I have read a bit and routinely come up with Torres del Paine (TdP) but am looking for other options.
It looks like I may be getting to go down in the direction of Patagonia. I am reluctant to spend 2-3 weeks at TdP during the busiest part of tourist season, and not explore more of what South America has to offer.
I will be going with a friend or two and we are looking for some off the beaten track activities. We are certainly interested in trekking the circuit in TdP but want some other things to do... including but not limited to:
climbing, mountaineering, kayaking, fjording?, boating, fishing, eating, trekking, scrambling, cycling... I would also be game for a cross country multidisciplinary adventure trek. Trek/raft/trek/climb/rappel/trek...
Think southern third of the continent. We are heat pansies and also want to reasonably limit transportation costs.
Two to three weeks. Another reason to not fly all over the continent. I wish I could go for 6 months, but I make my living as a ski instructor. Luckily January is a pretty dead month.