3. Near Gemini Falls (K-7). Getting to this one is a little tricky, there's a cave off the path in the middle of the block at (I-7). There is an overgrown rose at spawns here, so be careful.

Edited, Mon Apr 19 04:07:50 2004
Yhoator Jungle Newbie Guide
# Mar 17 2004 at 6:51 PM Rating: Excellent
47 posts
I've put together a basic guide for people who're new to Yhoator and want some basic hints:

The Complete Newbie's Guide to Yhoator Jungle
RE: Yhoator Jungle Newbie Guide
# Jun 18 2004 at 3:16 PM Rating: Decent
3,151 posts
Thats a great guide, you should put a way how to get to Norg tho... ^^
Rehuhu of Kujata
RE: Yhoator Jungle Newbie Guide
# Jun 01 2004 at 9:52 PM Rating: Decent
430 posts
That is a pure work of art my friend
Extremely Crowded Zone
# Mar 13 2004 at 5:42 AM Rating: Decent
1,453 posts
A few thoughts:

This zone is incredibly crowded at times on Siren. Upwards of 15-20 parties (ranging from levels 24-29) will be competing to pull mandragoras to the rather limited 'safe' camps and it is foolhardy to venture deeper into the jungle for other camps as Smithys do tremendous amounts of damage quickly to the unsuspecting party.

Because of this strain on the mob population it has now also become popular to coordinate pulls among 2-4 different pullers, which increases the risk of a Goblin Train of Death running by your camp. Watch for it, nobody ever warns you it's coming. It has also become the vogue to have 2 whms in a party (even though it's not really necessary) so if you want a quick party at these levels by all means come as a WHM.

The camps are very cramped and there's a lot of competition for the choice spots (behind the barricades just at the zone edge). 1) Stake out your camp and leave people there so others know you'll be fighting there. 2) Don't choose a camp too close to another camp if you can help it. It's irritating and both parties will wind up getting hit by the often-dangerous/sometimes-lethal AOE (Bomb Toss or Dream Flower).

In general it is better to join a party BEFORE coming to Kazham. Just make sure everyone has their arship pass before inviting them and save yourself some embarassment.
Finding Grotto entrance
# Feb 28 2004 at 4:16 AM Rating: Default
Grotto entrance at F11, entered area from the southern Outpost in Yhoator Jungle, had to drop through 2nd hole to get down to vally floor.
Navigating Yuhtunga
# Feb 21 2004 at 12:56 PM Rating: Excellent
805 posts
I always seem to get lost here as the map is quite useless in navigating with the holes serving as effective "one way streets". I found the following JPN site with a pictorial map. I plan on printing it out and keeping it handy for the next time.

Shiva Server
Linkshell: Soulfire
WHM advice
# Feb 09 2004 at 8:20 PM Rating: Decent
im a level 22WHM/5WAR i just want to know when i reach 23 if i am able enough to go to here, since a guy in another post said evn in the low 20s i could go to khazam and safely lvl with a party i just want to know if this is a recomended thing to do. thx:)(:
RE: WHM advice
# Mar 07 2004 at 10:32 PM Rating: Decent
1,453 posts
Moreover, a whm/war will not be popular when people are looking for a healer in this zone, where there are lots of whm/blms to choose from.

Also, someone who invites a lvl22WHM in jeuno is going to want to take them to Qufim 9 times out of 10, so if you want to come to this zone at this level be prepared to start your own party and convince them to follow you to this zone (often to their death).

25 is the safest level to be picked up for this zone. You'll be popular.
RE: WHM advice
# Feb 11 2004 at 1:43 PM Rating: Default
I don't recommend it...but since your a whm it doesn't really matter. However people will choose whm close to 25.
RE: WHM advice
# Feb 11 2004 at 8:58 PM Rating: Decent
Thx for that info...only toruble now is finding the 3 keys oh yeah.
# Feb 09 2004 at 6:00 PM Rating: Default
I went over to Yhoator at lvl 27 when the EXP started getting low in Yuhtunga (55ish a mandragora). One can certainly crank 150 exp out of a Goblin Smithy in Yuhtunga; however, doing so is very costly to the party as the downtime tends to be significant due to the wonders of Bomb Toss. Mandragora in Yhoator are another story though; they tend to take a bit longer to kill than the smithy's in Yuhtunga but the exp averages out to about 200 a kill at lvl 27 and goes down to only about 150 at lvl 30. On the flipside though, you will NEED two WHMs at lvls 27-30 in Yhoator. The Mandragoras take so long to kill that by the time it's dead you've easily plowed through all your mana. With two WHMs you'll do much better for yourself at the cost of it taking slightly longer to kill the thing due to lack of damage being done. You should be able to chain around lvl 28-29 without much difficulty and see as much as 230 or so per Mandragora.

Anywho, that's my two cents.
RE: Levels
# May 04 2004 at 4:31 PM Rating: Decent
27 posts
also went over to yhaotar at 27 and leveled twice in the same night in about 5 hours. there was just me(rdm/blm) and another of the same in terms of healing. we were lucky to have a ranger and a thief for DD and were able to chain the yhaotar mandys to xp chain #4 sometimes so all the kills were 200xp to 240xp each and very fast too...
RE: Levels
# Feb 27 2004 at 2:10 PM Rating: Decent
Umm.. Guys I was in Yhoator last night and have been there for 3 days now. I've noticed a couple things from both of your posts that are not quite right from my experience. You do NOT need two whm's in a group for hunting mandi's in Yhoator at lvl's 27 to 30. Mandi's will put you to sleep a ton of times and will stick on the person doing the most damage most of the time. Skill Chaining will wipe them out very quickly. So will having a rng, drk, or theif when their high power hits. I did power checks on a few of them last night at lvl 29 and I was still seeing IT's but exp does drop at my lvl I noticed. I was getting 150+ exp at lvl 28 but it has dropped to 80 - 120 since I hit lvl 29. Having a blm in the mix too is also a good thing.

#Anonymous, Posted: Feb 26 2004 at 1:40 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) From what I read in your post, I got at least 2 things:
RE: Levels
# Feb 28 2004 at 9:58 AM Rating: Default
The original poster is talking about Yhoator Mandragoras, not Yuhtunga Mandragoras, which are significantly easier.
# Feb 09 2004 at 5:02 PM Rating: Default
the second jungle isn't that bad if you and your party know where to go and what they are doing, my party was 25-28 in the second jungle last night no problem. 2 whm's ofcourse :-P
The jungles
# Feb 05 2004 at 3:09 PM Rating: Default
I say it again and again in the game, and now I'll say it on here before the next thing you see is the blue glow of an HP crystal. Never, never, never go deep into either of the jungles until you are at least level 27, or with a group of people who you KNOW are good and you are familiar and confident in their ability to fight. Jumping into a random group who's leader screams "LET'S GO TO SPOT X WHERE THE EXP IS BETTER" is certain death. If you don't die quickly in the hunting area, you'll die on the return trip just from getting lost and being raped by Goblins.
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