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South Texas Outdoor HOP

April 3, 2022 - April 9, 2022

Location: Mission, Texas

South Texas is rich with grasslands, lakes, and rivers, making this a prime area for several migrating animal species.

Although birds are the highest-profile migratory species in South Texas, which makes this area a mecca for bird watchers, there are also javelinas, bobcats, ocelots, sea turtles, bats and butterflies migrating through Texas and you will see some on the tours.

In April, it reaches a fever pitch with the most significant numbers and various migrating birds. Some of the well-known birds that will arrive are Hummingbirds, Warblers, Swallows, Buntings, Cuckoos, Hawks, Orioles, Thrushes, Flycatchers, Woodpeckers, the Yellow-headed Blackbird, Green Jays and Waterfowl, to name a few.

Enjoy nature-guided tours, walking trails and learn what animals live and migrate through Texas.

Several of the tours, including lunch, will be on South Padre Island so, grab your binoculars and a camera for those breathtaking nature shots!

Escapees has a fun-filled time lined up for you at the South Texas Outdoor HOP. 

Rain or Shine - Registration includes:

  • 6 nights/5 fun-filled days  
  • Full hookups at a nice RV park
  • A private gathering room, in case of inclement weather
  • Admission into National and State parks
  • Admission to guided and unguided tours at sea turtles’, butterflies, bobcats, ocelots, alligator’s wildlife refuges and sanctuaries
  • Spending a day in South Padre Island includes lunch.
  • Local Professional Driver and motor coach transportation to events
  • Local Professional Tour Guides
  • Souvenir name badge
  • *6 meals – includes Welcome and Farewell dinner
  • Meet and greet socials.
  • Your HOP hosts
  • All gratuities

And much more!

Itinerary is subject to change without notice.  This HOP includes considerable walking; please wear comfortable walking shoes.  Some tours are not wheelchair accessible.   *Special dietary requests cannot be accommodated.


For more information, email  registration@escapees.com

Payment options: Pay half of the fee upon registration and then make monthly payments. The balance is due 60 days before the event. Ask the HOP department about this payment option.

Last day to sign up for this HOP is: February 3, 2022

To register for this HOP, contact:

The HOP Department


Or, email registration@escapees.com

Note: Non-Escapees members are welcome to attend. There will be a $60.00 charge for non-members on land HOPs.
However,  if you join Escapees, the $60.00 will be waived. To join the Escapees RV Club or ask about prices, please call 936-755-1060.

After registering – confirmation email

You will receive a confirmation email with all the dates, activities and important information about this HOP.

Please, make sure Escapees has your current email address on file. If you do not receive it, please check your spam files, or email us at: registration@escapees.com.

Trip cancellation and interruption Insurance

We highly suggest that you protect your investment on this HOP by purchasing trip insurance.

If you or a family member has a pre-existing medical condition, you might consider purchasing cancellation insurance as well. This insurance can also help with covering other unexpected emergencies while on the trip.

You can get more information about this insurance, such as pricing and coverage, by calling the Escapees Travel Agency, at 855-757-8881, or email them at: eta@escapees.com. Travel insurance must be purchased within 10 business days, once the HOP is purchased.

Cancellation Policy

1 Business Day from Booking:             Full Refund
More Than 90 Days to the event:         75 % Refund – from the full cost of the HOP
30 – 90 Days to the event:                    25% Refund – from the full cost of the HOP
30 Days or Less to the event:               No Refunds

Covid-19 Precautions

The COVID-19 health and safety precautions that will be in effect during the HOP will depend on the state of the pandemic, local and state health regulations, and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and other medical professionals at the time. These precautions may include measures such as requiring wearing of masks in certain situations, requiring social distancing, avoiding indoor group activities, limiting carpooling, and/or limiting activities that include sharing of food. In addition to the above, you may be required to agree in writing that you will help provide a safe environment for everyone by complying with our health and safety rules, and to release Escapees from liability should you become ill during or after the event. We also recommend that you be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least two weeks before attending this event.

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Physical Needs for HOP – Escapees Inc. will attempt to provide reasonable accommodations for disabled attendees when it is within our control to do so. Please advise us of any special needs as early as possible so we can make these arrangements.

By attending this event, you are agreeing to the following: As an attendee, you assume all risk and danger relating to your personal property, RV, and attendance at the HOP event, whether occurring before, during or after the event. In the event of loss or theft, no claim will be made upon Escapees, its volunteers, employees, or agents. Volunteers may be directing and assisting you in your parking areas. It is, however, the driver of the RV or another vehicle who is ultimately responsible for avoiding obstacles or dangerous situations and, is solely responsible for any damage to one’s property or the property of others. As an attendee at this event, you are granting your permission to be filmed, videotaped, audiotaped or photographed, and granting the full use without compensation.directing and assisting you in your parking areas. However, it is the driver of the vehicle who is ultimately responsible for avoiding obstacles or dangerous situations, and is solely responsible for any damage to one’s property or the property of others. As an attendee at this event, you are granting your permission to be filmed, videotaped, audiotaped, or photographed, and granting the full use without compensation.

Lisa Koca
HOP Director

For Cruise HOPs, call:
Escapees Travel Agency
855-757-8881 (Toll-Free)


April 3, 2022
April 9, 2022
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Lisa Koca

COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease) Notification - For latest club information affecting members and RVers, please click here.

Escapees Lobby Hours In the interest of doing our part to slow the spread of COVID-19, our lobby will be closed and all tours of Escapees headquarters are cancelled until further notice. If you need assistance with your Escapees RV Club membership, please call us at 936-327-8873 or email us at clubbusiness@escapees.com.