If you have decided to travel to Peru, you might not know exactly what to expect. Here are some general tips for traveling to Peru that will make your vacation as enjoyable as possible.

1. Bring a Nail Brush

It's very common for there to be a lot of dust in Peru. Many parts do not get a ton of rain except for certain parts of the year. The result of this is that there is a lot of dust that gets kicked up in the wind or by traffic. This dirt is going to get all over you and your clothes. It is relatively easy to wash off. It is not as easy to get the dust out from under your nails. If you want to be able to eat with your hands and not constantly have to worry about tasting the dust under your nails or accidentally contaminating your food, make sure that you bring your own nail brush. If you don't have one or forgot one, a toothbrush can also work in a pinch.

2. Stick to Light Fabrics

If you get your laundry done in the cities, you will likely not get the benefit of a dryer. In order to ensure you don't have to experience hiking around the mountains in a pair of wet jeans, make sure that you bring light clothing that will dry quickly. Polyester and cotton blends are an excellent choice because you can leave them on a drying line overnight. This is also important if you are planning on washing a lot of your clothes by hand because you won't have access to laundry services at all.

3. Bring Toilet Tissue

Be sure that you carry toilet tissue with you when you are out for the day. Many smaller stores will carry individual, small packages of the tissues for people who are moving around a lot. Many of the public restrooms in Peru will not have toilet paper or will require that you pay for it separately. Consider bringing a bag of individually wrapped wipes with you when you are walking around the cities in order to make sure you can also clean your hands.

4. Stick to Fruits You Have to Peel

You might not be used to the bacteria that is in the water in Peru because you didn't grow up drinking it and it might make you sick. If you really want to eat fruit, make sure that you eat fruit that you have to peel, rather than fruit where you are supposed to eat the skin. This will allow you to avoid eating any fruit that might have been washed in the local water.

For more information, talk to a company that specializes in luxury tours of Peru.