It is the capital of the province of Sucumbios and was founded in the 1960s as a base camp by Texaco. This city is the entrance to the southern part of the Ecuadorian Amazonas Jungle
There are flights every day from Quito to Lago Agrio, The airlines that travel to this City are
fares are: Low Economy fare is non refundable Flexible and Flexi-plus fares are refundable-even after the flight has left.
There are a lot of bus companies that make the route Quito-Lago Agrio and Baños-Lago Agrio
More info about bus schedules for this and more routes can be found at AndesTransit
Be careful in this area. The long running conflict in Colombia creates spillover along the northern border of Ecuador. Drug trafficking activities and general lawlessness in this area creat plenty of opportunities for a tourist to find trouble. Activities in this area are best pursued through organized tours where the guides will likely know what areas to avoid. If you want to go alone, you should advise the embassy or somebody not travelling with you of your travel plans and return date.