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Mardi Gras HOP

New Orleans, Louisiana

March 1 – 6, 2019


Called “The Big Easy,” New Orleans is a melting pot of music, food and culture, and is one of the most fascinating cities in the United States. New Orleans is rich in history and is known for its many festive Mardi Gras parades. 

Getting into the Mardi Gras spirit, the HOP will start with a meet-and-greet social, a wonderful welcome dinner with a yummy, traditional King Cake for desert.  

What’s better than being above Bourbon Street during Mardi Gras! 

Escapees has reserved one of the largest balconies in the French Quarter just for your Mardi Gras viewing, with access to unlimited premium bar and gourmet cuisine. 

With this Mardi Gras HOP, you will enjoy day and night parades! During the Bacchus and the Zulu Parade, Escapees HOP attendees will have exclusive parade experiences, with private viewing seats, including privileges to a local business, in case of inclement weather. 

Savor a break from the parades, as you relax and sip a glass of Southern sweet tea. Enjoy the rocking chairs on the porches of several of the South’s most beautiful historical plantations. See original artifacts, family heirlooms and the authentic slave cabins, where the West African folk tale of Br’er Rabbit was first recorded. This tour also includes a delicious lunch.  

Escapees has great Mardi Gras activities lined up just for you, so, be sure to join us for this incredible HOP!  

Package Includes:

·         5 nights with full hookups

·         Daytime and Nighttime Parades with prepared seating.

·         Access to one of the largest balconies in the French Quarter for your “above-the-Mardi-Gras” viewing.

·         Access to unlimited premium open bar and gourmet cuisine.

·         Access to an exclusive parade experience with private viewing seats.

·         Docent led tours of two of the South’s most beautiful historical plantations – *lunch included!

·         Souvenir HOP name badge.

·         *Catered meals.

·         Private room for announcements and our meet-and-greet socials.

·         Private Motor Coach

·         Professional tour guides, with commentary en route

·         Your HOP hosts

·         All gratuities are included!

 Rain or shine. This HOP includes considerable walking, so please wear comfortable walking shoes.

*Special dietary requests cannot be accommodated.


RV Park:

A nice friendly park awaits us with full hookups! If you have Escapees friends that you would like to park near, please let us know during your registration for this HOP.


Prices for this HOP:

Two-person rig:       $2,365.00

Additional person:      $895.00   

One-person rig:       $1,565.00


To register for this HOP, contact:

The HOP Department

888-757-2582 or 936-327-8873

For more information, email hopinfo@escapees.com


Payment options: 

Pay half of the fee upon registration and then, you can make monthly payments. The balance is due 60 days prior to the actual event.

Note: Non-Escapees members are welcome to attend, too! We’d love to have you.

There is a $50.00 charge for nonmembers on all land HOPs. However, if you join Escapees, the $50.00 will be waived. To join the Escapees RV Club, please call us, toll-free, at 888-757-2582.

Confirmation email

Once registered, a confirmation notification will be sent to you via email regarding all the pertinent information, such as RV Park address, tour dates, times, etc. 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: hopinfo@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.


To view upcoming HOPs: https://www.escapees.com/hops  

To visit the HOP Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/EscapeesHOPs

To join our informative discussion forum: http://www.rvnetwork.com.

Escapees Club News:

The HOPs or any Escapees RV Club information can be sent to you in the Club News.

If you would like to stay informed with important club updates, advocacy issues and promotion items, simply go to: https://member.escapees.com/members/ and then click the “Club News” tab, in the middle of the page, to sign up.

Physical Needs for HOP

Escapees, Inc. will attempt to provide reasonable accommodations for disabled attendees, where and when providing such accommodations are within our control. Please advise us of any special needs as early as possible, so we can make arrangements to provide reasonable accommodations for you.

 By attending this event, you are agreeing to the following:
As an attendee, you assume any and all risks and liabilities relating to your personal property, RV and attendance at the HOP event, whether occurring prior to, during or after the event. In the event of any 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 other 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 of such without compensation.


See you at the HOP!

Lisa Koca

HOP Director/RV Show Director




For Cruise HOPs, call:

Escapees Travel Agency

855-757-8881 (Toll Free)


Escapees RV Club

100 Rainbow Drive

Livingston, Texas 77351  




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We're not part of the Escapees yet, but have been looking into finding groups and gatherings. We have a reservation at a park for Mardi Gras from March 2nd-6th. Would love to maybe meet some like minded people and share information. We are full timers with a "home base" in Tennessee. He's been full time since November 2017 and I moved in May 2018. We seem to be a bit younger than most full timers we meet randomly and would like to meet more....

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Hello TypsyGypsy,

Thank you for your interest in Escapees RV Club.  To learn more about the club, click https://www.escapees.com/.

Although, the HOP itself is a “closed event,” there will be “free time” during several days for the HOP attendees. You may meet some of the Escapees members during their free time. 

You mentioned you are younger than most retirees so you may want to check out the Xscapers at: https://www.xscapers.com/ .The Xscapers is an RV community within the Escapees RV Club membership.

Have a good day.

Lisa Koca

HOP Director/RV Show Director



then, click on the event page


For Cruise HOPs, call:

Escapees Travel Agency

855-757-8881 (Toll Free)


Escapees RV Club

100 Rainbow Drive

Livingston, Texas 77351



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